What do you expect from front-of-house employees when you eat in a restaurant? Are those expectations realistic? In this episode, co-hosts Matt Mueller and Lori Fredrich chat with service industry veteran, Joshua Wolter – whose experience includes work with the Marcus Hotels, c.1880 and currently Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar – about the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of great service. We'll discuss challenges, expectations and the ways in which restaurant personnel strive to make customers' experiences the best possible.
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Wisconsin Supper Clubs: A conversation with Ron Faiola
Old fashioneds. Fish fry. Relish trays. They're all part of the classic Wisconsin supper club experience. But where can you find some of the State's most interesting supper club dishes? And how did supper clubs really come to be? We chat with award-winning film-maker and author Ron Faiola to debunk myths and uncover hidden gems in the supper club circuit.
The lure of ramen: A chat with Chef Gregg Des Rossier of Tochi
The air might be chilly, but the ramen scene is heating up. Today we chat with Chef Gregg Des Rossier of Tochi about the lure of ramen. He'll share tidbits about life as a ramen chef, chat about his travels to Japan and what makes a great bowl of ramen.
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.