Food About Town

Chris Lindstrom

Food About Town podcast based out of Rochester, NY and hosted by Chris Lindstrom focusing on restaurants, food and drink of all kinds, and whatever topics I want to cover!

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Food About Town is joining the Lunchador Podcast Network! I am thrilled to be working with the Lunchador team on growing the Food About Town podcast and joining with a group of passionate people making shows they really care about. You'll hear from from some of those voices here on the show and I'll also be sharing some of their episodes as well so you can become more familiar. Thanks to Matt Knotts and all the shows on the network for having me and I'm looking forward to great things to come! Check out lunchador.org (in construction) for more and all the rest of the shows on the network!

Nov 22

24 min 55 sec

In this episode, Greg Hartt from https://stonecropfarmny.com/ (Stonecrop Farm) came over to the studio to chat about farming! Greg Hartt owns and operates https://stonecropfarmny.com/ (Stonecrop Farm) with his wife, Jenney. He is a PhD chemist who gave up a career in the lab in lieu of a career in the fields and now spends his days raising happy and healthy pigs on pasture. Their organic pork farm is located in Henrietta, NY. This episode is a follow up from an https://www.wxxinews.org/post/connections-should-we-stop-abusing-animals-we-eat (episode of Connections with Evan Dawson) where we discuss the ethical treatment of animals and Greg’s very different path to organic livestock farming. Stay tuned for a short episode coming soon talking about some news about the Food About Town podcast and some local food discussion.

Nov 13

1 hr 6 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://www.instagram.com/theclamjar/?hl=en (Adam Schuman) from https://www.skurnik.com/ (Skurnik Wines and Spirits) came over to the studio to talk about Skurnik, their mentality and portfolio, mezcal nerdery including a tasting, and spirits pairing philosophy. This episode is brought to you by https://www.curatemeals.com/ (CurAte) and our next meal event curated by me on September 15th! Go to https://www.curatemeals.com/ (CurAteMeals.com) to order by Tuesday the 14th to get in on this event and support small businesses in Rochester. Adam is the Spirits Portfolio Manager over at Skurnik and they have a wide ranging and fascinating group of spirits to explore. Check out their website for what they carry and ask your favorite quality liquor store or restaurant if you find something on the list that intrigues you. I tasted a beautiful range of rums from Skurnik at the https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rumchester-tiki-party-tickets-163934244739 (Rumchester event) during the http://rochestercocktailrevival.com/ (Rochester Cocktail Revival) including an approachably priced, complex https://www.skurnik.com/sku/vo-rhum-jm/ (Rhum JM VO 3-Year) that I picked up from https://www.baytownewine.com/ (Baytowne Wine and Spirits). Enjoy what is left of the ROC summer and, if you haven’t, get your vaccine as soon as you are able. Be good to yourself and to those around you. Next episode will be out soon (likely a cross podcast with https://beer-reviewed.captivate.fm/ (The Beer Reviewed Journal)!) and I appreciate all of the support you have all given over the years. Much more to come! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2021/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-137-skurnik-wines-and-spirits/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 137 – Skurnik Wines and Spirits) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Sep 10

1 hr 10 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://www.instagram.com/misfittreats/ (Jennifer Johnson) from https://www.misfitdoughnuts.org/ (Misfit Treats and Eats) came over to the studio to talk about their journey in veganism, vegan doughnuts and breakfast sandwiches, and the ups and downs of owning your own small business including some challenges she has gone though. Reminder to check out the Rochester Cocktail Revival which is kicking into high gear tonight and running through the weekend. A couple events that I’d like to highlight are the https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rumchester-tiki-party-tickets-163934244739?aff=ebdssbdestsearch (Rumchester event) Thursday night at The Cub Room and the https://www.eventbrite.com/e/play-date-2021-rochester-cocktail-revival-gala-tickets-163597146469?aff=ebdsoporgprofile (RCR Gala) being held Friday night at the Strong Museum. The Gala is always a blast and great opportunity to see The Strong in a completely different light with amazing cocktails. Get on it! This episode is brought to you by https://www.curatemeals.com/ (CurAte) and our next delivery curated by me on September 15th! Go to https://www.curatemeals.com/ (CurAteMeals.com) to order by Monday the 14th to get in on this event and support small businesses in Rochester. Make sure to visit Misfit Treats and Eats on Gregory St in the South Wedge to get some of their amazing doughnuts and breakfast sandwiches. Enjoy what is left of the ROC summer and, if you haven’t, get your vaccine as soon as you are able. Be good to yourself and to those around you. Next episode will be out soon and I appreciate all of the support you have all given over the years. Much more to come! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2021/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-136-misfit-treats-and-eats/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 136 – Misfit Treats and Eats) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Sep 1

1 hr 5 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://www.instagram.com/cpclemens/?hl=en (Chris Clemens) from https://exploringupstate.com/ (Exploring Upstate) and Brian van Etten from http://www.theplayhouseroc.com/ (Playhouse/Swillburger) and https://www.pizzawizard.pizza/ (Pizza Wizard) joined the podcast in the studio to talk about and sample a wide variety of Non Alcoholic (N/A) beverages! Take a look at the picture for all the drinks we tried. Make sure to go vote in the https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2YJYY2 (City Newspaper Best of Poll )for all your favorites including Best Podcast! This episode is brought to you by https://www.curatemeals.com/ (CurAte) and our next delivery curated by the https://www.rochestereducation.org/ (Rochester Education Foundation) on August 18th! Go to https://www.curatemeals.com/ (CurAteMeals.com) to order by Monday the 16th to get in on this South Wedge themed event and support small businesses in Rochester. We had drinks from many places including: Lyre’s Brewdog Fulkerson Winery Ritual Zero Proof Suntory N/A Gerolsteiner Mineral Water http://www.fingerlakesciderhouse.com/ (Finger Lakes Cider House) https://lagunitas.com/beer/hoppy-refresher/ (Lagunitas Hop Water) Make sure to visit Exploring Upstate to learn all about interesting ways to enjoy Upstate NY and Brian is one of my favorite restaurateurs in the ROC and both Swillburger and PIzza Wizard are crushing it right now. Enjoy the beautiful ROC weather and, if you haven’t, get your vaccine as soon as you are able. Be good to yourself and to those around you. Next episode will be out soon likely with a cross post from my friends at https://www.instagram.com/beerreviewedjournal/ (The Beer Reviewed Journal) recorded at the Food About Town Studio and then much more to come! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2021/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-135-na-beverages-with-chris-clemens-and-brian-van-etten/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 135 – NA Beverages with Chris Clemens and Brian van Etten) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Aug 13

1 hr 9 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://twitter.com/ianswoody?lang=en (Ian Atwood) from https://www.strangebirdbeer.com/ (Strangebird Brewing) joined the podcast in the studio to talk about his path to being in the ROC today and all about Strangebird! This episode is brought to you by https://www.curatemeals.com/ (CurAte) and our next delivery curated by the https://www.rochestereducation.org/ (Rochester Education Foundation) on August 18th! Go to https://www.curatemeals.com/ (CurAteMeals.com) to order by Monday the 16th to get in on this South Wedge themed event and support small businesses in Rochester. Make sure to swing over to Strangebird in the old Abundance Co-op at 62 Marshall St to grab some of their fantastic beer and thanks to https://www.instagram.com/jimdrinkscoffee/?hl=en (Jim Lake )for making a guest appearance in the last segment. Always great to see him! Enjoy the beautiful ROC weather and, if you haven’t, get your vaccine as soon as you are able. Be good to yourself and to those around you. Next episode will be out next Friday with https://www.instagram.com/cpclemens/?hl=en (Chris Clemens) from https://exploringupstate.com/ (Exploring Upstate) and Brian van Etten from http://www.theplayhouseroc.com/ (Playhouse/Swillburger) and https://www.pizzawizard.pizza/ (Pizza Wizard)! Stay tuned for more! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2021/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-134-strangebird-brewing/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 134 – Strangebird Brewing) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Aug 6

1 hr 21 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://twitter.com/BuffaloFood (Andrew Galarneau) from the https://buffalonews.com/entertainment/dining/ (Buffalo News) joined the podcast remotely via https://zencastr.com/ (Zencastr) to talk about restaurant reviewing, diverse cuisines, Buffalo food and much more! This episode is brought to you by https://www.curatemeals.com/ (CurAte) and our next delivery on June 23rd! Go to CurAteMeals.com to order by Tuesday the 22nd to get your mystery meal for two and support small businesses in Rochester. Make sure to check out Andrew’s work all over the Buffalo News Food section including restaurant reviews, in depth stories and profiles. He is also a great follow on Twitter to get the pulse of Buffalo food. Enjoy the beautiful ROC weather and, if you haven’t, get your vaccine as soon as you are able. Be good to yourself and to those around you. Next episode will be out next Friday with https://www.instagram.com/ianswoody/?hl=en (Ian Atwood) from https://www.strangebirdbeer.com/ (Strangebird Brewing) and a special guest appearance toward the tail end of the recording. Stay tuned for more! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2021/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-133-andrew-galarneau/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 133 – Andrew Galarneau) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jun 18

1 hr 21 min

Harmeet in the Food About Town Studio On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Harmeet Kaur from https://www.instagram.com/harmeetseats/?hl=en (Harmeet’s Eats) came over to the studio to talk about local restaurants, diverse cuisines, Tik Tok and making fun of me for using old phraseology! This episode is brought to you by CurAte and our next delivery on June 9th! Go to CurAteMeals.com to order by Tuesday the 8th to get your mystery meal for two and support small businesses in Rochester. Make sure to check out all the restaurants Harmeet works with including https://www.naan-tastic.com/ (Naan-Tastic), https://www.sweet-mist.com/ (Sweet Mist) and https://www.rebel-pi.com/ (Rebel Pi)! They all offer different takes on fast casual food in ways that don’t disappoint. Enjoy the beautiful ROC weather and, if you haven’t, get your vaccine as soon as you are able. Be good to yourself and to those around you. Next episode will be out next Friday with https://twitter.com/BuffaloFood (Andrew Galarneau) from the https://buffalonews.com/ (Buffalo News). Stay tuned for more! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2021/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-132-harmeet/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 132 – Harmeet) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jun 5

1 hr 6 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, I went to the Hungerford Building to record with David Lane from https://davidlane-design.com/ (David Lane Design). In his leahter laden wrokshop, we talked our mutual love of Joe Bean, personal growth and did some whisky tasting to pass the time. This episode is brought to you by CurAte and our delivery this week on February 10th. Go to CurAteMeals.com to order by 5pm today to get your mystery meal for two right to your door and support small businesses in Rochester. Make sure to check out his website for fine leather goods and swing by the Hungerford for a wide range of interesting food and craft businesses especially as things start to open up for real. Really hope you head out to Hurd Orchards in Holley to grab some last minute holiday gifts. I’ll be driving there shortly! Stay safe, wear a mask and get your vaccine as soon as you are able. Be good to yourself and to those around you. I’m starting more regular recording again and will be going back through some unreleased episodes to see what still might be usable at this point! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2021/reviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-131-david-lane/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 131 – David Lane) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Feb 8

1 hr 21 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Amy Machamer from http://www.hurdorchards.com/ (Hurd Orchards) and Michael Warren Thomas from his fantastic shows on https://savorlife.com/ (Savor Life) joined me to talk about everything Hurd Orchards. Amy was an amazing storyteller and we got personal on what being part of family businesses meant to us. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this conversation and getting to have long chats again. Really hope you head out to Hurd Orchards in Holley to grab some last minute holiday gifts. I’ll be driving there shortly! I’ll be back with more episodes soon. It has been a tough year for all of us but keep safe and be good to yourself, those around you, and reach out to the people you love. We all need to connect with each other and get through this together! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2020/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-130-michael-warren-thomas-and-hurd-orchards/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 130 – Michael Warren Thomas and Hurd Orchards) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Dec 2020

1 hr 13 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, we’re back with another audio version of the new http://Rochesterfoodnet.com (Rochester Food Net). https://rochesterfoodnet.com/team/amanda-antinore/ (Amanda Antinore) and https://rochesterfoodnet.com/team/chris-clemens/ (Chris Clemens) (also from https://exploringupstate.com/ (Exploring Upstate)) joined me remotely to talk about our experiences in quarantine, cooking, media consumption, and plenty more. If you want more from Chris (and who doesn’t?!) I recorded many episodes with him that can be found on your podcast feed! We recorded this episode on March 21 in the time of the Coronavirus COVID-19 here in Rochester so please keep in mind that there will be some talk from that time specifically but we tried to bounce around to a lot of more fun topics as well. This episode is brought to you by the newly launched https://rochesterfoodnet.com/ (RochesterFoodNet). I am very happy to be a part of the group of well established voices in the Rochester food scene talking on our own terms. Check out what we have going on so far on the website and we’ll be dabbling in more podcast episodes in the future! Keep safe and be good to yourself, those around you, and reach out to the people you love. We all need to hear good things right now! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2020/interviews/rochester-food-net-live-amanda-antinore-and-chris-clemens/ (Rochester Food Net Live – Amanda Antinore and Chris Clemens) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

May 2020

59 min 42 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://www.instagram.com/firstlightfarmer/?hl=en (Trystan Sandvoss) from http://www.firstlightfarmer.com/ (First Light Creamery) to talk about their new https://www.cheesecarepackage.com/ (Cheese Care Package) initiative and all about how First Light came to be where they are today. It was a pleasure to engage with some fantastic local products that take care in sourcing. Check out https://www.cheesecarepackage.com/ (Cheese Care Package) to support First Light and other great producers while also getting yourself a great tasting experience. It is a reminder for us to still find some joy in the times we are all dealing with right now. You can find a coupon code on their website to try it out this package for yourself! This episode is brought to you by the newly launched https://rochesterfoodnet.com/ (RochesterFoodNet). I am very happy to be a part of the group of well established voices in the Rochester food scene talking on our own terms. Check out what we have going on so far on the website and we’ll be dabbling in more podcast episodes coming up soon! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2020/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-129-first-light-creamery-cheese-care-package/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 129 – First Light Creamery Cheese Care Package) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

May 2020

1 hr

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Ben Turiano from https://shop.joebeanroasters.com/ (Joe Bean Coffee Roasters) and https://www.instagram.com/goldmtncoffee/?hl=en (Ben Weiner) from https://www.goldmountaincoffeegrowers.com/ (Gold Mountain Coffee) talked everything around quality coffee sourcing and distribution. https://www.instagram.com/coffeecoffeeben/?hl=en (Ben Turiano) called into the studio late last week to give an update on Joe Bean and how they are doing with the current pandemic situation. If you want to support Joe Bean right now, go to their website and subscribe to their https://shop.joebeanroasters.com/products/perpetual-joy (Perpetual Joy) coffee program or watch their series of videos coming out talking more about how to make great coffee. This episode is brought to you by the newly launched https://rochesterfoodnet.com/ (RochesterFoodNet). I am very happy to be a part of the group of well established voices in the Rochester food scene talking on our own terms. Check out what we have going on so far on the website and we’ll be dabbling in more podcast episodes coming up soon! This was an exceptional opportunity for me to learn more about how the coffees I love get from where they are grown to my carafe at home. Really enjoyed getting to know how they keep such high standards both with the coffee quality and the way they treat their workers. The podcast schedule for next week will include an interview with Trystan Sandvoss from http://www.firstlightfarmer.com/ (First Light Creamery) and a recording with https://exploringupstate.com/author/chris/ (Chris Clemens) and https://www.instagram.com/amandasdish/ (Amanda Antinore) from the new RochesterFoodNet. Keep safe and be good to yourself, those around you, and reach out to the people you love. We all need to hear good things right now! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2020/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-128-joe-bean-and-gold-mountain-coffee/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 128 – Joe Bean and Gold Mountain Coffee) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Apr 2020

1 hr 12 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, we’re back with another audio version of the new http://Rochesterfoodnet.com (Rochester Food Net). https://www.instagram.com/wilcoxeats/ (Adam Wilcox) and https://www.kurtbrownell.com/index (Kurt Brownell) joined me remotely to talk about our experiences in quarantine, cooking, media consumption, and plenty more. If you want more from Adam, check out the two episodes (https://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-93-adam-wilcox-part-1/ (Part 1) and https://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-94-adam-wilcox-part-2/ (Part 2)) I recorded with him in 2018. We recorded this episode on March 21 in the time of the Coronavirus COVID-19 here in Rochester so please keep in mind that there will be some talk about that but we tried to bounce around to a lot of more fun topics as well. This episode is brought to you by the newly launched https://rochesterfoodnet.com/ (RochesterFoodNet). I am very happy to be a part of the group of well established voices in the Rochester food scene talking on our own terms. Check out what we have going on so far on the website and we’ll be dabbling in more podcast episodes in the future! We’ll have another episode with Chris Clemens and Amanda Antinore coming soon as well. Keep safe and be good to yourself, those around you, and reach out to the people you love. We all need to hear good things right now! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2020/interviews/rochester-food-net-live-adam-wilcox-and-kurt-brownell/ (Rochester Food Net Live – Adam Wilcox and Kurt Brownell) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Apr 2020

53 min 12 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, we’re kicking off an audio version of the new http://Rochesterfoodnet.com (Rochester Food Net). https://twitter.com/vlpress?lang=en (Vince Press) started things off and we talked through his background, restaurant reviewing, cooking, and how he’s passing the time. If you want more from Vince, check out the https://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-96-vince-press/ (earlier episode) I recorded with him in 2018. We recorded this episode on March 21 in the time of the Coronavirus COVID-19 here in Rochester so please keep in mind that there will be some talk about that but we tried to bounce around to a lot of more fun topics as well. This episode is brought to you by the newly launched https://rochesterfoodnet.com/ (RochesterFoodNet). I am very happy to be a part of the group of well established voices in the Rochester food scene talking on our own terms. Check out what we have going on so far on the website and we’ll be dabbling in more podcast episodes in the future! We’ll have another couple episodes recorded on the 21st coming out over the next few days as well. Keep safe and be good to yourself, those around you, and reach out to the people you love. We all need to hear good things right now! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2020/interviews/rochester-food-net-live-vince-press/ (Rochester Food Net Live – Vince Press) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Mar 2020

38 min 47 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://twitter.com/Jill_Chodak (Jill Chodak) from https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/community-health/patient-care/jill-chodak.aspx (URMC) called into the studio remotely to talk about nutrition and balance. We recorded this on March 21 in the time of the Coronavirus COVID-19 here in Rochester so please keep in mind that there will be some talk about that but we tried to bounce around to a bunch of nutrition topics as well. This episode is brought to you by the newly launched https://rochesterfoodnet.com/ (RochesterFoodNet). I am very happy to be a part of the group of well established voices in the Rochester food scene talking on our own terms. Check out what we have going on so far on the website and we’ll be dabbling in podcast episodes in the future as well! I really enjoyed this episode with Jill and hope to talk with her again about nutrition when times are a little brighter than they are today. Stay tuned to the podcast this week as I post some episodes recorded with people from the new https://rochesterfoodnet.com/ (Rochester Food Net) to intro them to our audience and talk about how we’re passing the time and cooking at home. Keep safe and be good to yourself, those around you, and reach out to the people you love. We all need to hear good things right now! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2020/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-127-jill-chodak/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 127 – Jill Chodak) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Mar 2020

34 min 55 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, my good friend Bryan Chue from Boston came to Rochester for NYE 2020 and we recorded a wide ranging episode before he left town. This is the first episode I’ve posted in a while and I hope to be around a bit more now that life has calmed down somewhat. Stay tuned for more episodes I have saved up! This episode is brought to you by the newly launched https://rochesterfoodnet.com/ (RochesterFoodNet). I am very happy to be a part of the group of well established voices in the Rochester food scene talking on our own terms. Check out what we have going on so far on the website and we’ll be dabbling in podcast episodes in the future as well! We covered a bunch of topics including: Around town experiencesNYE Dinner at https://restaurantgoodluck.com/ (Good Luck) Dinner at https://www.iloveverns.com/ (Vern’s) Eating at bars https://rocholidayvillage.com/ (ROC Holiday Village) https://www.barmecca.com/ (Bar Mecca)/https://www.facebook.com/cristallinoice/ (Cristallino Ice) Cooking successes, meal planning and failuresSustainable cooking for health https://food52.com/blog/24111-best-chili-crisp-lao-gan-ma (Chili crisp) Cooking FAIL Spirits experienceshttps://www.parkwaywineandliquor.com/ (Parkway Wine and Liquor) Spirits tasting with Chris Carlsson Organizing The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2020/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-126-bryan-chue-nye-2020/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 126 – Bryan Chue NYE 2020) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jan 2020

59 min 13 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Chris Spinelli from http://rocbrewingco.com (ROC Brewing) came over to the studio to talk about the beginnings of ROC and where it is today , local beer and an overall great conversation. This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. I have been following ROC since their early days and a few of my friends and I were regulars for a couple years during the earlier days of http://phrankly.com (Phrankly). They consistently have a solid selection of beer and diversity enough to keep you interested no matter how frequently you stop in. Please be advised that this interview is a bit dated but the conversation is still valid. Let me know if I need to add any other corrections based on anything that is time sensitive. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2019/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-125-roc-brewing/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 125 – ROC Brewing) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Aug 2019

1 hr 2 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://twitter.com/ChronsOfNon (Chris Thompson) from http://www.chroniclesofnonsense.com/ (Chronicles of Nonsense) and https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/author/chris-thompson (his writings in the City Newspaper) came over to the studio to talk about his writings around black owned restaurants in Rochester and all about his path.  This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. I have been following Chris online and on his appearances on https://www.wxxinews.org/programs/connections (Connections with Evan Dawson) for a while and was thrilled to have him live in the studio. As is somewhat typical, I hadn’t met him in person before he showed up and I was very happy with how the whole interview went. It’s always great when your expectations are met with people you love listening to. This was recorded around February and Black History Month but everything we covered is still is applicable now. Chris has spent a lot of effort highlighting Black owned restaurants around Rochester and you should definitely head out to check out somewhere new to you this weekend.  If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2019/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-124-chris-thompson/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 124 – Chris Thompson) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jun 2019

1 hr 4 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Ryan Pierson and Ben Tolhurst from the https://thegoodfoodcollective.com/ (Good Food Collective)/https://www.headwaterfoodhub.com/ (Headwater Food Hub) came over to the studio talk about their custom share options and the current state and future of the Hub. My fellow http://phrankly.com (Phrankly) co-founder Brandon Vulaj joined as well to discuss local food sourcing and our experiences with the Custom Share.  This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. It was great to catch up with Ryan and learn about custom shares where you can get a CSA like offering while still choosing your own items. I’ve been using the shares for a while now and it’s a flexible option that has worked well for us so far. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2019/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-123-good-food-collective/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 123 – Good Food Collective) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Apr 2019

1 hr 5 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Chris Clemens from https://exploringupstate.com/ (Exploring Upstate )came over to the studio to talk about our recent road trip from Rochester to Lewiston taking (mostly) Route 31 on the way. Chris wrote a https://exploringupstate.com/a-route-31-ramble-rochester-to-lewiston/ (great accompanying recap) on his website that you should check out! He did a much better job than I would covering all of our stops and I highly recommend heading over to take a look. This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. I made a list of all the places we went on our trip below but for written details you have to check out https://exploringupstate.com/a-route-31-ramble-rochester-to-lewiston/ (Chris’ post)! https://www.yelp.com/biz/lorenzos-mexican-products-albion (Lorenzo’s Mexican Products (Albion)) Culvert (Culvert Rd) https://www.shirtfactorymedina.com/ (Shirt Factory Café (Medina)) http://www.litenbuffel.com/ (Liten Buffel (Middleport)) https://www.tedshotdogs.com/ (Ted’s Hot Dogs (Lockport)) https://www.artpark.net/ (Artpark (Lewiston)) http://www.brickyardpub.com/ (Brickyard BBQ (Lewiston)) http://www.thegriffonpub.com/ (Griffon House (Lewiston)) If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2019/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-122-route-31-road-trip/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 122 – Route 31 Road Trip) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jan 2019

1 hr 4 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://www.instagram.com/magnusapollo/ (Magnus Apollo) (John Magnus Champlin) came over to the studio to talk about his work on the radio, his path and we also talked movies toward the end. My friend https://twitter.com/chue_on_this (Bryan Chue) and my wife https://crazdude.com/ (Carrie Lindstrom )also chimed in! Happy New Year! Make sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast app or platform and leave a review if you can. This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. Magnus is someone I love running across as I go to events all around Rochester. He is one of those people that engages with Rochester and is putting his mark on the city and all the people he interacts with. What impresses me most is the time he takes to talk to everyone and try to learn something about them or a new topic. A true Renaissance man and one I was happy to have over on the show. Hoping to make a visit back to his https://www.facebook.com/mindofmagnusradio/ (Mind of Magnus) radio show on http://www.rochesterfreeradio.com/ (Rochester Free Radio 106.3 FM) soon! If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2019/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-121-magnus/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 121 – Magnus) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jan 2019

1 hr 28 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, I recorded my second conversation with Chef Jeffory McLean who is a regular guest on the podcast and a man with knives who travels to wherever he is needed. Happy Holidays to all of the listeners to the podcast and we’ve got some great episodes recorded for the next few weeks as well as interviews scheduled I’m very excited about. Make sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast app or platform and leave a review if you can! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. In this episode we talked about how his culinary concierge work, his help with my cooking at Joe Bean, local food and some pitfalls to avoid in your holiday cooking efforts. It’s always great to have Cheffory over to bounce around different topics and it lets me not have to plan too much! If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-120-cheffory-for-the-holidays/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 120 – Cheffory for the Holidays) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Dec 2018

1 hr 14 min

Picture from Brian Jackson on FB On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, I recorded my second conversation with Donny Clutterbuck from http://curebar.net/ (Cure) and his updated http://www.donnyclutterbuck.com/pour-cost/ (Pour Cost app). Thanks for everyone’s patience with the delay since the last episode. In between, Food About Town won Best Podcast in the https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/best-of-rochester-2018/Content?oid=8485750 (City Newspaper Best of Poll) for the 3rd year in a row! Thanks to everyone who continues to listen and supports what we’re trying to do here on the podcast. More great interviews, discussions and new topics to come. This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. Picture from DonnyClutterbuck.com In this episode we talked about the current state of Cure, random topics galore, some of the items Donny has been working on and then dove into some more personal items. We covered his choice to go sober, what brought that on and where he sees that going. I’m really glad he choose to share his feelings on it with me and he continues to be someone I respect in his openness and honesty. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-119-donny-clutterbuck/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 119 – Donny Clutterbuck) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Nov 2018

1 hr 15 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, I talked to Will Cleveland from the https://www.democratandchronicle.com/ (Democrat and Chronicle) to talk about what has been going on in the local beer scene. Today is the last day to vote in the https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/vote-now-best-of-rochester-2017-final-ballot/Content?oid=8038561 (City Newspaper Best of Poll for 2018) so please go and vote for Food About Town for best podcast before 5pm! Thanks for listening! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. It was great to have Will over to break down what has been going on in the local beer scene over the last year or so. We touched on new openings, https://otherhalfbrewing.com/ (Other Half) and https://untappd.com/MortalisBrewingCompany (Mortalis), some of Will’s favorites, the potential of the Rochester area and some recent news about http://www.fairportbrewing.com/ (Fairport Brewing). If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-118-will-cleveland/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 118 – Will Cleveland) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Oct 2018

1 hr 15 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, I talked about my experience cooking for the last three days of the http://www.joebeanroasters.com/ (Joe Bean) kitchen a little while back with my buddy Bryan Chue from Boston. Thanks for listening! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. It was an honor and a privilege to be involved in the last few days of Joe Bean the way it was and I learned a lot from the cooking experience. It was my first time cooking in a commercial kitchen and I hope to get the chance to try it out again in the future. I ended up making some Mexican-Asian cross over tacos with 3 different sauces and a miso tinged corn salad. Sure not everything was perfect but I’m proud of my efforts and it turned out to be a successful first go around. Cheers to the whole Joe Bean crew and I can’t wait to see the next step in the Joe Bean adventure! If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-117-cooking-at-joe-bean/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 117 – Cooking at Joe Bean) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Sep 2018

1 hr 3 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Joe McBane from https://www.tapandmallet.com/ (Tap and Mallet) came over to the studio to talk local beer, http://rochesterrealbeer.com/ (Rochester Real Beer Week) and the Expo, his path in Rochester and trends in the industry. Thanks for listening! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. It was fantastic spending an evening chatting beer with Joe. I hadn’t had the opportunity to have a ton of conversations and this was a good chance to get to know him better and learn about some of his perspectives on running a good pub (clean glassware!), his tastes in beer (time to explore Belgians I suppose) and his thoughts on our local scene. Now I very much want to drop by https://twitter.com/mortalisbrewing?lang=en (Mortalis) to check them out and I’m always happy to talk about the work that http://fifthframe.co/ (Fifth Frame) has been doing out there! Tap and Mallet is the quintessential beer bar in Rochester and if you haven’t already made a trip out there I highly recommend checking it out and grabbing a pint (or two). If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-116-joe-mcbane/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 116 – Joe McBane) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Sep 2018

1 hr 21 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Paul Guglielmo from http://www.guglielmosauce.com/ (Guglielmo Sauce), the https://radio951.iheart.com/featured/brother-wease/ (Brother Wease Show) and part of the tag team champions of https://iwfprowrestling.weebly.com/ (IWF out of Brockport) came over to the studio to talk sauce, radio and wrestling! The https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/vote-now-best-of-rochester-2018-primary-ballot/Content?oid=7676439 (Rochester City Newspaper Best of Poll for 2018) is now open! Head over to their website and answer the poll for all of your favorites including Food About Town for best podcast. Let’s get out the vote and get us on the ballot for the 3rd year in a row. Thanks for listening and see you out there! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. It was great to have Paul back on the podcast after a few years. I have made some guest appearances on Paul’s Food and Wine Show on WHAM 1180 but it had been a hot minute since he came by the F.A.T. Studio. We caught up on how Guglielmo Sauce was doing nowadays, took plenty of tangents talking about whiskey, podcasting and his radio shows an covered our renewed love of wrestling of all kinds. Having a professional in studio is always a pleasure and I’m excited to do this more often. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-115-paul-guglielmo/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 115 – Paul Guglielmo) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Sep 2018

1 hr 19 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, John Cannon from https://www.glenedithcoffee.com/ (Glen Edith Coffee Roasters) and every band came over to the studio to talk about his work as their wholesale manager, coffee in general and lots of random topics along the way including music. The https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/vote-now-best-of-rochester-2018-primary-ballot/Content?oid=7676439 (Rochester City Newspaper Best of Poll for 2018) is now open! Head over to their website and answer the poll for all of your favorites including Food About Town for best podcast. Let’s get out the vote and get us on the ballot for the 3rd year in a row. Thanks for listening and see you out there! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. John is another one of those people that I always enjoy talking to and this hour absolutely flew by. In doing the final editing of the podcast, I grabbed a song from John’s album under the Brotherless name and really enjoyed the songs I listened to. Well worth taking a look at his music on Bandcamp under https://brotherless.bandcamp.com/ (Brotherless) or https://athleticsmusic.bandcamp.com/ (Athletics.) This certainly won’t be the last time you hear from John on the podcast so let him know if you enjoyed this episode! If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-114-john-cannon/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 114 – John Cannon) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Aug 2018

1 hr 5 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Chef Jeffory McLean (Cheffory!) came over to the studio to talk about his work over at https://www.nykitchen.com/ (NY Kitchen) (formerly New York Wine and Culinary Center) teaching, his culinary concierge company https://www.facebook.com/FLXFoodies/ (FLX Foodies) and noodling around about food. Thanks for listening and see you out there! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. It was great to hang with Cheffory and chat about food and the world in general. I was intrigued about his venture into working as a culinary concierge/private chef and the kinds of interactions he has out in people’s homes. We also dove into his time working in radio and nerded out about terrible radio names and why he left the industry. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-113-jeffory-mclean/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 113 – Jeffory McLean) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Aug 2018

1 hr 10 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, my good friend https://twitter.com/cpclemens (Chris Clemens) from https://exploringupstate.com/ (Exploring Upstate) joined me to talk about some coffee related news in Rochester and hit on the coffee scene in general. We also covered some of Chris’ recent travels around Rochester and the Finger Lakes and bounced around talking about some cool food events. Thanks for listening and see you out there! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. Of course the big news this week was the big changes happening over at http://www.joebeanroasters.com/ (Joe Bean) and Chris and I gave our thoughts about it. I have spent a ton of hours hanging out at the bar there and did a podcast not that long ago covering the history of the company up until that point. Some of the other topics we covered: https://foxrunvineyards.com/events-garlicfestival.asp (The Glorious Garlic Fest at Fox Run Vineyards) https://exploringupstate.com/revisiting-wat-pa-lao-buddhadham-in-henrietta/ (Revisiting Wat Pa Lao Buddhadham in Henrietta) https://exploringupstate.com/give-poughkeepsie-a-chance/ (Give Poughkeepsie a Chance) If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-112-chris-clemens/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 112 – Chris Clemens) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Aug 2018

1 hr 6 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, my wife https://crazdude.com/ (Carrie Lindstrom) and my friend https://twitter.com/chue_on_this (Bryan Chue) joined me to talk about my experience at https://www.anthrocon.org/ (Anthrocon) and food while traveling and on the road in general. This was my first time at a furry convention and it just so happened to be one of the largest in the US to help Carrie sell her artwork. Thanks for listening and see you out there! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. It was a very interesting weekend hanging around while people in mascot costumes paraded around the convention center and I learned a lot about the community and was able to meet a lot of customers that Carrie has been working with for years. Of course I got the chance to eat at a few places in Pittsburgh including: http://www.meatandpotatoespgh.com/ (Meat and Potatoes) (snack and cocktails) https://www.eat-gaucho.com/ (Gaucho Parrilla Argentina) (takeout to avoid the lines) http://www.thecommonerpgh.com/ (The Commoner) (breakfast) http://www.pennsociety.com/ (Penn Society) (cocktails) http://www.condadotacos.com/ (Condado Tacos) (tacos!) http://www.nickysthaikitchen.com/ (Nicky’s Thai) (Thai) We also talked through how we eat on trips especially surrounding when we’re on the road and keep ourselves on an even keel. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-111-anthrocon-and-travel-food/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 111 – Anthrocon and Travel Food) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jul 2018

1 hr 2 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, I took the portable rig over to http://sapori-rochester.com/ (Sapori Cafe) to talk with Vinnie Paulino from the http://carlsoncast.podomatic.net/ (Comedy at the Carlson Cast) and Chef Joe from Sapori about the Vinnie Paulino Panini! Who wouldn’t want a panini with cup and char pepperoni pizza as bread? We talked comedy, broke down the mammoth (and delicious) sandwich and learned about how Chef Joe opened Sapori. Thanks for listening and see you out there! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. Vinnie is a staple on the Rochester comedy scene, the host of the Comedy at the Carlson Cast and my rival in the Best Of Rochester Podcast wars. You can see him regularly on stage at Comedy at the Carlson and every week interviewing the headliners coming through the club on the podcast. He gets fantastic guests and, being a comedy nerd, I am eternally jealous with the people he gets to talk to. It was great to learn about Chef Joe’s family history in the Rochester area and his experiences in catering and private cheffing. I’ve enjoyed his food at events around town and now having experienced the Vinnie Paulino Panini special I am excited to make another stop in for some comforting eats. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-110-vinny-paulino-and-sapori/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 110 – Vinnie Paulino and Sapori) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jul 2018

1 hr 11 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://www.instagram.com/ktjoebean/ (Kathy Turiano), https://www.instagram.com/denitchka/ (Dena Jones) and https://www.instagram.com/coffeecoffeeben/ (Ben Turiano) from http://www.joebeanroasters.com/ (Joe Bean Coffee Roasters)  came over to the studio to talk through the history of Rochester’s first specialty coffee shop and where they are today. This was a long time coming as I have been a regular customer for just about as long as they have been over on University Ave and it was great to get to record their story from the beginning with three of the owners all at the same time. Thanks to Kathy, Dena and Ben for taking the time to document their journey. Thanks for listening and see you out there! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. Personally, this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and I’m glad I finally got to make it happen. This is areal story about pivoting a small business and a dedication to building a business based on quality. Follow their accounts for https://www.instagram.com/joebeanroasters/ (Joe Bean Roasters) and specifically for thehttps://www.instagram.com/bar_kitchen_at_joebean/?hl=en ( Bar and Kitchen) to keep up on all the happenings! If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-109-joe-bean-history/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 109 – Joe Bean History) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jul 2018

1 hr 16 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, https://www.instagram.com/the_rogue_barista/ (Sapphire Courchaine) and https://www.instagram.com/5ate5/ (Adam Pastecki) from https://localsonly311.com/ (Locals Only) came over to the studio to talk through their new place over on Alexander Street near East Ave. This was recorded while the build out was still in process and we talked through what to expect when it comes to coffee, food and drink. Locals Only is now in soft open so stop over at the old Pita Pit location to see what they are all about! Thanks for listening and see you out there! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. We had a very enjoyable conversation despite the fact that it was early in the morning! Sapphire and I had met many times before but sitting down for a full talk was highly entertaining and I can’t wait to stop over and check in with how Locals Only looks in person. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.)Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-108-locals-only/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 108 – Locals Only) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jun 2018

1 hr 2 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Seth Olney from https://theolneyplace.com/ (The Olney Place) came over to the studio to talk all about his establishment on the east side of Keuka Lake including some of the controversy surrounding his tap room. Seth’s place is an oasis for people spending time on Keuka and if you’re heading in that direction you definitely need to stop in to grab some beer, food and supplies. Thanks for listening and see you out there! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. We talked through what The Olney Place is, was and how Seth got into the general store game. Seth is an interesting interview and someone I’d be happy to talk beer with anytime especially with all the places he has gone out to and visited. His beer nerdery was contagious and I can’t wait to get out more this summer. We did spend most of the second half of the podcast talking about the legal issues surrounding The Olney Place over the last few years including repealing prohibition, licenses and so much more. Seth is waiting for an appeals decision soon so keep looking out for that outcome when it finally drops. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.)Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-107-the-olney-place/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 107 – The Olney Place) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jun 2018

1 hr 2 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, the renamed F.A.T. Singles is back with a podcast recorded with my friend https://twitter.com/chue_on_this (Bryan Chue) remotely talking about delivery meal kits and home cooking in general. Fun conversation! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher) if that suits you better! Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-106-f-a-t-singles-meal-kits-and-home-cooking/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 106 – F.A.T. Singles – Meal Kits and Home Cooking) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jun 2018

52 min 58 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, I broke down the http://www.rochesterrealbeer.com/ (Rochester Real Beer Week) for 2018 including many of the http://www.rochesterrealbeer.com/week/2018/ (events all around town) and took some time to work through the http://www.rochesterrealbeer.com/expo/2018/ (Expo). If you haven’t bought tickets for the Expo yet, grab your tickets direct from their https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rochester-real-beer-expo-2018-tickets-41494843193 (EventBrite) page.  Thanks for listening and see you out there! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. Joe McBane does an amazing job putting on the Beer Week every year and his work curating the Expo is unparalleled. Make sure to thank him for his efforts and stop by the http://www.tapandmallet.com/ (Tap and Mallet) once the insanity of Beer Week is over! Thanks to Will Cleveland from the Democrat and Chronicle for his breakdowns of the event and the https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/lifestyle/rocflavors/2018/06/01/these-beers-pouring-rochester-real-beer-expo/665275002/ (tap lists) that were used for reference. Check out his articles for more details and a https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/lifestyle/rocflavors/2018/06/06/heres-your-comprehensive-guide-rochester-real-beer-week/665266002/ (comprehensive written guide) for the event and some of his picks for the Expo. This is one of the best events Rochester has to offer and, if you’re a beer fan, you owe it to yourself to check out some of the great events especially the Expo on Saturday. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-105-rochester-real-beer-week/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 105 – Rochester Real Beer Week) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Jun 2018

29 min 6 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, the renamed F.A.T. Singles is back with a mini podcast recorded with my friend https://twitter.com/chue_on_this (Bryan Chue) in Boston, MA after a whirlwind weekend of food exploration. If you want to visit Boston and need food and drink advice, reach out to Bryan or I and I’m sure we can point you to some fantastic places to check out! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. For reference, here is the list of the places that my Bryan and I went to in Boston: https://www.blossombarbrookline.com/ (Blossom Bar) http://www.audubonboston.com/site/ (Audobon Bar) http://heilamoon.com/ (Hei La Moon) (Dim Sum) http://www.gracenotecoffee.com/ (Gracenote Coffee) https://www.broadsheetcoffee.com/ (Broadsheet Coffee) https://springdalebeer.com/ (Springdale (Jack’s Abbey)) http://www.littledonkeybos.com/ (Little Donkey) http://www.exodusbagels.com/ (Exodus Bagels) https://www.yelp.com/biz/7-pond-coffee-bar-jamaica-plain (7 Pond Coffee) If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher) if that suits you better! Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-104-f-a-t-singles-boston/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 104 – F.A.T. Singles – Boston) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

May 2018

31 min 2 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Barry Fischer from http://www.swanmarket.com/ (Swan Market) came over to the studio to talk all things German sausage, his methods, tradition, and how he came to owning a classic Rochester establishment. Thanks for listening! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. I’ve been a fan of Swan Market for a long time and it was nice to learn more about Barry and what make Swan Market special. Make sure to stop over and check out the amazing sausages and German products or find them at festivals all over Rochester. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-103-swan-market/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 103 – Swan Market) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

May 2018

53 min 50 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Jon Swan from many places in Rochester including the new https://www.swandiveroc.com/ (Swan Dive) on Alexander Street came over to the studio to talk about the 5th year of the http://rochestercocktailrevival.com/ (Rochester Cocktail Revival) going on this week all over town! The Swan Family’s establishments have over a dozen events so there is no excuse to go check out some of them. I’m a big fan of the RCR and I would highly recommend going to their website and finding some events that fascinate you. From pairing dinners to seminars to the big events like the the https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-rochester-cocktail-revival-gala-tickets-44559310096 (Rochester Cocktail Revival Gala on Thursday at ARTISANWorks), the https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirit-tasting-spectacular-tickets-44555739416?aff=aff0eventful (Spirit Tasting Spectacular) on Saturday at the Metropolitan building, and the https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bar-room-battle-royale-tickets-44555639116 (Bar Room Battle Royale at Radio Social) on Sunday night there is something for everyone! I delayed my interview with Barry Fischer from Swan Market until next week so we could bring you this RCR preview. Thanks for listening! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. I enjoyed sitting down with Jon and talking through some of the big events of the Rochester Cocktail Revival this year. We also spent some time talking through his timeline in the Rochester restaurant scene and his path toward being a significant part of the Park Ave and Alexander Street neighborhoods. Jon’s places include: http://www.doradoparkave.com/ (Dorado) https://www.thedailyrefresher.com/ (The Daily Refresher) https://www.oxandstone.com/ (Ox and Stone) https://www.swandiveroc.com/ (Swan Dive) Thanks to Jon for coming by and you should check out all of his places around Rochester and go enjoy everything the RCR has to offer! If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-102-jon-swan-and-rochester-cocktail-revival-2018/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 102 – Jon Swan and Rochester Cocktail Revival 2018) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

May 2018

1 hr 10 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Derrick DePorter from https://unterbiergarten.com/ (Unter Biergarten) came over to the studio to talk about opening his own restaurant and his path working through the Rochester dining scene. Two episodes will be out next week. A random topic episode featuring some talk on the Boston food and drink scene and my talk with Swan Market which ties into what we talked about with Derrick. Thanks for listening! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. It was great to meet Derrick in person for the first time and his path through dining in Rochester was sit down for an extended with Linh and talk about how she got started in food writing and how she built her audience here. We talked through our differences and similarities in talking about food and how the Rochester food scene has changed since she started. Thanks to Derrick for coming by and you should check out Unter Biergarten for your creative German fare needs! If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher.) Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-101-derrick-deporter/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 101- Derrick DePorter) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Apr 2018

1 hr

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Linh Phillips came over to the studio to talk about her work on http://sirrochasays.com/ (Sir Rocha Says) and being a https://twitter.com/sirrochasays (local personality). This is Episode 100 of the Food About Town podcast! I appreciate all of the support over the last few years. The first episode came out in 2013 and although I’ve had some fits and starts along the way, I haven’t lost my enthusiasm for interviewing and long form discussions. 2018 has brought more guests than ever before and I’m excited to keep on bringing the best of Rochester food talk to you. Thanks for listening! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. It was great to sit down for an extended with Linh and talk about how she got started in food writing and how she built her audience here. We talked through our differences and similarities in talking about food and how the Rochester food scene has changed since she started. Thanks to Linh for coming  by and it certainly won’t take 3 years to get her over for our next conversation. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher) if that suits you better! Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-100-sir-rocha-says/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 100- Sir Rocha Says) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Apr 2018

1 hr 6 min

Apparently I accidentally didn’t post this second part of my podcast with Mark Cupolo last week so here it is now! ————————– On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Mark Cupolo from https://www.roccorochester.com/ (Rocco) (or Osteria Rocco) on Monroe Ave came over to the studio to talk about his journey in the restaurant business. In Part Two,  we stared talking about pizza, traveling and eating at restaurants, the tipped wage credit and more. If you missed http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-97-mark-cupolo-part-1/ (Part One), go download it now! This is the eleventh episode of my goal to release a new episode every week of 2018. Not quite up to the episode every week level right now but I’m going to catch up again and make this happen! Please let people know about the podcast and I’ll keep churning out new episodes! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher) if that suits you better! Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-98-mark-cupolo-part-2/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 98 – Mark Cupolo Part 2) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Apr 2018

48 min 7 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, I took a solo journey to talk about a few topics that have been going through my head recently. I touched on an https://exploringupstate.com/ithaca-is-foodies-tour/ (Ithaca food tour) I went on with a group of Rochester food people, going to the movies on Moviepass and my thoughts on the Shape of Water and The Strangers series, and music from my childhood. This is the twelfth episode of my goal to release a new episode every week of 2018. Not quite up to the episode every week level right now but I’m going to catch up again and make this happen! Please let people know about the podcast and I’ll keep churning out new episodes! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. For reference, here is the list of the places that we went on our https://www.ithacaisfoodies.com/ (Ithaca is Foodies) tour last weekend: https://moosewoodcooks.com/ (Moosewood Restaurant) http://www.lunastreetfood.com/ (Luna Inspired Street Food) https://coltivareithaca.com/ (Coltivare) https://www.hawiithaca.com/ (Hawi Ethiopian) https://facebook.com/TenForwardCafe/ (Ten Forward Cafe) If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher) if that suits you better! Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-99-ithaca-movies-and-music/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 99 – Ithaca, Movies and Music) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Apr 2018

38 min 10 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Mark Cupolo from https://www.roccorochester.com/ (Rocco) (or Osteria Rocco) on Monroe Ave came over to the studio to talk about his journey in the restaurant business. In Part One we did a deep dive into places he has worked, some Rochester restaurant history and his time at the beginnings of the New American food movement. Part Two of my interview with Mark will be out tomorrow! This is the tenth episode of my goal to release a new episode every week of 2018. Not quite up to the episode every week level right now but I’m going to catch up again and make this happen! Please let people know about the podcast and I’ll keep churning out new episodes! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher) if that suits you better! Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-97-mark-cupolo-part-1/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 97 – Mark Cupolo Part 1) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Mar 2018

1 hr 2 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Vince Press from the Democrat and Chronicle and Rochester Magazine came back to the studio to talk about his articles about https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/rochester-magazine/2018/01/26/taste-test-pho-soup-5-rochester-restaurants/1037971001/ (Pho all around Rochester) and https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/rochester-magazine/2018/01/26/taste-test-pho-soup-5-rochester-restaurants/1037971001/ (where people in the restaurant business hang out when they aren’t working). This is the ninth episode of my goal to release a new episode every week of 2018. I decided to issue the double episode next week with a two part interview with Mark Cupolo from Rocco. Mark was featured heavily in the article Vince wrote about where people in the restaurant biz hang out so go check it out for yourself! Please let people know about the podcast and I’ll keep churning out new episodes every week! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. Before we dove heavy into food, we discussed Vincent time in radio and working with Brother Wease. He told a couple cool stories and I’d love to have him back in to do more of a radio deep dive than we ended up doing here. We talked about a lot of places on this episode and I have at least a partial list of them below for reference: Saigon Pho Blue Taro Lemon Grass Nam Vang Flavors of Asia The Wok SEA Restaurant Atlas Eats Rocco Cedar If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher) if that suits you better! Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-96-vince-press/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 96 – Vince Press) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Mar 2018

1 hr 8 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, Petra Page-Mann from https://www.fruitionseeds.com/ (Fruition Seeds) came over to the studio to talk about some of the amazing work Fruition is doing out in Naples to develop and maintain the seeds that make food work in our area. I took a trip out during the summer to check out the farm and recently had Petra up to Rochester to hang out and record a wide ranging podcast. This is the eighth episode of my goal to release a new episode every week of 2018. I did miss last week but I’ll be doubling up next week to make up for it. Have some great episodes coming up! Please let people know about the podcast and I’ll keep churning out new episodes every week! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. Some exciting national news involving one of the partners in Fruition Seeds came out this week. https://www.row7seeds.com/ (Row 7 Seeds) popped on the scene featuring a collaboration between James Beard award winning chef Dan Barber from Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barn, Michael Mazourek an associate Professor from Cornell and Matthew Goldfarb from Fruition. Their most notable creation so far is a new squash called a Honeynut that optimizes the flavor of a Butternut squash. Keep an eye on what they’re creating over there. This could be a huge movement when it comes to growing flavorful vegetables right here in Upstate NY. Also keep an eye on the new garden club Petra is starting called Flourish. If you need help learning how to make the seeds work for you. Take a look at their intro video and see if it is for you! If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher) if that suits you better! Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-95-fruition-seeds/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 95 – Fruition Seeds) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Mar 2018

59 min 13 sec

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, http://writwilcox.com/ (Adam Wilcox) from the https://www.democratandchronicle.com/ (Democrat and Chronicle’s) Cheap Eats column came over to the studio to talk about some of the dishes that make Rochester’s scene special, his upcoming NA Podcast and we touched on some music as well. This is Part 2 of our talk and if you didn’t already listen to Part 1 go back now and grab it. We’ll be here waiting for you! This is the seventh episode of my goal to release a new episode every week of 2018. Please let people know about the podcast and I’ll keep churning out new episodes every week! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher) if that suits you better! Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-94-adam-wilcox-part-2/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 94 – Adam Wilcox Part 2) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Feb 2018

1 hr 1 min

On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, http://writwilcox.com/ (Adam Wilcox) from the https://www.democratandchronicle.com/ (Democrat and Chronicle’s) Cheap Eats column came over to the studio to talk about his path into writing and his extensive time covering the food scene in Rochester. This is Part 1 of our talk and Part 2 will be out next week for your listening enjoyment! This is the sixth episode of my goal to release a new episode every week of 2018. Keeping up so far although this one is a couple days later than originally expected. Please let people know about the podcast and I’ll keep churning out new episodes every week! This episode is brought to you by http://www.phrankly.com (Phrankly). Phrankly is working to make sourcing and distribution for restaurants, farms and specialty goods more transparent and change the way people find their food. If you enjoyed this episode please share this on social media or leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. You can now also check it out on http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167047&refid=stpr (Stitcher) if that suits you better! Thanks! The post http://www.foodabouttown.com/2018/interviews/f-a-t-podcast-episode-93-adam-wilcox-part-1/ (F.A.T. Podcast Episode 93 – Adam Wilcox Part 1) first appeared on http://www.foodabouttown.com (Food About Town).

Feb 2018

1 hr 3 min