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Menu Stories is a multimedia collection of stories about the people and restaurants behind the food we love. Starting with the San Francisco restaurant community, Rebecca Goberstein gets the rare opportunity to interview the chefs, restaurateurs, deli shop owners, and food makers to learn more about who they are, their inspirations, and their motivations. Visit Menu Stories (http://menustories.com) to uncover the stories behind these culinary artists and small business owners who feed and nu ...
 
TalkTales is a comedy podcast that explores stories from behind the bar and beyond. Covid is a bitch, so Shana and Adhel reformatted and now bring you Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.
 
James Beard Award-winning podcast exploring the unspoken rules and traditions of restaurant kitchens through the stories of people that work in them. The restaurant industry is at a point where a lot of groundwork has been laid for change. But in order for change to happen, more conversations about gender, race, and privilege in the kitchen need to take place. Copper & Heat is focused on starting conversations like that with the people that are working through these issues in restaurant kitc ...
 
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The newly opened Esperanza Cocina de la Playa in Manhattan Beach is under the culinary direction of Corporate Chef Raymond Alvarez and Head Mixologists John Fox (GM) and Kevin Williams (Beverage Manager.) Chef Ray is the busy Corporate Executive Chef for the Baja Sharkeez Restaurant Group (Baja Sharkeez, Panama Joe’s, Killarney’s, Sandbar, Palmilla…
 
Today we also honor the memory of all Americans who perished in the tragedy of 9/11. Particularly meaningful for us are the 79 staff members of Windows on the World restaurant located on the 106th and 107th Floors of the North Tower at the World Trade Center. The staff was truly international representing dozens of countries. Also the 91 guests who…
 
All Porto’s Bakery and Café locations have reopened for dine-in at 50 per cent capacity. The locations are Burbank, Buena Park, Downey, Glendale and West Covina. Be watching for the pending Northridge opening. In the meantime Porto’s has a bakery stand at the Northridge Farmers Market at Northridge Fashion Center every Wednesday night. Porto’s Bake…
 
“The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) is a national non-profit educational organization established in 1981 by Robert Mondavi, Julia Child, Richard Graff and others to promote a forum for the study and enjoyment of gastronomy. The AIWF is dedicated to advancing the understanding, appreciation, and quality of wine and food through fun educat…
 
“What started with Rodney Strong’s (and evolved into Rodney Strong Wine Estates) vision over 60 years ago segued to an almost four-decade long career of Winemaker Emeritus Rick Sayre at Rodney Strong. Rick passed the baton in 2018 to current Director of Winemaking Justin Seidenfeld, who today leads the passionate winemaking team that creates critic…
 
“What started with Rodney Strong’s (and evolved into Rodney Strong Wine Estates) vision over 60 years ago segued to an almost four-decade long career of Winemaker Emeritus Rick Sayre at Rodney Strong. Rick passed the baton in 2018 to current Director of Winemaking Justin Seidenfeld, who today leads the passionate winemaking team that creates critic…
 
“Bob and Jane Oswaks, owners and proprietors of the award-winning Bob’s Well Bread Bakery in Los Alamos, debuted their long-awaited second location at the historic Ballard Store at 2449 Baseline Avenue in Ballard, California late last year. The 1,500 square foot Bob’s Well Bread at the Ballard Store was designed by The Oswaks, located fourteen mile…
 
“Bob and Jane Oswaks, owners and proprietors of the award-winning Bob’s Well Bread Bakery in Los Alamos, debuted their long-awaited second location at the historic Ballard Store at 2449 Baseline Avenue in Ballard, California late last year. The 1,500 square foot Bob’s Well Bread at the Ballard Store was designed by The Oswaks, located fourteen mile…
 
Happy Labor Day Weekend Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar turned five on September 1, 2021. “To celebrate the occasion, Owner & Executive Chef Rich Mead is highlighting a menu of $5 food and drink specials offered Wednesday, September 1 through Sunday, September 5. Chef Rich Mead’s special menu of five $5 bites highlights the unique lo…
 
Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar turned five on September 1, 2021. To celebrate the occasion, Owner & Executive Chef Rich Mead is highlighting a menu of $5 food and drink specials offered Wednesday, September 1 through Sunday, September 5. “Chef Rich Mead’s special menu of five $5 bites highlights the unique local and sustainable ingr…
 
Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar turned five on September 1, 2021. To celebrate the occasion, Owner & Executive Chef Rich Mead is highlighting a menu of $5 food and drink specials offered Wednesday, September 1 through Sunday, September 5. “Chef Rich Mead’s special menu of five $5 bites highlights the unique local and sustainable ingr…
 
“Winemaker Pietro Buttitta of Prima Materia makes American-Italian wines from his 12-acre vineyard in Lake County, CA. His is a quest to not just get it right, but simply to get to making good, balanced wines. In his effort, he knows he’s up against perceptions borne 20 years ago about Italian varietals made in California. His is, fortunately, not …
 
Welcome to the 22nd episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Ohhhh snap! Mixmaster Taylor Lax aka The Cocktail Bandit is on the mic this week. You may have seen some of his creative concocti…
 
Welcome to the 21st episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Warning, Warning.. High Voltage! This is a podcast featuring the one and only Angela Lechner. This episode isn't for the weak ear…
 
Welcome to the 20th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.The Gals virtually travel to Jersey to chat thing up with a pal, Jose (Jay) Cordero. This is our St Paddy's Day episode!!! But we…
 
In this Pre-Shift, we talk with Jazmin Villalta and Enrique Soriano from Cocina del Corazon about how grassroots growth has allowed them to thrive while sticking to their values. Where to find them: Their website Instagram Facebook Check out One Star Podcast Network the first podcast network dedicated to representing voices and stories from the ser…
 
In this Pre-Shift, we talk with Zoe Adjonyoh about how she found her niche and followed her purpose as she’s built her business. Where to find Zoe: Her website Instagram Her cookbook Check out One Star Podcast Network the first podcast network dedicated to representing voices and stories from the service industry with shows created by service indus…
 
In this Pre-Shift, we chat with Jenny Dorsey about how she has developed her voice and how she practices kindness with herself. Where to find Jenny: Her website Instagram Twitter Studio ATAO Check out One Star Podcast Network the first podcast network dedicated to representing voices and stories from the service industry with shows created by servi…
 
Welcome to the 19th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.What a treat this week on TalkTales. Shana and Adhel get to interview the first food writer on the show to date. Emily Larson joi…
 
In this Pre-Shift we hear about the successful unionization efforts of the Tartine Union in San Francisco from one of the people that was there from the beginning, Matthew Torres. Plus, we hear a little more about the general steps to unionizing from Tsehaitu Abye, a community organizer from One Fair Wage. Guests: Matthew Torres - Tartine Union @Ta…
 
In this episode of Pre-Shit, we're demystifying different kinds of organizing and collective action and talking about why unionizing is so hard in the restaurant industry with Jesse Kadjo and Tsehaitu Abye. Guests: Jesse Kadjo - Labor Organizer for City of Oakland Union & host of Leap Year Podcast @jessekadjo Tsehaitu Abye - Community Organizer for…
 
Welcome to the 18th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Molecular mixology talk on this grand episode of TalkTales! It is our extreme pleasure to talk tales with the brilliant and ever …
 
In this Pre-Shift we’re talking about DEIA - diversity, equity, inclusion, and access - what it is, and how one restaurant has worked to implement better practices. Guests: Terri Evans - owner and operator of Windy City Ribs & Whiskey @windycityribsandwhiskey Dr. Erinn Tucker - Director of the Global Hospitality Leadership master’s program At Georg…
 
In this Pre-Shift we’re talking about privilege and bias - what those words mean, how they play out in our lives, and what we can do to be better. Guests: Chef Jenny Dorsey - chef, activist, and founder of Studio ATAO @chefjennydorsey @studioatao Dr. Erinn Tucker - Director of the Global Hospitality Leadership master’s program At Georgetown Univers…
 
Welcome to the 17th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Shana and Adhel meet Mr. Ryan Flemming, ambassador for Madre Mezcal. We all know the TalkTales gals like a mezcal episode and Rya…
 
Welcome to the 15th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.It is ladies night.... in celebration of the women in this crazy crazy industry. The TalkTales ladies had the extreme pleasure of…
 
We're so excited to be a part of the brand new One Star Podcast Network. This week, we're bringing the amazing Sidework Podcast to our feed. Take a listen to hear an interview with activist and baker Cass Vogel about her struggle to organize and unionize her coworkers @donutfriendunited. ⁠ We'll be back with Pre-Shift episodes in a couple weeks. In…
 
Welcome to the 15th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Aaron Polsky is the man with the plan, he has taken his experiences in bartending, music and business and electrified it all into…
 
In this Pre-Shift, we’re talking about how we can support each other through mental health challenges. Guests: Hassel Aviles & Ariel Coplan - co-founders of Not 9 to 5 @not9to5_ More resources to help support your friends and coworkers: QPR Institute Suicide Prevention Training Mental Health First Aid Course Primary Concerns of the Hospitality and …
 
In this Pre-Shift, we’re talking about how we can learn new ways to cope with stress. Guests: Laura Green - counselor and owner of Healthy Pour @healthy.pour More resources to help with coping with stress: Healthy Pour Resources page How to Build a Self-Care System by Ashtin Berry Building a Self-Care Action Plan by the Readiness and Emergency Mana…
 
Welcome to the 14th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.The Tales ladies are joined by an amazing bar lady Taylor Cloyes. The Bacardi Legacy champion herself! This lady got it all, she …
 
In this Pre-Shift, learn about valuing the work you do and negotiating a pay raise or promotion. Guests: Rachel Ramsey - owner and operator of Measured HR @rachelrramsey Adan Callsen - owner of Under the Table Boise from @under_the_table_boise More resources to help with negotiating: “15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer” by the Harvard Business Re…
 
In this Pre-Shift we’re talking about boundaries - why it’s so hard to set them, how to figure out what our boundaries are, and how to have those awkward and sometimes scary conversations. Guests: Hassel Aviles and Ariel Coplan - Co-founders of Not 9 to 5 @not9to5_ Grace Guber - hospitality professional and host of The Family Meal podcast @theguber…
 
In this Pre-Shift, we’re talking about how, despite all of the challenges to dealing with conflict, we can reframe the idea of conflict and how we approach those tense conversations with coworkers. Guests: Laura Green - licensed counselor and hospitality industry professional at Healthy Pour @healthy.pour Rachel Ramsey - owner of Measured HR @rache…
 
For this first Pre-Shift, we’re talking about why it’s so hard for us in hospitality to give and receive feedback effectively and how we can do the work to be better. Guests: Laura Green - licensed counselor and hospitality industry professional at Healthy Pour @healthy.pour Zach Ferguson - hospitality industry professional and podcast host at Rest…
 
Welcome to the 13th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Shana and Adhel had the absolute pleasure of having the talented creator and host of Historically Drinking, Sarah Mengoni. We had…
 
Named for the pre-service meetings where staff gets all the updates, specials, and other details, Pre-Shift is about getting you tips, tools, and resources of working in hospitality. We're focusing on the issues that hospitality workers face every day - from coping with stress to setting boundaries, from intersectionality to community organizing. W…
 
Welcome to the 12th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Shana and Adhel were incredibly stoked interviewing Cesar Sandoval, the man with the plan representing Abasolo Mexican Whisky and…
 
***THIS EPISODE IS MOSTLY IN SPANISH*** *** ESTE EPISODIO ES MAYORMENTE EN ESPAÑOL ***Welcome to the 11th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.¡Bienvenido al undécimo episodio de Cheaper…
 
Welcome to the 10th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Shana and Adhel had the amazing pleasure of interviewing the wonderful, beautiful and hilarious Denise Swindel. Denise is a tripl…
 
Welcome to the 8th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Shana and Adhel go on a virtual trip to London and are joined by the host of the great podcast, Gin and Beer It, Megan Czajka. We …
 
Welcome to the 9th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Shana and Adhel had the amazing pleasure of interviewing the Licor 43 global champion of 2020, Annarose Krone. She is just a delig…
 
Welcome to the 7th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Hot Take! Shana and Adhel are joined by the man with the tallest mohawk in the biz, from Los Angeles, Saeed House! In the spirit o…
 
Welcome to the 6th episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Shana and Adhel are joined by the "Triple Lindy" New Orleans crew, Sari Asher, Steven Eames and Ivy Grey. They bartend, they drink…
 
Welcome to the fifth episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast.Shana and Adhel are joined by the bad ass that we all envy, "Lead Angel" of Angel's Envy, Ashley Erwin! What a tongue twister! A…
 
Welcome to the forth episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions, Shana, Adhel and our top shelf guests will answer them on our weekly podcast. Shana and Adhel are joined by Rob "Daddy" Noyola. As a new father, Rob is at his prime for fatherly and bartender advice. Check…
 
The systems that the restaurant industry is built on don’t work - they’re built on power imbalances and devaluing the labor of hospitality workers. More folks than ever are questioning these systems and looking to make change in the industry. As we’re trying to make changes to labor and wage issues in restaurants - who are we looking to as leaders?…
 
Welcome to the third episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions.Shana and Adhel are joined by the Beer Ghost himself, Max Reis. We get down to the real nitty gritty of this episode of Cheaper Than Therapy. Max is the beverage director of Gracias Madre, he is a mezcal gu…
 
Welcome to the second episode of Cheaper Than Therapy! The free bartender call in advice podcast. Call (213)465-0837 and leave us your questions. Shana and Adhel are thrilled to bring on the infamous Chad Ellis, a veteran bartender and bar owner from Baltimore MD. Chad and Shana have been friends for many years. They hit it off right off that bat a…
 
Welcome to the first episode of cheaper than therapy! The free bartender call in advice show. Call (213) 465-0837 and leave us your questions. Shana and Adhel are very excited to launch the new TalkTales the podcast format. We had some audio technical difficulties due to our new virtual recording platform and we apologize for some wonky audio. It w…
 
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