Dinner Plus Drinks

Dinner Plus Drinks

Dinner + Drinks is a podcast about all the things you share over food. Co-hosts Bridget and Nick release Sunday night episodes talking about the delicious things they ate last week, funny kid stories, meal plans for the next week, life, and, of course, all the drinks. Additional interview episodes featuring guests with interesting viewpoints on food and drink topics will be release semi-regularly!Do you have a question you'd like answered on the podcast? A suggestion for a great guest? General feedback you'd like to share? Just drop us a line at hello@dinnerplusdrinks.com with your comments - we'd love to hear from you!This podcast is brought to you by Lake Geneva Country Meats, and previously was called Reduce by Half. You can find the old episodes marked as Season 1 of Dinner + Drinks.Thanks for listening - we appreciate you spending time with us!


November 22, 2022 77 mins

We've hit 150 episodes and we have big news to share!

Join us on our walk down memory lane of the last 3 years of podcasting, and learn what the big news is. 

The first two minutes of the podcast are recorded with a backup source, then the audio quality gets better. Sorry for the mix-up.

As we shared at the end of the episode, we'll be taking a break until early December, thanks for your patienc...

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Hey all - we're a day late, thanks for your patience. The extra day did give us time to decide on this important programming announcement: 

Next week's episode will be out around Tuesday, November 22nd. It's our 150th and we'll be celebrating the almost 3 years of podcasting, as well as the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday!

That's enough about the future, here's about what's happeni...

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November 6, 2022 77 mins

How are you all doing out there?

We are having great weeks and getting ready for Friendsgiving - more on that after the break. Here are links to what we talked about this week:

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October 30, 2022 54 mins

We all know banquet food can be bad, but this week we had an interesting experience with banquet food that needs to be talked out. We'd love to hear your bad banquet food experiences, let us know!

Here are a few links to what we talked about today:

  • Babies don't need fancy things! Check out this article from The Atlantic to reassure yourself that no, you don't need fancy things for your baby.
  • The McTrain is...
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October 23, 2022 55 mins

We had an awesome week full of events and friends. While it was a little overwhelming, there were still plenty of positives, so we hope you enjoy our canter through the week that was!

Check out these links from this week's episodes:

Have a great week - we'll talk to you soon.


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Guys - do you believe there is cheating in competitive fishing? Yep. There is. 

We tried a salted caramel pretzel beer, marveled at the lengths some people go to in order to win a fishing contest, and much more on this week's episode.

We hope you enjoy your week, we'll talk to you soon!


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We recorded this episode from the back of a truck...full of wine!

We're doing a Truckload of Wine sale at Lake Geneva Country Meats and we took the opportunity to multitask and record while getting ready for the event. If you like wine and you're in the area, you can get more details about this event and a link to buy the wines right here.

If you want to see the awesome McDonald's inspired merch tha...

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In this week's episode, we test out 90's kid energy drinks and Bridget's survival skills, and you may be surprised by the results...or not!

If you want to learn more about some of the things we talked about on this week's episode, here are a few links:


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September 25, 2022 75 mins

Hey there y'all, it's fall, y'all!

We have a bit of fall (or is it autumn?) themed fun after our product recommendations today, coupled with Bridget ACING a quiz about wine at the start of today's episode. 

We tried these three wines:

  • 1924 Double Black Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 3 Finger Jack Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Castoro Zinfandel

Here are a few links to things we discussed on this episode:

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September 18, 2022 67 mins

It's the day before Bridget's birthday as we release the episode, so we feel the need to acknowledge her - happy birthday Bridget!

We hope you enjoy our talk this week and stay tuned for next week's episode.


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The passing of Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith is the main subject of conversation this week, and how can't it be? The Queen was an icon and we have lots of thoughts.

If you're a Republican (that's as in you're against the monarchy), and don't...

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September 4, 2022 64 mins

Friends, we'll be upfront with you. The highlight of this episode is dental discussion and Nick's new toy / essential health tool:

A Waterpik water flosser

Yep, Nick has wanted one forever and he finally bought one. His teeth have never been so clean, and he can't wait to go to the Dentist and receive their feedback on his oral health. 

Of course, there's lots more chat on this episo...

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August 28, 2022 76 mins

Hello friends!

On this episode, we tried four different ready to drink (canned) cocktails. Some were good, some weren't as good. In the end, we enjoyed a delicious wheat beer from Maplewood.

We hope you have a great week and talk to you soon!

Bridget & Nick

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Hey there thrifty friend!

In honor of August 17th's National Thrift Store Day, we got in the spirit and had Bridget share tips on how to thrift it up.

Here are a few links to what we talked about today:

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August 14, 2022 54 mins

On this week's episode, you're treated to an absurd commercial about razors. It's a commentary on society's weird place, but we thought it was interesting. We hope you do as well. Of course, there's much more as we returned to the safety of our studio.

Here are a few links from this week's episode:

  1. If you've ever driven from the direction of Milwaukee to downtown Chicago, you've p...
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Hey hey hey, everybody!

We are cooking brats and drinking das bier at DAS Fest, so we weren't able to do a normal episode, but we did a live walkaround of the festival to share with you. We're here Saturday and Sunday, so if you listen, please come hi!


Cheers, ergh, prost!

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Well, as many of you pointed out, our interview with Alex Lasry may have been the Kiss of Death in his Senatorial race. Shoot. We enjoyed the interview anyway and are grateful for those of you who attended the event and listened!

We got back to a more normal episode this week and talked about these things:

  • Bridget found this NPR article on how you can make changes to Instagram's suggested posts in your feed fascina...
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July 24, 2022 57 mins

In this episode, we interview Alex Lasry, Democratic candidate for US Senate for the State of Wisconsin.

You can learn more about the Lasry campaign at alexlasry.com or if you would like to donate through the page set up for the Dinner Plus Drinks event, you can visit alexlasry.com/lakegeneva.

If you're new to the podcast, please subscribe and listen to our weekly episodes featuring relatable chat about gett...

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Hey friends - dropping in with a programming announcement:

This Friday we will be recording a live podcast at The Bottle Shop in Lake Geneva at 5:30 PM with Alex Lasry, Democratic Candidate for US Senate for Wisconsin.

You're invited to join us, listen to us talk with Alex, and then participate in a live Q & A and have the opportunity to meet him after the pod. We'll even buy you a drink!


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We recorded on July 14th, and Nick was excited to celebrate Bastille Day, while Bridget was excited to celebrate Mac and Cheese Day - just give her the cheese and noodles!

Are you team champagne or team Kraft? Let us know.

  • If you want to read this very meta article about Coastal Granddaughter influencers being influence by other influencers to share the Coastal Grandpa style, check out this article recommended by Bridge...
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