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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

Dec 7, 2017

Out to the coast we traveled, (that’s right, Wilmington, North Carolina) to find out what’s new with Co- Tar heel of the Year Mrs. Vivian “High Rent/Big Time/The Viver” Howard & her man at arms Mr. Ben aka Benny “Big Time” Knight. Max and Matt vetted Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria and made sure the coast was clear for you to visit. This Pizzeria is appropriately named; everything about it is truly Big Time! We found out this project was a Ben does and Vivian ask questions later scenario. In the end, sometimes the husbands do know best and this place is proof. Find out about their neopolitanesque pizza, the wood fired ovens and how they came to put their trust in Chef James Diecchio aka “we love Dim.” One final tidbit, a little birdie told me you might see this episode on season 6 of A Chef’s Life. ( Director Cynthia Hill and crew had the cameras rolling! Oh and I almost forgot we find out more about Vivian’s rock star reading with her son, tune in!