At the Wine Bar with Cru Cellars

At the Wine Bar with Cru Cellars


Latest Episodes

Cru 16: Hope and Jason Ruhe, Owners of Brick & Mortar
April 12, 2019

A true Power Restaurant couple, Hope and Jason have been hustling the Tampa Bay food scene almost all their lives. They’d been everywhere before starting their own successful business: In...

Cru 15: Shaun C. Wright, Fine Wine Manager (North Florida) of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
April 11, 2019

Ever wonder why you can’t find the same wines in every US state?  Curious about alcohol’s 3-tiered distribution system? (3 Tiers: Licensed Producer, Licensed Distributor, Licensed Retailer.)  Shaun takes us...

Cru 14: Joel Davis, Owner of Commune + Co. hand crafted coffee, and Union coffee and tea bar in Armature Works
January 11, 2019

Jen and Jackie talk to Joel about what makes him tick.  Of course he obsesses about the quality of the coffee he serves, but it’s his love for people that...

Cru 13: Kendrick Lindsey, Wine Steward at Cru Cellars
November 28, 2018

Check out our surprise Exit Interview with Kendrick Lindsey! Kendrick is Wine Steward at Cru Cellars and an opinionated authority on the Tampa dining scene at large. Listen in as...

Food Fight Series 19: Chef David Benstock and General Manager Ronald Randall of IL Ritorno
October 16, 2018

Chef David is the Owner and Executive Chef of IL Ritorno, a modern Italian restaurant in St. Petersburg. He’s cooked at the James Beard House, and he’s been recognized by...

Food Fight Series 18: Chef Tyson Grant of Parkshore Grill
October 15, 2018

He’s been named “Best Chef of Tampa Bay” in three different years by Tampa Bay Magazine. Chef Tyson was also appointed as a Chef Ambassador to the Deputy Mayor’s “Healthy...

Food Fight Series 17: Chef Ted Dorsey of the Mill
October 15, 2018

Chef Ted has quite a Tampa Bay pedigree. The Le Cordon Bleu graduate worked at Mise en Place before becoming Executive Sous Chef at Chez Bryce. He developed menus for...

Food Fight Series 16: Chad Johnson, Executive Chef of Epicurean Hotel and Haven
October 14, 2018

When he was a young man, Chef Chad struck out for New York from Kentucky. There he attended the French Culinary Institute before working at Montrachet and the Savoy. Now,...

Food Fight Series 15: Chef Jonathan Atanacio of Élevage
October 13, 2018

Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Atanacio grew up in NYC and went to culinary school at The Art Institute. He worked with Francois Payard, became Chef de Cuisine at Aquagrill in...

Food Fight Series 14: Chef Rachel Bennett of The Peabody
October 12, 2018

Executive Chef Rachel Bennett just opened The Peabody in St. Petersburg. I mean, like, days ago. How she managed to scrape herself together enough to get to the Cru Studio...