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S2: 03 – Chef Frankie Becerra | FM Report: WK3 Sept – Fall Squash

Chef Frankie Becerra of Cucina Urbana joins Nick as they chat about pizzas, polenta, pasta and the upcoming San Diego Restaurant Week menu. In the Farmer's Market Report, Nick is joined by Joe Herrmann and Brandy Reynolds! Today's report features a few new items (like squash) that hit the Farmer's Market this week, along with the last of the summer produce to be phased out! Also, Ashley Brophy joins the podcast to give the insider's scoop on SD Restaurant Week!

S2: 02 - Chef Colten Lemmer of Union Kitchen and Tap Gaslamp | FM Report: WK2 Sept - Pears

Chef Colten Lemmer of Gaslamp Union Kitchen and Tap and joins Nick and they discuss what makes a Gastro pub and their upcoming San Diego Restaurant Week menu. In the Farmer's Market Report, Nick is joined by Joe Herrmann and Joe Buckshnis as well as Nathan Bochler for a discussion about the first signs of fall including pears and honeynut squash. It’s also 5 o’clock somewhere with Monica Castillo as she recaps Barrio Star’s happy hour.

S2: 01 - Chef Lety McKenzie of Beer Fish | FM Report: WK1 Sept - Figs

Farmers market team leader Joe Hermann talks about local Summer produce with a focus on figs. FM team member Brandi Reynolds reports on what Chef Jason Knibb of 910 is doing with scotch bonnet peppers. Kate Irick visits Leap coffee . For the main course Nick interviews chef Lety McKenzie of Beerfish on Adams Avenue in Northpark.

60: Greg Frey Jr. | Passion for Sharing | The Golden Door

Join host Kat Humphus on her last episode as she interviews Chef Greg Frey of the Golden Door. They talk about how the San Diego food scene has changed over the past 8 years, the importance of having connection to food and the earth, and how to keep guests engaged in the dining experience.

59: Bencotto & Monello | I Want It To Feel Like Home | Little Italy

Join Kat Humphus as she interview co-owner of Little Italy favorites, Bencotto and Monello, Valentina Di Pietro. Valentina, originally from Milan, was in the fashion industry working for Dolce and Gabbana before deciding to open a restaurant with her husband. In this episode, they discuss what it's like to open a restaurant with your husband, the vast array of skills needed to open a restaurant, and a willingness to change and adapt. In addition, the talk about the special regional italian street food they have brought to their restaurants, to make it feel and taste just like home.

58: Wrench & Rodent / The Plot Restaurant | Turning the Restaurant Industry Upside Down | Oceanside

Join host Kat Humphus as she talks with Davin and Jessica Waite and Christopher Logan. They talk about their new plant-based, no-waste concept, The Plot. They also discuss ways that the restaurant industry can evolve, the importance of human connection in the industry, and new ways to look at our food and our part in it.

57: Phillip Esteban | Creating & Cultivating Community in the San Diego Food Scene | Consortium Holdings

Join in as host Kat Humphus interviews Chef Phillip Esteban- the Research and Development Chef of Consortium Holdings, one of San Diego’s most innovative restaurant groups. Kat and Phil talk about the importance of creating and cultivating community within the restaurants, and also our own San Diego Food Scene. What is “San Diego” regional food? How can consumers best support the SD Food Scene? What is the best way for young cooks to get ahead in the kitchen? Tune in to find out!

56: Brian Malarkey | One Long Strange Trip | Herb & Wood and Beyond

Join host Kat Humphus as she interviews Chef Brian Malarkey – one of San Diego’s favorite celebrity chefs! Brian has been a san diego staple for the past 13 years, and has opened over 15 wildly successful restaurants. Tune in to learn about Chef Brian Malarkey’s past, present and future here in San Diego. Chef Brian also shares about his secret to keeping a balanced life, his unique approach to having many different business models, and the importance of curating a trustworthy and talented team.

55: JRDN | Eat, Sleep, Drink Restaurants

Join Kat Humphus as she talks to Executive Corporate Chef Dave Warner of Eat. Drink. Sleep restaurants. Eat.Drink. Sleep restaurants include the newly redesigned JRDN at Tower 23 in Pacific Beach and Decoy Dockside Restaurant in San Marcos.

54: Galaxy Taco | Always Keep Growing | La Jolla

Join Christine Rivera, Chef de Cuisine of Galaxy Taco, and DineLocalSD host Kat Humphus as they talk about Christine’s exciting journey to opening Galaxy Taco three years ago! Learn about the impressive Masa program at Galaxy Taco, how they started their Taco Tuesday Chef Takeover, and what it takes to grow in this industry.

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