On the season premiere of Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike first welcomes Shane McBride, Executive Chef of Balthazar, and Reggie Nadelson, author of the new book At Balthazar: The New York Brasserie at the Center of the World. Having covered restaurants and food for decades on both sides of the Atlantic, Nadelson recounts the history of the French brasserie, and how Keith McNally reinvented the concept for New York City.

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After the break, Phoebe Connell and Nora O’Malley talk about their adjacent beer store, wine store, and wine bar on Avenue C (aka Loisaida Avenue) in Alphabet City.

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