Jessie Kiefer returns to The Morning After without her sidekick, Jen Tullock. It’s certainly a sad day in The Morning After’s history, but Jessie starts off her solo-hosting stint with a bang! Todd Mitgang is Chef/Partner at Crave Fishbar in Turtle Bay. Hear about the original concept for Crave as a ceviche spot, and why Todd decided to turn the place into a full-service seafood joint. How has Todd’s experience opening a restaurant in Montauk taught him more about local fishermen and seasonal populations. Later, Nicole DeCicco of Upstate Wine Company expounds upon the bounty of the Finger Lakes. What grape varieties grow well Upstate, and how do lake effects create strong terroirs? Find out all of this and more on this week’s edition of The Morning After! Thanks to our sponsor, MOOD Magazine. Music provided by Pamela Royal.

“A few of the Finger Lakes extend below sea level, and that’s one of the biggest factors that helps keep the climate fairly moderate during the winter.” [20:30]

Nicole DeCicco on The Morning After