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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    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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    Holiday Extravaganza and Industry Roast of D.C.’s Bon Vivant Jason Mader

    This week bar maven and food dandy, Jason Mader brings the holiday spirit, and we all get the drunker for it. Seasonal ghost guests of ShiftDrink past and future - Kat Hamidi Adam Bernbach Chantal Tseng and Melissa Konishi come to roast Mader's chestnuts( but mostly love) ... AND a new star is born; the Chilito Royale (just add caviar).

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