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!

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 working for Disney to opening Loving Spoonful in Farmington Hills to bringing his career full circle back at Schoolcraft, Chef Loving has done a lot in…

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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. Food & beverage work hand in hand to create a successful restaurant. We try to figure out why beverage doesn’t receive the attention it rightfully deserves….

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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 Imperial, Public House, and Antihero. She is the voice of all three brands and is incredibly passionate about her job and everything that goes along with…

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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 has over 130 wines available by the glass and is located in the town of Dewitt, which has just over 4,500 people. It’s an unique concept,…

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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 & space to have enough hours in the day. You may know Aunt Nee’s from Eastern Market or your local grocery store. Carlos can be found all…

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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, patios, and more. You can learn more about Gold Cash Gold at http://goldcashgolddetroit.com. Thanks for listening! Please take a moment to subscribe and review Heard! You…

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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 & John join me to discuss Michigan’s Best and how unique a project like this truly is. You can read all about Michigan’s Best at https://www.mlive.com/michigansbest/. Thanks…

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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 Bacon focuses on educating attendees on the history of bacon, and best practices on farming and preparing bacon, all while supporting the Southern Foodways Alliance. Zingerman’s…

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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. Mamba paints a vivid narrative about his life leading up to opening a restaurant including fleeing Burundi as a refugee, learning English as his fifth language,…

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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 they open a second Brown Iron location in Royal Oak. Deni is a classically trained chef, but is making the transition from chef to owner. We…

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