Interview with Michael Sponaugle from Buya Ramen – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 29

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Interview with Michael Sponaugle from Buya Ramen – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 29

Interview with Mike Sponaugle from Buya Ramen

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 29. Our featured interview today is with Mike Sponaugle. Mike is the owner of Buya Ramen in downtown St. Petersburg. He has opened several restaurant concepts ranging from New American, to Caribbean and Japanese. Michael studied finance at the University of South Florida and began his career with the restaurant group OSI (currently Bloomin’ Brands, Inc) in 1998. He announces two new locations for Buya on the show. Our featured local music is from Love and Lament. Chantal Lester answers The Fast Five Foodies Questions, and we feature the song ‘Someone Like Me’.

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Mike Sponaugle

The St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast features interviews with chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, bartenders, and more, and covers the burgeoning food scene in St. Petersburg, Florida. Episodes air every Tuesday.

This episode of the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast is brought to you by Annata Restaurant & Wine Bar, Engine No. 9, and Alto Mare Fish Bar.

Please keep them in mind the next time you are hungry for some fantastic food.

Our announcer is Candice Aviles from Meet the Chef and Channel 10 News. Our theme music is provided by The Chris Walker Band.

Links:

Buya Ramen

Love and Lament

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