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The Restaurant Guys

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Rank #150 in Food category

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

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

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43 Ratings
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Great Podcast, but where have you gone?

By slam74 - Apr 15 2009
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Did the corn syrup people get to you? Come back, Mark & Francis!

Good Content

By New Chef - Mar 16 2007
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An interesting look at the restaurant industry. Very entertaining.

iTunes Ratings

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
5
0
2
0

Great Podcast, but where have you gone?

By slam74 - Apr 15 2009
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Did the corn syrup people get to you? Come back, Mark & Francis!

Good Content

By New Chef - Mar 16 2007
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An interesting look at the restaurant industry. Very entertaining.

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The Restaurant Guys

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

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

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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 ...

Jan 16 2013

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Sean Muldoon

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Francis first encountered Sean Muldoon's work many years ago in Belfast City. We dare say that Francis may have been the first American Cocktailian to wander in to the cocktail palace built in that far away city by Mr. Muldoon. Sean has ...

Dec 19 2012

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Bill Wolsey (Hotelier, Restaurateur, Publican)

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The Guys Start off the segment with a lively discussion about Pete Well's recent '-1 star review' of Guy Fieri's American Kitchen and Bar in The New York Times. Was it justified? Did it go too far? Listen in for their take. Then we ...

Nov 14 2012

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Josh Schonwald (Author of The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food)

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Mark and Francis discuss Francis's recent trip to Ireland and Belfast Restaurant Week. Their guest is Josh Schonwald, author of The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food. They discuss GMO foods in the future and the future of ...

Oct 03 2012

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Rum in New Orleans

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The Guys recorded yet another show at Tales of The Cocktail in New Orleans. Back in the 9th Ward of the city, you will find the city's only rum distillery, the only rum distillery in The Big Easy since prohibition. The Guys are big fans and ...

Sep 07 2012

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Frank Brunacci

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Mark and Francis welcome Frank Brunacci to the show to discuss truffles, namely the fantastic Australian truffles they are getting in the ...

Jun 20 2012

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Ron Cooper (Founder of Del Maguey)

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Ron Cooper, founder of Del Maguey, a company specializing in single village Mezcals, joins Mark and Francis to discuss the differences between tequila, sotol, and mezcal, what these villages are like, what makes production different, and ways these ...

Jun 13 2012

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Eric Ripert (Chef at Le Bernardin)

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Mark and Francis welcome Eric Ripert back to the show to discuss Le Bernardin's most recent 4 star New York Times review, the new remodel of Le Bernardin, cocktails and their place in fine dining, creativity in the kitchen, and counterfeit ...

Jun 06 2012

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Jim Lahey (Owner, Sullivan Street Bakery and Co. Restaurant in New York City)

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Mark and Francis recap their visit to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic and profile some new spirits Francis discovered. Their guest is Jim Lahey, owner of Sullivan Street Bakery and Co. Restaurant in New York City. They discuss his new book, My Pizza: ...

May 23 2012

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Grant Achatz (Chef of Alinea, Next, and the Aviary)

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Mark and Francis welcome Grant Achatz, acclaimed chef of Alinea, Next, and the Aviary in Chicago. They discuss molecular gastronomy, creativity in the kitchen and the dining room, and how being a little bit crazy helps when you're trying to be ...

Mar 29 2012

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Floyd Cardoz (Chef, North End Grill)

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Mark and Francis welcome Chef Floyd Cardoz, of the newly open North End Grill in New York City. They discuss the different kinds of grills out there and how Chef Cardoz is putting them all to ...

Mar 14 2012

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Gerald Asher (Author of A Carafe of Red)

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Mark and Francis welcome Gerald Asher, author of A Carafe of Red, to the show to discuss Missouri wines, wine rating scales, and other interesting topics from his newest ...

Mar 07 2012

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Allegra McEvedy (Author of Bought, Borrowed, and Stolen: Recipes and Knives from a Travelling Chef)

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Mark and Francis being the show with a discussion of spirits competitions and a spirit they recently tried blind and is now coming onto the market. Their guest is Allegra McEvedy, author of Bought, Borrowed, and Stolen: Recipes and Knives from a ...

Nov 30 2011

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Jim Meehan (Author of the PDT Cocktail Book)

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Mark and Francis discuss spirits, especially Calvados and Eau de Vie and some of the exciting things they're doing with them in the restaurants. Their guest is Jim Meehan, author of the PDT Cocktail Book. They discuss the book's beautiful ...

Nov 09 2011

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Kevin Zraly (Author of The Ultimate Wine Companion: The Complete Guide to Understanding Wine by the World's Foremost Wine Authorities)

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Mark and Francis announce their guest judging appearance on Ucook! with Chef Bob, which is coming soon to a PBS station near you. Their guest is Kevin Zraly, author of the Windows on the World Complete Wine Course and a new book, The Ultimate Wine ...

Mar 28 2011

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David Wondrich

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Mark and Francis begin the show with a discussion of possible new legislation in New York that would prohibit smoking on public sidewalks and in parks. Their guest is David Wondrich. They discuss all kinds of punch, from punches made by Mark and ...

Feb 14 2011

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Terry Theise

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Cat food on the cover of the New York Times? Mark and Francis discuss the recent pet-centric articles in the food section of the New York Times, as well as the upcoming Manhattan Cocktail Classic. Their guest is Terry Theise, author of Reading ...

Jan 25 2011

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Eric Ripert (Chef at Le Bernardin, star of Avec Eric, author)

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The guys start the show with a discussion of the upcoming New Year's Eve festivities in New Brunswick. Their guest is Eric Ripert, chef at Le Bernardin star of the PBS show, Avec Eric, and author of the accompanying book of the same name. The ...

Dec 15 2010

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Lidia Bastianich

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Mark and Francis start the show with a discussion of the mystery of the red bees of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Lidia Bastianich is one of the most-loved chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur. She joins the guys to talk about her ...

Dec 06 2010

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Vinitaly Wine Conference-- DeGrazia, Skurnik & Vanucci (Verona, Italy)

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Mark and Francis travel to the Vinitaly wine conference in Verona Italy, one of the most important wine conferences in the world, and interview some very important people from each link of the chain that brings quality wine to you. Silvia ...

Jul 07 2010

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

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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 ...

Apr 25 2013

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

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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 ...

Mar 06 2013

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Josh Ozersky (Time Magazine's food writer)

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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 ...

Feb 20 2013

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

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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 ...

Feb 06 2013

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Cynthia Lauren Tewes (Actress)

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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 ...

Jan 31 2013

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

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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 ...

Jan 16 2013

40mins

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Sean Muldoon

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Francis first encountered Sean Muldoon's work many years ago in Belfast City. We dare say that Francis may have been the first American Cocktailian to wander in to the cocktail palace built in that far away city by Mr. Muldoon. Sean has ...

Dec 19 2012

40mins

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Bill Wolsey (Hotelier, Restaurateur, Publican)

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The Guys Start off the segment with a lively discussion about Pete Well's recent '-1 star review' of Guy Fieri's American Kitchen and Bar in The New York Times. Was it justified? Did it go too far? Listen in for their take. Then we ...

Nov 14 2012

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Robert Simonson (Author, Blogger)

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In their first show post-Superstorm Sandy, the guys welcome New York Times cocktail columnist Robert Simonson to the show. Robert Simonson writes about spirits, cocktails, and wine for the New York Times, Imbibe, Edible Brooklyn and Manhattan, Wine ...

Nov 07 2012

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Josh Schonwald (Author of The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food)

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Mark and Francis discuss Francis's recent trip to Ireland and Belfast Restaurant Week. Their guest is Josh Schonwald, author of The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food. They discuss GMO foods in the future and the future of ...

Oct 03 2012

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Andrew Smith (Author of American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food)

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Mark and Francis discuss Francis's recent brunch outing in New York. Their guest is Andrew Smith, author of American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food. They discuss the history of tuna in the US and how it went from being a trash ...

Sep 26 2012

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Barb Stuckey (Author of Taste What You're Missing)

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Mark and Francis welcome Barb Stuckey, author of Taste What You're Missing. Barb Stuckey is a food developer at Mattson and outlines the kinds of tasters and how to train yourself to be a better taster in her ...

Sep 21 2012

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Rum in New Orleans

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The Guys recorded yet another show at Tales of The Cocktail in New Orleans. Back in the 9th Ward of the city, you will find the city's only rum distillery, the only rum distillery in The Big Easy since prohibition. The Guys are big fans and ...

Sep 07 2012

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Antoinette Bruno (Discussing the Star Chefs International Chefs Congres)

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Mark and Francis welcome Antoinette Bruno on the show to discuss the Star Chefs International Chefs Congress. Star Chefs ICC is one of a kind, and it's back: a three-day culinary symposium that gathers more than 90 of the world's most ...

Aug 29 2012

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Ted Lange (Isaac on The Love Boat)

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An unexpected pleasure of Tales of The Cocktail 2012 in New Orleans: Francis and Mark met one of the worlds most iconic bartenders. Ted Lange played Isaac on The Love Boat. He was probably the first bartender Mark and Francis and their whole ...

Aug 22 2012

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Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield (Owners of the beer import company, Vanberg & De Wulf)

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Mark and Francis welcome Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, owners of the beer import company, Vanberg & De Wulf to the show. They discuss how Belgian beer became popular in the US, Belgian beer styles and beer ...

Aug 01 2012

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Michael Green and Ricky Crawford

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Mark and Francis welcome Michael Green and Ricky Crawford to the show. Michael Green joins them to talk about his plays, as well as about the exciting Spanish wine region of La Mancha. Ricky Crawford joins them to discuss some of the interesting ...

Jul 25 2012

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Dean Foster (Author of the "Global Etiquette Guide")

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Mark and Francis welcome Dean Foster to the show. Dean Foster is the head of Dean Foster Associates and is the author of the "Global Etiquette Guide" series of books. Mr Foster joins the guys to discuss travel abroad and how gesture can be ...

Jul 18 2012

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Johnny Schuler (Pisco Porton)

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Francis talks about his recent visit to Bulgaria. Mark and Francis welcome Johnny Schuler of Pisco Porton to the show to discuss Pisco Porton and the difference between Chilean and Peruvian Pisco and the history behind Pisco ...

Jul 11 2012

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Ann Tuennerman (Founder of Tales of the Cocktail)

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Mark and Francis discuss a recent slew of articles about cocktails from the New York Times food section, particularly an article about food and cocktail pairing. Their guest is Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail, a five day cocktail ...

Jul 03 2012

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