I’ve really been making up for lost time and hitting up lots of places to eat. Some of the highlights include BAR ROLLINS, BAR GEORGE, EL MOLINO AND BABAS ON CANNON to name a few. Plus, I mull over why Charleston’s Food Critic leaving her post wasn’t a bigger story?
I finally muster up the energy to record an episode in 2021. My old pal Joe Nierstedt and my new pal Kev Nierstedt come on the show to discuss their pop-up KATSUBŌ (which I am currently obsessed with. I have nearly perfect attendance!) We talk what makes a ramen broth different from a tradtional stock and how they decided on their John’s Island Hot Chicken concept, Kinfolk. Joe and I are old friends from the NYC days of yore and we touch on why working in restaurants (even fancy ones!) doesn’t actually prepare you for running you own business, like, at all..
Here’s what I order at KATSUBŌ:
Shoyu (Chicken) Ramen add Kimchi and a seasoned egg, Hot Chicken Katsu ( I LOVE CHICKEN OK?) + a coke.
Lindsay shares a new Halloween sketch on this months DIGIRIP, tells stories of her childhood halloweens gone by, gives you her favorite apple pie recipe (from Pies and Thighs in Brooklyn) and falls madly in love with Doughboyz Pizza. OH and she challenges us all to think of Steamed Artichokes as the oyster of the plant world.
Lindsay has a record breaking ear infection and takes Nyquil ( the RECOMMENDED DOSE..relax) seconds before recording this very brief episode about why you should always experiment in the kitchen.
Lindsay gets taken on an epic date by Nikki Fairman and lives to tell the tale. (NOTE: I am deeply sorry for the snap-crackle-popping on this episode. I had a bad mic cord and didn’t know until I had finished recording. Please forgive this assault on your lovely ears)
Lindsay is cursed by the cooking gods and weighs in on an Eater article that slammed Thomas Keller’s TAK Room.
Lindsay calls up Chef Mike Lata, Chef and Co-owner of FIG Restaurant and The Ordinary here in Charleston SC to see how the properties are proceeding following the mandate to close all dining rooms in restaurants across South Carolina. Wise words here, people….listen up.
Lindsay urges you to eat at restaurants during these wild times and recaps the 15th Annual Charleston Wine and Food Festival.
In this episode Lindsay retells a story about a Perfect Manhattan and accidentally says “Perfect Martini” instead…no less than 4 times because she was a little nervous doing the show LIVE at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival Office. She interviews the endlessly interesting Corrie Wang, two time published author and co-owner of Jack Rabbit Filly (that restaurant everyone can’t stop screaming about. ) and it’s simply a delightful jaunt of a listen. A most sincere “Thank You” to Tasting Notes LIVE a podcast by CHWFF for having us..and to all of the lovely humans who sat in the audience and smiled at us…we are just so grateful.