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.
Bars & Restaurants
Check out our selection of episodes where we interview some of your favorite bars and restaurants. From Saloons and taprooms to luxurious fine dining establishments, we have quite the variety of episodes to tune in to.
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.
The team continues their interview with Zach Lahey from Manhattan’s Pub ‘n Cheer. Hear more untold secrets about the food & beverage industry. (Part 2/2)
Zach was a Broadway actor and worked in the food industry to cover his bills in NY. 18 years ago, he returned to Toledo, Ohio to open up Manhattan’s. (Pt 1/2)
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.
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.
Frankie and Joey talk with Jonny Odde, owner of The Burns Pub & Restaurant at The Hilltop Inn in Broomfield, CO. The Burns Pub carries over 500 whiskeys from around the globe and in 2019, it was listed as a top 50 whiskey bar in America. This authentic English pub is known for its British cuisine, world-class whiskey selection, and unforgettable events.
McGillin’s Olde Ale House opened in 1860 and remains one of the best bars in Philadelphia. Known for its rich history, world-class beer selection, and allegiance to Philly sports, McGillin’s is the place to be for all special occasions. Joey and Frankie interview Chris Mullins who has owned the bar for over 25 years.
The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs is one of the best cocktail bars in the US, and a staple of Jackson, MS. The Apothecary started out as a soda fountain in the 1940s then transitioned to a pharmacy before becoming a modern-day speakeasy. Frankie and Joey sit down with owners Jonathan Shull and Brad Reeves.
Today’s episode features Joe Bell, a proud MSU alumnus and the owner of The Peanut Barrel in East Lansing, MI. Joe shares his thoughts on the transformation of the industry over the years as well as the chaos that ensues on Saturday afternoons during football season.