Heard Podcast!

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 78 – Teaching the Rising Stars

Chef Brandon Zarb joins us to discuss his recent transition from chef to educator. Brandon recently left an executive chef position to take on a role as an educator...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 77 – Hospitality for Employees

Hospitality Consultant Genevieve Jona joins us to discuss a range of issues from Lafayette Coney Island now accepting credit cards, operating as a cash only business, bar design and...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 75 – The Art of Bartending with Bartender At Large

This week we welcome Erick Castro aka @hungrybartender from the @bartenderatlarge team. We discuss his pop-up at Sugar House Detroit, the first iteration of his bartender documentary, his successful...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 75 – Simplifying Wine with Wine Folly

Madeline Puckette, co-founder of Wine Folly, joins us via phone to talk about her new book, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide. If Wine Folly’s mission can be...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 74 – 323 in 365: Visiting Every Michigan Brewery in a Year

Visiting every Michigan brewery is quite a feat – doing it all in one year seems almost impossible. Almost because Emily Bennett, otherwise known as Mitten Beer Girl, did...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 73 – Everything but the Oink The Art of Charcuterie

Chef & Butcher Aramis Jones of the soon to open Gratiot Avenue Provisions joins us to discuss whole animal butchering, charcuterie, and his recent Chef’s Table dinner. We also...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 72 – From Sugarcane to Spirit: A Discussion about Rhum

This week we are joined by Melissa Pinkerton, MidWest Market Manager for SPIRIBAM which sells a number of French-style Rhums. We talk about that that is, make Ti Punch,...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 71 – The Heart of Mexico and the Soul of Detroit

Antonio Lopez, part of the family who owns Tequila Cabresto, talks to us about owning a Detroit based Tequila company. From their agave fields in Jalisco all the way...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 70 – Getting Along Like Peas and Carrots

Zack Sklar, founder of Peas & Carrots Hospitality and chef, joins us to talk about their recent acquisition of Como’s in Ferndale. We also discuss Zack’s thoughts on being...