Point of Contention
Passions flare hotter than a brick oven this week as we delve into tension spots in the food world – from the dining room to paperbacks. Jessica Krainchich discusses seafood with an extra helping of murder alongside mystery author Shari Randall. H Conley talks to both reviewers and chefs in...
The Halal Guys
On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Ahmed Abouelenein, CEO of The Halal Guys, and son of one of the co-founder, ushers in a new era of their Egyptian American entrepreneurial success story. The Halal Guys started selling chicken, beef gyros and falafels from a single street cart at 53rd...
One Night in Bangkok
On this episode Dave Nastassia answer a Cavalcade of callers. They discuss how to make your corona grinder actually work (for tortillas and more), the limits of low-temperature cooking, ideas for Douglas Fir tips, and more. Plus, a PSA on what to wear to a yelp review, and we...
CurEat App, the anti-Yelp
Want to get off Yelp, but don’t know where to go for quality restaurant recommendations? CurEat, launched in January 2017, is a restaurant-finding app featuring restaurant and bar recommendations from chefs, food and beverage professionals and friends. Billed as the anti-Yelp, CurEat supports independent restaurants, and encourages users to celebrate...
The Human Touch
Front Burner regular Amanda Cohen, chef-owner of New York City's Dirt Candy, joins us to discuss a variety of subjects: the relationship between chefs and critics (from the New York Times to the civilian critics of Yelp and other open formats), the case for no-tipping, and the pleasures of her...
ADAM PLATT of NY MAGAZINE
Adam Platt, restaurant critic for New York Magazine, joins us in this episode to talk about how the internet has dramatically changed the restaurant world, starting with his first review for New York Magazine of Annisa in 2000 to the rise of the blogs, and his predictions for 2017.
THE BLURTBOX PITCH
It’s easy to see how the BlurtBox app is an easy way for customers to give feedback in real time to restaurants. Good or bad, people always have something to say. Are restaurant willing to pay for that information? How valuable are customers opinions served up in a private non-Yelp...
Yelp for Insiders
[audio wav="https://heritageradionetwork.org/sites/default/files/wp-uploads/2016/04/Tech-Bites.wav"][/audio] What if chefs wrote reviews of their own restaurants? What if competitors reviewed each other? In this episode of Tech Bites, Jenn welcomes founder of Round Table, Andrew Johnson, to talk about the world of restaurant reviews written from the perspective of industry employees.
A number of long-simmering tensions between chefs and the media recently boiled over following the New York Times bombshell Per Se review. An all-star round-table representing both camps, and several generations, join Jimmy and Andrew to make sense of it all this week: Drew Nieporent, Hanna Raskin, Sam Sifton, Alex...
JKL & Jack Recap 2015 – A Year of Tech Bites
The penultimate episode of the year. Tech Bites host Jennifer Leuzzi and engineer/musical director/contributor Jack Inslee, recap the good, the bad and the selfies of 2015. Special call-in guests from episodes past: Eater's Ryan Sutton, Yahoo Food's Gillie Houston, and Paul K. Alexander.
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