We’re setting off fireworks with some amazing guests this week, with a two-time James Beard Award winning Master Mixologist, we return to the Jersey shore to a restaurant & bar with the best views and menus, and go behind the scenes at this year’s Party on the Parkway!
There was so much to unfold with our first guest, Master Mixologist Toby Maloney, that our co-host was overwhelmed with the abundance of his achievements! Not only has Maloney spearheaded the art of craft cocktails wherever he lands, he created a recipe book to help you craft them at home (or wherever you go too). “The Bartenders Manifesto: How to Think, Drink, and Create Cocktails Like a Pro” is the premiere guide on the methodology behind making your next favorite drink; I needn’t say more on the book, as it has earned Toby his second James Beard Award (his first was earned in 2015 for Outstanding Bar Program at the Violet Hour in Chicago). What’s even more exciting? He is currently the Bartender in Residency at Hop Sing Laundromat in Philadelphia! So if you’re looking to mix it up, Maloney can serve you one of his elevated amalgamations of ingredients in Philly or pick up his book and create one at home!
Next, we returned to the beachy vibes of LBI in NJ with Director of Operations for Tucker’s Tavern, Pete Palladino. The relaxed atmosphere with two distinct themes (think English Pub & a sailors paradise) are found throughout the vast first floor, with two outdoor patios, and a fun third floor bar with 360 views of the ocean and bay! You can dock your boat, or park your car and walk into Tucker’s Tavern for a round of memorable drinks, food, and fun–and then explore the island’s other great spots, like Daddy O Hotel’s roof-top bar with even more sweeping views!
Lastly, we went behind the scenes at the biggest 4th of July party you’ll ever attend! We spoke with the Founder of Innovative Catering Concepts, Rocco Gallelli, as he is hard at work for this year’s Wawa Welcome America Festival. Rocco has masterfully served at the biggest festivals, events, and largest sports games attended in the USA. He is back, once again, providing food for visitors, tourists, and even the performers for this year’s 4th of July–and we’re bringing you an insider’s look at how it all comes to fruition!
So be sure to tune in to celebrate the 4th of July on this week’s Food Farms and Chefs Radio Show!