28 episodes

Graffito is a Boston-based advisory firm that operates as a Strategic Partner to landlords, tenants, and developers focused on ground floor activation of mixed-use urban development projects. Our host, Drew Katz, is joined by co-host Jesse Baerkahn and other Graffito team members as they take turns discussing pressing issues facing the industries in which we work. We’re joined by various friends of Graffito and interesting members of the business community around Boston to tell their stories, share new perspectives, and humor us while we try to have a few laughs in the process.

The Graffito Podcast Graffito

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Graffito is a Boston-based advisory firm that operates as a Strategic Partner to landlords, tenants, and developers focused on ground floor activation of mixed-use urban development projects. Our host, Drew Katz, is joined by co-host Jesse Baerkahn and other Graffito team members as they take turns discussing pressing issues facing the industries in which we work. We’re joined by various friends of Graffito and interesting members of the business community around Boston to tell their stories, share new perspectives, and humor us while we try to have a few laughs in the process.

    SZN3 EP5: Hook + Line Friends and Family

    SZN3 EP5: Hook + Line Friends and Family

    No one has ever been bold (or dumb) enough to record a podcast live from a Friends and Family event. At least, no one that we know of. But after being invited back by Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, owner of Hook + Line restaurant, to document the event, we decided that it was time for someone to finally try. For those that don’t know, a Friends and Family event is a mock service that occurs before a restaurant opens to the public. It’s a way to celebrate and thank the many individuals that were a part of the restaurant’s creation, but also a chance for the staff to conduct a full service while surrounded by people that are supportive and forgiving. Once again, Drew and Jesse took their show on the road to record the event and find out what it’s all about. We had tons of great guests stop by to talk to us on our open mic, including many of Tom’s friends, vendors, and staff.




    Also on this episode, Drew orders a hanger steak from a seafood restaurant, Brooke fact checks and confirms that Mormons can eat fish, Jesse criticizes the cocktail menu, and Tom defends his cocktail menu. All of that and SO MUCH MORE on this episode of The Graffito Podcast. #TGYP


    Special thanks to our sponsors, Hook + Line and Cash For Your Warhol!


    Guest Appearances:



    Intro with Tom – 0:0:36



    Branding Talk with Brooke Porter, Graffito – 0:21:05



    Sarah Clasby, Friend & Industry Alum – 0:41:20



    Beth Cannon, Friend & Industry Alum  –  1:06:12



    Steve Riley, MS Walker – 1:21:50



    Chris Mearn, District Real Estate Advisors & Matt Curtin, Newmark – 1:35:19



    Mark Cina, Hook + Line Executive Chef – 1:49:39



    Wrapping Up With Tom – 2:00:16


    Don’t forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com. Thanks for listening and goodbye for now!


    Host: Drew Katz

    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn

    Music: A Memory of 1995 by Glitch

    • 2 hr 13 min
    SZN3 EP4: Tzurit Or

    SZN3 EP4: Tzurit Or

    On this episode of The Graffito Podcast, Drew and Jesse welcome founder of Tatte Bakery & Café, Tzurit Or. We discussed Tatte’s history and growth, possible expansion into New York, and her struggles as an immigrant business owner. Also on this episode, Tzurit compares Dave to a ham and cheese croissant, Drew holds a master class in negotiating, and Jesse demands that our guests bring snacks. All of this and more on The Graffito Podcast!

     

    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, The BBC! Can you believe it??

     

    ⁠Don’t forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening and goodbye for now!

     

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse BaerkahnMusic: Cooking by Alex Productions

    • 1 hr 5 min
    SZN3 EP3: Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli (Again)

    SZN3 EP3: Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli (Again)

    On this episode of The Graffito Podcast, Drew and Jesse take the show on the road to record on location, for reasons unknown to anyone including our hosts. They visit the future home of Hook + Line, a restaurant that will open later this year by Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli. In addition to getting an update on the restaurant's progress, the gang dives into the complicated Liquor License process in Boston. Then, Drew shares his latest restaurant gripes, which are received with mixed reviews. Also on this episode, Drew changed his name, Jesse changed his name, and Tom’s name has too many characters to travel internationally.

    Special thanks to our sponsor, Sally Sebring’s Seashore Shack and Shop.

    ⁠Don't forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening and goodbye for now!

    Host: Drew KatzCo-Host: Jesse BaerkahnMusic: I Can't Stop by Punch Deck

    • 1 hr 12 min
    SZN3 EP2: Devra First

    SZN3 EP2: Devra First

    Last week we had a lengthy conversation with Globe journalist, Devra First. We got a taste of what it’s like to be a food writer and restaurant critic in Boston and she shared some trends in the restaurant industry and made a few recommendations along the way. Also on this episode, Drew's not convinced he’s interviewing the real Devra First, Jesse makes a wild restaurant prediction, and Devra doesn’t read your comments. All of this and more on this week’s episode of The Graffito Podcast!


    Don't forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com. Thanks for listening!


    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: Like That by Alex Productions

    • 54 min
    L.O.I. Have No Idea What Your Are Talking About

    L.O.I. Have No Idea What Your Are Talking About

    Drew and Jesse get together to test the equipment after a one and a half year hiatus. They discuss cooking with gas, LOIs, and difficult clients. See if you made the cut! Join them as they kick of season three of the podcast, which will be the last. But don't worry, the season's never going to end.

    • 36 min
    SZN2 EP10: End Quote

    SZN2 EP10: End Quote

    Drew and Jesse are joined by Graffito’s newest team member, Melissa Castro, as they wrap up Season 2 of the podcast. What better way to end things than with a game? Drew quotes our nine guests and Jesse has to guess which one said it. How well can you do? 

    Don't forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening and goodbye for now!

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: Symphony Dragon Slayer by Makai

    • 33 min

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