Episode 103 – Best of 2013

Today on the podcast, we talk about our favorite moments from 2013 and unfortunately announce that episode 103 is going to be our last. After two years, we are closing up the studio. It’s been a fantastic ride and we’ve met some fascinating people and have made life long friends, but schedules and new living...
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Episode 100 – Year One on a Food Truck

This week we are posting our 100th episode of Eat It Up and on this milestone episode we have four special guests. This week we invited back our friends Christian and Mike from The Black Market Food Truck and Frank and Paul from Frank Gourmet Hotdogs. All four guys were guests on the podcast earlier...
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Episode 99 – Seamus Gallivan (The Good Neighborhood)

This week on the podcast is our friend Seamus Gallivan, concert promoter and founder of The Good Neighborhood. If you’ve seen live music in Buffalo, odds are Seamus was there as a fan or organizer. He’s worked with popular venues like Sportsmen’s Tavern, Nietzsche’s, Larkinville, Pearl Street and Buffalo Ironworks. Not only are his events...
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Episode 98 – Chef Chris Daigler (Encore)

This week on the podcast is Chris Daigler, the Executive Chef of Encore Restaurant and Bar. My first encounter with Chris was watching him compete against Chef Adam Goetz in Nickel City Chef XIX last year at Artisan Kitchens and Baths. It was my first Nickel City Chef competition and Chris really pulled out all...
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Episode 97 – Frank and Rachel Dispenza

This week on the podcast we are talking to Frank and Rachel Dispenza, the owners of Dispenza’s Meat Market and Slaughterhouse. Most people wouldn’t expect a discussion with slaughterhouse owners to be lighthearted or that interesting but the Dispenza’s have a great story and really care about doing the right thing with their business. They...
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Episode 96 – Mac McGuire (buffaBLOG)

This week on the podcast our guest is my buddy Mac McGuire, the editor and chief of buffaBLOG. We’ve been friends with the buffaBLOG gang for years now, Mac has been a Buffalo Foodie and appeared on episode #11 of Eat It Up. We invited Mac back to the podcast studio to talk about the...
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Episode 92 – Chris from Food About Town

This week on the podcast we have Chris Lindstrom, the founder of the Rochester food blog FoodAboutTown.com. Chris took the trip into Buffalo to talk about the Rochester food scene, the life of a food blogger, the pros and cons of getting to know more restaurant people and finding one’s voice when reviewing restaurants. It...
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