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  • GR Chefs: Matt Millar/Reserve, Jenna Arcidiacono/Amore Trattoria Italiana, Tommy Fitzgerald/Cafe Stella
  • Allie Merrick of My Wine Words


GR Chefs

Matt Millar/Reserve -- Jenna Arcidiacono/Amore Trattoria Italiana -- Tommy Fitzgerald/Cafe Stella

I'm joined by chefs Matt Millar of Reserve, Jenna Arcidiacono of Amore Trattoria Italiana and Tommy FitzGerald of Cafe Stella. We chat about what each of their restaurants offers its diners, what they specialize in, the growing "farm to table" movement in Grand Rapids, the process that goes into the menus they create, how each began their culinary journey, Jenna's opportunity to cater for Snoop Dogg when he performed at the Intersection, details on from Matt on charcuterie, and what each of them chooses to prepare and eat when they are on their off time.





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Allie Merrick of My Wine Words

I'm also joined by Allie Merrick of My Wine Words. Allie and I chat about what the wine enthusiast can expect when they visit My Wine Words, how her passion for wine began, great places for wine tasting in Grand Rapids, her favorite wines of the moment and more.



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~Paul Jendrasiak

Tom and Jake Scheidel also join me to chat about the 8th annual Jake's Music Festival to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We talk about the eclectic group of musicians that will be performing, about some of the important things people should understand about Juvenile Diabetes, and those who help make Jake's Music Festival possible.

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