Andrew Talks to Chefs

SPECIAL REPORT #4: Los Angeles Check-In (Part 2) with Nyesha Arrington, Dave Beran, and Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger

Episode Summary

How are chefs in one of America's greatest restaurant cities coping with the (hopefully temporary) New World Order? We talk with (in order of appearance) Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger (Border Grill, Socalo); Dave Beran (Dialogue, Pasjoli); and Nyesha Arrington (Plate Worthy web series).

Episode Notes

A cross-section of LA-area chefs catch us up on how they're managing during this crisis:  Industry veterans Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger of Border Grill, Socalo, and other restaurants check-in from their respective homes to share how they're keeping in touch with their teams, staying fit, and what they're cooking for themselves and their families; Santa Monica's Dave Beran of Dialogue and Pasjoli explains his democratic approach to staffing and take-away plans during a pandemic; and Nyesha Arrington describes the surreal experience of watching the industry suffer while between restaurants herself.

Our great thanks to S.Pellegrino for making these special reports possible.

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Andrew's obit for Gotham Bar and Grill (mentioned on today's show)

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Nyesha Arrington