18 episodes

The Dine One Six podcast is focused on the Sacramento food scene along with the people and culture that make it special. The show features interviews with chefs, farmers, journalists and anyone else with a great Sacramento food story to tell. Hosted by Max Connor, an award winning journalist and podcaster as well a long time restaurant worker and dedicated home cook. Max will take you behind the scenes of some of Sacramento’s best restaurants, dive into how your food gets from ”farm to fork” and follow trends and interesting stories of how food can connects us all. Everyone in Sacramento has great food stories to tell and this show is dedicated to sharing them.

The Dine One Six Max Connor

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

The Dine One Six podcast is focused on the Sacramento food scene along with the people and culture that make it special. The show features interviews with chefs, farmers, journalists and anyone else with a great Sacramento food story to tell. Hosted by Max Connor, an award winning journalist and podcaster as well a long time restaurant worker and dedicated home cook. Max will take you behind the scenes of some of Sacramento’s best restaurants, dive into how your food gets from ”farm to fork” and follow trends and interesting stories of how food can connects us all. Everyone in Sacramento has great food stories to tell and this show is dedicated to sharing them.

    Jonathan Kerksieck of Cacio

    Jonathan Kerksieck of Cacio

    Jonathan Kerksieck has been working in restaurants in Sacramento for 30 years. He got his start making pizza at original Pete’s out of high school. He considered culinary school but a conversation with Rick Mahan when he was working at Paragary's and set his course on learning to cook by working long hours in kitchens all over Sacramento. 

    After all that training, head chef jobs, running hotel food programs and even doing food research and development, Jonathan met an old colleague who helped him open Cacio in the Pocket/Greenhaven neighborhood. 

    Jonathan said it’s “like the Cheers” of the neighborhood, only Cheers wasn’t serving delicious Italian cuisine. 

    Cacio website, Instagram, Facebook

    Sac Bee top 50 restaurants

     

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    • 44 min
    Scott McCumber of Pangaea Beir Cafe

    Scott McCumber of Pangaea Beir Cafe

    Scott McCumber has not had the traditional path to becoming a head chef here in Sacramento. Most chefs start young, finding the discipline and camaraderie in the kitchen intoxicating. Scott loves that about the kitchen too, but for him it was consecutive layoffs in his corporate sales career that led him to completely shift his life’s course. 

    Scott took six months of severance pay and with his wife’s blessing went to work in a kitchen as a volunteer prep cook, and less than eight years later found himself heading up the well established Taylor’s Kitchen. 

    Today Scott has taken over another Sacramento favorite, Pangaea Beir Cafe in Curtis Park. 

    We talk to Scott about Pangaea’s famous burger, what he is bringing to the menu as they rebuild it post COVID and how he worked his way through some of Sacramento’s best known Restaurants including Hook and Ladder, Hawks Public House, The Grange and Camden Spit & Larder. 

     

    Pangaea website and Instagram

     

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    • 47 min
    How to start a home vegetable garden

    How to start a home vegetable garden

    This week Max throws back to an episode of his college podcast where he talked to Nicole McDavid, the garden coordinator at the Capital Public Radio garden.

    McDavid tends to the large garden which produces roughly 2,000 pounds of produce per year to the Associated Students, Inc. food pantry and other food banks. McDavid does it all using organic gardening techniques and passes on her 10 years of experience with urban farming to listeners.

    Wondering what to plant this fall? When to water? How to have your garden be organic? What to do after your tomato plants have sucked all the nitrogen out of your soil? This is the episode for you!

     

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    • 23 min
    Sac Hot Chicken Battle

    Sac Hot Chicken Battle

    WARNING: Make sure you’re not hungry before listening to this episode

    This week we are back with an episode all about the Sac Hot Chicken battle that took place earlier this summer. We interviewed all the chefs, tried all the sandwiches and got reactions from people on site as about 1000 people came out and enjoyed spicy chicken sandwiches and beer and cider. 

    We also talked to the event organizer Misty Alafranji as well as one of the judges Benjy Egel from the Sacramento Bee. So kick back and listen to each chef explain their sandwiches, imagine eating them yourself and get ready to run out and try a sandwich from one of the winners as we give you the final results at the end of the episode!

     

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    Links: 

    Beers in Sac

    Natomas Oktoberfest

    City of Refuge Sacramento

     

    Competitors:

    Mumpy’s food truck

    Naija Boys Tacos

    Jets 

    Tiger Bar

    Skips Fish & Chicken

    Hawks

    Sac City Brews

    Alaro Brewing Co.

    Device Brewing Co. 

    Pangea Bier Cafe

    Bawk

    Nash and Tender

    • 52 min
    Masullo pizza chef Shannon McElroy

    Masullo pizza chef Shannon McElroy

    Shannon McElroy has one of the best restaurant jobs in town. He works 8 a.m. to 3 p.m everyday at one of the best, most respected pizzerias in town, making the pizza dough and the desserts. But Shannon’s career has spanned everything from high end restaurants in Napa, cooking pizzas in the redwood forests of Mendecino and serving surly customers in some of Sacramento’s “finest” dive bars. 

     

    We talk about how Shannon went from culinary school, to bartending and then back to the kitchen at Masullo, one of Sacramento’s 50 best restaurants. We also talk about him opening The Federalist and why he chose to leave.  

     

    Masullo website

     

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    • 35 min
    Karen Bond and the story of Bondolio olive oil

    Karen Bond and the story of Bondolio olive oil

    In 1986 Karen Bond and her husband Malcolm bought a 10 acre almond orchard in Winters to fulfill a dream of living in the country. At the time they never would have guessed that they would be selling prized olive oil made from trees imported from Italy. 

     

    After removing their almond trees, they were visiting Sicily where Karen tried freshly pressed olive oil for the first time and she fell in love. 

     

    More than 15 years later Bondolio produces some of the most sought after and award winning olive oil in the region. It’s even used by two of the Bay Area’s most famous restaurants (listen to find out who!) 

     

    Karen and Malcolm do all this while also running the medical technology company, Cedaron, in Davis which they founded in 1990. 

     

    Listen to hear all about their fascinating journey to making super fresh Italian inspired olive oil. 

     

    Links: 

    Bondolio website

    Video:  Olive harvest at Bondolio

    How olive oil is made (similar to Bondolio process)

    Angel flights charity

     

    Visit the podcast website at dineonesix.com

     

    Follow me on Twitter and Instagram


    Comments, questions or suggestions? Email me at max@dineonesix.com

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

heatherkuku ,

Sacramento Food!

Alaro episode was fantastic! Thank you for bringing awareness to the amazing food and drink available in Sacramento. Keep it coming Max!

lozano89 ,

Great Listen

Each episode has been fantastic! Very interesting insight into the food realm of Sacramento. Look forward to a new episode weekly for my commute

east2westchef ,

Love it

Love the show. Great content, fun and engaging

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