Jan 26 • 37M

We're back! Crypto Culinary Club, Vox layoffs, ServSafe shenanigans, and combatting the business of negative online reviews

A new episode of Restaurant Week from Expedite and Family Meal

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Appears in this episode

Kristen Hawley
Andrew Genung
Kristen (Expedite) and Andrew (Family Meal) reprise their brief but successful Clubhouse run with an audio experiment.
Episode details

After a nearly two-month (!) hiatus, our baby podcast is back this week, catching up on various vacations and Kristen at CES [3:52], leading a panel and meeting José Andrés over margaritas. (Kinda, details here.)

Andrew talks about the newly launched Crypto Culinary Club, with its roster of celebrity chefs and a familial c-suite [7:09]. Then we discuss the devastating and puzzling Vox/Eater layoffs [12:14], and I’d like to revise my business suggestions [20:00] to include an acute focus on niche newsletters.

Plus, two New York Times stories that got us going this week: the first, about the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program, with an aggressive assertion that proceeds are funneled directly into lobbying against higher wages for restaurant workers [22:40] (and don’t miss the most ridiculous defense argument I’ve ever heard). The second: the business of negative reviews and how some of the biggest tech companies in the space could be combining forces to combat the trolls.

It’s good to be back!