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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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Andrea Strong

Andrea Strong writes Articles for the New York Post, Bloomberg news and the New York Times. She co wrote "Sparks in the Kitchen" with Katy Sparks. Andrea is a well known and respected source on all areas of food and the restaurant industry. Today she is talking to the guys about some "hot" new restaurants in New York including:

Gin Lane: A wonderful new space with a retractable roof and "the best two seats in all of New York," according to Francis. 355 W. 14th St. (between Eighth and Ninth Aves); 212-207-4122

The Tasting Room: Now open for food and drink at their newly expanded new location on Elizabeth Street. The menu is in the same Greenmarket-driven vain as the tiny Tasting Room, with a roster of dishes made from locally farmed ingredients. Cocktails are key here too. 264 Elizabeth Street; 212-358-7831

Trestle on Tenth: A "sort of gastro-pub by way of Switzerland from chef-owner Ralf Kuettel (formerly of Zoe, Union Square, Cena)." This is "a sweet neighborhood pub that's been given modern edge with smooth blond wood ceilings and tall cabinetry." 242 Tenth Ave; 212-645-5659

Daisy May's BBQ USA: Where you and a group of 15-20 of your friends can enjoy the "Big Pig Gig", a new menu of gargantuan cuts of meat--whole or half suckling pig. 623 11th Ave. (corner of 46th St.); 212-977-1500

FR.OG which stands for French Origins or France Origine. Virot's menu will feature the cuisine of countries that have had extensive influence from the French--Lebanon, Vietnam, and Morocco. 71 Spring St

Podcast Date: 9/25/2006

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.