Posted by wra on June 13, 2013
Heather and William start the show off by talking about making modifications when ordering from a restaurant. William states that while he does this sometimes, he would be offended if someone changed his menu. Heather reveals that she feels that the way chefs see those types of customers depend on the prestige of the restaurant. This leads to the first guest, Kathryn Stenger from Restaurants Unlimited. Kathryn talks about the current Father's Day promotion, as well as an upcoming promotion for Henry's Tavern.
Next up is Mark from Taco Del Mar. Mark talks about owning his Taco Del Mar restaurant for 15 years. He also talks about how much healthier Taco Del Mar's menu is compared to other fast service Mexican Restaurants. Finally, Jess from Pie joins the show. She talks about how they are bake every 30 minutes so every pie is fresh.
Posted by wra on June 5, 2013
Heather and William start the show by talking about how special Jennifer Dixon is to the WRA and what a wonderful job she does. This leads William to make a proclamation that he is going to win the Ford Mustang, and challenges anyone to buy a raffle ticket to attempt to beat him. Ken Wells from the WRA is the first guest. He gives the specs on the car before talking about the upcoming Allied Sales Breakfast.
Up next is Shaun Murphy from Stanley and Seafort's. He talks about being from the back of the house to becoming the manager. He also talks about the view and what it is like to be such a fixture in the Tacoma community. Finally, Debbie Moon joins the show to talk about Clinkerdagger. She talks about how the restaurant got their name, as well as an innovative idea they are doing with their menu.
Posted by wra on May 30, 2013
Heather and William start the show by talking about what they did for Memorial Day. Heather talks about spending time in the sun, camping, while William talks about staying in the rain and eating out. William then talks about two opposing experiences at two different restaurants that colored his view of customer service and it's effects on the customer.
The first guest is Tom Sciortino from Wild Sage Bistro. Tom talks about the history of the Wild Sage Bistro and the atmosphere. He talks about how many years he's been in the business, as well as how Wild Sage has become a staple in the Spokane community. Finally, Jennifer Dixon joins the show to discuss the details about the Golf FORE! Education event on August 6th, 2013.
Posted by wra on May 22, 2013
Heather and William start the show off by talking about the upcoming guests of the show. Heather talks about the experience she had at Palomino, while William talks about his experience at Palisade. The first guest is Paul Evans from Palomino. Paul talks about the updated menu and the new small plates promotion. He also talks about the new happy hour with Palomino signature cocktails and skinny cocktails.
Next up on the show is Kathryn Stenger who returns to talk about Maggie Bluffs. She talks about the history of the location and why Maggie Bluffs is a Seattle original. She also talks about the view and the laid back atmosphere of the restaurant. Finally, Chef Tom Smalls joins the show from Palisade. He talks about how he got into the culinary industry and how Palisade compares to other restaurants he's worked in.
Posted by wra on May 15, 2013
Heather and William talk about what they did on Mother's Day. William talks about how the area has changed as far as restaurants go, and shares some memories about the old restaurants in the area. Kathryn Stenger is the first guest, and represents Henry's Tavern in Seattle. She talks about how the location is new, being opened on April 29th. Heather talks about eating at Henry's in Portland, and how she felt about the experience.
The next guest is Federico Ramos, owner of Agave Cocina. He talks about his healthy Mexican style food and what inspired his décor. Finally, Anthony Grivas joins the show to talk about Stanford's. He talks about Stanford's wood fire baby back ribs, and the importance of having macaroni and cheese on the menu.
Posted by wra on May 8, 2013
Heather and William start show by talking about the award that El Gaucho won. Heather talks about how prestigious the award is and just how much competition El Gaucho faced. This leads to Paul from El Gaucho being the first guest. He talks about how special it is for him to give back to the community. He also talks about how rewarding it is to give back and how rewarding it is for his staff to give back.
Heather and William then talk about the Washington Restaurant Association's Education Foundation. The two talk about how important the ProStart program is and how important the Education Foundation is to the restaurant industry. They then talk about the upcoming Golf FORE! Education event on August 6th, 2013. Finally, Matthew from Oliver's Sandwiches joins the show. He talks about how Oliver's has 50 different types of sandwiches, and serves Pho as well.
Posted by wra on May 2, 2013
Heather, William, and David start the show off by talking about how important service is to a restaurant. David talks about what he looked for when he was hiring for servers as a manager, and what it is he looked for. The first guest is Jackie from the Pink Door. Jackie talks about the history of the Pink Door name, as well as the history of the restaurant. She also discusses the atmosphere of the restaurant and the inspiration behind the menu.
Up next is Monique Trudinowski, owner of the Adriatic Grill. Heather talks about how Monique won the National Restaurant Association's Faces of Diversity American Dream Award. Monique talks about what the award means for her and her restaurant, as well as how important it is to help those the way she was helped. Finally, Dustin from the Art House joins the show. He talks about how new the restaurant is and how customers can get a first hand look at the chefs cooking by sitting in the kitchen.
Posted by wra on April 26, 2013
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Posted by wra on April 24, 2013
Heather, William, and David start off the show talking about he Northwest Food Service Show. David comments on how much food was there and what a wonderful experience it was. He goes on to talk about how the NW Food service show is like a community and that all people interested in food should attend. The first guest is Jennifer from Dirty Oscar's Annex. She talks about the history of the name, as well as their experience on being on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
The next guest is Sam from Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen. Sam talks about how Pellegrino's is truly a family establishment, with all 9 of his children and his wife working at the restaurant in some form. Finally, Uncle Thurm from Uncle Thurm's Finger Lickin Ribs and Chicken joins the show. He talks about the difference between Southern cuisine and soul food, and how important it is to experience live jazz music.
Posted by wra on April 19, 2013
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