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Author: Jeff Burkhart

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Take a peek behind the hospitality industry curtain with hosts Jeff Burkhart (Marin IJ’s Barfly; Best Column in California, 2021) and Kevin Blum (editor for the Marin County entertainment portal: the Marin Dish) as they are joined by industry professionals (chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs), and the media professionals who cover them - columnists, editors, influencers. Live, learn, and laugh your way through each episode. (As seen in Marin Magazine, Local Getaways, and the NY Times!).

87 Episodes
We chat all things liquid with Sam Levy, Fern Bar's operating partner, former bar manager at the (once) 3 Michelin starred The Restaurant at Meadowood and current bar consultant at the newly revamped Nick's Cove
We welcome hospitality vet Scott Jampol (Open Table, Sausalito Cruising Club) to talk about the launch of the Sausalito Liquor Company which features two whiskeys and a gin.
We discus all things Marin with Dan Jewett, Marin Living magazine editor and co-author of the Counting Crows 1994 hit "Round Here."
Paseo: A California Bistro is open, and celebrating 75 years of great wine, food and cocktails under the name Paseo in Mill Valley
We explore different ways to look at the restaurant business with Benson Wang the co-founder of Palm House Hospitality, which owns and operates the Palm House and the Dorian in SF, and the Flamingo Resort and Nick's Cove in the North Bay
We welcome Colleen Bidwill, the Marin IJ's Events Calendar Editor/Asst. Lifestyles Editor and reporter, to get her take on the busiest events year ever, post pandemic.
We welcome Larry Mindel, restaurateur extraordinaire, to talk about what makes for success in the restaurant business. 
We talk with editor Daedalus Howell (also a filmmaker, writer, actor, and conceptual artist) to talk about the state of so-called "underground" newspapers.
We welcome the man who introduced Peter Frampton on Frampton Comes Alive! to talk about Bill Graham, Winterland, Rock and Roll, and the Tequila Sunrise
We chat with Stephanie Koehler, Founder of SAKInterMedia and Executive Director of the Downtown Novato Business Association about marketing do's and don'ts in the post pandemic restaurant business
We chat with cocktail guru Ken Mackenzie, the man behind Fresh Victor, a line of outstanding fresh bar mixers for both at home and on premise
We welcome Tonya Pitts, Wine Enthusiast's Best Sommelier/Wine director of 2022 to talk wine, wine service and One Market's new menu
Donna Seymour of San Anselmo's Cucina joins us to discuss Italian cocktail, outdoor dining and the San Anselmo dining scene 
We welcome Clay Walker, President of Gott's Roadside, to talk Frosé, fine wine, LeBron James and fast casual dining at the place that always has a line down the block
We chat with Chef Munther Massarweh, about Rickey's in Novato, as well as his newer projects; the Boardroom and Speakeasy. Two new concepts where he explores the Frank Sinatra "Rat Pack" era in food and in cocktails.
We welcome Nish Nadaraja, former Yelp! Employee #6, to talk about the state of user generated reviews, from the outside looking in.  
Mimi Towle and Nikki Wood of Local Getaways magazine join us to discuss the 2022 "Getties:  Best of the Bay Area" and other assorted topics.
We are joined by Local Getways founders Mimi Towle and Nikki Wood to discuss "Best of" magazine/newspaper season, which includes their inaugural issue and their very own "Getties." 
We welcome culinary traveler and UC Davis educated chef Jammir Gray of Napa's Compline Restaurant and Wine Shop 
We welcome Michael Mindel (son of Larry Mindel) the CEO of Restaunomics which includes clients: Poggio Trattoria and Copita Tequileria y Comida (both in Sausalito), with a new Copita coming soon to San Jose's Willow Glen
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