NOLADrinks Show – Chefs Brigtsen, Lopez, and Toups – Boudin, Bourbon and Beer

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we talk with three luminary chefs here in New Orleans – Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen’s, Phillip Lopez of Galatoire’s, and Isaac Toups of Toups Meatery and Toups South. We discuss southern cooking traditions, the importance of supporting the next generation of culinary professionals, and a great event they all participate in – Boudin, Bourbon & Beer – put on by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.

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NOLADrinks Show – Wines of South Africa and South African Wine Week NOLA

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Jim Clarke of Wines of South Africa about that fascinating wine producing country. We also talk about the upcoming South African Wine Week happening in New Orleans from November 7th thru the 13th and a key varietal, chenin blanc.

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NOLADrinks Show – Lisa Wicker of Widow Jane Distillery

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome Lisa Wicker of Widow Jane Distillery. We discuss their whiskey operation located in Brooklyn. We also discuss her interesting path to becoming the distiller, their bourbon, and the importance of her role as a woman in the industry.

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NOLADrinks Show – The World of Sour Beer

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome back our resident beer experts, Matt Horney and Sal Mortillaro. We discuss the world of “sour” beers. We chat about what they are (and what they aren’t), the varying styles and production methods, and much more!

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NOLADrinks Show – South African Wine at Brennan’s

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we pay a visit to the iconic New Orleans French Quarter restaurant, Brennan’s! We talk, mainly, about South African wines in the establishment’s terrific wine room. We’re joined by Wine Director, Braithe Tidwell. Family member and manager, Patrick Brennan, and Executive Chef, Slade Rushing also stop by.

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NOLADrinks Show – Aaron Selya of Philadelphia Distilling

On this week’s installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome Aaron Selya, head distiller, for Philadelphia Distilling. We talk about their story, the first post-Prohibition distillery established in Pennsylvania, as well as tasting their delicious Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Vieux Carré Absinthe, and The Bay Seasoned Vodka. In addition, we talk a bit with Aaron about his background.

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NOLADrinks Show – Anu and Chris Elford of Navy Strength

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with the owners of Navy Strength, Rob Roy and No Anchor in Seattle, Anu and Chris Elford. We discuss their operations, the recent award at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards for “Best New American Cocktail Bar,” and the importance of inclusion and diversity with their staff. We also cover some news from the beverage world.

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NOLADrinks Show – New Orleans Restaurateurs Justin Devillier and Robért LeBlanc

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we talk with two excellent and insightful New Orleans restaurateurs – Justin Devillier, chef/owner of La Petite Grocery and Balise along with Robért LeBlanc of the LeBlanc+Smith restaurant group. We discuss the restaurant and bar landscape here in New Orleans as well as other things.

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NOLADrinks Show - Beer with Sal and Matt – Casa d’Aristi

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome our regular beer experts, Sal Mortillaro and Matt Horney. We touch on numerous brew-related topics including trends, IPAs, open fermentation, and more. We also chat with Nicole Arnell of Mexican distillery, Casa d’Aristi, a decades-old operation located in the Yucatan.

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NOLADrinks Show – Beer with Sal and Matt – Casa d’Aristi

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome our regular beer experts, Sal Mortillaro and Matt Horney. We touch on numerous brew-related topics including trends, IPAs, open fermentation, and more. We also chat with Nicole Arnell of Mexican distillery, Casa d’Aristi, a decades-old operation located in the Yucatan.

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NOLADrinks Show – Genever with Danny Ronen and Wild Roots Vodka

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with noted spirits educator, consultant, and bar owner, Danny Ronen, about the interesting spirit Genever. We also visit with Brendon Bain of Wild Roots Spirits and discuss their various and well-made fruit-infused vodkas!

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NOLADrinks Show – Brand Ambassadors with Glenfiddich – Hendrick’s Gin – Reyka Vodka

On this week’s installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with three brand ambassadors with the William Grant and Sons portfolio. We’re joined by Tracie Franklin of Glenfiddich, Mattias Horseman of Hendrick’s Gin, and Trevor Schneider of Reyka Vodka. We chatted with these three fun and interesting friends during Tales of the Cocktail here in New Orleans not too long ago!

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NOLADrinks Show – Montenegro Amaro – Aperitivo Select – Louisiana Restaurant Association

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re jam-packed with interviews! First up, we talk with Rudi Cararro and Salvatore Tafuri of Montenegro Amaro and Aperitivo Select. We’re also joined by Gabriel Manfredi of the noted London bar, Oriole. We talk about these two categories and low-ABV cocktails. Then, we head over to the Louisiana Restaurant Association Expo and talk about the state’s restaurant business, its importance, and more.

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NOLADrinks Show – La Fée Absinthe and Satchmo Summer Fest

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we have two great chats. First, we speak with Rebecca Sell and Heather Twichell of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. about their upcoming Satchmo Summerfest honoring Louis Armstrong. We are also joined by New Orleans songbird extraordinaire, Robin Barnes, who will be performing at the festival. Then, we chat with George Rowley, owner of La Fée Absinthe. We talk absinthe and his fascinating journey to make it legal again in Europe (and how that affected the US, as well.)

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NOLADrinks Show – Tales of the Cocktail and More – Caroline Rosen – Tiffanie Barriere – Keyatta Mincey – Daniela Jagemann

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we’re talking further about Tales of the Cocktail. This time, we discuss the grant program, the Spirited Awards, and much more. We’re joined by Tales executive director, Caroline Rosen; The Drinking Coach and Tales grant committee member, Tiffanie Barriere; Keyatta Mincey of Pictures and Cocktails; and Tales Chief of Staff, Daniela Jugemann. It’s a fun, lively, and interesting conversation touching on issues in the industry, our guests’ backgrounds, and even an aloe liqueur!

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NOLADrinks Show – Gary Solomon Jr. of Tales of the Cocktail – Ian McNulty of The Advocate

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we have two featured interviews. First up, Gary Solomon Jr., the new co-chair of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, talks about that organization and their signature event, Tales of the Cocktail happening in New Orleans this week. Then, we chat with Ian McNulty, restaurant and food writer for The New Orleans Advocate newspaper. We discuss the business and culture here in town.

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NOLADrinks Show – Fred Parent of Hendrick’s Gin with Arie Dixon and John Stanley

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Hendrick’s Gin brand ambassador, Fred Parent. We’re also joined by his friends and musical collaborators, Arie Dixon and John Stanley. We talk about their shared service industry background, cocktails, and their new musical project that brings these worlds together!

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NOLADrinks Show - Kirk Estopinal of Cure and Cane & Table

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we talk with Kirk Estopinal, co-owner of Cure and Cane & Table. We discuss their locations, Kirk’s background, winning the most recent James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program for Cure, work-life balance, mentorship in the industry, and much more.

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NOLADrinks Show - Caroline Rosen of Tales of the Cocktail

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Caroline Rosen, the new Executive Director of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation. We discuss their signature event, Tales of the Cocktail 2018, taking place in July in New Orleans. We also talk about the organization’s new leadership and new direction as well as many of the programs and issues they are pursuing.

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NOLADrinks Show – Jeff Beachbum Berry – Tiki Cocktails and Culture

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Tiki cocktail and culture historian, author, and restaurateur, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. We visit his spot in New Orleans, Latitude 29, and talk about the origins of Tiki, the drinks, his books, the restaurant, and much more! We continue the chat with Jeff on “Another Shot with NOLADrinks” and also start the show with some news from the restaurant and bar business along with talk about American whiskey and tariffs in our “Parting Shot.”

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