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The Interview

The Interview

By Marie Daniels
The Interview, an audio series from Marie Daniels of Cur8eur ONLINE and She Eats She Travels.

Chats are usually under an hour with people making things happen through their talents, drive and curiosity in a complex and noisy world.
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The Interview: Land Grabs, Depleting Resources & Cultural Salvation in Wine Country
Baja California's wine country, Valle de Guadalupe is urgently trying to put a hault to the big business machine that very well could destroy the up and coming wine region.    The last five years of international attention has piqued the interested of deep pocket developers. Local wineries, residents, farmers and restaurants are in a race against time to put a stop gap in place that will allow the incoming district administration to review and enact regulations to protect the limited resources being depleted in the area of San Antonio de las Minas, Valle de Guadalupe, El Porvenir and Francisco Zarco.    Have a listen to the concerns about sustainability and infrastructure the people of the area are struggling to procure. Guest: Scott Koenig, A Gringo in Mexico
September 29, 2019
San Diego's Little Italy Food Hall Opens a New Venue for All
San Diego, CA: The thing about food halls is that sometimes, they can feel like mall food courts; impersonal, cold, meant to purely function as a food line for the masses. The Little Italy Food Hall has created a free flowing food hall anchored by a bar and a piazza. This new venture by developers Grain and Grit will be a great asset to San Diego providing a great variety of foods, yes, but also sparking a renewal of community with their family friendly, romantic & charming destination. It is reminiscent to town centers we see across the globe. It brings things a little closer, makes the world just a little smaller for a moment. Bravo.
July 14, 2018
The Business of Success in Art
Every Child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. I always loved this quote by Pablo Picasso… Art isn’t just a creative outlet though. It’s a business and a hard on at that. Alexander Salazar has weathered the ups and downs of the art market as a gallery owner. Listen in on how he has changed with the times by modifying the way he markets such a subjective product as art and the hard lessons he has learned to find success.
April 28, 2018
Nicole Ponseca, From Ad Exec to Cultural Champion
November 2017 Today on the show… how one California girl took on New York and went from high-powered ad exec to dream come true restaurateur with not one but two renowned restaurants focusing on the under-explored Filipino Cuisine. Lessons of perseverance and dedication while living a double life to make her dream a reality. shownotes “I never looked at my gender as a hindrance.” ~ Nicole Ponseca Takeaways (life lessons) 1. Envision success by being prepared. 2. You should not be an autopilot answer. “Have an opinion. Learn how to express it.” Words to live by “Little drops of water make a big lake.” “People will often forget what you say or what you do but people will never forget how you make them feel.” Maya Angelou Nicole’s Recommendations: – PODCAST: How I Built This – Read Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion Dollar Business Empire.
April 26, 2018
Davin & Jessica Waite: Oceanside Pioneers
Davin & Jessica Waite have quietly hold a special place in the hearts of the food community in San Diego for so many reasons. Their restaurants, The Wrench & Rodent and The Whet Noodle, have created a great little haven for sushi and ramen in a style all their own. We talk about the journey, wage hikes, and why Oceanside. TAKEAWAYS: Keep your ego in check and utilize the experience of those around you who have mastered the craft. Make them your mentors.
April 26, 2018
Sacha Boutros, Grammy Nominated Jazz Singer
Today on the The Interview, you are in for a treat as we spend the next half hour with the sexy, sassy, straight-forward jazz songstress, Sacha Boutros. This interview was recorded just before her departure to Paris to record three new songs for her upcoming remastered album, New York Apres Nuit. Listen as Sacha talks about her inspirations, her hurdles and her favorite places on the planet to listen to live music. Favorite Singers: – Karrin Allyson – Ann Hampton Calloway – Brian Stokes Mitchell Recommended Listens: – Calabria Foti – Melody Gardot Where to Listen to Live Jazz: San Diego : Martinis Above Fourth New York : Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle
November 26, 2017
Marguerite Grifka; A Whole New Meaning of From Scratch
Marguerite Grifka is a true San Diegan and has come to decipher that from scratch should truly be the case if claimed to be so. Listen as we discuss classic San Diego and how she came to open California's Table.
April 29, 2016
Michelle Lerach; A Passion For Food
The Berry Good Night Dinner has been touted by San Diego Magazine to be the best invite of the year but until now… you could only get an invite if you were a chef, fishmonger, food purveyor, cheesemonger, farmer, or restaurant owner. What is the foundation up to and how are they getting people to grow their own food? LINKS: Berry Good Food Foundation Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
April 11, 2016
James Montejano; NorCal to SoCal
Chef James Montejano leaves the San Francisco Bay to return home to San Diego where he takes on the task of continuing tradition at the Pink Lady.
March 26, 2016