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Beards, Booze, and Bacon

Jul 18, 2019

Charcuterie is the topic of the day, but we cover so much more. Elias Cairo, founder of Olympia Provisions joins us to discuss incredible background. From a Greek upbringing in Utah, to working in the mountains of Switzerland, to ending up in Portland, he has had quite a journey. We discuss what makes something...


Jul 11, 2019

On this episode Nicole, Sam, and Greg sit down and review what it takes to have a great road trip. There are some great guides from The Manual for all of us to check out, but they also share some of their best ideas. What do you have to bring every time? What kind of music do you need? What is the actual...


Jul 4, 2019

After tasting some delicious salt in Denmark, Ben Jacobsen has gone on to build the premier salt company from the United States. Jacobsen Sea Salt is produced in Oregon, and is known the world over for it's delicious flavor. Ben walks us through what the process is like to make it, how different salts compare, and...


Jun 27, 2019

Brandy sounds both classic and classy at the same time, but how much do you really know about it? Today we're joined by American Brandy distiller Ilias Mastrogiannis. Ilias distills Brandy and Grappa in the tradition of his Greek roots, but with very American ingredients. He gives us some of the definitions of what the...


Jun 20, 2019

The co-founder and CEO of Grovemade, Ken Tomita join us today to talk about designing products. The story of Grovemade is unique, starting from making bamboo iPhone cases, all the way up to their incredible hand-made suite of products today. Along the way, they created incredible brand loyalty, with a completely...