Nashville Restaurant Radio

Nashville Restaurant Radio

www.nashvillerestaurantradio.com
This is a podcast made in Nashville, for anyone who is interested in Nashville’s restaurant scene. We will be discussing all topics in the hospitality industry. In depth interviews with Chefs, Restauranteurs, and people who are making it happen in the industry. We hope you have as much fun listening to it, as we have had making it. Cheers! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brandon-styll/support


#theroundup Presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken 8-7-20
Aug 7 • 90 min
This week we welcome Craig Shoen, the Owner of Peninsula in East Nashville. We cover all the things you are talking about this week. The Cafe at Thistle Farms is our Local Legend, and we ask “What’s the Delia?” with arresting a homeless African American…
Brad Schmitt-Columnist-The Tennessean-
Aug 6 • 76 min
Brad has been covering Nashville for 30 years. We asked him about some of the things he has learned in that time. We also talk about his outlook on the city right now, and why he is doing better now that at the beginning of the pandemic. —- Send in a…
#NashvilleStrong
Aug 5 • 32 min
I play my first episode from March 13, 2020. I also talk for 20 minutes before about my perception of Nashville today, verses then. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brandon-styll/message Support this podcast:…
Jeremy Lister- Co-Owner Blister Hot Sauce, Big Yellow Dog Music Recording Artist
Aug 3 • 88 min
Jeremy comes on the show in support of his hot sauce, and me. He tells his story which has some humble beginnings, some wild highs, and some even higher times, while sober. Jeremy also sings a few of his songs as he tells his story. I even jump in with a…
#theroundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms 7-31-20
Jul 30 • 74 min
Today on #theroundup we wilcome in special guest host Caroline Galzin, Owner of Nicky’s Coal Fired! She joins Brandon and Delia as they interview local legend Randy Rayburn, talk about AOC’s speech to congress, and ask “What’s the Delia” with the…
Sarah Turbett- Bartender, Whiskey Guardian
Jul 28 • 50 min
Sarah Turbett is a pro. She is also one busy girl! Sarah is a musician, she is a Whiskey Guardian for Angels Envy, she has started a company called Saturn Custom Cocktails, her boyfriend and her host a cooking show, and she is a bartender at The Beer…
Grant Adams- The Marsh House-New Episode
Jul 27 • 63 min
This is Grant’s second appearance on NRR. He recently was awarded by Bill Lee as a “goodwill ambassador for TN”, listen to find out why. We also discuss his health, and what his plans are for the future. We then talk a lot about leadership and what it…
#the roundup Presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken 7-24-20
Jul 24 • 43 min
Delia and Brandon talk about new openings, closings, and all other restaurant news. They feature Amerigo as their local legend, and Delai talks about air travel in “what’s the Delia?”. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brandon-styll/message…
Shawn and Christy Hackinson- Owners- The Alley on Main
Jul 22 • 52 min
The owners of the award winning Alley on Main tell us their story, how they met, and we even get an engagement story. They also talk about how they had to adjust during the quarantine, why their entire staff stayed on, and what is next for this dynamic…
Jesse Goldstein- Owner- Fresh Branding/ The Food Sheriff Dept.
Jul 19 • 73 min
Jesse Goldstein joins Nashville Restaurant Radio to talk about his story. What it was like growing up as the youngest child on (basically) a hippie commune. Going to culinary school, working on movie sets, and why he started his current business. He talks…
#theroundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken 7-17-20
Jul 17 • 71 min
In this episode of #theroundup Brandon and Delia talk about new openings, and sadly, closings. They also talk about some of their favorite restaurants. The #locallegend this week is The Yellow Porch, and in the “What’s The Delia?” segment, Brandon answers…
Josh Habiger-Chef/Owner- Bastion
Jul 15 • 88 min
Josh is a multiple time James Beard nominee, and we are all lucky that he has planted roots in Nashville. He is the mind behind the Catbird Seat, and the menu at some of your favorite places in town. He also owns one of the most amazing culinary treats in…
Mary Pillow Thompson/ Halle Hayes- Owners- fohandboh.com
Jul 12 • 47 min
We are all about bringing new ideas and technology to you! In this episode, we talk to the owners of fohandboh.com. We learn exactly how their website works, and we try to identify if this is too good to be true right now. They were very gracious in…
#theroundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms 7-10-20
Jul 10 • 88 min
IN this episode of #theroundup Delia and Brandon talk about all the topics that are on your mind. In the What’s the Delia segment they cover Tipping. Thank you yo our sponsors listed below, please go to www.nashvillerestaurantradio.com for all episodes…
Akinde Olagundoye- President of the US Bartenders Guild Nashville, Bartender- Skulls Rainbow Room
Jul 9 • 55 min
In our first full interview with a bartender, Akinde helps us understand things in general through his lens. We cover a wide range of topics on this episode. How to formulate a cocktail, how professionalism is paramount when it comes to being a bartender.…
Caroline and Tony Galzin- Owners- Nicky’s Coal Fired
Jul 6 • 77 min
Caroline and Tony tell their story. How they met, the proposal, why they moved to Nashville from Chicago, and why they decided to pivot their business during the quarantine. We also play the “Newly Reopened Game”. This episode is sponsored by Springer…
#theroundup Presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken 7-3-20
Jul 3 • 32 min
Brandon Styll and Delia Jo Ramsey break down all the happenings in the Nashville restaurant scene. new restaurant openings, moving backwards into phase 2, July 4th takeout specials, What’s the Delia with your bill?, and they speak to the GM of Burger up,…
Kahlil Arnold- Owner- Arnold’s Country Kitchen
Jun 30 • 51 min
Kahlil get’s very candid with Brandon in this interview. Kahlil loves Nashville, but feels let down by our local Government. He is scared, he does not know what is going to happen to his restaurant. He is also changed by the pandemic, he discusses what…
#theroundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken 6-26-20
Jun 26 • 65 min
Delia and Brandon interview 6 Nashville Chefs and restaurant owners about their experience over the past couple months. Hal Holdenbache from Lockeland Table Kahlil Arnold from Arnolds Country Kitchen Julia Sullivan From Henrietta Red Steven Smithing from…
Naima Walker-Fierce- Owner- Germantown Pub
Jun 24 • 42 min
Naima went from silent investor to Operator of the Germantown Pub a couple years ago. All of that helped set her up to run her location through a tornado, and a pandemic. We discuss all of that, and how she remains positive through it all. —- Send in a…
Nina Singto- Owner/Chef-Thai Esane
Jun 22 • 50 min
Nina Joins NRR to talk about her story, what makes her food better than authentic, and what her take on the pandemic is. We talk about MY siblings, and Fathers day. She is one of a kind, and I hope you can make it out to her restaurant to meet her in…
Hugh Acheson
Jun 20 • 46 min
Happy Father’s Day! This is the episode from 4-18-20 where Hugh Acheson and Brandon discuss what he is doing right in the middle of the corona virus pandemic. Hugh is a 2 time James Beard award winning Chef and Author. He is a judge on Top Chef, and an…
Nashville Restaurant Radio Roundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken
Jun 19 • 48 min
This is the second installment of our weekly whip around the Nashville Restaurant scene. In this episode, we discuss Father’s day. What it means to us, where you can take dear old Dad for Brunch, and the places that will supply the food so he can cook…
Layla Vartanian-Owner- Layla’s Honkey Tonk
Jun 17 • 61 min
This is a storytellers delight. Layla tells the story of why she moved to Nashville, and how she became the owner of a Honkey Tonk. She also tells the story of how Garth Brooks ended up playing there, and what its been like being the only woman owned…
Joe Shaw
Jun 14 • 54 min
Joe Shaw is Old School, and I love him for it. We catch up over coffee at my house, which is really just a conversation that I recorded. He tells his story, where it all began, what brought him to Nashville, and what ever happened at the Watermark. There…
Nashville Restaurant Radio Roundup #theroundup Presented by Springer Mountain Farms
Jun 12 • 40 min
This is the first installment of the NRR Roundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken. your hosts, Brandon Styll and Delia Jo Ramsey, Editor of Eater Nashville will bring you weekly updates on the Nashville restaurant scene. Please subscribe on…
Howie Kahn- Author, Writer, Journalist- Host of Takeaway Only Podcast
Jun 11 • 46 min
Howie Kahn is a James Beard award winning writer who started a podcast called Takeaway only, as a response to the hospitality industry in crisis. His perspective is deep, meaningful, and introspective, and it is also global. He discusses what it was like…
Eric Cacciatore- Host- Restaurant Unstoppable
Jun 8 • 63 min
Eric is the host of the #1 restaurant industry podcast in the world. He joins NRR to talk about what he has learned, where he comes from, and what he is doing next. And a whole lot more. If you love the restaurant industry, this is a must listen. **Please…
Kim Totzke- COO- The Turnip Truck
Jun 8 • 44 min
Kim Totzke is a bright shining star, you know this if you have ever met her. She has an amazing energy, drive, humility, and she is just a wonderful human. Thank you Kim, for all that you do. #motivationMonday-Her house was badly damaged by the tornado,…
Bart Pickens- Executive Chef- Party Fowl
Jun 4 • 60 min
Here it is.. The long awaited Bart Pickens episode. It is raw, uncensored, and all over the place. The format for this interview was just to sit down and have a conversation and see where it went, however, we kept getting interrupted. I kept all that in…
Part 2- Jeff and Jenny Pennington- Pennington Distilling Co.
Jun 3 • 37 min
In Part 2 we discuss their Bourbon, and what it’s like being part of the bourbon community. We talk about their Dad’s, and how they have been influenced by them. We also discuss Covid-19, and their thoughts on the state of the world today. ******I do say…
Part 1-Jeff and Jenny Pennington- Pennington Distilling co.
Jun 2 • 39 min
In part 1 we discuss how Jeff and Jenny met, and how their work ethic and career choices brought them together. We talk about their previous companies, when they knew they were bound for the alter, and how he proposed. In Part 2 (tomorrow) we will discuss…
John G. Miller- Author- QBQ- The Question Behind The Question
May 31 • 40 min
I have bought over a hundred copies of this book. It has not only helped transform the culture of my companies, and my teams, it has transformed me. It was more than an honor to have John come on is such an unprecedented time. We are in the middle of a…
Ben Whitlock- President- Mobile Fixture
May 28 • 50 min
Inside Baseball, that’s what my Dad calls it when we go into nerdy restaurant talk. Ben and Brandon do just that. Equipment and kitchen layout is so vital in opening and operating a successful restaurant, they talk about why. They also talk about some of…
Sara Mellas- Author/ Food stylist
May 26 • 46 min
Sara has 3 books about to hit the shelves. The first one, The Easy Baked Donut Cookbook comes out June 2. We discuss how she became an Author, and what brought her to Nashville. ` ***There are a couple adult words, please use caution when listening around…
The Whiskey Shot-Adam and Jim, Owners- John Henry- General manager
May 25 • 39 min
When I first learned about the Whiskey Shot, I wasn’t sure what to think. Upon further review, a couple of Veterans, a bar with a ton of TN whiskey, and shooting lanes? I must have died and gone to heaven. So on Memorial day, we talk about a bar in…
Neal Sherman- President Tagex Brands
May 21 • 43 min
This is an interview that’s over a year in the making. Neal Sherman was a keynote speaker at a convention I attended in Austin, TX. I was fascinated by his story, and how he has been known as the Dr. Kevorkian of the restaurant business. (This is not a…
Tom Morales- Acme Feed and Seed, The Southern, Tomkats, and The Loveless Cafe
May 20 • 71 min
Tom talks about his humble beginnings, from catering at the Starwood Amphitheatre, Dancin’ in the district, to borrowing money for his first “mobile kitchen”. We discuss what is what like on the movie sets, and why he decided to open restaurants. The…
Sylvia Ganier- President/ CFO (Chief Farm Operator)- Green Door Gourmet
May 18 • 46 min
Sylvia is a jack of all trades at her farm in West Nashville. She loves to host children and families, as well as tourists, and locals who just want to buy local goods. She also loves to make you happy. Which is very apparent in everything she does.…
David Andrews- Owner- D’Andrews Bakery & cafe
May 13 • 44 min
David Andrews’ family owned the McClure’s department stores in Nashville, where he was a lingerie buyer. Andrews air force base was named after his Great Uncle, and now David owns a bakery downtown. David talks with Brandon about his journey to fulfill…
Todd McGlamery- National Restaurant properties
May 12 • 23 min
I keep hearing speculation as to how many restaurant are going to close, or be sold. So I decided to ask a friend who sells restaurants what the market is looking like right now. So if you may be in the market to buy, or sell, or just curious, take a…
Shane Nasby- Owner/Pitmaster- Honeyfire
May 6 • 47 min
Shane is a local Bellevue Father of two, who loves his Que. Leaving his desk job to follow his passion had its ups and downs. We discuss his tattoo’s, how he relaxes, and what he is passionate about. We even manage to talk about food! —- This episode is…
Julio Hernandez- Executive Chef Nectar Urban Cantina
May 5 • 48 min
Julio tells his story on Cinco De Mayo, and also his 30th birthday. Stay tuned through the whole interview to learn about what he is working on next, you will not want to miss it. Salud! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Grant Adams- The Marsh House
May 4 • 35 min
There is a lot going on in this world, and not all of it is positive. It can certainly be tough out there on a daily basis trying to make adjustments based on something that happened to you, that you had zero control of. Grant Adams tells his story, and…
Delia Jo Ramsey- Editor- Eater Nashville
May 1 • 34 min
Delia Jo talks about why the past year has been like a sad country song for her, and why that has made her stronger. We also discuss what’s bothering her, what she’s writing about, and how she creates the “essential 38’ and “heatmap”. If you have ever…
Claire Crowell- COO A. Marshall Hospitality Talks about Reopening Puckett’s in Franklin
Apr 30 • 31 min
As one of the first restaurants to open in the country. Claire talks about all aspects of reopening her locations outside of Nashville. From staffing to following protocol, guest and employee response. She even has a little advice. —- This episode is…
Matt Bolus- The 404 Kitchen Part 2
Apr 29 • 37 min
In the second installment, Chef talks about being nominated for a James Beard award, why he doesn’t read reviews, and what is at the heart of service. If you Choose one part to listen to, make it Part 2. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Matt Bolus- The 404 Kitchen
Apr 29 • 44 min
Part 1 Matt and Brandon discuss pretty much all things that are effecting the restaurant business right now, and a few that don’t! During this tough time, it’s nice sometimes just to have a conversation and speculate about what is coming, but stay…
Pelican and Pig- Nick and Audra Guidry- Chef/Owners PART 2
Apr 28 • 50 min
Nick and Audra tell the story of their business, and it also happens to be a love story! (awwwww) We talk way too long about their relationship, but do manage to talk about their fantastic restaurant and coffee/ bake shop. Part 2 has all the good vibes…
Pelican and Pig- Nick and Audra Guidry- Chef/Owners PART 1
Apr 27 • 46 min
PART 1 We had so much fun that we decided to make this a 2 part special. Part one we discuss the reopening of the Rural areas. What is that going to look like, and what will we learn. What are their plans to reopen, and we look into the crystal ball to…
John Stephenson- Owner-Hathorne
Apr 23 • 43 min
John is a longtime Nashville Chef, who now owns his own concept. John talks about his dreams to own a restaurant, and how he is remaining calm through all this uncertainty. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Henley/Kimpton Aertson Hotel- James Garrido, General Manager of Henley
Apr 22 • 18 min
The Aertson hotel, and Henley have partnered with The Buckingham Foundation and The Nashville Food Project to feed 250 meals per day to people in need. Brandon speaks to the General Manager of Henley about what they are doing, and how they got it started.…
Andrew Little- Chef/Partner Josephine
Apr 21 • 53 min
If you have ever wondered what it takes be be nominated for a James Beard award, Chef Andy Little tells us its the people around him. He is a leader, a coach, a friend, and boss. Listen as we walk through all the things that go on behind the scenes in an…
Brandon Styll- What I’ve Learned.
Apr 20 • 17 min
Brandon talks about the three things he has learned that will help you get through this tough time. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Hugh Acheson
Apr 18 • 44 min
Hugh Acheson is a two time James Beard award winning Chef and Author. He is a judge on Top Chef, an Iron Chef on Iron Chef Canada, he owns 3 restaurants in Georgia, and helped found Seed life skills. Chef talked about why being an employer is one of…
Janet Kurtz- What Does the future of cleanliness look like?
Apr 17 • 30 min
What is the new standard of clean? Janet Kurtz, CEO/President of Kurtz Hospitality Marketing joins Nashville Restaurant radio as a co-host to interview Chuck Cummings and Ken Garza of GHP. Chuck and Ken are partners in GHP, and experts in all areas of…
Derek Brooks- Executive Chef Hermitage Hotel/ Capitol Grille
Apr 16 • 48 min
Brandon and Derek go through Chefs journey to be the Chef at the 5 star/5 Diamond Hotel in Nashville. They also talk about coming into a new kitchen and what it takes to earn the staffs respect. What it is like being a Chef and a farmer. (Hermitage Hotel…
Nathan Gifford- Giffords Bacon
Apr 12 • 72 min
Nathan and Brandon take a stroll down memory lane, and discuss the path Nathan took become the bacon producer to Nashville. This episode is dedicated to Adam Lamberth. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Jim Myers- Culinarity for the soul
Apr 9 • 61 min
longtime Nashville food and drink writer Jim Myers waxes poetic about the Nashville of yesteryear, the art of a proper review, and what he’s working on. Oh yeah, and a WHOLE lot more…… CAUTION, there are 2 times an adult word is used, please use caution…
Alex Belew, Chef/Owner Dallas & Jane
Apr 8 • 42 min
Alex tells Brandon his compelling story. This is a very passionate Chef, who wants to make dining an experience. Chef gives a Shout out to Ashley Hester at Lipman brothers, and Matt Pelk at Inland Seafood. Episode photo by John Goodwin/For Murfreesboro…
Bryan Lee Weaver- Chef Owner Redheaded Stranger/ Butcher & Bee
Apr 7 • 46 min
Bryan discusses how a text message to his friends got the TN action for hospitality rolling. He discusses his decision to close his restaurants during the pandemic. He also talk about the tornado, and what his community is going through. We also discuss…
Margot McCormack Remastered audio
Apr 6 • 31 min
This is the Margot McCormack interview from 3-17-20, but with better audio. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brandon-styll/message Support this…
Hunter Hakanson- Nectar Urban Cantina/ Tenn Fold Brewing and Wendi Hughen of Powered by the T catering
Apr 4 • 29 min
Wendi tells us about what Powered by the T catering is doing to help out hospitality workers and families. Hunter Tells us about his new concept, and what they are doing to help Hospitality workers and families this week. FREE PIZZA!!!! —- This episode is…
Trey Cioccia-Chef/Owner The Farm House and Black Rabbit
Apr 3 • 56 min
Buckle up for this interview, Trey and Brandon talk about the Farm House and the Black Rabbit, as well as the state of the industry. If you want to know what Chefs think, this episode is for you. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
Gep and Katie Nelson
Apr 2 • 58 min
This episode is a love story, and a restaurant story all in one. As owners of the Yellow Porch in Brentwood, and former owners of Cross Corners, and the Wild Iris, their story is unique, and we have lot’s of fun re telling it. —- This episode is sponsored…
Monte Silva-Operational opportunities
Mar 31 • 49 min
Monte and Brandon get lost in conversation about how you can improve your current situation with carryout and togo, why right now you can hit the “reset” button, and how guests should handle a less than steller experience. spoiler alert… DO NOT YELP!!! —-…
Randy Rayburn
Mar 31 • 71 min
Randy and Brandon discuss everything. Listen to the whole thing, there is some great content toward the end. CAUTION- There are a couple adult words during this interview that are not suitable for children. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
What Chefs Want! Monty Crawford/COO Southern region
Mar 26 • 61 min
Monty and Brandon catch up. They also discuss the perspective of the other side of the business, during a pandemic. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Landon Lyon, President of the Nashville Food Truck Association
Mar 24 • 18 min
Landon and Brandon discuss how food trucks have #pivoted in this ever changing climate. We also let you know how to get food trucks to your neck of the woods. Please contact Landon at.. 1spudtacular Food Truck @1spudFT on IG Kona ice trucks @musiccitykona…
Janet Kurtz- CEO/President of Kurtz Hospitality Marketing
Mar 24 • 40 min
Janet and I discuss what got her into the Marketing business (JUMP!), and we discuss how to market in a challenging market. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Virtual Happy Hour! Sit back, relax… and listen… Hal Holden bache, Austin Smith.. and friends
Mar 22 • 51 min
-Chef Hal Holden-Bache talks about what he’s up to, and shares his cornbread recipe!!! -Austin Smith from Party Fowl lets you in on a “Boozy Slushie” recipe -Jessica Long teaches you some bar basics, and teaches you how to make some “Quarantine…
This is whats available to you right now. with Claire Crowell
Mar 19 • 21 min
Claire Crowell speaks about what resources are available right now to you. Join the conversation www.facebook.com/nashvillerestaurantradio.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Carey Bringle- Owner/Pitmaster Peg Leg Porker
Mar 18 • 48 min
Carey and I discuss what it means to be locally owned and operated, what it takes to win in Memphis in May, (it’s not what you think) and what the future holds for the King of Que. What do you want your legacy to be? “That Carey Bringle was a good guy”…
Catching up with old friends…
Mar 18 • 49 min
I catch up with 3 friends of mine who came up with me in this business in Nashville. Matt Simmonds Sam McGee and Ian Dunn gives his perspective bartending and living in New York City. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Margot McCormack
Mar 17 • 31 min
This is 32 minutes of remastered audio. Buckle up Nashville, this women loves you, and not for the dollars.- Brandon “It doesn’t matter if I’m going to be ok, if others aren’t” “Hell is not having anyone else around” I give love & gratitude & food, and it…
Matt Leff, owner, Rhizome productions talks covid 19 and beer
Mar 17 • 30 min
Matt and I discuss the events Rhizome Productions has thrown, has had to cancel, and what coming up in the future. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
may I start you off with a round of Corona…. Virus talk..
Mar 13 • 18 min
First installment of Nashville Restaurant Radio. I put this one together to start a conversation around what you are doing and what you could be doing in this uncertain time. Looking for your feedback. I hope you enjoy my take. Brandon —- This episode is…