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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"!

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 ...

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 Loo...

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 cult...

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.

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 Arl...

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 (...

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 wo...

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...

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 ...

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!

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 fo...

Partner/Executive Chef Paul Kahan of One Off Hospitality

MICHELIN MADNESS kicks off this episode with Ari and Maggie recapping the 2020 Chicago honorees (2:00) before diving into a chat with Paul Kahan (10:20), the Chicago h...

Brian Jupiter, chef/owner of Frontier/Ina Mae's Tavern

This might be the funniest episode we've ever done. Chef Brian Jupiter of Chicago's Frontier and Ina Mae's Tavern stops by to discuss his upbringing, the gang goes in-...

Jenni Wagoner, Sommelier for Proxi and Sepia

Ari & Maggie are joined by Jenni Wagoner, the superstar somm extraordinaire behind the wonderful wine lists at Chicago's Proxi and Sepia. Learn about her history a...

Back To (Culinary) School

Earlier this fall, Ari and Maggie spent some time at Washburne Culinary Institute, one of the oldest culinary schools in the country. In this special episode, they tal...

Ina Pinkney, The Breakfast Queen of Chicago

It's the final episode of Season 1 so we called in the big guns: Ina Pinkney, the legendary restauranteur known as "The Breakfast Queen" who served Chicago the most im...

Mindy. F***ing. Segal.

Because we are all in desperate need of a little comfort and love, in the Season 2 premiere we sat down with Chicago’s OG queen of culinary cannabis and perfectly burn...

Erling Wu-Bower, executive chef and co-owner of Pacific Standard Time and The Laurel Room

It’s been just over a month since Gov. JB Pritzker issued a statewide ban on dine-in restaurants to slow the spread of COVID-19–all but decimating Chicago’s thriving d...

Beverly Kim & Johnny Clark, co-owners of Parachute and Wherewithall

Since the statewide order for restaurants to shutter in-room dining to the public due to the COVID-19 crisis, Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark haven’t stopped working to f...

Julia Momose, partner and creative director at Kumiko and Kikko

As Chicago's dine-in ban approaches two months, it was high time Overserved unpacked what the bar industry is up against. Enter Julia Momose, partner and creative dire...

Tony Dreyfuss, owner of Metropolis Coffee Company

Recession-proof as coffee may seem, this massive industry hasn't escaped the effects of COVID-19. In this illuminating, energetic (thanks to its highly caffeinated par...

Cliff Rome, owner of Peach’s Restaurant

Cliff Rome is a longtime chef and powerhouse in Chicago’s restaurant industry and owner of five food and events businesses in Bronzeville, including Peach’s Restaurant...

Alpana Singh, Master Sommelier and host of "Check, Please!"

Alpana Singh is the owner of Terra & Vine, the host of “Check, Please!” and is a master sommelier. At the time she earned that title, she was the youngest woman ev...

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