Episode 152: The Big Chill Too
Tonight Steve & Ben are trash talking 'influencers' (who can go thrown themselves into the sun), pitching a movie or two and having a devil of a time coming up with Kevin Kline's name. Spoilers, it's Kevin Kline.
20 May 2019
Episode 53: To Serve Man
I've always hated them up close, but tonight we hate on servers from afar. We've all had that memorably bad service experience; now you're gonna hear ours!
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Episode 163: Ellipses & Nonsense
Steve's back in studio! We talk White Castle, food delivery companies and how NOT to write a wine list.
4 Sep 2019
Episode 170: Cancel Karen
Just in time for Christmas, we talk about NOTHING holiday related. Today we're talking about hiring restaurant staff, people bitching just to bitch and gigantic Twixes. Also, we've interviewed Ali Gonzales from https://sustainableculinarysolutions.com/, a chef/consultant with 30 years restaurant experience.
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Episode 162: Yelp Into The Void
Yelp is bad in every direction, and trying to examine data from Yelp is even worse. So let's do that! What's the most affordable, best restaurant in your state? Probably NOT what Yelp says it is!
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Episode 129: Fryer Truck
Oh, man, you guys. Steve & I went to the Wisconsin State Fair. And ate all the things. Also, Chicago now has a Pizza Museum (your move, New York) and we want to put a bunch of fryers on a truck.
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Christmas Food. You wouldn't eat it at any other time of the year.
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Episode 66: Sorry Not Sorry
Look, I've worked in a lot of places. Like a lot. Tonight we just peck at the surface of the giant list of folks that I owe apologies to. If we truly are products of our mistakes, then there are some people out there who are partially products of MY mistakes.
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Episode 13: Never Take A Job Over The Phone
We're back home in Traverse City. We don't stay long, but we make some solid, painful memories.
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Episode 24: The Big Drink
I set out to talk more about Restaurant B, but ended up talking about the multitude of bottles I've violated.
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Episode 40: "You Paint with FLAVORS!"
Tonight we answer a list of questions sent to us by our buddy Josh Ladd (feralcuisine.com), and because it's us, we digress into relationship advice, customer bashing and Star Trek reboot fantasizing.
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