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Nashville Restaurant Radio

Nashville Restaurant Radio

By Brandon Styll
This is a podcast made for and about the people of the Nashville Restaurant community. Our goal is to gain others perspectives and learn from their experiences. Listen for interviews with Chefs, Restauranteurs, authors, industry leaders, and much more! This is not a podcast where we talk about food, we talk about food people.
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Michael Hanna- Owner- St. Vito's Focacciaria
This episode starts off with an on brand with SuperSource! Jason Ellis joins the show to talk about gloves, and I talk up his company pretty good. (Hey, I like em, a lot!) Michael Hanna moved to Nashville 6 years ago and has worked alongside some of our city's best Chefs. When the pandemic closed the restaurant he was working in, he still had to provide for his baby girl and fiance. So he did what anyone could have done, he followed his dream! St. Vito's was born. Listen in as he tells the story, and find out why he thinks all restaurants need to do now, and what happened to our labor force..  Episode sponsored by SuperSource, What Chef's Want, and Sitex
May 4, 2021
Memo and Katie Murillo- Owners- Memo's Mexican Kitchen
This episode starts off with an "On Brand" segment from Tavarus Jackson with Sitex! Memo and Katie Murillo tell their amazing story. She is a Nashville Native and he moved to America from Mexico at 15 to support his family. Their story has a lot of ups and downs, but the recurring theme is hard work, dedication, living below your means, sacrifice and love. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did making it. Cheers!  Brandon Episode sponsored by Sitex, What Chef's Want, and Nossi College of Art (Culinary Arts Program)
April 26, 2021
Maneet Chauhan
Maneet Chauhan is the Chef/Owner of four restaurants in Nashville. She is also a judge on the Food Network show Chopped, she is an Author, and she just won the Food Network Tournament of Champions. In this interview, we talk about all of this. Enjoy. This episode starts off with an "On Brand" from What Chef's Want. Episode sponsored by What Chef's Want, Nossi College of Art, and Sitex.
April 23, 2021
Dava Nunley- Former GM- 3 Crow Bar
Sometimes a story can be told so many times that no one knows the real truth. Today Dava tells her side of the story, and hopefully we can put this story to rest.  This is a departure from our normal interview, but I was kind of excited to do something different. I do not have a side that I am on, I am just happy to use this platform to share one side of the story. I wish nothing but success and happiness for everyone. I hope you enjoy.. Brandon CAUTION- ADULT LANGUAGE
April 15, 2021
Jason Ellis- Managing Partner- Super Source
Super Source is a sponsor of ours here at NRR, and we have got to know Jason Ellis pretty well. We have got to have so many conversations around the dish machine and chemicals. I asked him to come on the show so we could educate everyone on some of the ins and outs of the business. The end result was fun, and ultimately comes off as somewhat of an infomercial. That was not the intention, but we have lots of fun talking about all the things. Hopefully you can learn something, and maybe save some money. Happy listening!  Brandon
April 12, 2021
Erica Raines- Owner- The Chef and I
Erica Raines and her husband  Chris own the wildly popular "Chef and I" restaurants, and she announces on this show that she will be opening a new concept in Orlando coming soon. Erica talks about all of her businesses, the challenges of being a business owner during a pandemic, and why they are growing faster than ever right now.  I just love her enthusiasm and hustle! We jumped in quick with some history of her radio career, and the rest of the interview was just easy and fun! I hope you learn something today, and cant wait to connect in Brandon's Book Club. This episode sponsored by Super Source, and Sitex. 
April 8, 2021
Rich Wolowski- CEO- Gordon Foodservice
This episode starts off with a great "on brand" with Cyrus Vatandoost, the Executive VP at Nossi College of Art. He talks about the new Culinary Program, and why Nossi is a Nashville Original. Rich Wolowski talks about his experience at the helm of a $17B company during a global pandemic. He goes into detail about the first moments, mistakes made, and what is truly unique about his company. If you don't know much about Gordon Foodservice (GFS) then you will love to learn about their family environment, and why they never plan on going public.
April 1, 2021
Brandon's Book Club- The Question Behind The Question, with John G. Miller
IN our first monthly zoom call, John G. Miller joins to talk about his book QBQ. John tell us his background, and the original idea for QBQ. He also answers some questions, and helps us understand the book a little better.  Brandon talks after John about some of his favorite parts of the book. 
March 31, 2021
Margot McCormack- Owner- Margot Cafe & Bar
One year after our first interview, we catch up to find out if all our fears came true. (spoiler alert! THEY DID!! kind of) We talk about most everything from her restaurant, what she does in her free time, she talks about needing help, East Nashville, and she even gives her opinion on the 3 Crow Bar debacle. She is an amazing human being, I am honored she took the time to chat with me. Brandon This episode starts off with an on Brand from Sitex. Visit them at This episode is also sponsored by Nossi College of Art: Culinary Arts Program, and What Chef's Want
March 23, 2021
Les Dames d’Escoffier Nashville- Cara Graham, Dee Patel, and hosted by Nancy Vienneau
In the first educational "table talk" Les Dames d'Escoffier President Dee Patel, and GM/Owner of Lockeland Table Cara Graham talk with Nancy Vienneau about their experience over the last year. The interview is titled Redefining and Refining Hospitality in a Pandemic.  Les Dames d'Escoffier's mission is to inspire, advance, and support Women in food, beverage, and hospitality to achieve excellence in leadership and philanthropy.  This is the first of 5 this year.  
March 20, 2021
Zyhir Baker- Owner- It'z a Philly Thing
This episode starts off with Murray Nicholson of What Chefs Want talking "on brand" about some cool options with their seafood program.  Zyhir talks about his beginnings, and how to make a proper Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Warning! You will want to go eat at this establishment immediately after listening. So if you don't want to travel to Bellevue today, listen later.. I cant wait for the follow up interview with this entrepreneur, he has so many cool things in store for his restaurant and media company.  Episode sponsored by What Chef's Want, Sitex, and Nossi College of Art.
March 14, 2021
one year anniversary episode
One year ago I started Nashville Restaurant Radio. In this episode I go over some of the highlights from the past year, and I replay the first ever episode that started it all of one year ago. 
March 13, 2021
Sarah Gavigan- Owner- Otaku Ramen
There is way too much that we talked about to even try to enter into the show notes. We discuss selling bar Otaku, she announced that Otaku in Sylvan Supply is permanent, she talks about having Covid, then we talk about lots of cool restaurant tech, and plan a pop up! Episode opens with a story, and an amazing "on brand" from Jason Ellis of Super Source. Episode sponsored by Supersource, What Chefs Want, and Nossi College of Art Culinary Arts Program.
March 7, 2021
Sean Newsome- Owner- HiFi Cookies
We start the show off today with Chef Anthony Mandriota who is the Chef/Instructor at Nossi College of Art's new Culinary Program. We talk about what he will be teaching, as well as what he has been up to. Sean Newsome is the owner of HiFi Cookies, and today we get to know him a little better. Find out the story of their name, his history, and what he sees for the future. Episode sponsored by Nossi College of Art Culinary Arts Program, What Chefs Want, and Sitex.
March 5, 2021
Dan Burkard- Co-Founder Wicked Tasty/ Menu
Dan and Brandon talk about their favorite places, plan a lunch at East Side Banh Mi, and talk about Dan's new company "Menu". They also discuss the all new "Brandon's Book Club". Episode is marked explicit for a couple adult words, used casually. Episode Sponsored by Super Source and What Chef's Want. 
February 28, 2021
Andy Marshall- CEO- A. Marshall Hospitality
A. Marshall Hospitality recently opened their first ghost kitchen last week called Burger Dandy. Andy talks about the new Ghost Kitchen, and as the Chairman of the TN Hospitality Association he gives us an update on the state of the industry in Nashville. This Episode is sponsored by Sitex, What Chef's Want, and Super Source.
February 18, 2021
The Music City Roundup Featuring Tony & Cathy Montuano, Chad & Gracie Newton, Dee Patel, Amanda Virgillito, and Stuart and Erin from Nashville Daily.
In our first ever Valentines Special, we talk to some famous Nashville Couples about what their holiday was going to be like, and any ideas for a fun holiday. Stuart and Erin start us off with some really great Valentine experiences that are outside the box? (or the coffin?) Tony and Cathy react to the news that Jean Georges is taking over the Capitol Grille, and Tony even tells a story of a night he was asked to leave one of his establishments. They also talk about their personal V- day traditions, and what the Joseph Hotel will be offering up all weekend. Amanda Virgillito of Squeaky Wheel PR talks about what her clients are up to this weekend, and joins us from one of them, ML Rose.  Dee Patel, the Managing Director for the Hermitage Hotel joined us via telephone to talk about the HUGE news that Jean Georges is taking over her food and beverage program. She also discusses what is going on right now as they pivot to the new restaurant. Chad and Gracie from East Side Banh Mi come on to talk about their huge collaboration with so many amazing Nashville Chefs to benefit the Nashville Food Project. All in All a fantastic show, we had fun, we hope you do too!
February 11, 2021
RJ Cooper- The Follow up interview- Chef/Owner- St. Stephen
We first spoke to James Beard winning Chef RJ Cooper right before Christmas when he announced that he would be taking a break to focus on rest, and to recharge. We asked if we could speak again afterward, to find out what he was able to do. He did not disappoint. In this episode, we talk about the new challenges he is facing, what innovation he came up with, and he tells the whole story behind winning a James Beard award.  To start the episode, we are on brand with What Chef's Want as they discuss what Chef's are looking for right now, and how they are listening. This episode is also sponsored by Sitex and Supersource.
February 4, 2021
Wesley Keegan- Owner- Tailgate Brewery
Wesley Talks about his leadership style, and the culture of his brewery. He also talks about what it has taken to power through the pandemic. I thought it would be easy for a brewery to make it through as everyone was at home drinking. That was certainly not the case, as you will find out during the episode. I hope you can gain some motivation from his story. I know I appreciated his perspective, and that's what we are trying to find here.. Perspective.. Enjoy!  Brandon Episode sponsored by SuperSource, What Chef's Want, and Sitex Visit for more info and to purchase shirts and hats.
January 31, 2021
Edgar Victoria- Chef/Owner- Alebrije
Edgar Victoria sits down with Brandon Styll to tell his story. From growing up in Mexico, Moving to the states, and longing for the street food he remembers as a child. You will learn how Alebrije was formed, and what it means. Full unedited version available on YouTube. Episode Sponsored by Sitex 
January 28, 2021
Gigi Butler- Owner- Pies by Gigi and Founder of Gigi's Cupcakes
IN this interview Gigi tells her story of moving to Nashville with no money to her name. She started a cleaning company while she pursued her music career. It wasn't until her brother called her for a second time that she realized her true calling, and Gigi's Cupcakes were born! She tells her whole story, the good and the bad.  This episode sponsored by Miracle One Wines Co., What Chef's Want, and Sitex. Visit for more info on sponsors. 
January 25, 2021
Stevan Steinhart- Senior Account Executive- The Nashville Scene
Stevan Steinhart recently retired from The Nashville Scene after more than 30 years selling advertising to restaurants. In this interview we talk about how Nashville has changed over the past 35 years,  and what was his secrets to success. We are also joined by Mike Smith, the Publisher of The Scene, Randy Rayburn, Steven Smithing, Olivia Britton, and Kay West. 
January 18, 2021
The Music City Roundup Feat. BJ Lofback, Edgar Victoria, and Ryan Schroeder of The Giving Kitchen
Thank you to our sponsors, this show was a lot of fun today! 
January 15, 2021
The Music City Roundup Featuring Matt Herrick, Cory Coleman, and Jim Myers
Brandon and Kelly catch up with Matt Herrick, the Owner of Maypop water, Cory Coleman, the Director of Operations for the Corner Pub, and Jim Myers stops by to talk about the Elliston Place Soda Shop. 
January 8, 2021
Amanda Virgillito Part 2- Owner- Squeaky Wheel Public Relations
Amanda talks about her clients. 
January 7, 2021
Amanda Virgillito- Owner- Squeaky Wheel Public Relations
Amanda represents Hathorne, Honeyfire, Sinema, 8th & Roast, M.L. Rose, and Christie Cookie just to name some of her clients. I wanted to bring her to the forefront because she deserves some highlighting. If you have ever wondered what a PR firm does, this episode is for you. This is Part 1 of a 2 part episode. ,Part 2 will be out tomorrow. Happy New Year!
January 6, 2021
A "Show" of Help- Featuring Butch Spyridon, Buck McCoy, Trey Cioccia, and Sarah Turbett
In an effort to raise money to feed people who are displaced from the Christmas morning bomb that went off on 2nd Ave in Downtown Nashville, we turned over The Music City Roundup into a fundraiser. it's not too late to donate.. venmo  @nashvilleRR On the show today- Butch Spyridon- President and CEO of The Nashville Convention and Visitor's Corp. Buck McCoy- Downtown bombing survivor tells his story. Trey Cioccia- Downtown restaurant owner (the Black Rabbitt, Farm House) talks about 2020, and hopes for 2021. Sarah Turbett- Bartender at The Beer Seller- Talks about the state of bartenders and how we can help. 
December 31, 2020
Demetrius Kelley- Managing Partner- The Melting Pot, Rodizio Grill Downtown Nashville
Demetrious Kelley has worked for The Melting Pot and Mark and Carla Rosenthal for almost 20 years. I asked him to come on and share whatever he could about the events that unfolded on Christmas day. I wanted to create some perspective, and get the word out that his staff needs help. I have included the go fund me links below, please help out where you can. Thank you. #NashvilleStrong   Brandon  (melting pot)  (Rodizio)
December 28, 2020
RJ Cooper- Chef/Owner- St. Stephen
James Beard winning Chef RJ Cooper announced yesterday that St. Stephen will be taking a much needed "break" in January. So we caught up with him to find out what the past 9 months have been like, and how innovation and his love of people drove him through the pandemic. I will say that his break is much needed. If you have wondered what restaurants really go through, this is a good episode to listen to.  We will have a follow up episode in January. Have a Merry Christmas!
December 22, 2020
Aaron Distler- Owner- Mr. Aaron's Goods, (Bill's Sandwich Palace)
Aaron Distler and I talk for over an hour going over his story. From the teenage years, playing music, working in a movie theatre, Being the Manager for comedian Ralphie May, Managing an Orchard, and finally opening and operating Mr. Aaron's goods. He tells the whole story, with almost nothing left out. Its stories like his that made me want to do a podcast, I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed talking with him. Brandon
December 20, 2020
Rudy Leal- Managing Partner- Jason's Deli
In our second episode of Nashville Restaurant Business Radio, I asked Rudy to talk about some of the innovation that he is working on for his 19 stores. He has some great advice on how he is leading during the Pandemic, and we get to catch up a little at the beginning of the interview. Please visit to sign the letter to help independent Restaurants. Keep the conversation going on Facebook by joining our Nashville Restaurant Insiders group. 
December 14, 2020
Peter Demos- President CEO- Demos' Restaurants, PDK Kitchen, and Author of Afraid to Trust
Peter Talks candidly about his growing up in the business, leaving the business, and why he came back. He also talks about how Covid has effected his business and why they are doing alright. We talk about his book afraid to trust, and why his faith has kept him grounded. 
December 9, 2020
Tom Parker- Senior Vice President of Yukon, inc
Tom Parker is the Senior VP of Yukon inc. A Richmond, VA based company specializing in customized negotiations training. Tom has over 25 years of experience with Large Multi-National Corporations.  I attended one of Tom's workshops a few weeks ago and asked him if he would join the podcast to talk about what we learned. (thankfully he said yes!) What is it that we learned? Large corporations are WAY more prepared than you are to negotiate on their terms. In this episode, I wanted to shine a light on the skill of negotiating. We have a chef create the menu, a somm or  a bar specialist create wine and cocktail lists, and we contract people to do most labor.  We also have those same people negotiate most of our contracts. In this episode, you will learn some of the tactics used, and hopefully this will inspire you to want to learn more about how to properly negotiate. Enjoy!   Want to keep the conversation going, need help with a negotiation, email me at and I would be happy to help. Also, join the conversation by joining our Facebook group "Nashville Restaurant Radio Insiders". Brandon
December 7, 2020
The Music City Roundup Feat. Kahlil Arnold, Karl Worley, Levon Wallace, and David Cronin
This week we are highlighting The Gulch neighborhood in Nashville. Brandon Styll and Kelly Sutton talk with Kahlil Arnold, Owner of Arnold's Country Kitchen. Karl Worley, Owner of Biscuit Love, and Za Pizza. Levon Wallace, Owner of Fat Belly Pretzel, and David Cronin, the GM of the brand new W. Hotel opening 2021 in the Gulch. 
December 4, 2020
Stephen Rose- Owner- The Peach Truck
I first met Stephen in 2012 at the farmers market when he was selling his peaches off the back of his Jeep Gladiator. In the Past 8 years, he has grown his business to selling Millions of pounds of peaches across the Nation, he has also grown his family by three kids. It was great to catch up with Stephen, talk peaches, and family.  Brandon
December 2, 2020
Raymond McAnally- Actor
Raymond is a friend of mine since the fourth grade here in Nashville. Over the years he has gone on to big awesome things and now lives in LA, where is is an actor and professor. I follow him on the socials and he recently recovered from Covid-19. He was very honest about how he got it, when he knew he had it, what it was like losing the sense of taste and smell, and being quarantined in his house with his wife for 25 days.  Seeing as though we are all VERY TIRED of talking about, hearing about, or anything to do with covid. I thought it would be good to have a conversation with Raymond to hopefully see a different perspective. This is a marathon y'all, not a sprint, and whatever you may feel about this virus, the virus itself, does not care.  I hope you can take something out of this, and I hope you have an amazing week. Brandon
November 30, 2020
Grateful Nashville- (Special Holiday Episode)- Feat. Steven and Joleyn Smithing, Tara and Benjamin Goldberg, and Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys
Happy Thanksgiving! 2020 has been an epic year for so many reasons, most of them have been a challenge. Kelly Sutton and Brandon Styll ask their guests what they are thankful for, and talk about their family holiday traditions. Steven and Joleyn Smithing are the Owners of The Green Hills Grille and Mere Bulles and their traditions are steeped in service. Benjamin and Tara Goldberg of Strategic Hospitality talk about what they are thankful for, and their holiday traditions. They also give us an idea of what they are excited for in 2021. Joe Bonsall of the famed Oak Ridge Boys talks to Kelly Sutton about their holiday performances at Gaylord Opryland throughout the holiday season. 
November 26, 2020
Brandon Crosby- Chef/Owner Chuppertime Catering
Brandon and his wife Casey own Chuppertime Catering in Huntsville, AL. On this episode, he tells his story. How it started in Nashville, and he followed the woman he loves to Rocket City to start a family and their dream. As you can imagine, it isn't all sunshine and rainbows, and Brandon tells his story of good times and bad. Video available on YouTube.
November 23, 2020
The Music City Roundup. Feat. Nick Pellegrino, Amanda Virgillito, Jason Peisker, and Chip DeVier
In this Jam packed Pre-Holiday episode Kelly Sutton and Brandon Styll focus on The Berry Hill and Melrose neighborhood. They interview Nick Pellegrino, Owner of Mangia about how he is maintaining his business, and share some stories. Amanda Virgillito joins the show to talk about her bake sale benefiting The Foundation For Children With Neuroimmune Disorders. She also talks about her clients at Squeaky Wheel Public Relations. Next we talk with Jason Peisker, Co-Owner and Founder of Porter Road Butcher where he passionately talks about your center of the plate options for Thanksgiving. Chip DeVier, Owner of Craft Brewed wraps up the show  with what you need to be drinking for Thanksgiving, as well as what you can drink at his locations off 8th Ave.  We hope you all have a Wonderful Holiday, we will have a special edition out next week for the Holiday..  Special Thanks to .. Sitex Christie Cookies Super Source Miracle One Wines Mobile Fixture What Chefs Want
November 20, 2020
Ben Whitlock, Q Taylor, and Brandon Styll
Trying something new, this episode is a conversation between three guys. We talk about Thanksgiving and what we are thankful for, the masters and industry stuff. This is a fun conversation, we hope you enjoy!  
November 18, 2020
The Music City Roundup with Kelly and Brandon 11-12-20
We welcome a new Co-Host today in Kelly Sutton! We start off with a CMA recap, then into the What's New? segment, where we cover Thanksgiving dining. Caroline Galzin joins the show to discuss the new TN Action for Hospitality mask initiative. We focus on the Hillsboro Neighborhood, and interview Bob Bernstein, Founder of Bongo World, and Fido Restaurant. We also speak with Samantha Ullrich, Director of Marketing for Red Pebbles Hospitality. We finish the show with an on Brand message about dining etiquette during a pandemic. 
November 13, 2020
Molly Martin- Owner- Juniper Green
Molly is hosting a Pop up Dinner this Sunday at the Fairlane Hotel. There will be two seatings and it will be an amazing evening of Asymmetry. Molly explains the deep meanings behind this wonderful event while we catch up. Purchase tickets at the Juniper Green instagram page, or on tock.  LOTS OF ADULT LANGUAGE.. DO NOT LISTEN WITH THE KIDDOS.. 
November 11, 2020
Chris Chamberlain- Author, Food and Drink Writer
This is Chris's 3rd time on NRR, this is the first time we have done a full interview. We discuss his early career in paper, and why he decided to become a writer. We also discuss some of the inside details of the writing world. 
November 9, 2020
#theroundup 11-06-20 Sylvan Park with John Stephenson, and Christina Cavaliere
On this episode of #theroundup we focus on The Sylvan Park neighborhood. We talk with John Stephenson, Owner at Hathorne, and Christina Cavaliere, the GM at The Park Cafe. 
November 6, 2020
Dee Patel-Managing Director-The Hermitage Hotel
Dee Patel is the Managing Director for the Hermitage hotel. She was also named a woman of influence by the Nashville Business Journal, and she was named outstanding hotelier of the year. She serves on the board for the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Assn. , historic hotels of America, Nashville Downtown partnership, and most recently, she was named President of the Nashville Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier. She is an absolute leader in every sense of the word. That's why we thought she would be a great person to talk to on election day. She talks about the 100 year anniversary of Woman's Suffrage, and the role the Hermitage Hotel played.  Please go vote, and as always, let us know what you think on our Instagram page @nashville_restaurant_radio
November 3, 2020
Benjamin Goldberg- Co-Owner- Strategic Hospitality
Benjamin and Max Goldberg are the brothers behind strategic hospitality. Today, I get to speak with the older brother, Benjamin, about all of his restaurants, and the stories behind them. I want to thank him for his time, and willingness to talk about anything. I hope you enjoy this interview.  Brandon
November 1, 2020
#theroundup 10-30-20 Featuring Tom Morales, Laura Wilson, and Hrant and Liz Arakelian from Lyra
In this Marathon episode of #theroundup, we are putting a spotlight on East Nashville courtesy of Christie Cookies. First, in our "what's new" segment, Tom Morales joins us to talk about his decision to close Acme Feed and Seed until he can safely bring his staff back. In our East Nasgville feature, Laura Wilson, or Citizen Kitchen, joins the show to talk about her business, and gab about her favorite East Nashville spots you may not know about. Then, in our Local Spotlight, we stay in East Nashville to talk with Hrant and Liz from Lyra. They tell us about their Middle Eastern hot spot, and talk about their favorite places in the East Nashville area.  The show finishes with our "On Brand" segment where host Brandon Styll talks about mediocrity.
October 30, 2020
James Kerwin- Executive Chef- Little Fib
James Kerwin is the Chef at Little Fib in the Renaissance Hotel. I have been seeing him on social media for a while, and he is doing some very cool things so I really wanted to interview him to get to know him a little better. I think you will find him to be an outstanding person, and I for one, am super pumped to have him in Nashville. so sit back, relax,  and get to know James Kerwin.
October 28, 2020
Matt Leff- Owner Rhizome Productions
Matt was our first interview all the way back on March 17th of 2020. This pandemic is especially challenging for Matt as he throws parties. More specifically, events, usually based around alcoholic beverages.. Think East Nashville Beer Fest, Winter Warmer, Brew at the zoo, Nuit Belge to name a few.. We discuss how his life has changed from our last interview, and what he plans to do moving forward. Matt just won a "Best of Nashville" award for his at home beer festivals Rhize(H)ome virtual beer events, so we were able to celebrate something too! (thanks Chris Chamberlain!) The E is on, Adult words on this one parents..
October 26, 2020
#theroundup 10-23-20 Featuring Andy Little, Will Shuff, and Caroline Galzin
Caroline Galzin guest Co-Hosts for Delia Jo Ramsey as we focus on the 12 South district. We talk about a bunch of new restaurant openings in our "what's new" segment, presented by Sitex. In our new "Local Neighborhood Spotlight" brought to you by Christie Cookie, we talk about the 12 South district. The What Chefs Want bring us our Local Restaurant Spotlight and we speak to the Chef/Partner Andy Little from Josephine. We follow up that interview with our Mobile Fixture "Local Legend" Will Shuff, Owner of the 12 South Taproom.  We finish with our new segment "On Brand... With Brandon" brought to you by Super Source, where Brandon Styll talks about restaurant operations and ideas. Todays topic... Togo and Delivery and why we need to prepare for the colder months with a strong plan for dining off premise.  Next week we introduce our new "drinks" segment sponsored by Miracle One Wines. We also also start the "Where's Charlie?" game where Charlie McPherson will be at a local bar, and announce on the show where he is, and you can go join him for free wine. #staytuned
October 23, 2020
Charlie Nelson- Founder (Re-Founder)- Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery
Charlie tells the story of how he discovered his triple great grandfather was a distiller before prohibition. We talk about the whole story, paleolithic cave paintings, travel, his products, where he has bartended and SO much more. Cheers! Episode sponsored by Trust 20  Visit them at
October 21, 2020
Justin Biltonen- Bassist for 3 Doors Down, Solo Artist
This is by no means a restaurant interview, but hey, Its a conversation with an interesting person. My first interview outside the restaurant world was.. interesting. Justin was an amazing sport as he responded to my questions. Check out his solo work, and catch 3 Doors Down on their upcoming world tour. 
October 19, 2020
#theroundup 10-16-20 Best Of Nashville with Ford Fry, Bryan Lee Weaver, Matt Bolus, Hal Holden-Bache, and Margot McCormack
Nashville Scene's Best of Nashville issue came out today, and we've got winners! With all of the negativity and uncertainty in this world right now we wanted to jump in and have a big ole love fest, so we did! We invited 5 of the top winners from the BON issue to talk with us about the win, and spread a little sunshine! Ford Fry- The Optimist (superica)- Best new Restaurant- readers pick  Best Empire -Writers pick Bryan Lee Weaver- Best Chef- Writers pick Matt Bolus- Best menu collaboration- Best whisky Bar deal- Whisky Wed at Gerties Bar- Writers Pick Hal Holden-Bache- Best Restaurant and Best Happy Hour- Lockeland Table- Readers Pick Margot McCormack- Best Chef/ Best Romantic Dinner- Readers pick
October 16, 2020
Tabor Luckey and Cory Coleman- Owner and Director of Operations- The Corner Pub/Esquina Cantina
Tabor bought 4 Corner Pub locations in January, as well as the Esquina Cantina. Little did he know that his first year as an owner would include a tornado, a civil rights movement, and a pandemic. Tabor and Corey talk about what 2020 has been like for them, and for their business.
October 14, 2020
BJ Lofback- Owner- Pinchy's Lobster Co./ Funk Seoul Brother
BJ joins Nashville Restaurant Radio for the first time to talk about his story, and his new restaurant Pinchy's Lobster Co. The self taught Chef talks about why he decided to open his first food truck in 2011 (at age 40) and what some of his challenges were, and still are. This is a man who does not pull any punches, we just scratched the surface of what I look forward to talking with him about. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.  Brandon
October 11, 2020
#theroundup 10-9-20 LIVE from Otto's
In our first remote LIVE from Otto's in West Nashville we spoke to the Owners Louisa and James Green about their soon to open (Saturday 10-10) bar on Charlotte Ave. Seema Prasad, Owner of Miel joined the show as our #locallegend, and we had a live pop in from Jason Ellis from Super Source. We brought back our "what's the Delia?" segment where we asked, What's the Delia with non- alcoholic beverage options. We will get better with the sound at our next one, but we had a lot of fun, and Otto's is a super cool spot that you are going to love. 
October 9, 2020
Fleming Wilt- President- Christie Cookie Co.
Christie Cookie Co. President Fleming Wilt talks about what makes his company unique. He also talks about leading his company through a tornado, and then a pandemic. He also talks about why it is important to support local restaurants right now. 
October 7, 2020
Hannah Huesman- Mental Skills Coach for the Philadelphia Phillies
On this Motivation Monday episode, we talk with Hannah Huesman about mental toughness and perspective. There are so many issues in this world right now, and it takes a strong metal state to stay sane. She goes over some tactics you can do to keep the peace in your brain. She also talks about why it is super important to talk to the most important person in your life, with empathy, and compassion.  LISTENER BEWARE!! YOU ARE GOING TO FINISH THIS PODCAST MOTIVATED AND READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD! PLEASE BE ADVISED! There is a few adult words, so be cautious around the kiddos. 
October 4, 2020
#theroundup 10-2-20 With Guest Host Nina Singto
Nina Singto talks about her recent announcement that Thai Esane will be coming to Brentwood! She tells the details of how it came about, and spend almost an hour with Brandon and Delia talking about the Nashville Restaurant Scene.  Dan Maggipinto, Owner of Cafe Nonna joins the show as our #locallegend this week. He talks about what he has been up to, and he discusses the secret to longevity in the restaurant business.  Brandon reveals the top 5 in the first ever #nashvillehotlist visit for the full list.
October 2, 2020
D. Patrick Rodgers- Editor in Chief- The Nashville Scene/ Megan Seling- Project Manager and Editor- Nourish Nashville
The Nashville Scene has a new cookbook available Oct 1st! It's called Nourish Nashville and it's a fantastic collection of many of Nashville's most storied Chef's sharing some of their prized recipes. This is a perfect book for the foodie who loves to eat out, but wants to stay home and cook right now. We discuss how the book came to fruition, and what the process was like making it. We also discuss some of the chefs and recipes. After the book talk, we get into how both Megan and Patrick have been doing during the pandemic. Interesting stories abound, so make sure you stay tuned to the last 30 minutes.  Bon Appetit!
September 30, 2020
Carey Bringle- Owner- Peg Leg Porker-Explains why Nashville is Broke(en)
Carey Bringle has been very outspoken when it comes to our local leadership, and how they have mis-managed our city, In this episode, I asked him to break it down for me. I asked for simple language, with details as to why our city is in the shape its in. He explains why we don't need a 34% tax increase. He also ponders why the Mayors office would release false numbers to the city's citizens.   This is not a debate. I did not ask him on the show to argue, or even call out any of his thoughts. I asked him to explain them in detail. Please take them for what they are. Please do your own research and come up with your own ideas and then DO SOMETHING. This city needs leaders and people who make things happen. I encourage everyone to VOTE, and know who you are voting for, and why.
September 28, 2020
#theroundup 9-25-20
Whip around coverage of the Nashville restaurant scene. Jim Myers joins us as our #locallegend, and we discuss the new #nashvillehotlist
September 25, 2020
NRR Best of Volume 2- Sylvia Ganier, Tom Morales, Andy Little, Alex Belew
5 minutes segments from each of these interviews from earlier in the year. 
September 23, 2020
Jim Myers- Best of NRR
This episode originally was released on April 9th 2020, smack dab in the middle of the quarantine. I had so much fun talking to Jim. I was, and still am so incredibly interested in how journalists minds work. I love that they are always searching, their eyes are always open. He is now taking over the reins at the new Elliston Place Soda shop, so when it opens, please go by and say hello. Brandon
September 21, 2020
#theroundup with Guest Host Nick Guidry
We catch up with Nick Guidry, the Owner of the Pelican and Pig, and talk about the Email scandal going around today. We also discuss the Mayor's timing to move into phase 3. We discuss what to do with a bad experience in a restaurant, and talk about our new "Nashville Hot List" coming the last week of each month. 
September 18, 2020
Best of NRR Volume 1- Margot McCormack, Carey Bringle, Claire Crowell, and Monty Crawford
As we take a couple of weeks to reset, we have taken a few clips from some of our earlier episodes to help tell our story. in Volume 1, we hear from Margot McCormack, Carey Bringle, Claire Crowell, and Monty Crawford. All of these people are leaders in our industry, and to see their initial response to what was happening was really awesome. All of them in their own way stepped up to help others in a time of crisis, and that's exactly what we needed at the time. 
September 14, 2020
#theroundup 9-11-20- Never Forget- With guest host Alex Belew
On this episode of #theroundup, Alex Belew, Owner of Dallas and Jane in Murfreesboro guest hosts.  Garrett Pittler, Corporate Executive Chef for Ole Red joins us to tell his 9-11 story, and so do all of the hosts. 
September 11, 2020
Jensen Cummings- Chef/Host-Best Served Podcast
I don't think I can say enough complimentary things about Jensen. He is about as smart a guy in this business as you are going to find. We talk about a lot of things today, but the most important is people. Treating your people well, paying well,  and ending the turnover game is more important than anything else you do. Listen and find out more. 
September 10, 2020
Hal Holden-Bache- Chef/Owner- Lockeland Table
Chef Hal has lead his team, and community through this pandemic like he knew something we all didn't. I asked him how he just knew what to do during all of this. We also talk about his favorite food to make, and if he is looking into any growth opportunities. He is very honest and lets us know whether he thinks he is going to make it out of this whole thing. Listen to the end as the last 30 minutes are usually the best of every episode. B
September 8, 2020
#theroundup with Guest Host Matt Bolus
Matt Bolus is our guest host as we talk to Chef Aaron Thebault and Tony Mantuano of Yolan. We also talk with Bob Tappan from Sperry's and Sam's Place as our #locallegend.  Brandon, Delia, and Matt discuss several topics such as influencers asking for handouts, 1 star reviews, and how restaurants handle a bad experience. They also discuss new openings, and a closing. 
September 4, 2020
Steven Smithing- Owner- Green Hills Grille/ Mere Bulles
Steven is a longtime restauranteur in Nashville. In this episode we talk about his family, his history with the Green Hills Grille, and a lot of his philosophies on best practices on running a restaurant. 
September 2, 2020
Q Taylor- Owner/Partner- Sinema Restaurant/ 8th and Roast
Q talks about how he is leading his team through a very tumultuous time. We also discuss how he has had to  step outside the box in many ways, and the current climate of our country, and why he feels very optimistic for our future. 
August 31, 2020
#theroundup with Guest Host Chris Chamberlain
Chris Chamberlain from the Nashville Scene joins #theroundup as a guest host.  Chef Ryder from The Optimist stops by to let us know how things are going at their Germantown Establishment. Kahlil Arnold Stops by to make a pretty big announcement regarding Arnold's Country Kitchen. Lots of talk between two of the biggest food writers in Nashville! 
August 28, 2020
Pat Martin-Owner- Martin's BBQ, Hugh Baby’s
We catch up with Pat in a rare "LIVE" interview at his Elliston Place location where we talk about life during a pandemic. How we are surviving, the new normal, and what will never change. We also discuss his business, how it began, and how he has grown it to 14 locations. We talk about the golden age of restaurants in Nashville, who has been his mentor, and why even today, he still has his hands in every single restaurant.  I always feel a special chemistry when I interview someone in person, and this interview was no different. Cheers!
August 26, 2020
Will Newman-Owner- Edley's BBQ, Pancho and Lefty's
Will Newman talks about what it's like to have a restaurant damaged by a tornado, then having to close again 14 days later due to a pandemic. He talks about how it all started, and what he is currently focused on. He also talks about a book that changed his life.  This was a super fun interview for me as I just love talking about the business of restaurants. The fascinating part is you learn so much about him through his business. He is passionate, hard working, saavy, and a little bit lucky. He tries to find balance for his work/family life just like everyone else out there. He has had some wins, and some losses (he just closed his Lexington, KY store 2 days ago) and he talks about them with me.   Cheers!  Brandon
August 24, 2020
Randy Santel- Professional Eater
Randy Santel travels the globe eating his way through food challenges. (think Man Vs. Food) He has built his profession into an internet sensation, he has over 1 Million YouTube subscribers and 1.2 Million Facebook followers.  He was in Nashville and we thought we would talk to him to find out about his profession. Please enjoy this bonus episode! 
August 22, 2020
#theroundup with Guest Host Shane Nasby
Brandon Styll and Delia Jo Ramsey talk about new restaurant openings/closings, pop ups, and all the talk that's happening in the restaurant community right now. Shane Nasby, Owner of Honeyfire BBQ in Bellevue guest hosts this week. 
August 21, 2020
Ask Chef's Anything Bonus Episode with Carl Meier- President and Co-Founder of The Black Abbey Brewing Company
Adam Pfleegor was the winning bidder to "ask anything" to Carl Meier. So Brandon Steps aside today, to have Adam take the drivers seat for a good cause.  NRR will be donating the funds from our advertising partners and Springer Mountain Farms Chicken to the Ask Chef's Anything cause. 
August 20, 2020
Tony and Cathy Mantuano- Chef, Sommelier- Yolan- The Joseph Hotel
James Beard award winning and Michelin Starred Chef of Spiaggia in Chicago, Tony Mantuano and his with Cathy join NRR to talk about their new venture in The Joseph Hotel. He will be creating world class cuisine, and she will be creating a world class wine list and service. The couple talk about why this was such a special opportunity, and why they are excited to be in Nashville. We also discuss their 38 year marriage, their son, and Tony talks about his experience on Top Chef Masters, as well as being a judge on the season finale a few months ago.  I hope you join me in welcoming both Tony and Cathy to Music City!
August 19, 2020
Jason Zygmont- Chef/Owner- Setsun
In this interview we talk about Jason's amazing restaurant Setsun. We talk about his team, leadership style, and how he hires. That leads us to his story of how he got to the place of ownership. His story is very interesting and the way he tells it is perfect. From working at the number one restaurant in the world, (almost) getting punched by the Chef who runs that place (Nomo), and transitioning to his dream job at Thomas Keller's Per Se. Which did not turn out like his dreams. Coming back home and lots of introspection brought him to a place where he currently resides. I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I did. Cheers!
August 17, 2020
#theroundup with Guest Host Ben Whitlock
We interview the owners of East Side Banh Mi, take questions from our live watchers, and interview Steven Smithing as our Local Legend. (Mere Bulles) Ben Whitlock is our guest host this week. 
August 14, 2020
Jesselee Jones- Owner- Robert's Western World- BrazilBilly- Part 2
In this powerful part 2, Jesselee explains what it was like when he first got to America, he tells the story of when he was robbed, when he sang for Jesse Jackson, he talks about his cars, and he reflects upon depression, and mental illness. This is an amazing man that I could talk to for hours, you will want to listen to this entire episode. 
August 13, 2020
Jesselee Jones- Owner- Robert's Western World- BrazilBilly-Part 1
Jesselee is an amazing, humble man who loves this country. In an time where we desperately need it, he helps put everything is perspective through the lens of an immigrant with a tenacious will to live.   He talks about his feelings about the downtown Nashville scene right now, why he chooses NOT to open Robert's at this time, and what was the moment he knew he wanted to come to America. 
August 12, 2020
Kate Davis- @nashvillefoodfan
The famous food instagrammer joins NRR to tell us what she has been up to during the pandemic, and she gives us a glimpse of her life outside of Instagram.  The episode is sponsored by- Springer Mountain Farms Chicken
August 10, 2020
#theroundup with Guest Host Craig Schoen
This week we welcome Craig Schoen, the Owner of Peninsula in East Nashville. We cover all the things you are talking about this week. The Cafe at Thistle Farms is our Local Legend, and we ask "What's the Delia?" with arresting a homeless African American man as the first no mask offender? All of this and MORE, on this weeks episode of #theroundup Thank you to our sponsors. Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Kurtz Hospitality Marketing Mobile Fixture Pennington Distilling Co. Super Source
August 7, 2020
Brad Schmitt-Columnist-The Tennessean-
Brad has been covering Nashville for 30 years. We asked him about some of the things he has learned in that time. We also talk about his outlook on the city right now, and why he is doing better now that at the beginning of the pandemic. 
August 6, 2020
Jeremy Lister- Co-Owner Blister Hot Sauce, Big Yellow Dog Music Recording Artist
Jeremy comes on the show in support of his hot sauce, and me. He tells his story which has some humble beginnings, some wild highs, and some even higher times, while sober. Jeremy also sings a few of his songs as he tells his story. I even jump in with a few stories of my own. Brandon
August 3, 2020
#theroundup with Guest Host Caroline Galzin
Today on #theroundup we wilcome in special guest host Caroline Galzin, Owner of Nicky's Coal Fired! She joins Brandon and Delia as they interview local legend Randy Rayburn, talk about AOC's speech to congress, and ask "What's the Delia" with the transportainment industry in Nashville right now. 
July 30, 2020
Sarah Turbett- Bartender, Whiskey Guardian
Sarah Turbett is a pro. She is also one busy girl! Sarah is a musician, she is a Whiskey Guardian for Angels Envy, she has started a company called Saturn Custom Cocktails, her boyfriend and her host a cooking show, and she is a bartender at The Beer Seller. She talks about all of those things as well as gives some recipes for some pretty amazing cocktails. (bonus footage on our YouTube channel) Contact Sarah @saatuurn on Instagram, or email her Old Fashioned 2oz Whiskey- She recommends Angels Envy (We recommend Davidson's reserve) 1/4 oz simple syrup 2 dash orange bitters 2 dash other bitters (be creative) DO NOT SHAKE! Stir please. add Luxardo Cherry, and Orange twist (with Fire or no fire) Manhattan 2oz Rye Whiskey- She recommends Angel's Envy Rye  (We recommend Davidson's Reserve Rye) 1 oz Sweet Vermouth - (she recommends Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth) 2 dash bitters  stir on ice/strain and serve chilled (UP)
July 29, 2020
Grant Adams- The Marsh House-New Episode
This is Grant's second appearance on NRR. He recently was awarded by Bill Lee as a "goodwill ambassador for TN", listen to find out why. We also discuss his health, and what his plans are for the future. We then talk a lot about leadership and what it takes to run a company, as it's what he is going to school for. We talk about discrimination, and how he has been treated, and how he overcame during those times. This is a must listen episode! I hope you enjoy listening to this young man, he gives me hope. Not for the fact that he is almost super human in everything that he does, but because he is our future, and if we have more of him, our future looks pretty bright. 
July 27, 2020
#the roundup Presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken 7-24-20
Delia and Brandon talk about new openings, closings, and all other restaurant news. They feature Amerigo as their local legend, and Delai talks about air travel in "what's the Delia?".
July 24, 2020
Shawn and Christy Hackinson- Owners- The Alley on Main
The owners of the award winning Alley on Main tell us their story, how they met, and we even get an engagement story. They also talk about how they had to adjust during the quarantine, why their entire staff stayed on, and what is next for this dynamic duo.  On the video version, they play the "newly reopened game". head over to www.nashvillerestaurant and click the "watch" tab to watch this video. Episode is sponsored by Trust 20, and Springer Mountain Farms Chicken. 
July 22, 2020
Jesse Goldstein- Owner- Fresh Branding/ The Food Sheriff Dept.
Jesse Goldstein joins Nashville Restaurant Radio to talk about his story. What it was like growing up as the youngest child on  (basically) a hippie commune. Going to culinary school, working on movie sets, and why he started his current business. He talks about why branding is important, and what marketing looks like today. He finishes the episode with a special message to Nashville.   Watch the video on our YouTube Channel.  We also have a first look at
July 20, 2020
#theroundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken 7-17-20
In this episode of #theroundup Brandon and Delia talk about new openings, and sadly, closings. They also talk about some of their favorite restaurants. The #locallegend this week is The Yellow Porch, and in the "What's The Delia?" segment, Brandon answers the question, What's the Delia with large companies taking advantage of small local businesses during a pandemic? THIS, is one you will not want to miss. Happy Friday! Cheers! A special thanks to our sponsors. Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Pennington Distilling co. Super Source Mobile Fixture Kurtz Hospitality Marketing
July 17, 2020
Josh Habiger-Chef/Owner- Bastion
Josh is a multiple time James Beard nominee, and we are all lucky that he has planted roots in Nashville. He is the mind behind the Catbird Seat, and the menu at some of your favorite places in town. He also owns one of the most amazing culinary treats in the city, Bastion. He walks us through his journey to Nashville, what he loves about Nashville, and where he draws his inspiration. We talk for almost an hour and a half, and the last hour is just amazing.  If you love any of strategic hospitalities locations, you will love this interview. It was a true pleasure talking with him. I hope you enjoy listening, as much as I enjoyed creating. Cheers! Brandon This episode is brought to you by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken. Watch this episode now on our YouTube Channel. 
July 15, 2020
Mary Pillow Thompson/ Halle Hayes- Owners-
We are all about bringing new ideas and technology to you! In this episode, we talk to the owners of We learn exactly how their website works, and we try to identify if this is too good to be true right now. They were very gracious in answering all the questions, and hopefully you will learn about a cool, new, local company that will help you succeed. 
July 13, 2020
#theroundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms 7-10-20
IN this episode of #theroundup Delia and Brandon talk about all the topics that are on your mind. In the What's the Delia segment they cover Tipping.  Thank you yo our sponsors listed below, please go to for all episodes and videos.  Our Sponsors..... SuperSource Pennington Distilling Co. Kurtz Hospitality Marketing Mobile Fixture Springer Mountain Farms Chicken
July 10, 2020
Akinde Olagundoye- President of the US Bartenders Guild Nashville, Bartender- Skulls Rainbow Room
In our first full interview with a bartender, Akinde helps us understand things in general through his lens. We cover a wide range of topics on this episode. How to formulate a cocktail, how professionalism is paramount when it comes to being a bartender. We also discuss the difference between a mixologist and a bartender. 
July 9, 2020
Caroline and Tony Galzin- Owners- Nicky's Coal Fired
Caroline and Tony tell their story. How they met, the proposal, why they moved to Nashville from Chicago, and why they decided to pivot their business during the quarantine. We also play the "Newly Reopened Game".  This episode is sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken and Mobile Fixture.  Visit to see more interviews and links to the video. 
July 6, 2020
#theroundup Presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken 7-3-20
Brandon Styll and Delia Jo Ramsey break down all the happenings in the Nashville restaurant scene. new restaurant openings, moving backwards into phase 2, July 4th takeout specials, What's the Delia with your bill?, and they speak to the GM of Burger up, as they spotlight that Local Legend. Stay tuned for videos of all segments at Thank you to our sponsors Springer Mountain Farms Chicken SuperSource Mobile Fixture Pennington Distilling co Kurtz Hospitality Marketing
July 3, 2020
Kahlil Arnold- Owner- Arnold's Country Kitchen
Kahlil get's very candid with Brandon in this interview. Kahlil loves Nashville, but feels let down by our local Government. He is scared, he does not know what is going to happen to his restaurant. He is also changed by the pandemic, he discusses what about him has changed. He loves his people. So the next time you make a decision where to go out to eat, we ask you support a local business, these are the people that make up the fabric of our city, they are the first ones to help in any crisis, and it's your turn to help them.  Check out our interviews like this on our website  where you can listen, or watch. This episode is brought to you by Prime south meats and Gifford's Bacon. Also brought to you by Springer Mountain Farms. 
June 30, 2020
#theroundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken 6-26-20
Delia and Brandon interview 6 Nashville Chefs and restaurant owners about their experience over the past couple months. Hal Holdenbache from Lockeland Table Kahlil Arnold from Arnolds Country Kitchen Julia Sullivan From Henrietta Red Steven Smithing from The Green Hills Grille Julia Jaksic from Cafe Roze Naima Walker-Fierce from Germantown Pub
June 26, 2020
Naima Walker-Fierce- Owner- Germantown Pub
Naima went from silent investor to Operator of the Germantown Pub a couple years ago. All of that helped set her up to run her location through a tornado, and a pandemic. We discuss all of that, and how she remains positive through it all. 
June 24, 2020
Nina Singto- Owner/Chef-Thai Esane
Nina Joins NRR to talk about her story, what makes her food better than authentic, and what her take on the pandemic is. We talk about MY siblings, and Fathers day. She is one of a kind, and I hope you can make it out to her restaurant to meet her in person. 
June 22, 2020
Hugh Acheson
Happy Father's Day! This is the episode from 4-18-20 where Hugh Acheson and Brandon discuss what he is doing right in the middle of the corona virus pandemic. Hugh is a 2 time James Beard award winning Chef and Author. He is a judge on Top Chef, and an Iron Chef of Iron Chef Canada. He owns 3 restaurants in Atlanta and Athens GA. He is a devoted Dad, and all around amazing human. I hope you love this episode! Cheers!
June 20, 2020
Nashville Restaurant Radio Roundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken
This is the second installment of our weekly whip around the Nashville Restaurant scene. In this episode, we discuss Father's day. What it means to us, where you can take dear old Dad for Brunch, and the places that will supply the food so he can cook over a grill with brown water. We also discuss openings (re-openings) closings, best happy hours for each day of the week, and we spotlight our local legend Bricktops.  Delia digs into yelpers who are leaving one star reviews for a variety on nonsensical reasons in her segment "What's the Delia". 
June 19, 2020
Layla Vartanian-Owner- Layla's Honkey Tonk
This is a storytellers delight.  Layla tells the story of why she moved to Nashville, and how she became the owner of a Honkey Tonk. She also tells the story of how Garth Brooks ended up playing there, and what its been like  being the only woman owned Honkey Tonk,  getting through the pandemic, and protests. She is an amazing woman, and I hope you all go have a beer with her ASAP. 
June 17, 2020
Joe Shaw
Joe Shaw is Old School, and I love him for it. We catch up over coffee at my house, which is really just a conversation that I recorded. He tells his story, where it all began, what brought him to Nashville, and what ever happened at the Watermark.  There are some great stories in this episode, I am sorry for the audio, I think I have it fixed going forward.  -Brandon Recorded 6-1-20
June 15, 2020
Nashville Restaurant Radio Roundup #theroundup Presented by Springer Mountain Farms
This is the first installment of the NRR Roundup presented by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken. your hosts, Brandon Styll and Delia Jo Ramsey, Editor of Eater Nashville will bring you weekly updates on the Nashville restaurant scene.  Please subscribe on whatever platform you listen, and check us out on YouTube to watch!
June 12, 2020
Howie Kahn- Author, Writer, Journalist- Host of Takeaway Only Podcast
Howie Kahn is a James Beard award winning writer who started a podcast called Takeaway only, as a response to the hospitality industry in crisis. His perspective is deep, meaningful, and introspective, and it is also global. He discusses what it was like to win the James Beard award, we discuss the 2 year anniversary of the passing of his friend, Anthony Bourdain. We also discuss the  hospitality industry, and why he felt the need to start his podcast. I was honored to speak to this man, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode with your heart, and not just your ears. Photo Cred-@melaniedunea
June 11, 2020
Eric Cacciatore- Host- Restaurant Unstoppable
Eric is the host of the #1 restaurant industry podcast in the world. He joins NRR to talk about what he has learned, where he comes from, and what he is doing next. And a whole lot more. If you love the restaurant industry, this is a must listen. **Please note, there is Adult language during this podcast
June 9, 2020
Kim Totzke- COO- The Turnip Truck
Kim Totzke is a bright shining star, you know this if you have ever met her. She has an amazing energy, drive, humility, and she is just a wonderful human. Thank you Kim, for all that you do. #motivationMonday-Her house was badly damaged by the tornado, and with no power for weeks, staying in different places, continues to lead her company not only through the pandemic, but also opened a new location! She tells that story and more. 
June 8, 2020
Bart Pickens- Executive Chef- Party Fowl
Here it is.. The long awaited Bart Pickens episode. It is raw, uncensored, and all over the place. The format for this interview was just to sit down and have a conversation and see where it went, however, we kept getting interrupted. I kept all that in with very little editing. I wanted to put out an episode that wasn't polished (not that the others are) and just 2 guys having a conversation. I'm going to do a redo with an agenda one day, and I'm really going to get him going. I hope you enjoy listening to this. Cheers! *****This episode has adult language
June 4, 2020
Part 2- Jeff and Jenny Pennington- Pennington Distilling Co.
In Part 2 we discuss their Bourbon, and what it's like being part of the bourbon community. We talk about their Dad's, and how they have been influenced by them. We also discuss Covid-19, and their thoughts on the state of the world today. ******I do say 1 adult word later in the podcast. Just watching out for the kiddos. 
June 3, 2020
Part 1-Jeff and Jenny Pennington- Pennington Distilling co.
In part 1 we discuss how Jeff and Jenny met, and how their work ethic and career choices brought them together. We talk about their previous companies, when they knew they were bound for the alter, and how he proposed.  In Part 2 (tomorrow) we will discuss their bourbon, and what it's like being a part of the whiskey community. We also talk about their respective fathers, how they are pivoting during Covid-19, and what their thoughts are on the state of the world right now. #staytuned
June 2, 2020
John G. Miller- Author- QBQ- The Question Behind The Question
I have bought over a hundred copies of this book. It has not only helped transform the culture of my companies, and my teams, it has transformed me. It was more than an honor to have John come on is such an unprecedented time. We are in the middle of a pandemic, record unemployment, and our country is literally on fire. It is easy to place blame, and have a victim mentality. John and I discuss how to train your brain to ask the "Question Behind The Question" during these difficult times. 
June 1, 2020
Ben Whitlock- President- Mobile Fixture
Inside Baseball, that's what my Dad calls it when we go into nerdy restaurant talk. Ben and Brandon do just that. Equipment and kitchen layout is so vital in opening and operating a successful restaurant, they talk about why. They also talk about some of the people who have come into his shop with some, lets say, "interesting" ideas.  They tell stories, wax poetic about one of their favorite Chefs Bart Pickens, and Ben tells us what he thinks is going to happen to the hospitality scene in the coming months.  ALERT*** There is a few adult words used, please use caution when listening around children.  Cheers!
May 28, 2020
Sara Mellas- Author/ Food stylist
Sara has 3 books about to hit the shelves. The first one, The Easy Baked Donut Cookbook comes out June 2. We discuss how she became an Author, and what brought her to Nashville. ` ***There are a couple adult words, please use caution when listening around children. 
May 27, 2020
The Whiskey Shot-Adam and Jim, Owners- John Henry- General manager
When I first learned about the Whiskey Shot, I wasn't sure what to think. Upon further review, a couple of Veterans, a bar with a ton of TN whiskey, and shooting lanes? I must have died and gone to heaven. So on Memorial day, we talk about a bar in historic printers alley that is all about guns and brown water. 
May 25, 2020
Neal Sherman- President Tagex Brands
This is an interview that's over a year in the making. Neal Sherman was a keynote speaker at a convention I attended in Austin, TX. I was fascinated by his story, and how he has been known as the Dr. Kevorkian of the restaurant business. (This is not a true statement, as you will learn by listening) You will learn whats going on in the business right now, and you might even gain an idea or two on how to make some cash. He has asked me to share how to reach him if you have any questions.. see below.. Enjoy the episode! B Cell-585-259-6353
May 21, 2020
Tom Morales- Acme Feed and Seed, The Southern, Tomkats, and The Loveless Cafe
Tom talks about his humble beginnings, from catering at the Starwood Amphitheatre, Dancin' in the district, to borrowing money for his first "mobile kitchen". We discuss what is what like on the movie sets, and why he decided to open restaurants. The culmination of this interview Tom talks about the state of Nashville. Where are we, how did we get here, and what can we do to fix it? 
May 20, 2020
Sylvia Ganier- President/ CFO (Chief Farm Operator)- Green Door Gourmet
Sylvia is a jack of all trades at her farm in West Nashville. She loves to host children and families, as well as tourists, and locals who just want to buy local goods. She also loves to make you happy. Which is very apparent in everything she does. Brandon and Sylvia discuss why farmers markets are not necessarily the best way to support local farmers, what to expect from a CSA, and what you CAN do to support her.  She is a lovely human being who wants to nourish your soul on her 350 acre farm. Go visit her today!!!
May 18, 2020
David Andrews- Owner- D'Andrews Bakery & cafe
David Andrews' family owned the McClure's department stores in Nashville, where he was a lingerie buyer. Andrews air force base was named after his Great Uncle, and now David owns a bakery downtown. David talks with Brandon about his journey to fulfill his dream of being a Chef and business owner, and why he is re-opening his bakery and Cafe tomorrow.  Cheers!
May 14, 2020
Todd McGlamery- National Restaurant properties
I keep hearing speculation as to how many restaurant are going to close, or be sold. So I decided to ask a friend who sells restaurants what the market is looking like right now. So if you may be in the market to buy, or sell, or just curious, take a listen. 
May 12, 2020
Shane Nasby- Owner/Pitmaster- Honeyfire
Shane is a local Bellevue Father of two, who loves his Que. Leaving his desk job to follow his passion had its ups and downs. We discuss his tattoo's, how he relaxes, and what he is passionate about. We even manage to talk about food! 
May 7, 2020
Julio Hernandez- Executive Chef Nectar Urban Cantina
Julio tells his story on Cinco De Mayo, and also his 30th birthday. Stay tuned through the whole interview to learn about what he is working on next, you will not want to miss it. Salud!
May 5, 2020
Grant Adams- The Marsh House
There is a lot going on in this world, and not all of it is positive. It can certainly be tough out there on a daily basis trying to make adjustments based on something that happened to you, that you had zero control of. Grant Adams tells his story, and it is one of hope. He was one week away from death, when he was able to have a life saving surgery.   "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable, and when you get used to that feeling, everything just kind of goes away"  I think we can all relate to that statement right now. 
May 4, 2020
Delia Jo Ramsey- Editor- Eater Nashville
Delia Jo talks about why the past year has been like a sad country song for her, and why that has made her stronger. We also discuss what's bothering her, what she's writing about, and how she creates the "essential 38' and "heatmap". If you have ever wondered what a day in the life of a food writer/editor is like, today is your lucky day. Cheers!
May 1, 2020
Claire Crowell- COO A. Marshall Hospitality Talks about Reopening Puckett's in Franklin
As one of the first restaurants to open in the country. Claire talks about all aspects of reopening her locations outside of Nashville. From staffing to following protocol, guest and employee response. She even has a little advice. 
April 30, 2020
Matt Bolus- The 404 Kitchen Part 2
In the second installment, Chef talks about being nominated for a James Beard award, why he doesn't read reviews, and what is at the heart of service. If you Choose one part to listen to, make it Part 2. 
April 29, 2020
Matt Bolus- The 404 Kitchen
Part 1 Matt and Brandon discuss pretty much all things that are effecting the restaurant business right now, and a few that don't! During this tough time, it's nice sometimes just to have a conversation and speculate about what is coming, but stay grounded and positive. This is the interview with Matt Bolus that you won't get anywhere else. Cheers!
April 29, 2020
Pelican and Pig- Nick and Audra Guidry- Chef/Owners PART 2
Nick and Audra tell the story of their business, and it also happens to be a love story! (awwwww) We talk way too long about their relationship, but do manage to talk about their fantastic restaurant and coffee/ bake shop. Part 2 has all the good vibes you were looking for today. Cheers!
April 28, 2020
Pelican and Pig- Nick and Audra Guidry- Chef/Owners PART 1
PART 1 We had so much fun that we decided to make this a 2 part special. Part one we discuss the reopening of the Rural areas. What is that going to look like, and what will we learn. What are their plans to reopen, and we look into the crystal ball to try to figure out what restaurant workers can do going forward. This is for anyone out there who don't quite understand all of this, we try to break it down. Part 2 will come out tomorrow, and we will discuss all things P&P, and a little about love.
April 27, 2020
John Stephenson- Owner-Hathorne
John is a longtime Nashville Chef, who now owns his own concept. John talks about his dreams to own a restaurant, and how he is remaining calm through all this uncertainty. 
April 23, 2020
Henley/Kimpton Aertson Hotel- James Garrido, General Manager of Henley
The Aertson hotel, and Henley have partnered with The Buckingham Foundation and The Nashville Food Project to feed 250 meals per day to people in need. Brandon speaks to the General Manager of Henley about what they are doing, and how they got it started.  People doing good things for people!
April 22, 2020
Andrew Little- Chef/Partner Josephine
If you have ever wondered what it takes be be nominated for a James Beard award, Chef Andy Little tells us its the people around him. He is a leader, a coach, a friend, and boss. Listen as we walk through all the things that go on behind the scenes in an award winning restaurant. I'm fairly certain, you will be like me, very sad you can't go eat there tonight. Brandon
April 21, 2020
Brandon Styll- What I've Learned.
Brandon talks about the three things he has learned that will help you get through this tough time. 
April 20, 2020
Hugh Acheson
Hugh Acheson is a two time James Beard award winning Chef and Author. He is a judge on Top Chef, an Iron Chef on Iron Chef Canada, he owns 3 restaurants in Georgia, and helped found Seed life skills.  Chef talked about why being an employer is one of things he is most proud of. How he is helping nourish the community, and how you can help at home. "We need nourishment right now, and that is not the same as nutrition. It implies a heartfelt response to something, it is a meal to nourish the soul." HA I can make a difference, you can make a difference, you have to WANT, to make a difference!"  HA
April 18, 2020
Janet Kurtz- What Does the future of cleanliness look like?
What is the new standard of clean? Janet Kurtz, CEO/President of Kurtz Hospitality Marketing joins Nashville Restaurant radio as a co-host to interview Chuck Cummings and Ken Garza of GHP. Chuck and Ken are partners in GHP, and experts in all areas of remediation and sanitation. Listen as we discuss what you need to be doing right now to proactively protect yourself, and your guests in the very strange new future we are about to all live in. 
April 17, 2020
Derek Brooks- Executive Chef Hermitage Hotel/ Capitol Grille
Brandon and Derek go through Chefs journey to be the Chef at the 5 star/5 Diamond Hotel in Nashville.  They also talk about coming into a new kitchen and what it takes to earn the staffs respect. What it is like being a Chef and a farmer. (Hermitage Hotel has a 2 acre farm that they produce a lot of their food from).  They also discuss how he has had to pivot to TOGO and we create a new contest. #replatechallenge
April 16, 2020
Nathan Gifford- Giffords Bacon
Nathan and Brandon take a stroll down memory lane, and discuss the path Nathan took become the bacon producer to Nashville. This episode is dedicated to Adam Lamberth.
April 12, 2020
Jim Myers- Culinarity for the soul
longtime Nashville food and drink writer Jim Myers waxes poetic about the Nashville of yesteryear, the art of a proper review, and what he's working on. Oh yeah, and a WHOLE lot more...... CAUTION, there are 2 times an adult word is used, please use caution when listening around the youngsters. 
April 9, 2020
Alex Belew, Chef/Owner Dallas & Jane
Alex tells Brandon his compelling story. This is a very passionate Chef, who wants to make dining an experience.  Chef gives a Shout out to Ashley Hester at Lipman brothers, and Matt Pelk at Inland Seafood. Episode photo by John Goodwin/For Murfreesboro Magazine
April 8, 2020
Bryan Lee Weaver- Chef Owner Redheaded Stranger/ Butcher & Bee
Bryan discusses how a text message to his friends got the TN action for hospitality rolling. He discusses his decision to close his restaurants during the pandemic. He also talk about the tornado, and what his community is going through.  We also discuss seasonal ingredients, and what it takes to work at one of his locations.
April 7, 2020
Margot McCormack Remastered audio
This is the Margot McCormack interview from 3-17-20, but with better audio. 
April 6, 2020
Hunter Hakanson- Nectar Urban Cantina/ Tenn Fold Brewing and Wendi Hughen of Powered by the T catering
Wendi tells us about what Powered by the T catering is doing to help out hospitality workers and families. Hunter Tells us about his new concept, and what they are doing to help Hospitality workers and families this week.  FREE PIZZA!!!!
April 4, 2020
Trey Cioccia-Chef/Owner The Farm House and Black Rabbit
Buckle up for this interview, Trey and Brandon talk about the Farm House and the Black Rabbit, as well as the state of the industry. If you want to know what Chefs think, this episode is for you. 
April 3, 2020
Gep and Katie Nelson
This episode is a love story, and a restaurant story all in one. As owners of the Yellow Porch in Brentwood, and former owners of Cross Corners, and the Wild Iris, their story is unique, and we have lot's of fun re telling it.
April 2, 2020
Monte Silva-Operational opportunities
Monte and Brandon get lost in conversation about how you can improve your current situation with carryout and togo, why right now you can hit the "reset" button, and how guests should handle a less than steller experience. spoiler alert... DO NOT YELP!!!
March 31, 2020
Randy Rayburn
Randy and Brandon discuss everything. Listen to the whole thing,  there is some great content toward the end. CAUTION- There are a couple adult words during this interview that are not suitable for children.  
March 31, 2020
What Chefs Want! Monty Crawford/COO Southern region
Monty and Brandon catch up. They also discuss the perspective of the other side of the business, during a pandemic.
March 26, 2020
Landon Lyon, President of the Nashville Food Truck Association
Landon and Brandon discuss how food trucks have #pivoted in this ever changing climate. We also let you know how to get food trucks to your neck of the woods.  Please contact Landon at.. 1spudtacular Food Truck  @1spudFT   on IG Kona ice trucks   @musiccitykona Doxie Pizza Truck   @doxiespizza
March 24, 2020
Janet Kurtz- CEO/President of Kurtz Hospitality Marketing
Janet and I discuss what got her into the Marketing business (JUMP!),  and we discuss how to market in a challenging market.
March 24, 2020
Virtual Happy Hour! Sit back, relax... and listen... Hal Holden bache, Austin Smith.. and friends
-Chef Hal Holden-Bache talks about what he's up to, and shares his cornbread recipe!!! -Austin Smith from Party Fowl lets you in on a "Boozy Slushie" recipe -Jessica Long teaches you some bar basics, and teaches you how to make some "Quarantine Cocktails". -Chef Ed Butler checks in.. -Brandon Styll provides narrative while smart people talk. 
March 22, 2020
This is whats available to you right now. with Claire Crowell
Claire Crowell speaks about what resources are available right now to you.  Join the conversation
March 19, 2020
Carey Bringle- Owner/Pitmaster Peg Leg Porker
Carey and I discuss what it means to be locally owned and operated, what it takes to win in Memphis in May, (it's not what you think) and what the future holds for the King of Que.  What do you want your legacy to be?   "That Carey Bringle was a good guy" "There will be a massive shutter in this industry" CB
March 18, 2020
Catching up with old friends...
I catch up with 3 friends of mine who came up with me in this business in Nashville.  Matt Simmonds Sam McGee and Ian Dunn gives his perspective bartending and living in New York City.
March 18, 2020
Margot McCormack
This is 32 minutes of remastered audio. Buckle up Nashville, this women loves you, and not for the dollars.- Brandon "It doesn't matter if I'm going to be ok, if others aren't" "Hell is not having anyone else around" I give love & gratitude & food, and it comes back to me. When we don't have that synchronicity, its a void"  At about 8:00 in she references a group of chefs who are getting together to try to find a solution, they are called "Tennessee action for hospitality". 
March 17, 2020
Matt Leff, owner, Rhizome productions talks covid 19 and beer
Matt and I discuss the events Rhizome Productions has thrown, has had to cancel, and what coming up in the future. 
March 17, 2020
may I start you off with a round of Corona.... Virus talk..
First installment of Nashville Restaurant Radio. I put this one together to start a conversation around what you are doing and what you could be doing in this uncertain time. Looking for your feedback. I hope you enjoy my take. Brandon
March 13, 2020