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Walk-Ins Welcome

Restaurant obsessives Michael Russell and Gary "The Foodie" Okazaki break down the latest news, major openings and more from the wide world of American food.

Ranked #1

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15 - Portland's Best New Restaurants

15 - Portland's Best New Restaurants

In this episode, recorded last week, certified curmudgeons Gary and Michael break down Portland's best new restaurants, ... Read more

27 Sep 2019

59mins

Ranked #2

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14 - Gregory Gourdet

14 - Gregory Gourdet

Departure chef Gregory Gourdet joins Michael Russell and Gary "The Foodie" Okazaki to talk about his new book, "Top Chef... Read more

10 Sep 2019

35mins

Ranked #3

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13 -- Meet Gary David

13 -- Meet Gary David

Gary "The Inquisitor" holds Michael to the flame re: his picks for The Oregonian’s 2019 Restaurant Guide. But first, the... Read more

20 Aug 2019

35mins

Ranked #4

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16 -- Mexico City

16 -- Mexico City

Gary and Michael smoke clove cigarettes, drink vermouth and recap their recent visit to Mexico City, including each of t... Read more

28 Oct 2019

59mins

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12 -- How Sweet It Is

12 -- How Sweet It Is

Michael quizzes Gary on his recent trip to the West Coast's best new food city (and also Los Angeles), the duo chat abou... Read more

22 Jul 2019

38mins

Ranked #6

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11 -- Gary takes New York, Michelin California & the World's 50 Best Restaurants list

11 -- Gary takes New York, Michelin California & the World's 50 Best Restaurants list

After a long hiatus, Gary and Michael are back to break down the World's 50 Best Restaurants List (and the short-sighted... Read more

30 Jun 2019

41mins

Ranked #7

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Episode 10 -- A Singapore Swing, Bocuse Bust and The World's 10 Best Bars

Episode 10 -- A Singapore Swing, Bocuse Bust and The World's 10 Best Bars

Michael and Gary catch up on his trip to Singapore, break down America's disappointing showing at Bocuse d'Or 2019 and w... Read more

10 Mar 2019

44mins

Ranked #8

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Episode 09 -- America's Most Anticipated Restaurants of 2019

Episode 09 -- America's Most Anticipated Restaurants of 2019

Gary and Michael discuss Nightshade, Demi, Mentone and their other most anticipated American restaurants of 2019, then b... Read more

28 Jan 2019

43mins

Ranked #9

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Episode 08 -- Houston

Episode 08 -- Houston

Houston, we have some restaurant recommendations. Gary and Michael return from a storm of eating (and, you know, actual ... Read more

1 Jan 2019

47mins

Ranked #10

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Episode 07 -- The Best New Restaurants in the World

Episode 07 -- The Best New Restaurants in the World

When you're compiling your list of 2018's best lists, don’t forget our year-end podcast, which features: 1) Gary’s 10 fa... Read more

31 Dec 2018

42mins

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