This week on The Morning After host Jason Colucci starts off with a call in from executive producer at Heritage Radio, Jack Inslee, who gives us the inside scoop on the food wedding of the year between Heritage Radio’s founder Patrick Martin’s and his fiancee, cheesemonger and host of Cutting the Curd, Anne Saxelby. Then we take this festive mood and focus on Mardi Gras as we hear about bar and restaurant preparations for this festival from the co-owner of Nola’s own Erin Rose Bar, Angela Koehlar. Then tune is as Jason talks to his special guests today, his parents, as well as Ron Matthews who tells us all about the upcoming International Restaurant and Food Service Show and how you can get in. This episode is sponsored by The Hearst Ranch.

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“Mardi Gras has different phases and in the bar phase its literally 2-3 weeks where you start building up that stockpile, baby, you don’t want to run out of Jameson!”

–Angela Koehlar of Erin Rose Bar on The Morning After

“In the international spectrum, one thing that really stands out when you walk into the [International Restaurant and Food Service Show ], is Asian flavors, Mediterranean flavors and Asian fusions has been huge over the last 5-10 years and growing even more.”

“You’ll taste things you’ve never had before in your life and you’ll drink things you’ve never had before in your life and that gives life to menus and that’s why people are coming to the show.”

–Ron Matthews of Reed Exhibitions on The Morning After