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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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Bill Wolsey

Hotelier, Restaurateur, Publican

The Guys Start off the segment with a lively discussion about Pete Well's recent '-1 star review' of Guy Fieri's American Kitchen and Bar in The New York Times. Was it justified? Did it go too far? Listen in for their take. Then we air an interview Francis conducted on a recent trip to Ireland. Francis has a fascinating discussion with Bill Wolsey at his Merchant Hotel in Belfast. Bill has 50 bars, 3 hotels and a few pizza places to boot, all in Northern Ireland. He has a long and interesting history as self-made hotelier, restaurateur and publican beginning in a very troubled place whose current renaissance makes it one of Europe's great 'cities-to-watch.' A subject near and dear to The Restaurant Guys' Hearts: What role can publicans play in rebuilding a city! The Merchant Hotel is The Restaurant Guys Favorite small hotel in Europe.

Podcast Date: 11/14/2012

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.