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Ted Kilpatrick is a rising star in the world of bartending. Formerly of No 9 Park in Boston, he's now the Beverage director at Park South Hotel's new rooftop bar. On another insightful episode of the business of The Business, host Phil Colicchio chats with Ted about his move to New York, the history of the bartender in America and his philosophies on hospitality. Ted is wise beyond his years, and at only 29 he's destined to have a long and fruitful career in the world of drinks and hospitality. Tune in and get to know him! This program was brought to you by Fairway Market.

"Restaurants are the only job I ever had." [05:00]

"Bartending is much closer to baking than it is cooking." [13:00]

"The priority should be placed on drinks that aren't made in front of people that order it." [23:00]

--Ted Kilpatrick on the business of The Business

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This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda welcomes Cindy Lobel to the program. Cindy is an assistant professor of history at Lehman College, a cultural historian with interests in urban development and consumer culture as well as the history of New York. Today she and Linda discuss her book, Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York. Was New York City the first in the country to have a restaurant? What was the first restaurant to open in New York City? Surprisingly, it seems as though present day New York food scene is not so different than it was in the 1800s. Tune in as Cindy takes us through the beginnings of restaurants in New York City and how the now flourishing industry evolved through the years. This program has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard and Winery.

"People think that New York was born with the Zagat Guide, and that of course is not the case... free standing restaurants have a history in New York." [5:40]

"The rise of restaurants is really tied to the growth of the city." [8:10]

-- Cindy Lobel on A Taste of the Past

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The Shelton Brothers were an early powerhouse in the craft beer world. Focusing on imported Belgian, they were pushing boundaries before the current craft beer explosion we know today. On a historical episode of Beer Sessions Radio, hear the Shelton Brothers story from Joel Shelton himself, BR Rolya of Shelton Brothers Imports and Joe Carroll of Spuyten Duyvil - one of the first accounts Shelton Brothers sold to. Tune in and get a glimpse into the early days of the craft beer movement! This program was brought to you by

The guys who are recreating Belgian beers now are bringing back the stuff they grew up with." [06:00]

"It's not about taking notes - it's about chugging as many pints as possible and enjoying your beer like a real man or woman." [29:00] --Joel Shelton on Beer Sessions Radio

"I never forget when we first opened guys were walking in with the Jackson guides and looking up beers they hadn't tasted before and geeking out over it."

--Joe Carroll on Beer Sessions Radio

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