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Callie Speer Talks About Financing a Restaurant, Sobriety, and Why Tuesday Sucks

Life comes at you quickly, as Callie Speer well knows. She'd long dreamed of opening her own restaurant, but was in an uphill struggle to get her life in order. Then came the shock and opportunity of a lifetime. Within a couple of weeks of leaving rehab, a space became available in downtown Austin, and she was able to put together a business plan and find the funds to open Holy Roller—an always-bouncing, all-day spot that just happens to be primarily run by women. Speer shared an intimate look at her journey to sobriety, how she and her staff support one another's wellbeing, and why it's OK if some days are better than others.

60 MIN4 days ago
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Callie Speer Talks About Financing a Restaurant, Sobriety, and Why Tuesday Sucks

Philip Speer Talks About Recovery, Notoriety, and Accountability

There are a few reasons why you might know Philip Speer's name. It could be that you're familiar with his long career in Austin restaurants, or the Comedor Run Club that he co-founded to keep the city's industry in balance. It might also be from the national news stories when he landed in jail after a fourth DWI. But he knows he has to talk about all of it—especially the uncomfortable parts—for the good of the industry and for his own wellbeing. Speer opened up about the daily work that goes into sobriety, how to have these difficult conversations with peers and loved ones, and why it's so important for him to give back.

60 MIN4 days ago
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Philip Speer Talks About Recovery, Notoriety, and Accountability

Akhtar Nawab Talks About Unhealthy Stress, Smart Partnerships, and Present Parenting

Akhtar Nawab forged his reputation in the crucible of Gramercy Tavern and Craft in the company of Tom Colicchio, David Chang, Damon Wise, Karen DeMasco, Marco Canora, and other innovators who have shaped America's restaurant culture. When he left to open a place of his own at 28, he felt like he was ready. Hindsight is a powerful thing, and a decade after Elettaria's closure, Nawab has some powerful perspective on just how unprepared he was at the time, what he's learned as a businessperson, chef, father, and human being, and how he's applying that knowledge to his new restaurants, food hall projects, and relationships.

69 MIN1 weeks ago
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Akhtar Nawab Talks About Unhealthy Stress, Smart Partnerships, and Present Parenting

Steven Satterfield Talks About Cancer Recovery, Hiring Smartly, and the Power of Peaches

Not so long ago, it was in vogue to say that chefs are the new rock stars, but Steven Satterfield played that in reverse. The chef and co-owner of Miller Union released four records and toured the world with his band Seely before making the switch to full time restaurant life. Since then, he's won a James Beard Award, written a much-beloved vegetable-forward cookbook, gone through cancer treatment, and become a truly thoughtful leader in the kitchen and the community. Satterfield shared what he's learned about hiring smartly, setting healthy boundaries, and the healing power of produce.

70 MIN2 weeks ago
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Steven Satterfield Talks About Cancer Recovery, Hiring Smartly, and the Power of Peaches

Melissa Rodriguez Talks About Taking Charge, Speaking Up, and Working Out

When news broke that executive chef Melissa Rodriguez was becoming a partner at the much-lauded Del Posto in the wake of Mario Batali's divestment, a cheer went up from folks in the know. Rodriguez has quietly, consistently, meticulously honed her craft in some of the most prestigious kitchens in the country, and earned the respect of her peers and colleagues. She's never sought the spotlight, but she's having to find her comfort zone when it comes to speaking up. She opened up about her journey through the restaurant world, becoming a boss, and how she tries to find balance.

66 MIN3 weeks ago
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Melissa Rodriguez Talks About Taking Charge, Speaking Up, and Working Out

Chintan Pandya Talks About Nostalgia, Art, and Super-Cool Tech Toy

When Chintan Pandya and his business partner Roni Mazumdar opened Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City a year ago today, they knew they wanted to do something vastly different than their modern Indian outpost in the West Village. They couldn't have known that their homage to Indian home cooks would earn then every accolade in sight, including being selected as a Food & Wine Best New Restaurant, but neither of them is the sort to sit still and be content for very long. Pandya opened up about his journey from Ahmedabad to New York City, what goes into a successful partnership, and the cutting-edge VR tech he's using to bring art to the table.

77 MINSEP 12
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Chintan Pandya Talks About Nostalgia, Art, and Super-Cool Tech Toy

Antoni Porowski Talks About ADHD, Surviving the Spotlight, and Proper Mac 'N' Cheese

When a friend told Antoni Porowski that a reboot of Queer Eye was in the works, he was instantly terrorstruck. He'd been working as an actor for a long time, as well as in restaurants and as an assistant to the original cast's food expert Ted Allen, so on paper, this seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime. But in reality, he was terrified of stepping into the spotlight and sharing the two things that were most intimate to him: food and his sexuality. Porowski sat down for a deeply personal conversation about life in the public eye, being an immigrant kid, what drove him to write his new cookbook Antoni in the Kitchen, and how he manages his anxiety on the road. https://amzn.to/2ktumPM

61 MINSEP 5
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Antoni Porowski Talks About ADHD, Surviving the Spotlight, and Proper Mac 'N' Cheese

Nina Compton Talks About Finding Home, Standing Up for What's Right, and Winding Down

Fate brought Nina Compton to New Orleans, and a smart business head and dedicated community kept her there. After a stellar turn on Top Chef, the St. Lucia-born, Miami-based chef had her pick of offers all over the country, but something about the Big Easy drew her back. Since opening the lauded Compere Lapin in the Old 77 Hotel and Bywater American Bistro in the eponymous NOLA neighborhood, Compton's cuisine, along with her husband Larry Miller's front-of-house hospitality has drawn together a local community of chefs and food fanatics in a deeply warm and meaningful way. Compton—who was sworn in as a United States citizen just this week—opened up about how she found her way home, and why she's unafraid to put her business at risk to do what's right. Follow Nina: @ninacompton www.comperelapin.com www.bywateramericanbistro.com

57 MINAUG 30
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Nina Compton Talks About Finding Home, Standing Up for What's Right, and Winding Down

Ming Tsai Talks About Food Allergies, CBD, and Why Having Fun Matters

Even before Ming Tsai's oldest son was born with life-threatening food allergies, the chef and TV host was already on a mission to make his restaurants safer and more hospitable to diners who face these issues. He's determined to make that system (and mindset) universal, and along the way, has developed a deep understanding of the role that food plays in our overall health. Tsai opened up about his family's journey through his wife's cancer diagnosis, his own health regime, and why it's important to seek out joy.

64 MINAUG 23
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Ming Tsai Talks About Food Allergies, CBD, and Why Having Fun Matters

Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano Talk About Developing Trust and Reckoning with History

When Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano sat down for this conversation, they had no idea that their restaurant, The Grey in Savannah, Georgia, was about to make Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure's list of the world's best restaurants. To anyone who's dined in the converted, formerly segregated Greyhound bus station, that news may be a thrill, but not a shock. Bailey, a recent James Beard award winner, has come into her own, cooking food that encompasses her own family's Southern history, melded with the disparate and complicated influences of the region, her French training, and her time in New York City cooking at restaurants like Gabrielle Hamilton's legendary Prune. Together with business partner Morisano, Bailey reckons with the building and city's painful past, and builds a more inclusive future, plate by plate. Read more about World's Best Restaurants 2019: https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/restaurants/worlds-best-restaurants Pre-order their book: https://www.amazon.com/Black-White-Grey-Unexpected-Friendship/dp/1984856200/ref=as_li_ss_tl?creativeASIN=1984856200&imprToken=Fxqxc5KFxa8rBAD1EMOTpQ&slotNum=0&ie=UTF8&linkCode=w61&tag=fwpodcastgreyrestaurant0819-20&linkId=ad1dc56c560d921aec43a25f66ed151c&language=en_US Follow: @thegreysavannah @thegreymkt @mashamabailey @johnomorisano Visit the Restaurant: http://www.thegreyrestaurant.com

67 MINAUG 20
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Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano Talk About Developing Trust and Reckoning with History

Latest Episodes

Callie Speer Talks About Financing a Restaurant, Sobriety, and Why Tuesday Sucks

Life comes at you quickly, as Callie Speer well knows. She'd long dreamed of opening her own restaurant, but was in an uphill struggle to get her life in order. Then came the shock and opportunity of a lifetime. Within a couple of weeks of leaving rehab, a space became available in downtown Austin, and she was able to put together a business plan and find the funds to open Holy Roller—an always-bouncing, all-day spot that just happens to be primarily run by women. Speer shared an intimate look at her journey to sobriety, how she and her staff support one another's wellbeing, and why it's OK if some days are better than others.

60 MIN4 days ago
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Callie Speer Talks About Financing a Restaurant, Sobriety, and Why Tuesday Sucks

Philip Speer Talks About Recovery, Notoriety, and Accountability

There are a few reasons why you might know Philip Speer's name. It could be that you're familiar with his long career in Austin restaurants, or the Comedor Run Club that he co-founded to keep the city's industry in balance. It might also be from the national news stories when he landed in jail after a fourth DWI. But he knows he has to talk about all of it—especially the uncomfortable parts—for the good of the industry and for his own wellbeing. Speer opened up about the daily work that goes into sobriety, how to have these difficult conversations with peers and loved ones, and why it's so important for him to give back.

60 MIN4 days ago
Comments
Philip Speer Talks About Recovery, Notoriety, and Accountability

Akhtar Nawab Talks About Unhealthy Stress, Smart Partnerships, and Present Parenting

Akhtar Nawab forged his reputation in the crucible of Gramercy Tavern and Craft in the company of Tom Colicchio, David Chang, Damon Wise, Karen DeMasco, Marco Canora, and other innovators who have shaped America's restaurant culture. When he left to open a place of his own at 28, he felt like he was ready. Hindsight is a powerful thing, and a decade after Elettaria's closure, Nawab has some powerful perspective on just how unprepared he was at the time, what he's learned as a businessperson, chef, father, and human being, and how he's applying that knowledge to his new restaurants, food hall projects, and relationships.

69 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Akhtar Nawab Talks About Unhealthy Stress, Smart Partnerships, and Present Parenting

Steven Satterfield Talks About Cancer Recovery, Hiring Smartly, and the Power of Peaches

Not so long ago, it was in vogue to say that chefs are the new rock stars, but Steven Satterfield played that in reverse. The chef and co-owner of Miller Union released four records and toured the world with his band Seely before making the switch to full time restaurant life. Since then, he's won a James Beard Award, written a much-beloved vegetable-forward cookbook, gone through cancer treatment, and become a truly thoughtful leader in the kitchen and the community. Satterfield shared what he's learned about hiring smartly, setting healthy boundaries, and the healing power of produce.

70 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Steven Satterfield Talks About Cancer Recovery, Hiring Smartly, and the Power of Peaches

Melissa Rodriguez Talks About Taking Charge, Speaking Up, and Working Out

When news broke that executive chef Melissa Rodriguez was becoming a partner at the much-lauded Del Posto in the wake of Mario Batali's divestment, a cheer went up from folks in the know. Rodriguez has quietly, consistently, meticulously honed her craft in some of the most prestigious kitchens in the country, and earned the respect of her peers and colleagues. She's never sought the spotlight, but she's having to find her comfort zone when it comes to speaking up. She opened up about her journey through the restaurant world, becoming a boss, and how she tries to find balance.

66 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Melissa Rodriguez Talks About Taking Charge, Speaking Up, and Working Out

Chintan Pandya Talks About Nostalgia, Art, and Super-Cool Tech Toy

When Chintan Pandya and his business partner Roni Mazumdar opened Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City a year ago today, they knew they wanted to do something vastly different than their modern Indian outpost in the West Village. They couldn't have known that their homage to Indian home cooks would earn then every accolade in sight, including being selected as a Food & Wine Best New Restaurant, but neither of them is the sort to sit still and be content for very long. Pandya opened up about his journey from Ahmedabad to New York City, what goes into a successful partnership, and the cutting-edge VR tech he's using to bring art to the table.

77 MINSEP 12
Comments
Chintan Pandya Talks About Nostalgia, Art, and Super-Cool Tech Toy

Antoni Porowski Talks About ADHD, Surviving the Spotlight, and Proper Mac 'N' Cheese

When a friend told Antoni Porowski that a reboot of Queer Eye was in the works, he was instantly terrorstruck. He'd been working as an actor for a long time, as well as in restaurants and as an assistant to the original cast's food expert Ted Allen, so on paper, this seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime. But in reality, he was terrified of stepping into the spotlight and sharing the two things that were most intimate to him: food and his sexuality. Porowski sat down for a deeply personal conversation about life in the public eye, being an immigrant kid, what drove him to write his new cookbook Antoni in the Kitchen, and how he manages his anxiety on the road. https://amzn.to/2ktumPM

61 MINSEP 5
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Antoni Porowski Talks About ADHD, Surviving the Spotlight, and Proper Mac 'N' Cheese

Nina Compton Talks About Finding Home, Standing Up for What's Right, and Winding Down

Fate brought Nina Compton to New Orleans, and a smart business head and dedicated community kept her there. After a stellar turn on Top Chef, the St. Lucia-born, Miami-based chef had her pick of offers all over the country, but something about the Big Easy drew her back. Since opening the lauded Compere Lapin in the Old 77 Hotel and Bywater American Bistro in the eponymous NOLA neighborhood, Compton's cuisine, along with her husband Larry Miller's front-of-house hospitality has drawn together a local community of chefs and food fanatics in a deeply warm and meaningful way. Compton—who was sworn in as a United States citizen just this week—opened up about how she found her way home, and why she's unafraid to put her business at risk to do what's right. Follow Nina: @ninacompton www.comperelapin.com www.bywateramericanbistro.com

57 MINAUG 30
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Nina Compton Talks About Finding Home, Standing Up for What's Right, and Winding Down

Ming Tsai Talks About Food Allergies, CBD, and Why Having Fun Matters

Even before Ming Tsai's oldest son was born with life-threatening food allergies, the chef and TV host was already on a mission to make his restaurants safer and more hospitable to diners who face these issues. He's determined to make that system (and mindset) universal, and along the way, has developed a deep understanding of the role that food plays in our overall health. Tsai opened up about his family's journey through his wife's cancer diagnosis, his own health regime, and why it's important to seek out joy.

64 MINAUG 23
Comments
Ming Tsai Talks About Food Allergies, CBD, and Why Having Fun Matters

Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano Talk About Developing Trust and Reckoning with History

When Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano sat down for this conversation, they had no idea that their restaurant, The Grey in Savannah, Georgia, was about to make Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure's list of the world's best restaurants. To anyone who's dined in the converted, formerly segregated Greyhound bus station, that news may be a thrill, but not a shock. Bailey, a recent James Beard award winner, has come into her own, cooking food that encompasses her own family's Southern history, melded with the disparate and complicated influences of the region, her French training, and her time in New York City cooking at restaurants like Gabrielle Hamilton's legendary Prune. Together with business partner Morisano, Bailey reckons with the building and city's painful past, and builds a more inclusive future, plate by plate. Read more about World's Best Restaurants 2019: https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/restaurants/worlds-best-restaurants Pre-order their book: https://www.amazon.com/Black-White-Grey-Unexpected-Friendship/dp/1984856200/ref=as_li_ss_tl?creativeASIN=1984856200&imprToken=Fxqxc5KFxa8rBAD1EMOTpQ&slotNum=0&ie=UTF8&linkCode=w61&tag=fwpodcastgreyrestaurant0819-20&linkId=ad1dc56c560d921aec43a25f66ed151c&language=en_US Follow: @thegreysavannah @thegreymkt @mashamabailey @johnomorisano Visit the Restaurant: http://www.thegreyrestaurant.com

67 MINAUG 20
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Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano Talk About Developing Trust and Reckoning with History