Jason Colucci rings in 2012 with a lively episode of The Morning After. First he sits down and chats with Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow, the guys behind everybody’s favorite late night restaurant chain in New York, The Meatball Shop. Hear what challenges they are faced with running three locations and why they chose meatballs as their main focus. Also hear from sommelier Michael Conway of Forgione. Later on the show, singer/songwriter Idgy Dean performs live! This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods Market

“You can’t be three places at once. If you want to have three successful restaurants you better trust somebody else.”

–Daniel Holzman of The Meatball Shop on The Morning After

“Why meatballs? Why not? They’re delicious and everybody loves them.”

–Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop on The Morning After