Episode 116: Chocolade Van Brugge

Fred Verbeke left corporate American in pursuit of fine Belgian chocolates and liege waffles. He followed his dream and opened up Chocolade van Brugge. In this episode, Fred and I geek out over chocolate, the foods of Belgium and taste through some of his unique candy offerings, along with a...

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Pane e Vino – a food education

I recently enlisted a new team member here at Restaurant Live.  Her name is Sophie and she’s interning to learn all about the magical world of digital media and marketing.  Wordpress, Mail Chimp, Libsyn, Highrise, Buffer.  So many new platforms, lots of new skills.  But, I’m having the most fun teaching...

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Updates about Tucson

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Adam Lehrman is Tucson Foodie and he is the leading source on what’s happening in the Tucson food scene.  We had a call to talk tacos and caught up on all things Tucson.  Tune in and get ready to be really hungry after....

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Episode 115: Kazzit

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ever wanted to plan a trip to wine country but weren’t sure where to go?  Looking forward to a trip to Europe, but not sure where to even start in hitting up with wineries?  Explore the world of wineries before you go, all...

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Earnest in Chandler – Kids and Comfort Food

Earnest in Chandler is the current iteration of what used to be Cork.  I adored Cork.  Ryan and I visited for a decadent wine dinner two years ago.  Artfully crafted dishes, ingredient forward cuisine, delicate flavors and warm atmosphere all made it an extremely memorable meal.  Thus, when I saw...

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Episode 114: VOM FASS

Olive Oil and vinegar shops seemed to pop up across town, but there’s one that’s taking things to a whole new level of sophistication and experience.  VOM FASS is an international company, and Louis Conti fell in love with its commitment to the best of the best in oils and...

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Miracle Mile’s BIG Move

Miracle Mile Deli has been a staple in the Valley for 66 years. The locally-owned restaurant is excited to announce that on Tuesday, June 9th, they are moving locations to their first ever stand-alone venue. The restaurant is moving just a short distance from their current space at the Camelback...

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Episode 113: Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Feijoada, Cupuacu, Caipirinha.  Familiar with these foods?  They’re all important in Brazilian cuisine and a part of today’s interview with Phil Marsteller of Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen. He tells stories of growing up in the Amazon, the flavors of his youth and the history behind...

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Table Manners: Mussels

Introducing a new regular feature here at Restaurant Live; Table Manners.  I posted about Fine Dining Etiquette a few weeks ago after a visit to the Wrigley Mansion and the response was overwhelming.  Lots of positive feedback and enthusiasm.  It got me thinking about how many times in a week...

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RA Sushi Donating 100% of Sales to Cancer

RA Sushi started Nicky’s Week eleven years ago in honor of Nicky Mailliard, the nephew of one of RA’s founding partners. Nicky lost his valiant battle with brain cancer in 2005 at the age of 13. He was a pillar of strength, quick with a joke, and always had a smile.  Monday,...

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