This week on Snacky Tunes, Darin Bresnitz and guest co-host Jordana Rothman, Food & Drink Editor at Time Out New York, flip the normal show format and welcome the musical guest Tal National with an energetic, danceable tune! Hailing from Niamey, the capital city of Niger, their music is joyously hypnotic, a highly unique contribution to West African guitar music. With its lightening fast rhythms and rotating cast of vocalists, this makes for a unique Snacky Tunes experience! Darin and Jordana ask how a group known for its five hour sets can contain that energy in an album that only lasts so long, such as their new album Zoy Zoy, out now on Fat Cat Records. Have they enjoyed their time in NYC? Have they found good Nigerian food on the road? Tune in for answers and amazing live music. In the second half of the show, Heritage Radio Network host of The Main Course and neighbor/owner of Momo Sushi Shack, Phillip Gilmour joins in the fun talking about his new sandwich shop venture “Hi Hello!” located off the Jefferson subway stop in Brooklyn. Talking about why he decided to go from sushi to the sandwich biz, Phil elaborates how disappointed he’d been in other sandwiches and how he decided to change that for himself. Sifting through interesting ingredient combinations as well as Jordana’s thoughts on brunch, Phil shares thoughts on being a restauranteur and the message he’s trying to spread with food. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
“What makes a bad sandwich is people either don’t use enough salt, enough spice, or enough acid.” [35:44]
“I’m not a one trick pony. I’m not just obsessed with Japanese things, I’m obsessed with life!” [54:08]
—Phillip Gilmour on Snacky Tunes