April 2014 I Love Memphis Podcast: 2 Guests, 1 Official Announcement
On this month's I Love Memphis Podcast, my co-host Kevin Cerrito and I sit down with chefs Andy and Michael (Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Hog and Hominy) to talk about their Southern-meets-Italian cuisine, and their upcoming projects including the official announcement about their new Memphis establishment, Porcellino's.
Highlights from I Love Memphis Podcast #2, April 2014:
– Kevin and I discuss two things we're loving in Memphis right now: Juicy J's success and the reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum on April 5.
– Memphis chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman talk about their huge success in Memphis' food scene, their upcoming trip to the James Beard Foundation House in NYC. Then they announce the plans for their new establishment, Porcellino's (they talk about it at 29:30) which will open in July or August of 2014 and offer the full butcher shop experience as well as deli sandwiches, pastries, and an espresso and wine bar.
– Kevin and I talk about the things you should do in April, including ideas for kids, for grownups, and our big Must-Do for this Month.
– We share some of your mouth-watering answers from last month's question ("What Memphis restaurant do you think should start serving breakfast?") and ask April's queston: "What should go in the vacant Peabody Place shopping center downtown?"
We couldn't do this alone. Here are some lovely folks we'd like to thank.
– Johnny Hardin aka Johnny Radio aka Johnny Podcast, Production Director at WUMR U92 FM for production, editing, and in-studio entertainment
– Malvin Massey, General Manager at WUMR U92 FM at The University of Memphis for use of facilities
– Rick Trotter, announcer for the Memphis Grizzlies, for generously offering his amazing voice work
– Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau (my employer) for supporting the I Love Memphis blog and podcast
– Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman for taking time out of their crazy busy restaurant lives to come and chat with us
– Hope Clayburn, for making soulful funky tunes like "Love is on the Way", which we sample on the podcast
Tell us what you think!