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A Restaurant Guy

“I’ve told so many people that [Restaurant Guys Radio] is basically Car Talk for Food, and I mean that in the most positive way. I don’t know how often you guys listen to Car Talk but that’s quite a compliment.” >> Listen: hi | lo

--Charlie Trotter

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Stage Left
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Chris Goodhart

Wine Director

So you think the life of a restrauteur is a glamorous one? Just tell that to Mark and Francis who were doing battle with a broken hot water heater! Yikes!.You know you are having a bad day when the pipes burst AND the shut off valve comes off in your hand!

One of the great things about the restaurant business is the fact that it is a rather small tight knit community. Which is why it is a bad idea to send your resume to your former employer after you tried to sabotage his restaurant the first time you worked there. What was this guy thinking?

The Guys welcome their friend Chris Goodhart, Wine Director for some of the hottest restaurants in New York: Keith McNally's Balthazar, Pastis, Schiller's Liquor Bar and others. Chris talks about careers started his career working as a wine rat at Windows on the World for Kevin Zraly. He found this to be a great way to learn about wine. His own organization has internships where students can learn the wine business. Mark, Francis and Chris talk about developing wine lists for various style of restaurants and discuss the great "cork vs. screw cap" debate.

Mark and Francis require every one of their employees to have The Windows on the World wine book and use it as the basis for many of their wine classes. They estimate they have sold more than 1,500 of these books over the years. Needless to say, they recommend it highly. It makes a great Holiday gift

Podcast Date: 12/19/2005

The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.