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“I’ve told so many people that [Restaurant Guys Radio] is basically Car Talk for Food, and I mean that in the most positive way. I don’t know how often you guys listen to Car Talk but that’s quite a compliment.” >> Listen: hi | lo

--Charlie Trotter

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Catherine Lombardi
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Nicholas Harary and John Kafarski

Hooray: Soft drink manufacturers have agreed to remove all sodas from grammar schools and have only sugar free soft drinks in high schools. The announcement was made by the William J. Clinton Foundation's "Alliance for a Healthier Generation".

Boo: What are they thinking in Chicago? The city has banned the sale of foie gras. Previous guest Chef Rick Tramonto said "Government shouldn't be dictating what we eat." Mayor Daily also weighed in on the topic. "We have children getting killed by gang leaders and dope dealers," Mr. Daley said, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. "We have real issues here in this city. And we're dealing with foie gras? Let's get some priorities."

John Kafarski, our sommelier at both Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi is pursuing his Master Sommelier certification. No easy feat. There are only about 125 people in the world with this certification. The process takes years, lots of reading and three levels of exams including serving current Master Sommeliers and passing a blind tasting.

Podcast Date: 6/12/2006


The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.