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 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....

Heard! Podcast – Episode 100 – 100 Episodes How Sweet It Is

EPISODE 100! For this sweet occasion, we are joined by the co-owner of Good Cakes and Bakes, April Anderson. Situated on the “Avenue of Fashion,” in Detroit, Good Cakes...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 99 – I’m at the Pizza Butt, I’m at the (Vegan) Taco Hell

Meghan Shaw and Nina Paletta, creators/owners of Street Beet, join us to talk about their wildly popular vegan pop up series based off fast food restaurants. By creating vegan...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 98 – When Hip Hop and Baking Come Together

Adela Bejo, owner and baker of HipHopBakeShop.com, joins us to discuss her journey from Albania to Detroit to Chicago and back to Detroit. Moving to the United States at...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 97 – Does Detroit Have a Healthy Food System?

With a lot of media coverage focused on new restaurants in Detroit, there is very little focus given to Detroit residents who cannot afford to eat at those restaurants....

Heard! Podcast – Episode 96 – The Heartbeat of Hazel Park

Michael Barrera, executive chef/partner at Latido at Joebar, joins us to discuss his new restaurant concept inside Joebar in Hazel Park. Latido is a Latin American concept rooted in...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 95 – Off A Little Instachef and Cliff’s Pizza

Cliff Skighwalker, host of Thrillist’s Instachef and the chef behind Cliff’s Pizza, joins us to talk about his wildly popular new series and his blossoming Detroit Style Pizza business....

Heard! Podcast – Episode 94 – Many Facets of Event Planning

Anthony Morrow, owner of Pulp Media & producer of Detroit Cocktail Week, joins us to talk about the many facets of event planning. Detroit Cocktail Week is a signature...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 93 – It All Started with a Hot Dog

Grace Keros, third generation of American Coney Island, joins us to talk about her 100+ year old business that has made the Coney Dog famous. The Coney Dog is...