Episode 95 - Jason Giagrande of The Roastery Coffee Kitchen
Today on the podcast Eric is joined by a new cohost! Phaedra Cook of Houston Food Finder joins Eric to go over some of the latest happenings from the Houston restaurant and bar scene including Balls Out Burger shuttering, Voodoo Doughnuts coming to Houston, Verdine opening in the Heights, and more! In the Restaurants of the Week portion Alice Blue and La Villa are featured.
In the Guest of the Week portion Eric is joined by Jason Giagrande of the Roastery Coffee Kitchen. Eric and Jason discuss the Four J's, beginning to work with HEB, building a restaurant concept around what they do, getting involved in the coffee business, the public's response to the Roastery so far, learning the different neighborhoods of Houston, building a great team at the Roastery, the partnership with HEB, the 3 formats of the Roastery, why Houston, Roastery as a Texas brand, the Houston restaurant scene, dividing time between 2 cities, and more!