Can two pretentious foodies spend 45 minutes talking about the Olive Garden? You bet your sweet ass they can. Food blogger Jared Paventi recently ate a four course meal as a reward, or punishment, for charity. We'll review the meal, what was good (no not the breadsticks), what was bad (is everything an appropriate answer?), and try to figure out the appeal of such a place. I promise it's not just a bashfest. Plus we'll talk about our plans for the biggest food weekend of the year, Thanksgiving!
Brett Martin the author of "Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad" joined us to talk everything from tailgating at Ole Miss to his recent GQ cover story on Matthew McConaughey to his profile of two of my heroes Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. It was a great conversation with someone who is living the writers dream.
With my favorite sports on hiatus I thought it would be a good time to talk food. And I couldn't think of a better guest than food blogger and fellow snark lover, Jared Paventi. In this episode we talk about our hatred of Olive Garden, the perfect meal, the next trend in restaurants and why we're not food snobs...ok we might be food snobs. Jared also gives us some insight into having a daughter with celiac disease and of course...our favorite Golden Girls episode.