Podcast Topic: Food & Beverage

SZN3 EP2: Devra First

Last week we had a lengthy conversation with Globe journalist, Devra First. We got a taste of what it’s like to be a food writer and restaurant critic in Boston and she shared some trends in the restaurant industry and makes a few recommendations along the way.

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SZN2 EP8: Janelle Nanos

In our conversation with Boston Globe reporter, Janelle Nanos, we talked about a local company using a restaurant for office space, why people are rethinking their careers post-pandemic, a new adult playground in Natick called Level99, and the recent consumption boom.

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SZN2 EP6: Michelle Wu

Michelle Wu, City Council Member and Candidate for Mayor of Boston, interrupted her busy schedule to join Drew and Jesse to discuss what she’s learning while on the campaign trail, why she has a special connection to the restaurant industry, and how she hopes to transform the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

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SZN2 EP5: Nia Grace

Fresh off of her feature in Boston Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential Bostonians,” Nia Grace joins Drew and Jesse in The Graffito Podcast studio to discuss her upcoming venture, The Underground Café + Lounge, what it’s like purchasing a legendary Boston restaurant, and how she’s fighting to make a difference for the few black owned bars and restaurants in our city.

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SZN2 EP4: Jody Adams

Chef, Restaurateur, and (two-time) James Beard Award winner, Jody Adams, joins us this week to talk about her advocacy work with Massachusetts Restaurant United (MRU), working in what has historically been a male dominated industry, the importance of mentors, and her various life mantras.

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SZN2 EP3: Christine Marcus

In this episode, we discuss with Christine Marcus, Co-Founder and CEO of Alchemista, how the office lunch culture has changed, and where it’s heading. We also learn how a discovery she made before the pandemic started saved her business and perhaps set her up for a more prosperous and exciting future.

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SZN2 EP2: Liza Shirazi

Drew and Jesse are joined by Liza Shirazi, owner of Revival Café + Kitchen, which has locations in Back Bay, Davis Square and Alewife. Together, they discuss a variety of topics including the overwhelming demand for restaurant workers, the newly offered Employee Retention Tax Credit and her partnership with Chef Nookie.

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SZN2 EP1: Rachel Miller Munzer

Rachel Miller Munzer (Mamaleh’s, State Park, Vincent’s Corner Grocery) joins Drew and Jesse to discuss the Big Dipper Hospitality Group’s partnership and how they turned to a new online platform to fundraise for their latest venture in Brookline.

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