Foodie Call with Justin Warner: Meet the Guests
Whiskey Pancakes: Reid Mitenbuler
Brick Chili: David LaForce
Chickpeazza: Einat Admony
Chocolate Wine Cubes: Jacques Torres
Cheese Danish Upgrade: Elizabeth Chubbuck
Chicago Dog Barbecue: Jeff Mauro
Greek Dakos: Andy Milonakis
Maryland Crabs: Mo Rocca
Squid Splatoon: David Young of Nintendo
Steak & Cake: Sam Mason and Elizabeth Valleau
Scrapple Apple Pie: Matt & Allison Robicelli
Hot Ice Cream: Doug Quint
Spam S'mores: Nick Subic
Space Food, Unearthed: Karen Nyberg
Matcha, The New Green Tea: Eli Libman and Armand Jayet
Eli Libman, originally from Canada, met Graham Fortgang (cofounder of MatchaBar with brother Max) on their first day of college. The brothers introduced Eli to matcha, which he found to be the perfect fuel for long days. Max and Graham invited Eli onboard as partner and chief financial officer of MatchaBar, where they celebrate their shared past in the music industry (Graham and Eli ran a live music production company in college) with a live music series at the cafe.
Armand Jayet is from Paris. After graduating with a degree in film studies, he started working at Mariage Frères, a French gourmet tea company, where he fell in love with the world of tea. He moved to New York in 2012 and continued his journey in tea at Harney & Sons. He answered a mysterious ad on Craigslist and met Max, Graham and Eli. He immediately saw the potential of taking matcha out of the rigid traditional tea salon environment and believes matcha is the coffee of a new generation.
A Lesson on Goat's Milk: Sophia Brittan
Binge-Watching Snack: Laura Gómez
Actress, voiceover artist, writer and director Laura Gómez has been making a name for herself in the entertainment industry for the past decade. Laura is best known for transforming herself into Blanca Flores, a cunning and disheveled inmate on the award-winning smash Netflix hit series Orange Is the New Black. Laura can next be seen in the film Daughter of God (Central Park Films) and recurring as Selena Cruz on Law & Order: SVU. She will play Dama Montero in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero.
Laura grew up in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and moved to New York City at age 21 to study acting. Laura is a member of Spanish Repertory Theater and is also an established voiceover actor. In 2011 Laura, an aspiring filmmaker, was a recipient of the IX Screenwriting Developing Grant from the Carolina Foundation in Spain. She currently resides in the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her cat, Morenito.
Corn in 12 Forms: Kyle Cameron and Alejandra Trinidad
Kyle Cameron is from Brawley, Calif. He studied film and graphic design and moved to New York in 2011 to pursue these careers. He started Los Tacos No.1 in 2013 with two of his closest friends.
Alejandra Trinidad was born in Veracruz, Mexico, and has been living in New York for the past 12 years. She was Los Tacos No.1's first employee and has been working at Los Tacos for two years.