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 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 &...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 107 Biscuits and Bacon: A Talk with Chef Bob Bennett

Bob Bennett, head chef of Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan, joins us to talk about biscuits, bacon, and so much more. Zingerman’s presents Camp Bacon this week. Camp...

Heard Podcast – Episode 106 Hatching Baobab Fare

Mamba Hamissi, co-owner of Baobab Fare, joins us. Mamba and Nadia, his wife, are opening Detroit’s first East African restaurant. The journey to open Baobab Fare has been intense....

Heard! Podcast – Episode 105 Episode 105 – Smokin’ for 15 Years

Deni Smiljanovski, owner of Lazybones Smokehouse & partner in Brown Iron Brewhouse, joins us to discuss the longevity of Lazybones and what’s on the horizon for Brown Iron as...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 104 – When Bad Luck is Good

Yani, bartender and partner at Bad Luck Bar, joins us to discuss rum, his life leading up to opening Bad Luck, blending spirits, alcohol allocation, and much more. You...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 103 – A Lyttle Brunchy

Chef Allie Lyttle joins us to talk about her upcoming brunch residency at Revolver in Hamtramck and food tours with Detroit History Tours. Allie has worked in multiple kitchens...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 102 From Traverse City with Amor

Michelle Rodriguez, chef/owner of Amor Comida, joins us all the way from Traverse City. We talk about her stay in Detroit, where she ate, and what she learned. Even...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 101 – Bring The Ruckus

Chef Jeremy Kalmus joins us to talk about his journey from culinary school to chef to chef/business owner. Jeremy has worked in restaurants, Ford Field, and now for himself....