In this special segment, Erica Wides is joined by Linh and Thuy, two former students of the STREETS International program. STREETS International is an innovative social enterprise initiative with the purpose to develop and operate sustainable programs for street kids and disadvantaged youth in Southeast Asia and throughout the world. Hear how STREETS helped these two Vietnamese youth learn the ‘ins and outs’ of the restaurant business. Join STREETS International at The Astor Center for the 6th Annual NYC Benefit! Purchase your tickets here. This program has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

Chef Kevin Nashan joins HRN’s Sari Kamin in the studio to talk about his upcoming event at City Grit with fellow St. Louis chef, Gerard Craft. Tune into this HRN Community Session to hear how Kevin turned Sidney Street Cafe into a a restaurant with high-end taste that still appeals to the neighborhood restaurant crowd. Learn about Kevin’s training in the French tradition and his time in New York City at Daniel. How does Kevin capture ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’ in his dishes at Sidney Street Cafe, and why did he fall in love with the city? Find out more about the St. Louis food scene, and learn how the Midwest is holding their own in the culinary landscape. This program has been sponsored by Route 11 Potato Chips. Thanks to Four Lincolns for today’s music.

“It’s all about making it an experience. Going from New York to St. Louis, you have to gain trust, and the people of St. Louis didn’t know who I was, even though I went to college there.” [20:15]

Chef Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe