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Join us for an exploration of pizza culture and beyond. Serving up candid conversations with pizza shop owners and pizza pop-ups from all across the country giving listeners an inside perspective on the real-life highs & lows of entrepreneurship and the business of pizza
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Steve Dolinsky, author of "Pizza City USA" and "The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide" is also founder of Pizza City USA Tours. Every other Friday, he talks to some of the nation's greatest pizza makers, shop owners, pizzaiolos and other legends about their true passion. Discover how they got into the business, what they learned along the way, and how they came up with their delicious recipes. New episodes are available every other Friday. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/ ...
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Your least pretentious food-loving friends break down the food news, culture, and happenings of the day. Hosted by Luca Servodio, a guy who ate 100 Los Angeles pizzas in 2021, visited 100 LA taquerias in 2022, and is in the process of reviewing 100 epic LA sandwiches in 2023. Check him out @TheLACountdown on Instagram and TikTok. Sponsored by TUMS. Not really. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thelafoodpodcast/support
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Pro Poker Player Brad Wilson dives deep with World Class Cash Game Players (No limit hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and Mixed Games), poker tournament Superstars (WSOP bracelet winners, WPT champions, Online Poker Crushers), legendary poker ambassadors (Norman Chad, Matt Savage), and poker mindset coaches (Elliot Roe, Nick Howard, Jared Tendler) in this strategic poker podcast. There are greatness bombs aplenty whether you’re trying to improve at live or online No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, ...
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Daniele Uditi is the chef and partner behind Pizzana, one of Los Angeles’ best and most influential pizzerias. Daniele joins us for a wide-ranging conversation that covers everything from his upbringing living above his aunt’s bakery near Naples, Italy, to his spontaneous relocation to Los Angeles which ultimately led him to meeting Candace Nelson …
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In this episode, Alex sits down with Hunter of Detroit Pizza Depot in Los Angeles to discuss his journey from Michigan to Los Angeles and the art of crafting "authentic" Detroit-style pizza. Hunter shares his humble beginnings, from running a food truck in his hometown to opening a cloud kitchen near USC, and reveals his exciting plans for a new br…
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Jeff Barris has always been into pizza, but when he had a chance to buy an established pizzeria in Atwater Village, he jumped at it. Hail Mary already had a cult following, but now that Barris and his team have taken over, they've changed very little (just the sauce), keeping the same all-natural starter intact and employing four different flours. …
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We offer artists a platform to reach you far from the club scene - connected day and night.J U S T • E T I E N N E [@just-etienne, Magdeburg | GER] is a DJ and club owner with over 26 years in the game, has carved a niche in the electronic music scene with his deep affinity for house music. His journey began amidst the trance and techno wave of the…
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Father Sal joins us. There's a quick Top Chef recap, including a Kristen Kish assessment. Father Sal also fills us in on The Bear clip that leaked. News-wise we cover the announcement of the 2024 James Beard Award Finalists, a scathing Taste Magazine expose on the grocery store known as Trader Joe’s, and a long overdue minimum wage hike coming to C…
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In this Pie to Pie episode, host Alex Koons interviews Vito DeCandia, owner of Angel City Pizza in Venice, CA. Vito shares his journey from growing up in Brooklyn and Long Island where pizza was the family business to opening his own West Coast pizzeria.They discuss the challenges of running a restaurant, navigating regulations, high costs, and wor…
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We’re joined by Scott Linder, one of the Founders and Operating Partners behind Matū, which just might be my favorite steakhouse in all of Los Angeles. Matū is famous for its dedication to serving only the highest quality grass-fed wagyu beef. But that’s not all - as they were getting ready to launch the restaurant, Scott and his fellow founders sp…
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In this episode of Pie 2 Pie, we sit down with Michael Fiorelli and Liz Gutierrez of Fiorelli Pizza, a wood-fired pizza venture based in a community garden in Venice, Los Angeles. Mike and Liz share their unique journey from working in fine dining to nearly opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant of their own to deciding to pursue a mobile pizza conc…
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In this episode, meet Jean and Grace, the husband and wife duo behind Montreal's Brigade Pizza. The first Neapolitan pizza lineup concept in Canada, Brigade has been serving up beautiful Neapolitan pies and sparking conversations since 2014. They discuss the merits and pitfalls of VPN certification, the evolution of their dough recipe, and the stru…
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We're joined by Charbel Hayek, a Top Chef champion and World-All Stars contestant who’s recently opened up one of Los Angeles’ buzziest new restaurants. Charbel is the mastermind behind Ladyhawk, which opened last year inside of the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood. Ladyhawk has been earning rave reviews for its forward-thinking Eastern Mediterranea…
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Alex sits down with the one and only Angelo Womack of Rad Times Pizza for a no-bullshit, hilarious pizza chat that’s equal parts sage advice and ruthless roasts. Shots are fired, tea is spilled, and no one is safe, but primarily this episode is about the importance of keeping pizza FUN. Angelo is someone who keeps it 100 all the time, dropping trut…
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Top Chef is back! Season 21 kicks off next week March 20 in Wisconsin, and there are plenty of changes afoot. We discuss the changes, and hold our 2024 Fantasy Top Chef Draft. We’re expanding the competition this year and joining us are none other than Jessie Evans, also known as Jessie Eats, and Daniel Wargo, also known as Forking Around. Will one…
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Connie Zotta is the 2nd generation to run Salerno's in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. The pizzeria has been around since 1966, when it opened in a near suburb of Chicago (Berwyn). Zotta's dad, Joe Salerno, founded the business with his brothers, but since he passed away recently, she has been tasked with keeping the tradition alive. --- Support …
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In today's episode of Tactical Tuesday, Coach Brad and Jon breakdown a couple of a hands Jon recently played on WSOP.com at $100 NL and give you a chance to join in the fun and games by attempting to guess what Villain had. The first folks to guess Villain's hole cards in hand 1 and hand 2 will win $50. Good luck!…
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Today, the first ever crossover pod in LA Food Podcast history. I (Luca) joined the PIE 2 PIE podcast, hosted by Hot Tongue Pizza's Alex Koons, to talk about pizza, influencers, and much, much more. Alex is making one of Los Angeles' best pizzas at Hot Tongue in Silver Lake. I loved talking to him about his pizza journey, from delivering pies at To…
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In this episode, Alex sits down with Luca of The LA Food Podcast and The LA Countdown to talk about a new era of food critics and their influence over the restaurant scene and the individuals who own and operate restaurants. Luca shares his origin story, starting back in 2021 when he embarked on an epic quest to devour 100 slices of pizza across Lo…
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In today's episode of Tactical Tuesday Coach Brad returns to the online poker streets and finds himself bluffing all of his chips on the river with a busted combo draw while trying to max value after he drills a gutshot on the turn in the 3BP. Tune in to see how it goes.By Brad Wilson: ChasingPokerGreatness.com | Poker Pro & Coach
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We offer artists a platform to reach you far from the club scene - connected day and night.T H E • C H O R D • M E M O R Y • C L U B [@the-chord-memory-club | GER] is a furious electronic project based in Leipzig. Something between House, Planet Rock, Ambient Electronica and Indie Dance etc. It was founded by the two producers Workshop (@workshopfo…
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Joining us today on the podcast is our very own Prodigal Father-turned-television correspondent, Father Sal. If you have a Hulu subscription, a Netflix subscription or a keen eye for billboards, you’ve probably seen an ad for one of David Chang’s many shows recently. Sal and I are going to do a bit of a deep dive into the world of Chrissy & Dave Di…
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In this episode, meet Zack and Kara, the rad duo behind LA's Boy Blue. Blasting onto the scene last summer these two started popping up making incredible pizzas, but quickly began to expand their menu outside the realm of za, wondering, ‘what else can we cook in a Gozney Dome?’ Zack has worked at such reputable institutions as Roberta's, Prime Pizz…
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Alex Koons has had an interesting career - audio engineer, pizza delivery guy - but his biggest challenge was attempting to open a vegan pizzeria in L.A. It didn't take long to realize he had to pivot. Today his pizza at Hot Tongue in Silver Lake (both vegan and meat-friendly) is among the best in the city, due mainly to his remarkable dough recipe…
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In this episode of Pie 2 Pie, host Alex Koons sits down with the Holt Family of Sunday Pizza Company - a family of 4 that makes Detroit-style square pizza together. John and Laura, Johra, and Kaiden started making pizza at home on Sundays as a family activity which eventually turned into a booming mobile pizza pop-up. We get insight into their jour…
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The inaugural LA Wine and Food Festival is coming to Santa Monica pier next week (March 1-3). Organizer Cecile Rebbot joins us to offer a sneak peak at what you can expect from this bona fide chef-a-palooza. Plus, my thoughts on Eater's 2024 "Where to Eat" list, Mona Holmes' article on whether LA has achieved "peak smashburger," and what restaurant…
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Joining us today on the podcast are Courtney Kaplan and Charles Namba, the duo behind Echo Park’s Tsubaki and Ototo, as well as the upcoming project Camelia, in the Arts District. Both Tsubaki and Ototo have been making serious noise for years, in Los Angeles and beyond. Their modern, California-centric approach to the classic izakaya experience ha…
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In this episode, we’re getting all dressed up to sit down with Caitlin and Daniel, owners of the highly acclaimed, Ronan Los Angeles. Tucked away on bustling Melrose Avenue, Ronan has earned a reputation for creating an elevated dining experience that puts pizza at the forefront. A relationship forged in the fires of professional kitchens, we discu…
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Peter Dorrance and Eric Ehler met while working at Mr. Jiu's, the Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown. They left to open Outta Sight, a NYC-style pizzeria in the Tenderloin. Convincing locals that it's OK to re-heat slices to-order took some getting used to! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pizz…
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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, dear listener, and, like a box of chocolates from your office building’s custodian, we’re here with a surprise gift of an episode - a Procrastinator’s Guide to the perfect Valentine’s Day. I’m joined by food reporter Jada Montemarano to talk about how, if you’re one of those people who’s left their plans to the last min…
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I’m joined by my friend Daniel Wargo, who you might know on TikTok and Instagram as Forking Around, to devise the ideal Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce-inspired Super Bowl spreads. We’re going category by category, and challenging ourselves to devise two different spreads sourced from Los Angeles area restaurants, that perfectly capture the essence o…
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In this episode, Jose and Bronwen of Naughty Pie Nature join PIE 2 PIE to discuss their incredible journey going from starting their pizza pop-up to opening a brick-and-mortar shop in LESS THAN A YEAR. After years of working in big corporate restaurants and missing the creative control and hands-on experience of pizza, they quickly snowballed into …
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We offer artists a platform to reach you far from the club scene - connected day and night.G R Ä F I N • Z O B E L (engl.: Countess Zobel) [@graefin_zobel | GER] is a Brandenburger power woman, part time Berlin b and DJ. Infatuated with the timeless allure of old soul and jazz music, she transitioned from being a vinyl collector to a skillful DJ du…
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We’re joined today by Alexis Readinger, the founder of Preen Inc., an international award-winning hospitality architecture and design firm based right here in our City of Angels. Alexis walks us through her fascinating career designing some of Los Angeles’ most iconic dining rooms, from Michelin star establishments to beloved hot chicken powerhouse…
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Join us as we chat with Ryan Mondragon, owner of Sanctuary Pizza the mobile catering legend out of Turlock, California. Ryan takes us through his journey from learning wood-fired pizza basics while working at a local restaurant to launching his own catering operation and acquiring a pizza trailer during the pandemic. He shares how he built up his b…
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Katsuya Fukushima spent 15 years working for José Andrés in Washington D.C., and it allowed him to travel the world. But his upbringing in Hawaii also influenced his palate, and his Japanese heritage also plays a role on his menus. He now cooks Wafu - Japanese inspired Italian - at Tonari in D.C.'s Chinatown, where he and pastry chef Mary Mendoza h…
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Last week the boys reviewed 4-Bet pots in a loose configuration (blind vs. blind), and now we're doing the same, but better! I think? It's 4-Bet pots in a TIGHT configuration, as Jon has submitted to the jury for consideration his early position 4-Bet hands to see if Coach Brad approves or disapproves of his life choices. Welcome to Tactical Tuesda…
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19 LA area restaurants are named James Beard Semifinalists while 94 journalists at The Los Angeles Times, including some food journalists, lose their jobs - needless to say, it’s been a week of high highs and low lows. Father Sal joins us to dissect it all. We have some fun, congratulatory chat about the amazing restaurants like Amiga Amore and Kuy…
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THE CAPS ARE LOCKED FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE TACTICAL TUESDAY POKER YOUTUBE PROGRAM. Alright I can't handle it anymore; I'm going back to normal... and ya' know what else is pretty normal? Getting 3-Bet by the big blind when you decide to stick your poker nose out and open a pot from the small blind. Those dang big blind villains always think they h…
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Like several of Knoxville's best chefs and restaurants, owner Brian Strutz is an alum of Blackberry Farm's kitchens. A Dopo is an homage to a life-changing trip he took to Italy years ago, where all they had was an oven. Strutz still uses an all-natural starter and his staff pulls mozzarella curds each day. Serious Old School in Tennessee! NOTE: on…
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We’re joined today by L.A. Taco’s Janette Villafana to discuss the ins and outs of the Justice 8. If you’ve been scrolling Los Angeles food news on social media or the web over the past few weeks, you may have seen the name “Justice 8” being tossed around. Who are the Justice 8 and what do they have to do with food? In a nutshell, the Justice 8 are…
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Meet the genius behind Fire and Wood Catering, Thomas DeSantis! Thomas gives us an inside look at what it takes to operate a mobile wood-fired pizza and event catering operation at the highest level. Get an inside look at Thomas' journey from starting in New York to launching his own business in Los Angeles. We discuss how to grow a mobile operatio…
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We're revisiting Equilab again on Tactical Tuesday to calculate the all-important share of equity when making decisions at the poker table. Join us to see how close poker pro Jon Chai's judgments are to optimal as the boys review some tough spots from the poker database on this week's installment. Welcome to Tactical Tuesday 158! ***FREE POKER COUR…
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Go to https://chasingpokergreatness.com/newyears to enter! What's your New Year's Raiseolution?? Chasing Poker Greatness has partnered with friends of the CPG Podcast to bring you a MASSIVE $40,000+ value giveaway just in time to make 2024 the year you resolve to raise up your winrate and crush it at the poker tables! Featuring POKER COURSES, COACH…
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We’re joined by Danny Castillo, the pitmaster behind San Juan Capistrano’s Heritage Barbecue, one of Southern California’s premiere barbecue destinations. In recent years Heritage has earned the attention of the LA Times 101 Best Restaurants List, they’ve been named Restaurant of the Year by the OC Register, and they’ve even gained Michelin Bib Gou…
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In this episode, we talk with Chris Laramie, owner of Fat Lip Pizza about his journey from starting a pizza pop-up out of a retired mail truck during the pandemic to opening his brick-and-mortar restaurant in Corona, CA. Chris shares about his culinary career and departure from fine dining to finding a unicorn second-gen brick-and-mortar pizza shop…
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Jon's battling it out in the live cash game streets in sunny Las Vegas, and he's developed a love affair for Ace Queen lately (flopping a full house will do that) that's he's bringing to the Tactical Tuesday show for review with poker pro Coach Brad Wilson. Welcome to Tactical Tuesday 157! ***FREE POKER COURSE*** Click here to get the NURRLE poker …
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