Overserved

Overserved

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Overserved is a podcast about the stories behind the stories of people involved in the culinary world.


Ina Pinkney, The Breakfast Queen of Chicago
Nov 12 • 86 min
It’s the final episode of Season 1 so we called in the big guns: Ina Pinkney, the legendary restauranteur known as “The Breakfast Queen” who served Chicago the most important meal of the day for 30+ years from her spots in Lincoln Park and the West Loop.…
Back To (Culinary) School
Oct 29 • 32 min
Earlier this fall, Ari and Maggie spent some time at Washburne Culinary Institute, one of the oldest culinary schools in the country. In this special episode, they talk with Associate Dean Greg Beachey and current student Jose Cruz about the venerable…
Jenni Wagoner, Sommelier for Proxi and Sepia
Oct 22 • 65 min
Ari & Maggie are joined by Jenni Wagoner, the superstar somm extraordinaire behind the wonderful wine lists at Chicago’s Proxi and Sepia. Learn about her history as a singer(!!!), making wine more accessible to all, and offers tips on how to navigate a…
Brian Jupiter, chef/owner of Frontier/Ina Mae’s Tavern
Oct 15 • 82 min
This might be the funniest episode we’ve ever done. Chef Brian Jupiter of Chicago’s Frontier and Ina Mae’s Tavern stops by to discuss his upbringing, the gang goes in-depth on mayonnaise (7:00), and Chef Jupiter shares the secret to A++++ gumbo (24:08)
Partner/Executive Chef Paul Kahan of One Off Hospitality
Oct 8 • 89 min
MICHELIN MADNESS kicks off this episode with Ari and Maggie recapping the 2020 Chicago honorees (2:00) before diving into a chat with Paul Kahan (10:20), the Chicago hospitality legend behind Blackbird, avec, The Publican, Big Star, Publican Quality…
Geoff Watts, VP of Coffee for Intelligentsia
Sep 17 • 80 min
Ari & Maggie sit down with Geoff Watts, a man who knows more about coffee than most people know about anything. Hear about his travels and experiences searching for the best coffee in the world, the culture of coffee in other countries and learn once and…
2019 Dining in Review … and Preview?
Sep 10 • 53 min
Looking back at some of our favorite openings of the past year, and those we can’t wait to try before we close out 2019…also, Maggie’s in the Hot Seat this week!
Rodrick Markus, Master Tea Blender and owner of Rare Tea Cellar
Sep 3 • 71 min
This week’s episode is a deep dive into the world of tea. Rodrick Markus might know more about the subject than anyone else alive today and he joins Ari and Maggie to talk about his history, the business of tea in the hospitality world and suggestions for…
Ari Bendersky, Freelance Writer and founder of Eater Chicago
Aug 27 • 67 min
No guest this week! Instead, Maggie puts Ari in the hot seat to reflect on his time founding Eater Chicago, the shift in Chicago food + drink writing in the early 2010’s and more.
Adrienne Lo of Fat Rice
Aug 20 • 77 min
Ari and Maggie chat with Adrienne Lo, co-owner of Chicago’s Fat Rice, The Bakery at Fat Rice and The Ladies Room. Hear about how her family tradition influences her work, the “backlash” around the restaurants tipping policy and more.
Ever/Grace chef Curtis Duffy and GM Michael Muser
Aug 13 • 73 min
Ari and Maggie flip the normal format this week for a long interview with Curtis Duffy and Michael Muser, the team behind the Michelin Star-winning Grace and Avenues (and the subjects of the “For Grace” documentary on Netflix) to talk about their start,…
Top Chef 10 Winner Kristen Kish of Arlo Grey (Austin, TX)
Aug 6 • 54 min
Overserved puts a non-Chicago chef in the hot seat for the first time! Join Ari & Maggie as they chat with Kish, the Top Chef Season 10 Winner and Head Chef of Arlo Grey in The LINE Hotel Austin. She talks her upbringing, how she handles conflict in the…
Head Butcher/Chef de Cuisine Rob Levitt of Publican Quality Meats
Jul 30 • 62 min
Ari & Maggie chat with Rob Levitt of Publican Quality Meats about the butcher’s relationship in a community, his start and why you shouldn’t be scared of beef hearts.
Chef Jennifer Kim of Passerotto
Jul 18 • 64 min
Ari & Maggie are joined by Chef Jennifer Kim of Passerotto. The 2018 Eater Chicago Chef of the Year shares her upbringing, speaks out against toxic restaurant culture and much more.
Chef John Manion of La Sirena Clandestina/El Che Bar
Jul 16 • 66 min
Ari & Maggie welcome Chef John Manion of Chicago’s La Sirena Clandestina and El Che Bar to talk his upbringing in Brazil and introduction to food, how the West Loop neighborhood has changed over the years since opening La Sirena and how he juggles being a…
Chef Erick Williams of Virtue
Jul 11 • 66 min
Ari and Maggie are joined by Chef Erick Williams of Hyde Park’s Virtue to discuss the difference between southern food and soul food, his unique start to the business and his philosophy of “service vs servitude”.
Welcome to Overserved!
Jun 28 • 42 min
Ari & Maggie welcome you to Overserved, talk DJ Khaled’s new spot in Chicago, entitled food writers & debut a segment called “Sip This”!