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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

Oct 12, 2017

Episode 62 - euphoria Greenville, SC 2017 Max & Matt hightailed it to euphoria in Greenvile, South Carolina to catch up with legends and rising stars of the culinary world. The conversations had there were not only euphoric, they were historic. Leading off was a 2009 James Beard Award nominee for best chef in the southeast, Mr. Bruce Moffett. Bruce has three restaurants in Charlotte, Barrington, Good Food on Montford & Stagoni. We talked about his upcoming book “South by North,” his influence on elevating the Charlotte food scene, which oh by the way he won a Pegasus award for! We did have to end the conversation when Chef Bruce began professing his love for the New England Patriots all while explaining why his son was a Carolina Panthers fan. Then, Matt & Max knelt at the feet of BBQ royalty Sam Jones as he joined us with Matthew Register of Southern Smoke BBQ. Sam and Matt dug deep into the pit of BBQ, we discussed regional differences, wood preference and of course vinegar versus tomato based sauce. We also got the official story of why National Geographic named Skylight Inn BBQ the capitol of BBQ in America and why Sam Jones BBQ is the evolution of that. Plus we get insight into Sam’s life and what its like to be the crowned prince of BBQ. Taylor Garrigan & Aaron Siegel of Home Team BBQ then stopped by our studio to educate us on how to evolve from a fine dining chef to a BBQ pit master and thus create a powerhouse BBQ franchise in multiple states. Taylor and Aaron also explained why their version of BBQ is upholding the integrity of BBQ while still being able to push it to new heights. Up and comer Chef Trey Bell of Larue Elm & Rue Bar stopped by to chat about what’s happening in Greensboro, NC. Trey also schooled us on how to run a traditional French kitchen in these modern times. To top it off, we exchanged home cooking favorites with the organizer of Lambstock, Mr. John & Sharon Park AKA Hungry Asian & Mrs. Hungry Asian. It's our longest single episode, but it's a great listen filled with history, technique & laughs. LINEUP: Bruce Moffett of Barrington's Stagioni & Good Food on Montford Sam Jones of Skylight Inn BBQ in Ayden, NC Matthew Register of Southern Smoke BBQ in Garland, NC Aaron Siegel & Taylor Garrigan of Home Team BBQ in Charleston & Aspen Trey Bell of La Rue Elm in Greensboro, NC Food Mavens John & Sharon Park aka @HungryAsianRke & @MrsHungryAsian