This week on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour… Half Hour, host Joshua David Stein caps off 2014 chatting with execute producer and host of Ozersky.TV and James Beard Award Winner for food writing, plus frenemy, Josh Ozersky. Josh get his guests’ opinion on this year in New York food before going head to head, quipping over their personal food picks and reviews of 2014. Josh goes on to lament about the current dining scene in NYC only to go point for point versus Joshua who contends that there are interesting cuisines happening in the big apple. After the break, Joshua welcomes Kyle Forester as the last musical guest of 2014. Kyle is the voice behind the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour… Half Hour theme songs and has a new joint project with Joshua that they debut this episode! Tune in for a wonderfully conversational joust in the first segment with some unique musical stylings in the second. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
“The fact of the New York dining scene that is indisputable is that it doesn’t have the kind of vital, active, dynamic, original chefs that it once did.” [2:43]
“Everybody has craft cocktails now. Everybody has a ramen bar. Everybody has Neapolitan pizza. I think that when I ‘m thinking of New York there’s any number of good restaurants but they’re not different from good restaurants in Portland, or Austin, or whatever.” [7:33]
—Josh Ozersky on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour… Half Hour