Kicking off the fall season of The Morning After, hosts Jessie Kiefer and Sari Kamin are back with more entertaining food news including a Japanese cafe offering bikini clad waitresses, a three-wheeled Whataburger excursion, plus new emojis coming to an iPhone near you! Guest Gerardo Gonzales, Head Chef of El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette, is also in studio sharing details behind his culinary journey to his present post at the popular coffee and luncheonette bar located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. With a menu featuring a balance of sweet, spicy and sour, Gerardo explains that vegan-friendly cuisine take center stage at El Rey in a creative and delicious way. Tune in for all things El Rey plus find out how Gerardo fares on The Morning After Quiz! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

“Given the space that I had in a 350 square foot coffee shop, the only real area I could carve out for a kitchen was about 3 feet wide by 2 feet, so naturally I was like ‘lunch counter!'” [12:22]

“It’s not just an open kitchen, it’s so interactive, it’s great, and you get to know your clientele.” [12:43]

–Gerardo Gonzales on The Morning After