Shift Drink
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Welcome to the debut of Shift Drink! Long hours on sore feet and wearied coworkers cramped side-by-side in the pursuit of perfection is typical in the service industry. But it isn’t until the final diner has gone and the last tab is closed; when there are no more pots to scrub or glasses to polish; that’s when the first shift drinks are poured and the stories start to flow. Every week, Eddie Kim and Mathew Ramsey will share a shift drink and swap war stories from behind the line with chefs, bartenders, bakers, brewers, and anyone who touches this all-encompassing industry. Un-edited, no-holds-bar, and personal, these brief moments bleed into life stories, past and future aspirations, philosophy, life lessons and every shot in between.

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    The New American Knife, Putting Steel to Stone, and Honing a Brand with District Cutlery Edge Master Derek Swanson

    This week we cut a swath through the studio with co-founder and edge master of District Cutlery, Derek Swanson. We put a knife-point on the future of American knife-making, re-honing a businesses direction, and humble beginnings. Mathew takes off his cutlery training wheels, Eddie pays tribute to the Gold standard in food criticism, and Derek lives his best day off. Oh, and everyone gets ICED.

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    Overcoming the Hiccups, Living the Startup Life, and The Beauty in Simplicity with Tory Pratt, Founder of TRUE Syrups and Garnishes

    This week we double up on the entrepreneuses with guest host Kat Hamidi of Capitoline Vermouth and Tory Pratt of TRUE Syrups and Garnishes as we discuss the move from international to pre-prohibition, the fine line in educating your customers, and the perils of peeling ginger. Kat puts the “mansplainers” on notice, Tory picks her Philly favorite, and Eddie sends much love out to a Greg in North Dakota

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    Remembering Our Industry Giants, Mixing Up the Dirty Martini, and Capturing Kitchen Moments with Marcella Kriebel, Illustrator and Cookbook Author of Mi Comida Latina and Comida Cubana

    This week we get salty and shaken over the history of the dirty martini, encapsulating food moments in watercolors, and reaching across borders through food with illustrator and cookbook author Marcella Kriebel. Mathew pines for a Captain Kirk sighting, Eddie reveals a new project, Adam Greenberg sheds his tapas crown, and Marcella fails at fermentation.

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    Loyalty to Frozen Traditions, Goodbyes to Humble Beginnings, and Love at First Ayahuasca with Rob Duncan of Dolcezza Gelato

    We ring in SEASON TWO of Shift Drink with gelato maven Rob Duncan of Dolcezza Gelato as he takes use through his ayahuasca and “sherbert” experiences, early mistakes in bringing Argentinian gelato to D.C., and the fine line between tradition and innovation. Rob comes out of his grandmother’s closet with arms aflutter, Mathew reveals his radio face 2.0, and Eddie comes back with a few hardware upgrades.

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