The AfterHours Podcast

The BEST podcast for bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries, influencers, and more! NEW episodes every Tuesday @10:00am(EST)

The AfterHours Podcast

The BEST podcast for bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries, influencers, and more! NEW episodes every Tuesday @10:00am(EST)

About the Series

Who are we? Why are we creating this podcast? Why am I reading this segment in Morgan Freeman’s voice? I’ll tell you why. It’s because The AfterHours Podcast is the best damn podcast that sits down and talks with bar and restaurant owners to discover what it’s like to run an engaging company. Join us on our journey to look through the eyes of your local food entrepreneurs. Sit back, grab a drink from your local brewery, and enjoy.

Latest Episode

The Spotted Owl Part 2

Today we release the 2nd half of our interview with Will from The Spotted Owl. Be sure to check out the 1st half from last week!

Episode 45   |   54 min

Recent Episodes

The Spotted Owl Part 1

Episode 44

Welcome to the Unknown Caller Cocktail Bar. Walk through the telephone entrance and you’ll be greeted with delicious mixed drinks, a vibrant & relaxed atmosphere, and Chattanooga’s finest hosts (James and Kris) to create your cocktail of choice.

Unknown Caller

Episode 43

Welcome to the Unknown Caller Cocktail Bar. Walk through the telephone entrance and you’ll be greeted with delicious mixed drinks, a vibrant & relaxed atmosphere, and Chattanooga’s finest hosts (James and Kris) to create your cocktail of choice.

Whiskey Vault

Episode 42

In 2014 Daniel started a YouTube channel centered around whiskey consumption, The Whiskey Vault. Now he is the host of two YT channels, founder of the Whiskey Marketing School, and a distillery owner.

The Craft Beer Channel

Episode 41

The Craft Beer Channel is the go-to YouTube channel for all your beer-related content; such as news, reviews, trends, and banter. Founded in 2013 by two Brits with a thirst for knowledge, Jonny and Brad have successfully grown their channel to be the leading experts on their craft. Frankie and Dan discuss YouTube secrets, craft beers, and marketing strategies with Jonny Garret.

The Heights Part 2

Episode 40

John Onsa, Food & Beverage Director of The Heights, is the first returning guest on the podcast. John’s first time on the podcast was in early 2020; since then a lot has changed and this time around he reflects on the ups and downs of the food industry throughout the year. John, Frankie, and Joey discuss food, leadership, motivation, and sports at Toledo’s Best Rooftop Bar.

Benchmark Restaurant

Episode 39

Benchmark Restaurant is the ‘new standard’ for fine dining in Northwest Ohio. Benchmark is known for their “chef’s way” steak entrees which were created by their head chef and owner, Jeff Dinnebeil, and it has since become a fan favorite on their menu. Joey and Frankie have the pleasure of talking with their GM, Jon Mickle, who shares his 20-year journey through the restaurant industry. 

Traverse City Whiskey Co.

Episode 38

Chris Fredrickson was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime when he stumbled upon his family’s secret distilling patents. In 2012 he started distilling using these patents as a guide, and thus TC Whiskey Co. was founded. Nearly a decade since finding those distilling patents, Frankie and Joey have the pleasure of sampling some products using those same whiskey distilling techniques.

Meet The Hosts

Frankie DeLaTorre

Frankie DeLaTorre

Co-Host

I am your host Fransisco DeLaTorre, but most of my friends call me Frankie or Maestro. I am an MBA student at the University of Toledo with a bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration. Currently…

Joseph Prochaska

Joseph Prochaska

Co-Host

I talk too much. This is why I’ve decided to take the next step and become a voluble (and valuable) host for The After Hours Podcast. I also love drinking, which means the local bar owners know me by my full…

Daniel March

Daniel March

Co-Host / Producer

Hello everyone… I’m Daniel, the designated grunt! With over 8 years of experience with audio production, I make sure the podcast sounds as crispy as humanly possible. I’m also a backup host for whenever one…

Get In Touch

Send us a message If you would like to be on the show, have a question, or just need someone to talk to. Feel free to ask a question you’d like answered on one of our future episodes.