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Interview with Jason Gordon from Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 36

Interview with Jason Gordon from Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 36. Our featured interview today is with Jason Gordon from Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery. We talk to Jason about his life-long passion for cooking since he was only 14-years old. His Denver roots, and how he came to St. Pete on … Continue Reading

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Interview with Ronnie Lane from Tampa Bay Sports Radio 620 – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 35

Interview with Ronnie “Night Train” Lane

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 35. Our featured interview today is with Ronnie “Night Train” Lane, the co-host of the Ronnie & TKras Show on Tampa Bay Sports Radio 620. They are live from 6-9am Monday through Friday as they talk Bucs, Rays, Lightning, NCAA and more. We talk to Ronnie … Continue Reading

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Interview with Kelly & Alex Rodriguez from Lolita’s Wine Market – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 34

Interview with Kelly & Alex Rodriguez of Lolita’s Wine Market, and Sophia’s Cucina & Enoteca

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 34. Our featured interview today is with Kelly & Alex Rodriguez of Lolita’s Wine Market, and Sophia’s Cucina & Enoteca. We talk to Kelly & Alex about how they met, their first restaurant together in Ohio, their … Continue Reading

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Interview with Raphael Perrier of Kahwa Coffee Roasting – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 33

Interview with Raphael Perrier of Kahwa Coffee Roasting

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 33. Our featured interview today is with Raphael Perrier of Kahwa Coffee Roasting. We find out from Raphael that his first job out of University was as a coffee barista at La Colombe Coffee Roasters, when it was a small company. (Now they have … Continue Reading

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Interview with Rick Kriseman Mayor of St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 32

Interview with The Mayor of St. Petersburg, FL – Rick Kriseman

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 32. Our featured interview today is with the Honorable Rick Kriseman, Mayor of St. Petersburg, FL. We talk to Mayor Kriseman about how he got his start in politics, what he thinks of the explosion of the food & restaurant scene, … Continue Reading

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Interview with Tony Mangiafico from Gratzzi Italian Grille and Flute & Dram – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 31

Tony Mangiafico with daughter Giuliana
Interview with Tony Mangiafico from Gratzzi and Flute & Dram

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 31. Our featured interview today is with Tony Mangiafico. Tony is the well-known Chef and Co-Owner of Gratzzi Italian Grille in downtown St. Pete for the last 20-years. He is also Co-Owner of the newer (1-year old) Flute & Dram on Beach … Continue Reading

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Interview with Stephen Schrutt from Hunger + Thirst Group – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 30

Interview with Stephen Schrutt from Hunger + Thirst

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 30. Our featured interview today is with Stephen Schrutt. Stephen is the owner of Hunger + Thirst Group. They operate the restaurants and bars: The Avenue Eat + Drink, Park & Rec, and No Vacancy in downtown St. Petersburg. Stephen grew up in Tampa, … Continue Reading

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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 … Continue Reading

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Interview with Kelley Duff from Pizza Box – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 28

Interview with Kelley Duff from Pizza Box

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 28. Our featured interview today is with Kelley Duff. She and her husband Adam own and run Pizza Box on the 900 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. They make wonderful artisan, organic, wood fired pizzas in an oven that Adam built himself. … Continue Reading

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Interview with Laura Reiley Former Tampa Bay Times Food Critic – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 27

Laura Reiley
Interview with Laura Reiley, Now with The Washington Post

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 27. Our featured interview today is with Laura Reiley. Laura was the food critic for The Tampa Bay Times for ten years, and just yesterday started her new job at The Washington Post. She will no longer be a food critic, but she … Continue Reading

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Interview #2 with Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe from Dr. BBQ The Restaurant – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 26

Interview #2 with Ray Lampe from Dr. BBQ

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 26. Our featured interview today is an encore appearance from Ray Lampe, a.k.a. Dr. BBQ. Last week, we talked about the many things Ray did before opening the new restaurant with The Datz Group in St. Pete. This week, we talk about Dr. BBQ … Continue Reading

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Interview with Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe from Dr. BBQ The Restaurant – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 25

Interview with Ray Lampe from Dr. BBQ

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 25. Our featured interview today is with Ray Lampe a.k.a. Dr. BBQ. We’ll find out how the truck driver from Chicago became a multi-award winning BBQ competitor, celebrity pitmaster, and TV food show judge and competitor living in St. Pete. We will start the show … Continue Reading

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Interview with Rachel Bennett from The Library – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 24

Interview with Rachel Bennett from The Library

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 24. We start in the test kitchen, and try out Abby’s new recipe for Irish-Bacon & Cabbage Pizza. It’s soooo good! Our featured interview today is with Executive Chef Rachel Bennett from The Library (formerly The Peabody). She’s bubbly, talented, and tenacious. Our featured local … Continue Reading

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Interview with Tom Golden Part II – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 23

Tom Golden
Interview with Tom Golden from The Lure (Part II)

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 23. For our opening conversational segment, we will talk about the magic of fermentation—it’s probably involved in more food and drink than you realize. Our featured interview today is Part II with Tom Golden. Tom also owns several restaurants that we didn’t get … Continue Reading

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Interview with Tom Golden from The Lure – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 22

Tom Golden
Interview with Tom Golden from The Lure

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 22. For our opening conversational segment, we will talk about Sriracha Hot Sauce. Our featured interview today is with Tom Golden from The Lure restaurant in downtown St. Pete. Tom also owns several other restaurants, which we will talk to him about in next week’s … Continue Reading

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