St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast

St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast

Learn things you never knew, and get to know the people behind the restaurant scene in St. Pete, as we delve into their backgrounds, find out what brought them into the industry, and what's literally, and figuratively cooking at their restaurants. The St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast features interviews with chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, bartenders, and more, and covers the burgeoning food scene in St. Petersburg, Florida. Episodes air every Tuesday.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 47 min
We interview Ashley Haywood. She is the CEO and founder of Embrew Sweetened Artisan Tea Bags. They are the only tea bags in the world that have sweetener already added. They use the highest quality teas that are responsibly sourced, and have some great unique flavor combinations. After Ashley, we talk about the handmade spicy Italian sausage, and scratch made pasta dinner we made from St. Pete Meat & Provisions.
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We interview Jim Pachence about how Serious Foodie explores the regional cuisines of the world and brings them to your kitchen with quick, easy, healthy sauces, spice rubs, recipes, and more. At the top of the show Kevin and Lori discuss how fried chicken sandwiches are all the rage, someone accidentally buying enough paprika to last until 2040, food companies lying about vanilla, Subway's alleged fake tuna, and a great story o...
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We interview Chef Erik Youngs. We talk about his video podcast, his start in the business as a teenager, his work as a culinary instructor, and about his line of sauces, and rubs, VooDoo Chef. Part of VooDoo Chef proceeds go to funding culinary education. VooDoo Chef is also the official spices and rubs of Gasparilla. After Erik, we'll be raving about the best steak we ever had in our lives that we got at St. Pete Meat & Pr...
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We interview Sea Salt St. Pete's Sommelier & Beverage Director, Jackie Eash. We talk about the wonderful wine pairing tasting dinner we recently had at Sea Salt. We discuss many wine topics, such as; how to pair wine with food, how and why did we go from Champagne flutes to drinking sparkling wine in white wine glasses, cliches we'd like to banish from the wine world, unusual pairings that work, what determines if a win...
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We interview Chef Jeffrey Jew about Lingr, his new restaurant opening in March / April in downtown St. Petersburg. The eatery will provide a unique combination of Norwegian and Chinese cuisines. They will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. After chef, we talk about the incredible St. Louis Style Ribs we got from St. Pete Meat & Provisions. They provide restaurant quality meats, and other items for cooking at home. They hav...
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We interview Rob Bowen & Jason Teabout. They are the owners of the latest restaurant to open in downtown St. Pete, Social Roost. They specialize in serving up amazing renditions of all types of chicken dishes from around the world from many different cultures. At the top of the show we talk about Mexican oregano, the reality TV chef competition show "Hell's Kitchen", why Kevin says to NOT call him "Chef", an...
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We interview the new co-owner of Annata Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Alto Mare Fish Bar, Jacob Linzey. After the interview, we have lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
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We interview David Benstock. He is the Co-Owner and Executive Chef of IL Ritorno, Greenstock, and St. Pete Meat & Provisions. At the top of the show we have Abby Allen with her new recipe for a slightly healthier version of Zuppa Toscana, and boy is it so delicious!
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We interview the Co-Owner and Head Brewer of Green Bench Brewing, Khristopher Johnson. After the interview, we talk about our weekend lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
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We interview Shannon O'Malley and Brad Doyle from Brick Street Farms. Kevin and Lori discuss book "The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu".
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We interview Kristen Hess from The Artful Gourmet. She has several degrees and certifications as a Food Stylist, Food Photographer, Food Writer, Recipe Creator, and Chef. She does work for large national brands, and local St. Pete food companies, and restaurants. After the interview, we have lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete...
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We interview Fred Zammataro, the COO and Executive Vice President of Schramsberg Vineyards in Napa Valley. They were originally founded in the 1800s, and their sparkling wines are one of the only served at The White House. We'll discuss how the Davies family revived the vineyard in the 1960s, President Nixon brought several cases to China in the 1970s, and fast-forward to the present, talking about the terrible fires in 2020. A...
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We interview Russell Andrade, the owner of Avo's Kitchen. Avo's is the only Goan restaurant in all of the southeast U.S. It is a unique style of Indian cuisine in a fast-casual pop-up inside of Iberian Rooster. After the interview, we have lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
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We interview Joey Ledet, the general manager of The Urban Stillhouse. They are owned by American Freedom Distillery, feature Horse Soldier Bourbon, and have a huge two-story 16,000 sq. ft. space with amazing cuisine. At the top of the show, we have Abby Allen with her recipe for Sous Vide Duck Breast and Root Vegetable Gratin.
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We interview international jazz artist, Nate Najar. Nate has 13 albums out, has toured the world, is a total foodie, and was born, raised, and lives in St. Pete. After the interview, we have lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
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We interview Sef Gonzalez from BurgerBeast.com. He is a hamburger and comfort food aficionado, food event organizer, has his own bottled condiments, and his own burger creations as a pop-up in a Miami restaurant. He's been food blogging since 2008. At the top of the show we discuss James beard - the man, the house, the foundation, and the awards, and Kevin's recent experience with Sichuan Peppercorns.
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November 10, 2020 32 min
We interview Executive Chef Cory Albright from Copa Lounge. Copa specializes in small plate, wine, beer, and wine cocktails. After the interview, we have lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
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November 3, 2020 44 min
We interview Dr. Nicholas Okeson. Dr. Nick is a huge foodie, and sometimes knows more about what's happening on the St. Pete foodie scene than we do. At the top of the show, we'll have Abby Allen with her recipe for Fried Lost Coast Oysters with Tomato Butter, Pickled Shallots and Corn.
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October 27, 2020 41 min
We interview Brian & Lindsay Rosegger from Lost Coast Oyster Co. They are the only locally grown oysters supplied to the St. Pete area, and they are the best that we ever had. After the interview, we have lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
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October 20, 2020 44 min
We interview Executive Chef Rob Reinsmith, formerly from Noble Crust, and now with his new restaurant, Wild Child. At the top of the show, we discuss interesting and offbeat food news, along with a new food show we like.
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