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 week we chew the cud with Matt Rales and Abby Fuller of APD Farm and Chef's Table on what it means to graze cattle in nature’s image, jumping from city-to-farm life, and tapping into your inner wolf. Mathew drops a carbon (sequestration) bomb, Eddie doubles down on yakitori, Abby reveals her internet stardom, and Matt lets out his inner Frenchie -- much to Charlotte’s chagrin