Heard! Podcast

Heard! is a food, beverage, and hospitality podcast featuring interviews with leading industry professionals at the local and national level.  The concept is a Detroit based collaboration between the Detroit Optimist Society, the Hungry Dudes, and NickDrinks.com.  Please check us out online at www.heardpodcast.com to listen in and learn more about the guys.  Cheers!


All Episodes

Heard! Podcast – Episode 116 The Magic of M Cantina

“The Liquid Chef” Junior Merino is the Executive Chef at M Cantina in Dearborn, MI. Merino’s approach to food and drink is steeped in history, familial connections, and sensory...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 115 Considering Culinary School?

In partnership with Schoolcraft College and their Culinary Program, Culinary Department Chair and Certified Master Chef Shawn Loving joins us to discuss his journey. From Schoolcraft Culinary School to...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 114 What About Wine?

Mick Descamps, wine director at Red Wagon Wine Shoppe and advanced sommelier, believes media coverage on beverage programs has not kept with the coverage food gets around metro Detroit....

Heard! Podcast – Episode 113 Marketing for Outlaws

Sagen Isham, marketing and events manager for the Working Class Outlaws, joins us to discuss what it’s like to manage the social media, philanthropic endeavors, events and more for...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 112 Small Town Sommelier

Justin King, owner of Bridge Street Social & the forthcoming Bar Mitena and advanced sommelier, joins us to discuss a whole range of wine related issues. Bridge Street Social...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 111 The Chef with the Guy Fieri Tattoo

Chef Chad Barrett joins us to discuss his recent appearance on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games. This is Chad’s second appearance after winning $16,000 in his first appearance in...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 110 What Can Salsa and Sandwiches Teach Us About Life?

Carlos Parisi, owner of Aunt Nee’s/Sandwich Connoisseur/Host of Sandwich Talk Podcast/Pop Up Entrepreneur/Food Enthusiast, joins us to discuss all of his many roles and how he bends time &...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 109 Summertime in Corktown

Chefs Brendon Edwards and Hailey Enszer from Gold Cash Gold in Detroit join me to discuss the very welcome change in seasons. We talk menu changes, cocktails, donuts, brunch,...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 108 On the Search for Michigan’s Best

Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez are the duo behind MLive’s wildly popular “Michigan’s Best” series. Hot off the announcement of their search for Michigan’s Best Waterfront Restaurant, Amy &...