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When you're the wine director at a restaurant that's received as many accolades as State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, you've got your work cut out for you. Marc Glassberg is a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef and sommelier who has worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in the world. Glassberg has spent the last two years as the Wine Director at San Francisco restaurant State Bird Provisions. Tune in to this week's episode of In the Drink as Joe Campanale chats with Marc about his work at one of the hottest restaurants in America. Find out his pairing philosophy, the mission behind his wine list and some drinks he's been enjoying lately. This program was brought to you by Michters.

"Everything comes to you in carts and trays. The guest has so many options and flavors you can engage with your whole meal so as a result I wanted to make sure you could say the same thing about the wine." [07:00]

"I'm constantly changing the list to make sure I'm not only putting wines on the list that match the cuisine, but also including wines people are familiar with and want to drink." [08:00]

--Marc Glassberg on In the Drink


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This week's episode of WORD OF MOUTH was recorded in San Francisco and sees host Leiti Hsu chatting with Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, the duo behind State Bird Provisions. State Bird Provisions is an award winning restaurant that doesn't play by conventional rules. Find out how they use dim-sum cart style service and why it's been so successful, hear how they met and what it was like opening the restaurant. This program was brought to you by Of a Kind

"We didn't really figure out logistics, we just opened!" [15:00]

"We build the dishes on the trays to sell out.. it's high energy, there are things coming at you in every which way." [22:00]

"When you open a restaurant, it doesn't matter how busy you are - your days are long. You're just working and trying to figure it all out." [44:00]

"Being named best restaurant changed the game for us and elevated us in the sense that we started becoming the restaurant we wanted to be." [50:00]

--Stuart Brioza on WORD OF MOUTH


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Get ready to loosen up your belt a notch or two because A Taste of The Past is having a Christmas feast. Host Linda Pelaccio is joined accomplished food historian Clifford Wright who explains history of holiday feasts from the origin of the real St. Nicholas to the significance sweets at the holidays for the poor. This episode is sponsored The Barterhouse.

"We take it for granted, but there was a time when people couldn't afford food and (Christmas) was the one time of the year you could have visions of sugar plums" - Historian Clifford Wright on A Taste of the Past


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