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Table for Two

Iowa Restaurant Association

Pull up a chair at the Table for Two. Join Jessica Dunker, President and CEO, of the Iowa Restaurant Association, on a tour of the state and spend time with some of Iowa’s award winning restaurateurs, chefs and hospitality professionals. You’ll hear the stories, inspirations and even a few secrets, behind your favorite eating and drinking establishments. You’ll be surprised when you learn which high profile operators say they chose the industry, and which claim the industry chose them. We talk traditions and trends, tastes and tactics– with some of Iowa’s most innovative entrepreneurs. Our conversations will entertain patrons, enlighten operators, and leave everyone hungry for more. Subscribe to Table for Two on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts.
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17. Chef Kevin Scharpf: A Top Chef’s Passion for the HeartlandAugust 21, 2023
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16. Robert Johnson: Fast and Quick are Not the SameAugust 07, 2023
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15. Matt Johnson: Hospitality Advocate Creating Second ChancesJuly 24, 2023
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14. Chef George Migliero: From Presidents to Pints Gastro Pub Brings “Cheers” to IowaJuly 10, 2023
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13. Ana McClain: Beyond Beer Lion Bridge Brewery Builds CommunityJune 26, 2023
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12. Stephanie Mehmen: How a Nearly Condemned Building Redefined the Term Black SheepJune 12, 2023
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11. Chef Benjamin Smart- From Rocks to Recipes: An Award Winning Chefs Atypical Culinary ExpeditionMay 29, 2023
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10. Nina Easley: Powdered Sugar Powers Rural Main Street RevivalMay 15, 2023
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9. Amy Walsh: Forget Essential Become IncidentalMay 01, 2023
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8. Jeff Bruning: From Unconventional to UnmissableApril 17, 2023
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7. Mike Whalen: From Iowa Eats to Country Music BeatsApril 03, 2023
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6. Sammy Mila: From Famous Hands to Food PhenomMarch 20, 2023
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5. Bethany DeVries: Wine for the Rest of Us...March 06, 2023
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4. LeShawn Smith: Divine Intervention from Stephen ColbertFebruary 20, 2023
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3. Chef George Formaro: Cheeseburgers Tell AllFebruary 06, 2023
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2. Chef Joe Tripp: The Journey from Fire Alarms to Five StarsJanuary 23, 2023
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1. Scott Carlson: Meet Me at the Beer TentJanuary 09, 2023
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Iowa Restaurant Association Presents: Table for TwoJanuary 06, 2023
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