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“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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Ron Cooper

Mezcal has had a long history in Mexico. Made from agave, this was once a highly prized and controlled beverage used in weddings, funeral, births, etc. Anyone drinking it outside of these sanctioned occasions would be severely punished: first offense the person would be ostracized, second offence they would be sacrificed. And you thought NJ had tough drunk driving laws!

Ron Cooper imports the The Guys' favorite Mezcals (from small producers in Oaxaca). He joins them to talk about the history and production of this magical beverage, once thought to be a gift from the gods. These are hand crafted, delicate spirits that go surprisingly well with food.

Podcast Date: 4/7/2006

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.