Chef Ben Philpott's Block and Grinder

Featured Guest: Chef Ben Philpott (chefbenphilpott) "a first responder for a food community in need."

Restaurants, Bars, and F&B Pro's discussed:

Heirloom, Charlotte, NC

The Asbury, Charlotte, NC

Heritage Food and Wine, Waxhaw, NC

Stoke, (Marriott City Center) Charlotte, NC

Kindred, Davidson, NC

Block & Grinder, Charlotte, NC

Passion 8, Charlotte, NC

Mae's Vintage Kitchen, Kernersville, NC

Lexington BBQ, Lexington, NC- Chef Ben's fav BBQ

City Smoke, Charlotte, NC- Matt's recommendation

Sauceman's, Charlotte, NC

Punch Room, Charlotte, NC-for cocktails with Bob Peters

Prices Chicken Coop, Charlotte, NC- great late night bbq

New Zealand Cafe, Charlotte, NC- for sushi

Yama, Charlotte, NC- Sushi and Asian fusion

Also discussed on the show;

  • Piedmont Culinary Guild (PCG)

  • Tastemakers Charlotte

  • Saucisson- or "saucisson sec," is a variety of thick, dry cured sausage that originates in France. Typically made of pork, or a mixture of pork and other meats, saucisson are a type of charcuterie similar to salami or summer sausage.[1]