Dan & Brian had the chance to sit down with the chef, co-owner, and co-founder of Salt+, Jill Vedaa. We talked with Jill about her journey from Bay Village High School, through a series of kitchens, to the opening and success of Salt+. Jill has worked in some of the best and most famous kitchens […]

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Dan & Brian had the chance to sit down with the amazing and wonderful Cassandra Fear of Fear’s Confections. Cassandra’s shop, located on Madison in Lakewood, specializes in nerd-based chocolate. Not that her chocolate has nerds in it, whether human or candy form, but that it’s targeted toward nerd-oriented persons. Whether you’re into Star Wars, […]

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Dan & Brian sat down with Brian Holleran and wrangled in a standing Brian Moss, on occasion. We had sat down with the duo of pizza-mongering Brians in October 2016. Since then, they have opened their restaurant, Il Rione Pizza in Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood’s West Side Little Italy. In a podcast first, we have […]

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Dan and Brian sat down with the co-founder and co-owner of Larder Delicatessen, Jeremy Umansky. Larder is a unique concept here in Cleveland. They start everything from scratch and source their food locally. They make a gefiltefish from lake fish, not ocean fish. Most of their foods are fermented, in-house. So what are they? A […]

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Dan & Brian had the chance to sit down with father-daughter duo Molly & Pat Murray. Molly & Pat are the founders and owners of Wake Robin Fermented Foods. Wake Robin produces organic, locally sourced fermented food products like kimchi, pickles, and kraut. We talk about their journey from their previous careers, Pat used to […]

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Dan and Brian schlepped their recording equipment all the way over to the Jim Traficant Annex of the Jimmy DiMora Center for Excellence in Podcasting: Porco Lounge & Tiki Room. We had the chance to sit down with the wonderful and amazing Matt Fish, founder and owner of Melt Bar & Grilled. The conversation was absolutely […]

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Dan & Brian sat down with the wonderful Alex Nosse of Joy Machines. We talk about all think bicycles, like pedals and chains and fenders and bags and stuff. Also bike lanes and politics and paint and curbs and other stuff too. Alex is a really cool dude. You should go buy a bike from him […]

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Dan & Brian invited media magnate and mogul, Andrew Zelman, over to the Jimmy DiMora Center for Excellence in Podcasting. Andrew is an owner of Euclid Media Group, the organization that owns Cleveland Scene Magazine. We talk about the history of the alternative weekly, its current form, and future. Alternative weeklies like Scene contribute to […]

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Dan & Brian had the chance to sit down with Matt Stipe, the other guy from Banter. Matt found us and was all like, “Wait, what the hell? You had a show at my restaurant and didn’t invite me?! Thanks!” So we had Matt on. We talk about wine, beer, the restaurant industry, Faustian bargains, […]

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Dan and Brian ran into Will Hollingsworth of the Spotted Owl at Night Market. Will was lost and confused, shocked by the astounding amount of delicious food at his disposal; he was near delirious. We figured, to save him from himself, that we should interview him. Luckily, it turned out quite well.  Take a listen […]

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Back in the comfort and confines of the Jimmy DiMora Center for Excellence in Podcasting after our latest live episode, we had the chance to sit down with Cleveland Co-Labs co-founder Adam Dunn. Adam and his co-leagues are doing some amazing things to help social enterprise grow and thrive in Greater Cleveland. What is social […]

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Dan & Brian sat down with Adam and Tom of Banter: Beer and Wine along with a wonderful audience! We talked about what it’s like to be a part of Canada, how poutine and sausage are made, beer, wine and a whole bunch more. Seriously, head over to Banter for a delicious meal, a great […]

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Dan & Brian had the chance to sit down with a Cleveland food legend, George Kantzios. George and his business partner and in-law, Steve Daniels, are the proprietors of the very wonderful, very delicious, and absolutely beautiful Astoria Cafe & Market on Detroit Ave. We talk about how George ended up in the restaurant business, […]

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Welcome back to Kelly Novak, past guest, and now guest host! Brian & Kelly had a chance to sit down with Jack Ricchiuto and Evan Ishida of Thrive@Work. We talk about how the Thrive@Work team: helps companies create functional, self organizing teams; helps reduce toxicity in the workplace; helps create better global citizens; among many other topics, as […]

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Brian & Dan sit down with Brian & Brian who are in the midst of opening Il Rione Pizza in Cleveland’s Gordon Square neighborhood. We talk about what it’s like to get a business off the ground, find support in the community, take the plunge, and why the Jerky Boys and Wu-Tang clan are so […]

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