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

Traverse City Whiskey Co.

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.

Episode 38   |   62 min

Recent Episodes

Manhattan's Pub 'n Cheer - Part 2

Episode 37

Frankie and Joey continue their interview with Zach Lahey from Manhattan’s Pub ‘n Cheer. Hear more great stories and untold secrets about the food & beverage industry from a restaurant proprietor in the Midwest. This is the second half of our recording featuring Manhattan’s in Toledo, OH.

Manhattan's Pub 'n Cheer - Part 1

Episode 36

Frankie and Joey sit down with Zach Lahey from Manhattan’s Pub ‘n Cheer in Toledo, OH. Zach was a Broadway actor working odd jobs in the food industry to cover his bills while in NY. Nearly 18 years ago, he returned to Ohio and opened up Manhattan’s in his hometown. This is part 1 of 2 from the epic interview we had featuring the owner of Manhattan’s.

Bourbon & Baker

Episode 35

Evan Grier founded Bourbon & Baker in Manhattan, KS with the help of his leadership team. Since its inception in 2013, B&B has remained a staple in the KSU community for both sweet tooth and whiskey enthusiasts. Franke and Dan sit down with Evan, Katie, and Cadell to discuss dessert, whiskey, sports, and much more.

Funky Turtle Brewing Co.

Episode 34

Frankie and Joe sit down with Tom Garrison, co-founder of Funky Turtle Brewing Company. Funky Turtle is known for its unique crafting style which incorporates fresh fruits, honey, and spices throughout the process. Since its inception in 2018, Funky Turtle has produced many fruit-flavored brews that have taken over Toledo, OH.

Carousel Bar

Episode 33

Joey and Frankie talk with a couple of “Kiwis” on this international podcast. Carousel Bar is a high-end cocktail bar in Dunedin, New Zealand known for their delicious handcrafted drinks. We talk with the owners, John and Tess about “Kiwi” stereotypes, traveling abroad, and drinking preferences.

Confessions Of A Server

Episode 32

Frankie and Joey sit down with comedian and social media influencer Qualin Harris, as he shares hot takes and funny stories from his experience in the food and beverage industry. Qualin is best known for his Confessions Of A Server persona where he posts satirical memes, rants, and skits about the restaurant business.

Meet The Hosts

Frankie DeLaTorre

Frankie DeLaTorre


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


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

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