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 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 can find out more about Bad Luck at https://www.badluckbar.com/ or on Instagram @badluckbar. Special thanks to Axle Brewing Co., our sponsor for this week’s episode. Axle…

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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 over the years. Running the Revolver kitchen will the next adventure on her culinary path. To learn more about Allie’s brunches, visit https://www.revolverhamtramck.com/. Thanks for listening!…

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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 at the young age of 31, Michelle has lived an adventurous life, but with adventures come highs and lows. You can follow Michelle on Instagram @amor_comida….

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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. We focus on work life balance because it is often forgotten about in the restaurant industry. You can learn about Ruckus Taco at ruckustaco.com. Thanks for listening!…

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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 and Bakes is more than a bakery, it is a community space opened to anyone who wishes to spend time there. As a bakery that uses…

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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 versions of accessible fast food dishes, Street Beet is widening awareness of vegan cooking. You can find more about Street Beet, including their event schedule, at…

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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 12 years old, Adela learned a lot from hip hop and it impacted her life forever. Her passion is Hip Hop Bake Shop, currently an online…

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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. Kibibi Blount-Dorn is the Education and Engagement Program Manager for the Detroit Food Policy Council. With close to 50% of Detroit households facing food insecurity, the…

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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 culture, cuisine, and creativity helmed by Barrera and Chef de Cuisine Moses Fishman. We talk about work culture, training, Michael’s previous jobs, and more. Mark Kurlyandchik…

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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. Instachef’s first season recently ended and it included a powerhouse list of celebrities including Big Sean, Machine Gun Kelly, Leslie Grace, and more. Cliff’s Pizza is…

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