This week on The Main Course, hosts Alexes McLaughlin and Phillip Gilmour are back in the studio catching up about Phill’s new restaurant, Hi Hello, which recently opened in Bushwick right off the Jefferson stop. A fun and thoughtful sandwich shop, Phill shares the ins and outs of opening a new food establishment and also talks about the intricacies of the perfect sandwich. Did you know that hot dogs are a big deal in Iceland? Phill features the Icelandic delicacy on the Hi Hello menu and goes on to relay his favorite item at the moment. Alexes mentions the Heritage Radio Network Kickstarter Campaign which spawns a great fundraising story from Phill. After the break, Chef and Owner Sal Scognamillo of the iconic Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in NYC joins the show talking about his family business that has been embedded in the city since 1944. Coming out with a brand new cookbook, “Patsy’s Italian Family Cookbook,” Sal explains that this book features new recipes as well as the amazing family history. Sal explains that it was important to him in this cookbook to keep recipes simple, delicious, and accessible to all. This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants.
“That’s my favorite part of the business: going out and meeting people!” [36:50]
“Nowadays, lot of restaurants are owned by corporations… we’re so blessed to be there and have the family there all the time.” [37:50]
—Sal Scognamillo on The Main Course