Foodie & The Beast from Home: April 18, 2021

On last week's Foodie & The Beast, David and Nycci had the pleasure of chatting with a variety of people who made pivotal changes to their businesses and their careers during the last year.

*We always kick off the show finding out what is new at Central Farm Market with Deb Moser & Mitch Berliner

*Paul Dahm has been on the how talking about many different things over the years. Back in the day, it was Brainfood. Then, Workchew. Now, he has launched an online wine biz, Widget Wine, sourcing wines not available through other retailers that are delivered to your door.                                                                                                     
*A truly inspiring story, Jasmine Norton is the owner of Baltimore’s Urban Oyster. She’s the only Black-female owner of an oyster bar in America. She had to close the brick and mortar restaurant due to COVID-19 this past summer but is continuing to thrive by operating out of a ghost kitchen.                                                                                                                   
*Another inspiring COVID pivoting and survival story,  When the Pandemic hit, Jennifer Earnest and Jamey Evoniuk nearly lost one of the South’s largest event businesses and their restaurant, Jacksonville’s Chef’s Garden Catering and Events. With millions down the drain, they reinvented themselves and now have a hugely successful online cooking class series. Jennifer shares their story.

*You know the man. You know the legend. Top Chef and restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn has launched yet another business that has a huge WOW factor. As if being the man behind PLNT Burger, Vim & Victor, Good Stuff Eatery, We the Pizza, etc weren’t enough, he’s now teamed with prominent home builder VAN METRE HOMES and is designing state-of-the-cooking-art kitchens.

Listen to the full episode here and you too can dream of Spike creating your kitchen while pouring a bottle from Widget Wine, slurping Urban Oysters oysters while prepping for Jennifer's culinary class. It is all possible ~