craveRADIO: June 21, 2013

radio2by Steven Doyle  photos by Robert Bostick

Last week on craveRADIO we had chef Kent Rathbun in the studio to talk about his various restaurants including his flagship Abacus, Jasper’s and Rathbun’s Blue Plate which is located in Preston Center. The chef said he is currently looking for real estate to place another Jasper’s in North Dallas, which would certainly make a welcome addition to any neighborhood.

We also got a behind the scenes look at Iron Chef, and Rathbun discussed his victory over Bobby Flay. He mentioned that there may be a Rathbun on an upcoming Chopped on the Food Network (go, Kevin!)

We hope to have Kent back in the studio very soon as he had to dash off to a cooking class at Abacus. He actually slipped out in the middle of his Dirty Dozen class to pop by for this visit, and we certainly thank him for that.        


Also in the studio was the very entertaining Johnny Schuler, the Master Distiller with Pisco Porton. Johnny was an incredible guest who discussed the history of Porton, and the versatility of the spirit. Basically it mixes with everything and is incredibly delicious.


Johnny is a true Renaissance Man in every sense of the word. He not only is the maker of his own spirit, but also has his own television program an has written many books about Pisco. After the program we had dinner with Johnny at La Duni where many Peruvian nationals seem to dine, and everyone wanted their photo taken with him.

Listen to Johnny’s voice and you will know that he is truly the most interesting man in the world.


Uno Immanivong continues to be our voice of reason on the program as our permanent guest host. We enjoy her addition to the program each week as she lends her special insight with each of our guests. She also shared that she won this past week’s Fork Fight in Trinity Groves and gave us a foreshadowing of this weeks version with Saint Rocco and Amberjax.

The show’s producer, Melissa Roberts did a particular wonderful job with this week’s show and we hope to have both guests back very soon.

If you missed the show this week check out this link and listen in →    Crave 7-21-13


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3 responses to “craveRADIO: June 21, 2013

  1. The burgers at Kent’s restaurant in Preston Center, Blue Plate Kitchen, are amazing. They are wood grilled and well seasoned, cooked to order, and the fries are fresh cut. Also, the fillet is very good.

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