Hodad’s “BOSS MAN” Mike Hardin Shares Passion for Family, Friends & The Food Biz

A “Soldier of Food Fortune” as a Core Four member of the Messlords, Mike Hardin (Hodad) joins Dane Neal of Restaurant Radio America. Hodad took a few minutes off the grill for this interview during a visit to the Chicago area supporting the troops at Great Continue reading

Restaurateur & Author, Chef Tony Mantuano…Great Reading and Eating!

One of the country’s great Chefs and the man behind Chicago’s Spiaggia, Tony Mantuano joins Dane and Tom on Restaurant Radio. Tony shares the excitement of having one of the President’s longtime favorite spots, and his own travels to favorite spots in Italy. Hear Continue reading

Farmers Have a Friend in Frontera & A Big Fan in Chef Rick Bayless

Chef Rick Bayless joins Dane Neal and Tom on Restaurant Radio America to talk about the work and mission of the Frontera Farmers Foundation. Hear Rick share his long time support for local farmers and the importance of preserving as much local Continue reading

Dan Aykroyd & Crystal Head Vodka…Stars of Stage, Screen and SPIRITS!

Hear Dane Neal of Restaurant Radio America with the one and only Dan Aykroyd. Hear Dan talk about the start of Crystal Head Vodka and the rock solid commitment to quality from day one. Dan shares the inspiration for the iconic bottle, Continue reading

Marcy Smothers Sets the Stage for SNACKS!

Hear author, radio host and epicurean adventurer Marcy Smothers with Restaurant Radio America as Dane and Tom broadcast live from Johnny Garlics in Santa Rosa. Marcy shares her thoughts on longtime friendship with Guy as well as filling us in on Continue reading

Master Chef’s FIRST Winner… Whitney Miller

The first home cook/Chef to take the title of Master Chef, Whitney Miller sits down with Dane during a visit to Chicago. Whitney talks about her family, plans for the future and of course behind the scenes action during the first season of Master Chef!     Continue reading

Weber Grill’s Grilling Guru Jamie Purviance

The man behind so many great books from Weber, Jamie Purviance joins Dane Neal LIVE from Chicago’s lakefront during Better Homes and Gardens “Chill & Grill”. Jamie shares the book “Weber’s SMOKE” along with some good tips for grillers from the backyard to better…AND listen as BBQ Hall Continue reading

Tom Colicchio with an Emmy Win and the Fight For Right Food in Schools

Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio calls in to talk about the excitement of the Emmy win and the work going on in the trenches to bring about positive food and nutrition change in our nation’s schools.      

Rainforest Cafe Founder Steven Schussler…It’s a Jungle in There!

Steven Schussler created the Rainforest Café concept and the iconic restaurants that bring fun, food, flora and fauna together along with an occasional rain storm. Hear how it all began, from enthusiastic start and the rocky road to restaurant success!   Continue reading