Series Joshua David Stein Variety Hour...Half Hour

The JDS Variety Hour…Half Hour, is a freewheeling, haphazard hootenany about restaurants, reviewing restaurants, loving them, hating them, hating reviewing them as well as special segments like, “A Not-Yet-Famous Actor Reads Food Erotica” and “This is the Portion of the Show with A Musical Guest!,” in which a musical guest will perform a song about food. Think of it as This American Life but without the budget and where every episode our theme is food.

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Deli!

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This week on The Joshua David Stein Variety Hour...Half Hour Joshua does an in depth interview about deli history with some of the most experienced delicatessen employees in all of New York. Topics of Jewish recipes, assimilation, tradition, and the history of the delicatessen are disscussed. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market. ...

Valentine’s Day!

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This week on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour, host Joshua David Stein is chatting with the managers of Il Gattopardo Restaurant about Valentine's Day from the restaurant's perspective. With Valentine's Day being such a celebrated holiday in the United States and with dinner reservations being typical, Joshua asks the managers ...

Live at The Cecil!

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This week on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour, host Joshua David Stein is going 'Live from The Cecil!' Welcoming restauranteur Alexander Smalls to the show, the two discuss the importance of weaving restaurants into the communities in which they reside. Alexander tells Joshua about the vital role that the Careers through ...

American Graffiti’s Diner Mentality

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This week on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour, host Joshua David Stein is talking the American diner as it relates to the typical coming of age storyline found in movies, such as American Graffiti. Chatting with consumer historian and blogger Jan Whitaker about this interesting topic, the two agree and note that the diner is a ...

Vegetable

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This week on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour, host Joshua David Stein is talking about vegetarians making it in the big city. In more than a few New York restaurants meat is the focal point of the dish, while the rest, namely veggies, can be easily forgotten. Joshua brings in his latest restaurant review of Semilla (written ...

The Search for General Tso

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This week on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour, host Joshua David Stein is in search for General Tso! In the wake of the documentary, "The Search for General Tso," Joshua speaks with Director Ian Cheney about his unravelling of a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso's chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ...

Judi & Ron Barrett “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”

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This week on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour, host Joshua David Stein is talking children's books, and not just any children's book, but none other than the beloved "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Talking to the duo via phone, Joshua asks how they concocted such a crazy tale ...

All Joshua, All Day

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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 ...