The Bite Goes On – Radio Misfits

The Bite Goes On – Radio Misfits

Sondra Bernstein, owner of “the girl & the fig” restaurant in Sonoma, hosts this weekly podcast along with her friend Brian Casey, veteran of the Hospitality industry for over 30 years. They discuss all aspects of the food world, from seeds and beans to fries and foie gras. “If you can eat it, we want to talk about it”. Guests include famous chefs, food critics, local farmers, cheese makers and mushroom foragers. No subject is “off the table”. Sometimes controversial but always delicious.... Show More

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October 16, 2020 81 min

Taub Family Outpost opened in the midst of the pandemic – instead of a big sonoma splash opening party, they are doing it in a grassroots effort – one guest at a time. We can’t wait to be able to drink & dine in one of the dining rooms and/or Read more...

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October 9, 2020 82 min

The Restaurant Act + More On this episode Brian and Sondra talk about the state of economic affairs in the restaurant business during Covid. Sparked from Sondra’s recent appearance as a witness on a Congressional hearing with the Ways and Means Committee regarding the need for continued assistance to the Read more...

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We were lucky to get 3 of the 4 owners of Valley Bar & Bottle on our 100th episode! It takes a lot of guts to open a restaurant – even more so in the midst of a pandemic. The openings were always such an adrenaline rush for me, and Read more...

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September 25, 2020 83 min

Lydia’s Food We had such a wonderful conversation with Lydia and loved hearing about her upbringing, her food and her philosophy. We caught up with her in Petaluma between trips to Hawaii where she is spending much of her time pruning trees and managing her Petaluma company via the internet Read more...

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September 18, 2020 61 min

It’s all about donuts in this week’s episode with Harvey Cohen, mastermind behind the cutest mini donuts you have ever seen and yes they are quite delicious. We talk about his process, his very unique machines, his recently reopened cafe and his new project just off the Sonoma Plaza. We Read more...

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September 11, 2020 77 min

The Hatch About 6 years ago I was introduced to Maggie through a good friend. She was working on her business plan for a restaurant and was looking for advice. Fast forward, as a successful restaurateur, she could now give me some good advice!! Brian and I have both been Read more...

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September 4, 2020 57 min

Brian and I were grateful to steal Tanya away from her very busy schedule. She was extremely generous with her time and we were able to go way back in Tanya’s journey to becoming a Chef/Restaurateur. We briefly spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement and how it has affected Read more...

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August 28, 2020 67 min

It was great catching up with Chef Bernard Guillas at the Marine Room in La Jolla. I had almost forgotten what a wonderful positive, uplifting person that he is and funny too. He brings us up to date about what is happening in San Diego, how he is managing things Read more...

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They say three times is a charm and it certainly was when we finally pinned down chef Chris Cosentino for an up close and personal, laughter filled, fun episode. We try to figure out how Chris and Sondra met way back when. Our conversation drifts from subject to subject, beginning Read more...

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It was great to catch up with Culinary Institute of America alumni turned Professor Dustin Rogge. Dustin worked for the girl & the fig over 15 years ago just a few years after he graduated from the CIA. He started at the Sonoma restaurant and was the opening General Manager Read more...

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It was long overdue to catch up with Ari Weisswasser, Chef and co-owner of the Glen Ellen Star with his wife Erinn Benziger in Glen Ellen. As Sondra’s restaurant neighbor in Glen Ellen, we started the conversation about how Ari proceeded during the lockdown and how after a quick peek Read more...

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July 31, 2020 34 min

With a small snafu in our scheduling, it actually gave Brian and I a chance to get caught up, especially since he has finally been called back to his real job. Other than talking about the changes in his workplace, he also told us about CALI-FORNO STREET EATS which is Read more...

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July 25, 2020 68 min

Hailing from one of the oldest wine families in California, Mia gravitated to food much more than she did wine. She realized that she liked to cook and carry on the traditions that her Nonna started. She started with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and found herself selling it out Read more...

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With fond memories of Mexico City, Sondra reached out to Avidan Lebenthal or better known as “The Taco Mensch”. He was Sondra’s guide on her first day in Mexico City and have remained in touch. Wanting to find out what is happening with him during C-19, we actually tracked him Read more...

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July 10, 2020 75 min

This episode was so much fun to record as we were able to catch up with an old friend, Chef Ric Orlando who lives in the Hudson Valley. We dart all over the place talking about his passion of making people happy and entertaining them with his food and fun Read more...

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Lauren has pivoted Delicious Dish into a few different business models as the landscapes around her have changed. Starting small in catering in San Francisco where she built her clients from small tech companies one at a time. As the tech companies grew so did Lauren’s business. In the midst Read more...

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June 26, 2020 67 min

Leah’s story is fabulous as she starts from absolute scratch. She started making pizza because she was 18 and needed money. Turns out she was a natural. After working her way up the ranks and managing a pizza chain of 24 units, she decided to do it for herself. Leah Read more...

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So fun to catch up with Christian during Shelter in Place. Along Christian’s journey, he has worked for the girl & the fig, owned a pickle company and was very involved with the Good Food Awards and invited Sondra to be a pickle judge one year. Christian is also a Read more...

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June 12, 2020 68 min

25 Lusk While still sheltering in place, we had the opportunity to catch up with Matthew Dolan, Executive Chef and Partner of 25 Lusk. Mathew has been cooking for just about his whole life. He is a Culinary Institute of America graduate. He has worked in many kitchens throughout both Read more...

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Heather Irwin It was great to reconnect with Heather as we had her on the podcast back in November. Heather is the Founder of Sonoma Family Meals as well as the dining editor for Sonoma Magazine and the Press Democrat and the founder of BiteClub. Sonoma Family Meals was created Read more...

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