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!

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June 26, 2022 79 min

It officially happened and we talked about it.

We also talked about Father's Day, guessing real estate prices, and lots more. It's not all doom and gloom, but we couldn't ignore the Supreme Court.

We hope you have a good week - talk again soon.

Bridget & Nick

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We had a ton of fun recording this episode talking about a variety of totally unrelated topics and a surprise trip that Bridget took! It was a fast hour for us, we hope you find listening as fun as we found recording.

Here are links to a few of the things you may find interesting from this episode:

  • The LIV golf tour is a hot topic among golf fans. Bridget and Nick discussed this ESPN article detailing Phil Mickelson's response to...
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    Hey friends - we hit the road to go see our friends Jeff of Jeff Anderson Photography and Colin of Sinclair Collective in Rockford, Illinois. While there, we hung out at the incredible Anderson Japanese Gardens. They were gorgeous, peaceful, and well worth a visit. 

    On the trip down, we tried coffee, ate donuts, and talked about what's going on in our lives. We hope you enjoy hearing Nick's thoughts on more bitter coffee, if...

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    Hello again friends, did you miss us?

    Thanks for understanding our need to take a week off last week. It all got to be a bit too much, but we're back this week with an incredible episode featuring all sorts of fun.

    We recorded on National Donut Day, and boy did we arrange a special segment for the ages. Donut and coffee tasting! Hear if Nick can pick where each donut was made and see what he thinks of Bridget's beloved coffee...

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    It's just Bridget popping on with a quick announcement this week.  We'll be back to regularly scheduled programming next week!

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    Greetings Dinner Plus Drinks fans! It's been an even crazier than normal week in our lives, so this episode was a lovely way to sit down and reconnect over all of the craziness that has happened.

    Here are a few links to items we talked about in this week's episode:

  • Check out this LEGO Botanical Collection - it's so cool!
  • Want to know the best way and frequency to wash your sheets? Read this article.
  • Bridget recommends Neutr...
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    We're talking about shopping, gardening, sports, all the things this week! 

     We hope you enjoyed listening.  If you'd like to follow along with us, here are all the links:

  • Visit our website
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • Get links to follow the podcast in your favorite app
  • Or email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ com
  • Thanks for tuning in this week, we hope your upcoming week is lovely.

    Cheers!

    ~ Bridget and Nick

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    Nick has been busy interviewing people IRL, so we decided it'd be fun to test Bridget's interview skills for her childhood dream job. Thanks to Shannon for another assist on figuring out this segment. Listen and see how Bridget does on the interview!

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

  • Bridget recommended three different articles from Nerdist. This one about Hayao Miyazaki returning for one last movie, this one...
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    Things that make Bridget happy and the Lake Geneva Public Library came together this week to make some interesting threads of conversation. We hope you enjoy listening to our journey through our weeks, plus all the fun and games we have along the way.

    We have a really fun game this week. Seriously, make sure you listen!

  • The Lake Geneva Public Library re-opened this week after months after renovation. If you're local, go check it ...
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    When we recorded, it felt like we just got done finding all the Easter eggs we hid for both of our kids. We talked about all the wild and crazy things happening in the world as well as our own lives. 

    Thank you so much for listening, we hope you have a great week. If you'd like to follow along with us, here are all the links:

  • Visit our website
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • Get links to follow the podcast in your favorit...
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    Happy Easter Dinner Plus Drinks listeners! 

    We hope you're enjoying a fantastic Holiday (if you listen on release day, sorry it's a bit late, those eggs didn't hunt themselves) or had a great weekend. We had a lovely chat about a variety of topics, including these:

  • Bridget found some inspiration in her horoscope in Elle. Are you into astrology? Let us know!
  • Nick thought it was really interesting how the cast and crew of th...
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    April 10, 2022 58 min

    We recorded this episode on National Beer Day (April 7th) and decided the best way to celebrate would be to try a bunch of cheap beers. Yep. We had a cheap beer taste off. Listen to see what we though of TEN different cheap beer brands and let us know what your favorite cheap beer is. We love to talk cheap beer!

    Of course we talked about a lot more than cheap beer. Here are links to products and discussion topics:

  • This J. Crew & ...
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    Nick did a little rearranging in the studio space and it's a bit more conversationally oriented. We hope you enjoy this week's chat about spring break, April Fool's and lots more, we certainly did!

    Here are links to all of the things we discussed this week:

  • If you'd like to make a B&T it's .75 oz. Gran Marnier with 4 oz. of sparkling wine. It's a deliciously less sweet version of a mimosa for your morning ...
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    We started this episode with French 75's, Bridget's favorite cocktail, and made a surprise detour in the middle. Join us for the fun as we visit Gary Con XIV in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin!

    Here are links to what we talked about this episode:

  • Bridget's first coffee discussed on this episode is Cometeer Coffee - a flash frozen, hyper fresh coffee!
  • Nick loves his new iPhone 13 Pro Max. The camera is insane. Really, seriously, ins...
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    We've got a lot going on this week - wrapping up St. Paddy's season, talking the horror that is Daylight Savings Time, and lots, lots more.

    Here are links to some of the stories we talked about:

  • Ralph Lauren is releasing a new collection in conjunction with HBCUs Black Morehouse College and Spelman College to celebrate the history of Black collegiate style. What do you think about the project?
  • Nick thinks it's hilarious th...
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    Everyone is a little Irish, but Bridget is very Irish, Nick is pretty Irish, and our annual St. Patrick's Day guest Kevin Fleming is an Irish citizen!

    We recorded this episode live at Topsy Turvy Brewery in Lake Geneva. They have live music and events happening all St. Patrick's season, so check out their website and social media for details, then stop in to enjoy the festivities. 

    This week's music is Blueridge Jig by Ca...

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    Nick's back, but Bridget's leaving, so on this episode we talked all about travel, vacation, and the good and bad of leaving one's home. Is it even worth it? Great question. 

    We'd love to hear your travel tales, so feel free to email us at hello at dinner plus drinks dot com!

    Here are our two picks for travel friendly items:

  • Bridget recommends these silicone placemats to help a plane trip go faster, easier, and more hy...
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    February 27, 2022 62 min

    Nick spent a few relaxing days in Washington, DC and in this episode we talk about the trip, the food, the highs, the lows, the impending threat of nuclear war, and lots more! We hope you enjoy the chat about a great city to visit. 

    Here are some of Nick's favorite places to visit in Washington, DC:

  • International Spy Museum - I went to this after we recorded, and my goodness, it was so fun! Super highly recommend. 
  • National Galler...
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    It's not quite March, but we completed a Wisconsin Snacks Bracket and had a blast doing it! Thanks to Milwaukee Record for putting together this bracket full of delicious and unique Wisconsin food items. If you'd like to play along, you can find a copy of the bracket on their website right here

    Here are links to the other fun things we talked about this week:

  • If you want to find the items you saw on TV to wear yourself, Bri...
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    I've been a long time fan of commercials.  You read that right, I actually like them!  With The Super Bowl and the Olympics colliding this year, that mens a ton of epic commercials and I'm sharing my thoughts about them this week.

    If you want to follow along, these are the commercials I'm chatting about on this episode:
    OLYMPICS
    Visa
    Etsy
    Procter and Gamble
    Omega Watch
    Comcast

    SUPER BOWL
    Crypto.com
    Verizon 5G
    Coinbase
    Anheuser-Bus...

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