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.

This show records and broadcasts LIVE on Full Service Radio from the lobby of the LINE DC in Adams Morgan, Washington DC.

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    Daniel Boulud -- Michelin Chef, Crab Smuggler, Viper Bootlegger

    This week legendary French Chef Daniel Boulud confesses some of his more illicit activities down on the hometown farm, cooking for his icon Jacques Pepin, and true egg-celence. Daniel gets Tina Turnt-up, Mathew and Chef Boulud develop a lasting “frenchip” over cooking for mom, and Eddie contracts the itch to bring crab shacks to the city of lights.

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    Intelligent Design In D.C.’s Ecosystem with Edit Lab

    In our 50th AND sadly, FINAL episode... designers Lauren Winter and Brian Miller of Edit Lab manifest their own destinations, one neighborhood at a time. Lauren and Brian embrace the imperfect, Eddie and Mathew throw design trends at the wall to see what sticks, and Alexya presses the big red button to initiate our conscious uncoupling

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    Little Little Chef Cagla in the Middle

    This week we crack open one of D.C’s most central, but looked over, badasses in the kitchen, Green Almond Pantry’s Cagla Onal. Cagla stocks our cupboard with goodies fit for the soul, but made for her daughter, and recounts choosing onions over economics. Mathew looks for the green hook-up, and Eddie goes full-Korean over Turkish-BBQ.

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    Chicago’s Bad Hunter Fashions #LifeGarnishes From Lemons

    This week, the Bad Hunter bar crew/dance troupe brings nothing but good vibes all the way from Chicago and talks about their path to phoenix-ing from a grease fire, house rules with Bruno Mars, and #LifeGarnishes. Bad Hunter swipes right on D.C., Mathew swipes left on deep dish, and Eddie is OK with being not OK.

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    Tail Up Goat’s Bill Jensen and Bon Jovi, On a Bed of Rosés

    This week we visit the glitz, glamour, and denim of wine with Bill Jensen of James Beard Award-nominated Tail Up Goat. Bill doubles-down on a storied D.C. neighborhood, Mathew gets a little brown on his nose, and Eddie pines for big beers -- and he cannot lie.

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    How Max Kuller Stays Forever Young and Hungry in the Industry

    This week we take the leap -- or just fall head first -- with Max Kuller, owner of Estadio, on his technicolor interests, somm-ing as a vegetarian, and breathing new life into old concepts. Max breaks down the short and long of his “rice program,” Eddie cleans up “Doggy-style,” and Mathew “screws the Pooch.”

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    Walking the Creative Line with Carlos Raba of Clavel

    This week we guard and grapple with Chef Carlos Raba of Clavel over the transformation from corporate to creative, the taco revolution in Baltimore, and finding art in the martial and culinary. Carlos fires his wife, Mathew taps out, and Eddie reveals his porcine side.

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    No Borders for Hospitality with Carlie Steiner of Himitsu

    This week boss in the streets and freak in the spreadsheets Carlie Steiner of Himitsu and Chufly Imports decants her break-neck restaurant opening, a concept’s longevity, and love of the Chicago dog. Carlie croons for Alanis, Mathew points a finger at Ariana, and Eddie embraces a nip-slip from Adam.

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