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Food, wine, and the finer things in life make for great conversation with two of New Jersey's premier restaurateurs.

The Restaurant Guys Mark Pascal & Francis Schott

    • Food

Food, wine, and the finer things in life make for great conversation with two of New Jersey's premier restaurateurs.

    Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown (Authors, The Deans of Drink)

    Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown (Authors, The Deans of Drink)

    Mark and Francis welcome Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown to the show to discuss their new book, The Deans of Drink, historic cocktails, cocktail museums, and how Europe is different from the US, not just when it comes to cocktails and cocktail culture....

    • 40 min
    Susan McKenna Grant (Owner, La Petraia; Author, Dinamica)

    Susan McKenna Grant (Owner, La Petraia; Author, Dinamica)

    Mark and Francis open the show with another discussion about photography in restaurants. Their guest is Susan McKenna Grant, owner of La Petraia, in Rada, Chianti and author of the new book, Dinamica. They discuss how eating meat is different when you butcher your own animals, what being an outsider in Chianti is like, and how biodynamic agriculture might actually work, even though no one knows why it does....

    • 40 min
    Josh Ozersky (Time Magazine's food writer)

    Josh Ozersky (Time Magazine's food writer)

    Mark and Francis start the show discussing the recent firing of an Applebee's employee after she posted a copy of someone's receipt on her website after that person crossed out her added gratuity and wrote "I only give God 10%, why should I give you 18%?". What's the whole story? The guys welcome Josh Ozersky, Time Magazine's food writer, to the show to discuss his book, Colonel Sanders and the American Dream. They learn fun facts about Harlan Sanders and what he was doing with his life before he was the Colonel. They also discuss Josh's article about the disappearance of the American middle-class meal....

    • 40 min
    Jimmy Cronk, Sean Hosty, and John Durna (Owners, Destination Dogs)

    Jimmy Cronk, Sean Hosty, and John Durna (Owners, Destination Dogs)

    What should a restaurateur do if a guest can't pay? Mark and Francis discuss what happened recently at Smith and Wollensky in New York when an Italian tourist could not pay. What do you think should happen in these cases? Mark and Francis welcome the geniuses behind Destination Dogs in New Brunswick, NJ. Jimmy Cronk, Sean Hosty, and John Durna own a hot dog restaurant based in fresh ingredients and fresh, made daily sausages. What else makes this place so great? Listen and find out....

    • 40 min
    Cynthia Lauren Tewes (Actress)

    Cynthia Lauren Tewes (Actress)

    The Guys are joined today by Cynthia Lauren Tewes. Ms Tewes played Julie McCoy on The Love Boat and is appearing at The George Street Playhouse (right next to The Restaurant Guys restaurants) in Good People by, Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Since her time on The Love Boat, Ms Tewes has continued to act but she also acquired a degree in culinary arts. Find out more about Good People and The George Street Playhouse at www.GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org...

    • 40 min
    Kevin Zraly (Author, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course)

    Kevin Zraly (Author, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course)

    Mark and Francis welcome back Kevin Zraly to the show to discuss the 27th Edition of his best-selling wine book, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course. The new version includes videos by way of QR codes. They discuss how the world of wine has changed since they all started in this business, as well as how they see it changing in the future....

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

mlledaffodil ,

record more often!!!

These guys are great conversationalists and well-connected in the food industry. Go into the archives for some insightful podcasts. But since they went independent, the guest list has become both more obscure and less interesting -- not everyone in the food industry knows how to carry on an entertaining interview... I really miss the weekly well-researched, on-trend shows they used to do -- how do we relight that passion for informing your fans?

Abc man ,

Intelligent, entertaining, passionate

I liked this show so much, I made my wife come with me to their restaurant from NYC, and we've since been back. Mark and Francis are great hosts, and though I don't always agree politically, they give you an insight into the food world (especially the restaurant business) in a way that's thoughtful and really takes you behind the scenes or to the deeper level of an issue. I would say that if you're a fan of TV shows like Top Chef, you'll like this radio show. I like their sense of humor, and their honesty and passion for what they do really comes through. Highly recommended.

Lake Como Fan ,

Food, wine, and a great podcast!

As The Restaurant Guys say in their opening, their show covers food, wine, and the finer things in life, and that it does. Their passion for their work comes through in every show. It provides a unique and interesting look into restaurants, food, and wine, even for those not in the business.

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