Hotelier, Restaurateur, Publican
The Guys Start off the segment with a lively discussion about Pete Well's recent '-1 star review' of Guy Fieri's American Kitchen and Bar in The New York Times. Was it justified? Did it go too far? Listen in for their take. Then we air an interview Francis conducted on a recent trip to Ireland. Francis has a fascinating discussion with Bill Wolsey at his Merchant Hotel in Belfast. Bill has 50 bars, 3 hotels and a few pizza places to boot, all in Northern Ireland. He has a long and interesting history as self-made hotelier, restaurateur and publican beginning in a very troubled place whose current renaissance makes it one of Europe's great 'cities-to-watch.' A subject near and dear to The Restaurant Guys' Hearts: What role can publicans play in rebuilding a city! The Merchant Hotel is The Restaurant Guys Favorite small hotel in Europe.
Podcast Date: 11/14/2012