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Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&B podcast. 

"Our intention is to create a behind-the-scenes conversation between industry professionals. Whether we are speaking with an advanced level sommelier about their wine program or a chef about breaking down an entire pig, we just want the conversation to be real, unedited and honest. The food and beverage world is a unique industry, and North Carolina's food scene is growing everyday.

Take a listen. We hope to entertain, teach and inspire while offering some specific information about the NC food scene."

 -Max & Matt

Apr 28, 2022

Have you heard of a small newspaper called The New York Times? Chief Wine Critic Eric Asimov joined Max & Matt to chat about how one gets to write about wine for a living and what that entails. Mr. Asimov gives us insight into what it's like to be one of the most influential and respected authorities on any subject....

Apr 21, 2022

Have you ever been to a concert, sporting event, or even Disney on Ice, and enjoyed a snack or two while you’re there? We bet you never thought about what goes on behind the scenes to bring you those brisket tacos (smoked in house) or gourmet hot dogs! The Vice President of Food and Beverage for the @pncarena stopped...

Apr 14, 2022

 We sat down with Nick Dampf himself to talk about his transition from Cisco sales rep to a full-time pitmaster (a term Nick’s too humble to use).We learned:

  • What do you get when you mix weekend pop-ups, Texas style BBQ, and a 2000 gallon smoker? Dampf Good BBQ of course!
  • How to work on a behemoth smoker
  • why the...

Apr 7, 2022

It is impossible to describe ISH Delicatessen in a blurb, you must listen to get inside of how one becomes a mad scientist of sandwiches. Also;

  • What the heck is in the fish melt?
  • Which is the best mayo for which sandwich
  • How did Boulted Bread help create the outstanding Rye Bread
  • Where is Bay Cities Deli?