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Oct 4, 2023

We're talking with Jon Murray and Wilson Brannock of Noko Nashville. They've joined with a third partner to create their dream restaurant in Nashville. Besides the food, they want nothing less than to change the whole model of the hospitality industry. They are offering their employees health insurance, a travel...

Aug 23, 2023

Ryan Mitchell and his dad, Ed, of North Carolina, have just released a book about whole hog barbeque. Ed’s first time cooking a whole hog came when the older guys in the family were passed out from a bit too much moonshine, but his son, Ryan, says cooking a hog can be an almost spiritual experience. Ryan Mitchell, on...

Jul 18, 2023

Zak Melang, one of the owners of 10 Matador Restaurants across the country, says he’s done everything you can do in restaurants, from washing dishes to managing. Owning seemed a natural extension.

Jul 5, 2023

 Ashleigh Fleming is the chef at the Blue Jay Bistro in Littleton, North Carolina. How little is Littleton? Well, in the town proper, the census says there are around 600 people. But Littleton is also known as the little town with the big heart and part of that big heart is the Blue Jay Bistro and its chef. Ashleigh...

Jun 13, 2023

Sam Hart, owner of Counter in Charlotte, North Carolina, didn't know during this chat that he'd shortly become a finalist for a James Beard award. In a world where restaurants often struggle to survive, he’s succeeding with his restaurant by deciding the customer is NOT always right.