The best restaurant and bar podcast in the city is back with a refreshing serving of news and personalities. First up, be on the lookout for mushroom-blended burgers at your favorite restaurants. Last week, Rick sampled four of them at Harvest, which hosted the kickoff for a nationwide James Beard Foundation sustainability initiative to reduce meat consumption by adding ground mushrooms to ground meats.

Steve reports that a new national study shows indie restaurants gaining market share vs. chains, though he suspects those operations aren’t making more profits because there are so many new players.

Watch for Highland Morning in St. Matthews to expand, and after years of planning the owners of Mozza Pi are planning a June opening in Anchorage. Last weekend, the Buy Local Fair was planned for Sunday, but on Friday, organizers listened to weather forecasts and canceled the event over severe weather concerns. As you’d expect, Sunday afternoon turned out gorgeous.

Rick’s guest is local coffee legend Leo Fante, who opened his unusual coffee shop on Grinstead Drive 11 weeks ago. The shop is a coffee lover’s dream, with special roasts made in-house, a nice menu and, yes, alcohol.

Steve calls the Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda he sampled “the best adult soda I’ve ever had.” So he talks with Sarah Ross, the company’s co-founder, who was in town promoting helping launch the product here. Tune in to hear all this and more on EatDrinkTalk.

EDT55LeoFante
Leo Fante
EDT55SarahRoss
Sarah Ross

88 COMMENTS

  1. My brother suggested I would possibly like this website.

    He was once entirely right. This submit actually made my day.
    You cann’t consider simply how a lot time I had spent for this information! Thank you!

  2. What you published made a great deal of sense.

    However, consider this, suppose you typed a catchier post title?
    I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your blog, but suppose you added a headline that grabbed a
    person’s attention? I mean Podcast 55 WITH Coffee King Leo Fante, and Bringing Bravazzi to the ‘Ville with Sarah
    Ross | is kinda boring. You should peek at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they write post titles to grab viewers to click.
    You might add a video or a pic or two to grab people interested about everything’ve got to say.
    In my opinion, it might bring your blog a little bit more interesting.

  3. Its like you learn my mind! You appear to understand
    a lot about this, such as you wrote the e book in it or
    something. I feel that you can do with a few percent to power the message home a bit, but instead of that, this
    is great blog. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

  4. This is the perfect web site for anyone who hopes to understand
    this topic. You understand so much its almost tough to argue
    with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand
    new spin on a subject that has been discussed for a long
    time. Wonderful stuff, just great!

  5. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one these days..

  6. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before
    but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s
    new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it
    and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

  7. Excellent post. I found myself checking constantly this web site and I’m impressed!
    Very useful information particularly the very last
    part 🙂 I maintain such info much. I was seeking
    this certain information for a long time.
    Many thanks and best of luck.

    Feel free to visit my web site … RuthaPCatala

  8. Wow, incredible blog layout! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for?
    you make running a blog look easy. The total glance of your website is fantastic, as well as the content material!

  9. Hello! I could possibly have sworn I’ve been to this
    website before but after experiencing several of the articles I realized it’s a
    novice to me. Regardless, I’m definitely delighted I discovered it
    and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

    my web site … EvitaYDoleac

  10. I just want to mention I am just new to blogging and site-building and actually enjoyed your web site. Almost certainly I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly come with awesome articles. Thank you for sharing with us your web-site.

  11. If you want to take things to the next level, it’s important to remember that every tactic or marketing channel you implement on your blog needs to be
    For example, there are some blog posts where I don’t actively encourage comments because I have different conversion goals (another idea I touched upon last week) such as encouraging email sign ups.
    카지노사이트

  12. Removing elements that cause friction with your audience isn’t always easy, sometimes it requires design tweaks that not everyone can do – but if you can, it’s well worth doing if it fits with your overall blogging strategy.
    If you are using any type of captcha’s that your readers have to fill in before they can comment – remove them.
    바카라사이트

  13. Removing elements that cause friction with your audience isn’t always easy, sometimes it requires design tweaks that not everyone can do – but if you can, it’s well worth doing if it fits with your overall blogging strategy.
    If you are using any type of captcha’s that your readers have to fill in before they can comment – remove them.
    온라인카지노

  14. But despite these positives, it’s worth considering how using a platform like this could impact how many comments you receive.
    I’ve been a Disqus user myself for a long time and some feedback I’ve received showed a dislike for the platform so I’ll most likely remove it when I re-design my blog.
    카지노

  15. I have been surfing on-line greater than 3 hours today, yet
    I by no means discovered any fascinating article
    like yours. It is pretty value sufficient for
    me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made excellent
    content material as you did, the internet will be a
    lot more helpful than ever before.

  16. You have made some decent points there. I checked
    on the net to learn more about the issue and found most individuals
    will go along with your views on this website. cheap flights 34pIoq5

  17. Hi just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the
    images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure
    why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the
    same results.

  18. This blog is a complete all you want to know. I know a brand that i would like to suggest you which offers branded men skin and solution products named as Black Wood for Men which is an awesome men skin care products store in the USA. I have tried Black Wood for Men products and got some awesome results for my skin.

  19. Hi! Quick question that’s completely off topic. Do you know
    how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when viewing from my apple iphone.
    I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to fix this issue.
    If you have any suggestions, please share. Appreciate
    it!

    Take a look at my web site – houston scrap car buyers

  20. This design is incredible! You obviously learn how to keep a
    reader entertained. Involving the wit along with your videos, I found myself almost transferred to start my own blog (well,
    almost…HaHa!) Great job. I seriously enjoyed what
    you was required to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

    Feel free to surf to my website: planner inserts

  21. Good day! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa? My blog covers a lot of the same subjects as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. If you might be interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Superb blog by the way!|

LEAVE A REPLY