BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINER With Robert Rubright
Join author and cultural historian Robert Rubright, as he chats with restaurateurs from breakfast joints, lunch spots and a handful of diners in and around St. Louis. Instead of the traditional show on culinary fare, Rubright concentrates on lore and stories that encase a restaurant and shape its unique persona. Check out Bob’s latest book, Breakfast, Lunch and Diner on Amazon.com.
1 - Rob Hertel
Rob Hertel, Professor of Hospitality Studies at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park discusses a variety of issues regarding the food service industry. A former hospitality executive, Rob is a Fellow of the American Academy of Chefs.
2 - Dan Badock
Bob Rubright discusses old world ambiance and food specialty items with Dan Badock, co-owner of Soulard's Restaurant and Bar, one of South St. Louis' oldest and best established restaurants.
3 - Araceli Kopiloff
Araceli Kopiloff, founder of Rue Lafayette, French Cafe and Boutique, discusses the renovation and ambiance of Rue Lafayette.
4 - Adam Kustra
Adam Kustra, founder of The U Restaurant talks about the evolution of The U as well as its unique menu items.
5 - Chris Saracino
Chris Saracino of Chris&apos Pancakes and Dining discusses the role of the regular customer and his philosophy for longevity in the restaurant business.
6 - Karen Duffy
Karen Duffy, founder of Duffs Restaurant in St. Louis shares her personal observations and behind-the-scenes customer anecdotes.