The Morning After celebrates Cambridge and Boston on this week’s installment. After revisiting a hip hop-filled filled ‘Front of House’ segment, Jessie Kiefer and Jen Tullock call up Liz Vilardi of Belly Wine Bar, The Blue Room, and Central Bottle. Hear how Liz got involved in the wine business, and the importance of a wine bar in the Boston food scene. What wines were popular when Liz got involved in the business? And how does Boston wine culture differ from that of New York City? Later, Scott Haas calls in to talk about the release of his book, Back of the House. Hear about some of food at the event, and how Scott came to meet Daniel Boulud. How has Japanese gastronomy changed the way that Scott focuses on food? Also, tune in to hear music from Lily Virginia! Thanks to our sponsor, Hearst Ranch.

“It’s all good and well to be a songwriter, but if you’re not really saying anything, then what’s the point?” [15:30] — Lily Virginia on The Morning After

“New York does a fantastic job of reminding you of the fact that you are in a city that is much bigger than you, and Boston doesn’t always do that.” [33:15] —Liz Vilardi on The Morning After