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Geoff Watts, VP of Coffee for Intelligentsia

Ari & Maggie sit down with Geoff Watts, a man who knows more about coffee than most people know about anything. Hear about his travels and experiences searching for the best coffee in the world, the culture of coffee in other countries and learn once and for all what "direct trade" actually means!

2019 Dining in Review … and Preview?

Looking back at some of our favorite openings of the past year, and those we can't wait to try before we close out 2019...also, Maggie's in the Hot Seat this week!

Rodrick Markus, Master Tea Blender and owner of Rare Tea Cellar

This week's episode is a deep dive into the world of tea. Rodrick Markus might know more about the subject than anyone else alive today and he joins Ari and Maggie to talk about his history, the business of tea in the hospitality world and suggestions for tea drinkers whose experience begins and ends with Lipton or Sleepytime.

Ari Bendersky, Freelance Writer and founder of Eater Chicago

No guest this week! Instead, Maggie puts Ari in the hot seat to reflect on his time founding Eater Chicago, the shift in Chicago food + drink writing in the early 2010's and more.

Adrienne Lo of Fat Rice

Ari and Maggie chat with Adrienne Lo, co-owner of Chicago's Fat Rice, The Bakery at Fat Rice and The Ladies Room. Hear about how her family tradition influences her work, the "backlash" around the restaurants tipping policy and more.

Ever/Grace chef Curtis Duffy and GM Michael Muser

Ari and Maggie flip the normal format this week for a long interview with Curtis Duffy and Michael Muser, the team behind the Michelin Star-winning Grace and Avenues (and the subjects of the “For Grace” documentary on Netflix) to talk about their start, what happened with Grace, and what to expect from their forthcoming concept, Ever.

Top Chef 10 Winner Kristen Kish of Arlo Grey (Austin, TX)

Overserved puts a non-Chicago chef in the hot seat for the first time! Join Ari & Maggie as they chat with Kish, the Top Chef Season 10 Winner and Head Chef of Arlo Grey in The LINE Hotel Austin. She talks her upbringing, how she handles conflict in the kitchen and much more.

Head Butcher/Chef de Cuisine Rob Levitt of Publican Quality Meats

Ari & Maggie chat with Rob Levitt of Publican Quality Meats about the butcher's relationship in a community, his start and why you shouldn't be scared of beef hearts.

Chef Jennifer Kim of Passerotto

Ari & Maggie are joined by Chef Jennifer Kim of Passerotto. The 2018 Eater Chicago Chef of the Year shares her upbringing, speaks out against toxic restaurant culture and much more.

Chef John Manion of La Sirena Clandestina/El Che Bar

Ari & Maggie welcome Chef John Manion of Chicago's La Sirena Clandestina and El Che Bar to talk his upbringing in Brazil and introduction to food, how the West Loop neighborhood has changed over the years since opening La Sirena and how he juggles being a parent and a chef.

Chef Erick Williams of Virtue

Ari and Maggie are joined by Chef Erick Williams of Hyde Park's Virtue to discuss the difference between southern food and soul food, his unique start to the business and his philosophy of "service vs servitude".

Welcome to Overserved!

Ari & Maggie welcome you to Overserved, talk DJ Khaled's new spot in Chicago, entitled food writers & debut a segment called "Sip This"!

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