Shifties: A Restaurant Podcast

Shifties: A Restaurant Podcast

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A podcast for people who have been in a restaurant ever. The funny, the serious, the bizarre, the everything you ever wondered about the places we love to eat at. Featuring Andrew Davies and Joey Rebbe.


Dave Lichterman, Pizza Wizard of Windy City Pie
Feb 13 • 89 min
Dr. Steve Brule walks into a Halloween party.. The balad of Windy City Pie begins like a joke and ends with the best pizza in Seattle. Dave Lichterman dishes the deep details of his ongoing quest to craft the perfect Chicago style pizza This week on…
Give Up Your New Year’s Resolution, at Cold Cut’s house
Jan 30 • 21 min
Got a New Year’s resolution? Well come break it with us! It’s the Shifties Give Up Your New Year’s Resolution party episode. A party AND a podcast in one!? They said it couldn’t be done. Find out if they were right, this week on Shifties! Featuring Joey…
Seven Iron Bells, ft. Sky Upchurch at Jonah’s Restaurant
Jan 16 • 65 min
Sky estimates he has been reincarnated somewhere between one and two hundred times. This time around he is focusing on loving the negatives and learning to be content without ice cream (even when he really wants ice cream). Sky sits down with us before…
Midichlorians? ft. Gabriel Adams at Add-A-Ball
Jan 2 • 64 min
New year new Dunk God. We sit down with the almighty king of slamerinos himself to talk about the people we hope to become in the next twelve months. Then we head over to Add-A-Ball (the coolest place to play a video game in Seattle) for a chat with…
Coming Soon: Podcast for Healing Neurology
Dec 20, 2019 • 1 min
Hosted by board-certified neurologist Ilene Ruhoy, MD, PhD and Functional Medicine & Ayurveda certified family nurse practitioner Gillian Ehrlich, DNP, ARNP, IFMCP. We’ll deliver twice-monthly episodes that highlight ways to support your neurology. Find…
The Eight of Swords, ft. Melissa Painter at Percy’s & Co.
Dec 12, 2019 • 48 min
Melissa Painter reads tarot at Percy’s and Co. every Tuesday night. This episode she joins the Shifties crew to give us some truly poignant perspective on our creative endeavors. Find Melissa’s website here: http://www.spiritusaeterna.com/ and find…
It Takes a Village, ft. Brenna Aguilar at the Cozy Nut
Nov 29, 2019 • 45 min
Sometimes you want the experience of eating a sloppy TV dinner while watching CSI reruns except in a fancy theater with fancy food and you have to put on pants. When you’re in the mood for that very specific experience, you might make your way to the…
The Golden Tape, ft. Ben Scott at the Westy
Nov 21, 2019 • 65 min
We sit down with fellow pod-host Ben Scott to discuss why we pursue niche hobbies. Ben is a man of many such hobbies, among them hosting VHQuest: a podcast about the quest to find the best vhs. We also weigh the pros and cons of desk jobs, dodge…
Ghostly Ladies of the Night at the Oxford Saloon
Oct 31, 2019 • 52 min
Happy Halloween! On this special holiday episode of Shifties we travel to the Oxford Saloon, a former illegal prohibition bar, gambling hall, and brothel! Due to the many reports of this establishment being haunted by its former employees and patrons we…
How Isn’t She Badass? ft. Jayne Hubbard at Chocolati Cafe
Oct 17, 2019 • 44 min
How quickly do you drink your hot chocolate? We head to Chocolati Cafe for this episode of Shifties and find our respective beverage quaff times. Joining us is Jayne Hubbard: beertender at Fremont Brewing by day and actress also by day and perhaps…
The Wizard of the Coast, ft. Jordan Comar at Cafe Mox
Oct 3, 2019 • 53 min
Cafe Mox hosts a legion of trading card collectors, mountains of multiplayer experiences, gobs of gold gathering grognards, and this weeks episode of Shifties. We are joined by Jordan Comar, designer of Dungeon Mayhem, for a classic episode of big time…
Greenwood Crawl
Sep 23, 2019 • 94 min
5 podcasts converged on the quaint, quiet neighborhood of Greenwood. It’s just a quaint neighborhood now. This week on Shifties we go off the rails with the Funhouse Family (1:30), scream our rage out with the Daily Cathertic Scream (22:00), hold down the…
Episode 32 Live From The Northwest Film Forum
Aug 23, 2019 • 32 min
The Shifties crew proves they have faces for radio AND THE STAGE in an evening of mixology, mythology, and wumbology! Creating our first live episode was an incredible experience for the whole team. We hope you have as much fun listening as we did…
Episode 31 Diner
Aug 2, 2019 • 57 min
12 eggs in one omelette? Only at Beth’s. We talk with industry veteran Jacob Dixon about his time at the classic Seattle 24 hour dive, learn the definition of chub, and fail to survive the zombie apocalypse. Get your bibs on and prepare yourselves for…
Episode 30 2 Weeks
Jul 12, 2019 • 47 min
Beachcast! Shifties welcomes Barrett back to the pod for shot bot round 2! Find out if it actually works this time, and join us as we talk about quitting our jobs. Then we get down and dungeony with Evan Christopher, host and dungeon master of Save the…
Episode 29.5 Mead
Jul 2, 2019 • 15 min
Come with us to a time of fantastical fables and blustering bards, of ignominious inns and pragmatic paladins, but most importantly, a time of mead! This week on Shifties: Mead We taste the classic medieval beverage, make a few announcements, and get our…
Episode 29 No Call No Show
Jun 14, 2019 • 62 min
Shifties welcomes Alex Donka back to the cast to talk about the ethics of calling in sick, breaking into corporate life, and where exactly the name Microsoft comes from. After that we consider who would be the ideal replacement for one of our hosts, then…
Fresh Sheet
Jun 1, 2019 • 52 min
Angela Ortez shares her love for and connection to food with us, taking us through her journey from aspiring lawyer to head chef. We get into culinary school, sustainability, menu creation, and all of the intricate considerations that make up the job. To…
Pre-Bus
May 17, 2019 • 71 min
Who will sit on the head busser throne? Special guests Scotty and Barrett get into the deep political drama behind the every day lives of bussers. This week on Shifties: The worst things to cut with a knife, the next best thing to a NY steak, the Blair…
In the Weeds
May 2, 2019 • 54 min
On this episode it’s just the boys! We discuss baby-snatching Pterodactyls, Grecian tragedies, and Megalodon week vs. shark week. In more classic Shifties fashion, we get in and out of the weeds, go over non-confrontational chalking, and give ourselves…
Prep
Apr 25, 2019 • 54 min
Let’s talk about brunch! Eggspert Joe Moore joins the pod to talk the perfect over easy egg flip, how he balances work and real life, and shares some stories behind his tattoos. When he isn’t dealing with mountains of waffles and cartons of eggs, Joe…
Corner
Apr 18, 2019 • 42 min
Join the Shifties crew as we dive into a discussion about one of the more controversial server techniques: up-selling. How to do it honestly, how to put the customer experience first, and how to boost your sales while you do. After that we go waaaaaaaaaay…
Power Hour
Apr 8, 2019 • 60 min
This one gets a little bit messy! Zach Johnson joins the Shifties crew for a Ranier power hour, and we talk balancing cocktails, managing the bar, pet peeves, and herbaceous bases. This week on Shifties: Deleting the whole menu, the 3 ingredients of Steve…
Doublesat
Mar 30, 2019 • 41 min
The Three Musketeers (minus D’Artagnan) unite for an episode of gas station wine, pancake volcanoes, and sub-par Valentine’s Day experiences. We get into the juicy details of being double, tripple, quadrouple, and even penta-sat: how to prioritize, keep…
Anaphylactic Shock
Mar 21, 2019 • 45 min
Spencer Enright joins the cast to talk his meteoric rise from Taco Bell to fine dining, and dish the deets on serving up accidental nuts. This week on shifties: we tip out trainees, get hit with a harsh reminder of aging, bring back ethical lies, and talk…
Sous Chef
Mar 14, 2019 • 48 min
Dan is back on the podcast to discuss his recent promotion to head chef, as well as share some more of the craziest stories we’ve ever heard about the industry. This week on Shifties: When is it time to call prison? Cold Cut learns about backpage. Former…
Bar Crawl
Mar 7, 2019 • 57 min
The bar crawl episode. Join us for an adventure through Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood as we explore some of our favorite watering holes. Drinking along is encouraged! Featuring Joey Rebbe, Wallace Branin, Andrew Davies, and numerous friends both old and…
Tossout
Feb 21, 2019 • 50 min
Liam has been called a pizza wizard (by coldcut) and the title is not misplaced. This time on Shifties we hear why you always leave the delivery car running, how to spice up that old Red Baron special you found in the depths of your freezer, and what…
Decanter
Feb 14, 2019 • 47 min
We get real winey with this one. Listen to the shifties crew compare a freshly opened barolo with one that has been decanted. Don’t know what decanted means? Perfect. Keep listening. On this episode of Shifties: the Eldest Spaghetti Factory, restaurant…
One to Five
Feb 8, 2019 • 52 min
Ryan Dimond unravels the mysteries of the scale of spiciness, makes some sketchy deliveries, and spills the secrets of the Men in Black spice room. Also featured: the Dominos nope clause, weed tips, hand written tickets, Joey getting pentasat, a 20 star…
On the Fly
Feb 1, 2019 • 62 min
The Shifties crew sit down for a classic episode of dealing with management, handling your own mistakes, and discovering our animal selves. Plus, Coldcut gets a very disappointing burger. Also featured: The best server line of all time? getting the…
The Line
Jan 24, 2019 • 76 min
Howie has a lot of ideas. In fact, he carries a backpack stuffed with notebooks full of recipes, restaurant ideas, and a knife or two. Howie shares a lifetime of cooking experience with us, starting at 6 years old with his Grandma’s chicken recipe. We…
Burnout
Jan 17, 2019 • 71 min
Whitney Fogler rejoins the pod and talks with us about combatting burnout, explaining guacamole, and vermin problems. We discuss different phases of burnout, and how we each deal with its sources. Also featured: Burnout paradise, asshattery, not working…
All Day
Jan 3, 2019 • 54 min
Eric, head chef at Joey’s fine dining restaurant, talks to us about getting his first dish washing job, dreams of fine dining Mexican food, and the best Marvel movie. Also featured: Diamond dust, knife tattoos, spider Twinkies for Spider-Man, and Imperial…
Auto-grat
Dec 27, 2018 • 52 min
Alana, power host extraordinaire, joins us to talk about New York, secretly speaking Italian, and running back and forth between two restaurants. On this episode of Shifties, we discuss the ins and outs of hosting, learning your servers strengths, and…
Expo
Dec 23, 2018 • 57 min
Stuart Christopher reminisces about the Old Spaghetti Factory this week as we delve into a haunted basement, scream our rage out in the cooler, and fuel a drunken push up contest. Check out Stuart’s youtube channel, Totally Natural:…
MoD
Dec 13, 2018 • 51 min
Cait Pfeiffer takes a break from managing a newly opened restaurant/bar to talk with us about creating a cocktail menu in Seattle, dealing with unruly guests, and the power of listening. Also featured: the most entitled people on the planet? drinking…
Slow Season
Nov 30, 2018 • 64 min
Alex Donka rejoins the cast for our Thanksgiving special! Join the Shifties crew in drinking seasonal beers, settling age old holiday debates, and slogging through the slow season. Also featured: The worst Thanksgiving dining experience of one disgruntled…
Back of House
Nov 15, 2018 • 53 min
Sous chef Dan Yule talks all things back of house, including pet peeves, front/back of house relations, how to win over the kitchen, and what makes good plating. Also featured: Lego figure food playgrounds, electric sous chef acid trips, an unreasonable…
POS
Nov 7, 2018 • 67 min
Industry noobie Adam Honore joins the pod to talk ripped pants, meeting the Weekend’s corporeal form, and starting out in the industry. Also featured: When to eat those leftovers, His Royal Majesty Rex Goliath, Kicking customers out to Aerosmith, and the…
Covers
Oct 27, 2018 • 48 min
Just the OG 3 this week to talk about wine tasting, private parties and overservice. Also featured: Carrot eating struggles, the best Toy Story, and shower puking.
Hands
Oct 22, 2018 • 49 min
Julia comes on the pod talking differences between the dystopian world of corporate restaurants vs the wild wild west of privately owned. Joey gets a performance review, Cold Cut’s stein is grabbed by a fingerless hand, and Wallace announces Expendables…
Phased
Oct 8, 2018 • 83 min
Special guest Whitney Fogler talks sexism and entitlement in the service industry as we delve into elaborate schemes to get free food, the rich people dimension, and wine culture. Also featured: Not caring about the Dodgers, 2 Buck Chuck, learning new…
86
Oct 4, 2018 • 64 min
What’s it like to run out of coffee in the face of a hoard of Amazonians? Special guest Alex Donka talks Starbucks, bad coffee, and what its like serving caffeine in an Amazon building down town. Also: the true American holiday, lying on your resume,…
Shifties
Oct 2, 2018 • 56 min
Anyone know of a good seafood place around here? Because I sure don’t. On this episode of Shifties, Yelp brings out the best in all of us, Joey and Wallace discuss their 40 day booze fast, and Cold Cut learns the true meaning of umami.
Heard
Sep 10, 2018 • 57 min
A podcast for people who have been in a restaurant ever. On this inaugural episode of Shifties: Pappardelle nightmares, napkins in water glasses, a scale from horse piss to the wine you’ll tell your children about, and the worst Doc Brown impression ever.