Barfly Podcast

Barfly Podcast
Jeff Burkhart (Barfly columnist and author of the book Twenty Years Behind Bars) discusses topic germaine to the service business with co host Kevin Blum (Community Manager for Yelp!)

Season 2: Episode 14: Joanne Weir
Jul 5 • 13 min
Discussing Covid and Copita with Joanne Weir: award winning chef, cookbook author and restaurateur
Season 2: Episode 13: Pride Month, Hospitality and the Gay Gourmet during the era of coronavirus
Jun 17 • 14 min
Discussing how the coronavirus is affecting Pride Month in the Hospitality Industry with David Landis aka The Gay Gourmet
Season 2: Episode 12: restaurant reboots in age of Coronavirus with Shah Bahreyni
Jun 2 • 22 min
Talking restaraunt reboots in age of Coronavirus with Shah Bahreyni, Managing Partner of the Boca Restaraunt Group
Season 2: Episode 11: Opening post covid 19 with Sean Saylor
May 18 • 18 min
Discussing some of the ins and outs of restaraunt reopening post covid 19 with Sean Saylor
Season 2: Episode 10: From the front of the house to the front lines with Covid 19
Apr 3 • 15 min
Pam Colon, former bartender and current Respiratory Therapist, shares her thoughts and experiences from on the front lines with the Coronavirus
Season 2: Episode 9: Sheltering in place with King Floyd’s bitters
Mar 24 • 14 min
Biambu Garrett of King Floyd’s bitters in Novato gives his take on bitters and cocktails
Season 2: Episode 8: Rhum, mixology and cocktails with Tristan Mermin
Feb 28 • 17 min
Tristan Mermin on eco positive rhum, the past and present of mixology, and cocktails
Season 2: Episode 7: What works and what doesn’t with Felicia and Luigi Petrone
Jan 31 • 12 min
What works and what doesn’t in the restaurant industry with Luigi and Felicia Petrone
Season 2: Episode 6: Talking change with Tanya Henry
Jan 17 • 16 min
Talking about change with the Pacific Sun’s Tanya Henry
Season 2: Episode 5: talking restaurant reboots with Jason Sims
Dec 23, 2019 • 14 min
Discussing rebooting a restaurant with Bungalow 44’s Jason Sims
Season 2: Episode 4: Restaurant marketing with Joan Simon
Dec 6, 2019 • 18 min
Talking restaurant start ups with Joan Simon of Full Plate Consulting
Season 2: Episode 3: Juggling three restaurants in one maket with Ged Robertson
Nov 22, 2019 • 16 min
Restaurateur Ged Robertson gives his take on owning three restaurants in one market
Season 2, Episode 2: Changing of the guard at Piazza D’Angelo
Nov 6, 2019 • 15 min
Taking over the family business with Felicia Ferguson and Luigi Petrone
Season 2, Episode 1: Pet Peeves; Service dogs in the service industry with Jason Sims
Oct 10, 2019 • 15 min
Jeff and Kevin welcome Jason Sims to talk about service dogs, both real and imagined in the service industry
Barfly Podcast Episode 22: Minding your business’ internet footprint with Gabe Bryant
Sep 10, 2019 • 11 min
If you don’t manage your internet presence, somebody else will
Barfly Podcast Episode 21: Pros and cons with Annette and Gerner Andresen of Lighthouse
Aug 7, 2019 • 8 min
Discussing the good and the bad of the restaurant business with Lighthouse owners Annette and Gerner Andresen
Barfly Podcast Season Two Promo
Jun 27, 2019 • 1 min
Barfly Podcast Season Two Coming Soon
Barfly Podcast Episode 20: Times a changing with Peter Schumacher
Jun 21, 2019 • 12 min
Celebrity chefs, new food critics and changing times in the restaurant business
Barfly Podcast Episode 19: Free Wine
May 22, 2019 • 10 min
Talking free wine with Tiburon Wine’s Jerry Horn
Barfly Podcast Episode 18: The Lighthouse story
May 7, 2019 • 14 min
Kevin and Jeff discuss the Lighthouse restaurant journey with Annette and Gerner Andresen.
Barfly Podcast Episode 17: Peter Schumacher
Apr 23, 2019 • 14 min
Kevin and Jeff discuss the in’s and out’s of tip pooling as a result of some changes to the law.
Barfly Podcast Episode 16: Hanson Distillery
Apr 9, 2019 • 13 min
Kevin and Jeff travel to Hanson of Sonoma Distillery to talk all things vodka with Brandon and Alanna Hanson
Barfly Podcast Episode 15: Controlling your own narrative with Diana Haven
Feb 27, 2019 • 13 min
Controlling your own restaraunt narrative on social media
Barfly Podcast Episode 14: The effect of Influencers with Diana Haven
Jan 15, 2019 • 12 min
The effect of social media influencers on bar and restaraunts
Barfly Podcast Episode 13: The Challenge of the Customer with Gabe Bryant
Nov 30, 2018 • 14 min
The challenge of the customer. Boon or Bane?
Barfly Podcast Episode Twelve: Discussing Politics at the Bar with Jerry Horn
Oct 26, 2018 • 13 min
Discussing Politics in a Bar setting, do’s and dont’s
Barfly Podcast Episode Eleven: A slipping of professionalism? with Gabe Bryant
Sep 30, 2018 • 14 min
Are the high costs of the Bay Area resulting in a slippage in service professionalism
Barfly Podcast Episode Ten: The Difficulties of Employing People in the Bay Area Service Industry with Gabe Bryant
Sep 11, 2018 • 13 min
How is the cost of living affecting the hiring pool of service people in the Bay Area
Barfly Podcast Episode Nine: Dealing with Problem Customers, with Sean Saylor
Aug 24, 2018 • 12 min
Kevin, Jeff and Sean Saylor discuss the art of dealing with problem customers
Barfly Podcast Episode Eight: Is the Customer Always Right? with Sean Saylor
Aug 10, 2018 • 15 min
Is the customer always right? Part 1 with guest Sean Saylor
Barfly Podcast Episode Seven: Reading and Responding to a Yelp Review
Jul 27, 2018 • 14 min
How to read and respond to Yelp Reviews
Barfly Podcast Episode Six: Writing a Yelp Review
Jun 29, 2018 • 11 min
Jeff and Kevin discuss how to write a Yelp review
Barfly Podcast Episode Five: Buyer Beware
Jun 6, 2018 • 13 min
How not to get taken in the service equation from both the customer side and the service side.
Barfly Podcast Episode Four: Trendy Terminolgy
May 23, 2018 • 11 min
Kevin and Jeff discuss hotbutton terms like: farm to table, grain to glass, local, sustainable and organic.
Barfly Podcast Episode Three: Tipping
May 9, 2018 • 14 min
The who, what, where, why and how of tipping in the restaurant business.
Barfly Podcast Episode Two: Food Allergies
Apr 25, 2018 • 11 min
Jeff and Kevin discuss food allergies and how to handle them from both sides of the service equation.
Barfly Podcast Episode One: Pet Peeves
Apr 10, 2018 • 23 min
Jeff and Kevin discuss their pet peeves in the service industry