The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias “Sustainability Series”

The NOLADrinks Show “Sustainability Series” brings you important conversations connected to the world of drink, food, and culture. We take a wide view of what that means. Topics include environmental issues, social justice, and health and wellness. The series looks at these themes as they relate to the liquor industry, the hospitality industry, food and food production, cultural preservation, and much more.

The idea of sustainability has always been of great importance to me. I worked for nearly ten years in environmental non-profits. The lion’s share of that was coral reef and marine protected area work in the developing world. As I moved into the wine industry, much of the project work there was connected to sustainability in the vineyard – both from an ecological standpoint and a human one.

Themes of learning from and respecting different cultures, backgrounds, and realities have always been central to me. They are central to this series, as well. The NOLADrinks Show “Sustainability Series” seeks to be informative and, at times, challenging. I look forward to the continued opportunities to learn from it and I hope you do, too!

Cheers, You All!

~ Bryan

Please check out the shows in the series below…

The Latest The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias “Sustainability Series” posts on Instagram…

On this important episode of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Chef Dee Lavigne, owner of the Deelightful Roux School of Cooking, and Professor Zella Palmer, chair of the Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture at Dillard University. We discuss the story of famed New Orleans African American chef and entrepreneur, Lena Richard. Her incredible story is something you need to hear!⁠

To see more about this episode and to get the podcast from our website or your favorite podcast platform, please click the link in our bio. Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠

Lena Richard Photos courtesy of Lena Richard papers, Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Collection, Newcomb Institute of Tulane University.⁠
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On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Bacardi’s National LGBTQ+ Portfolio Ambassador, Chris Cabrera. We talk about this unique role that they have pioneered and how it has evolved over the past couple of years. We talk about the importance of representation and the growing and necessary recognition of the queer community’s significance in the liquor and hospitality industries.⁠

Connect with Chris - @chrscab⁠

To find out more about this show and the podcast from our website or your favorite podcast platform, just click the link in our bio. Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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Happy Carnival, All! Whether you’re here in New Orleans or here in spirit, we hope you are enjoying the Mardi Gras vibes! No new show this week, as we are out reveling in the fun and festivities (and kinda trippin’ on how weird, but great, it is to be back!)⁠

But we’ve got some great shows coming up right after Fat Tuesday! Among others we’ll be talking to –⁠

Chris Cabrera, LGBTQ+ US Portfolio Ambassador for Bacardi - @chrscab, @bacardi⁠

Jackie Summers aka Jack from Brooklyn, educator, activist, and founder of Sorel Liquor - @sorelofficial, @theliquortarian⁠

Chef Dee Lavigne and Professor Zella Palmer on the famed African American chef and entrepreneur, Lena Richard - @eatdrinksofab, @chefdeelavigne, @dillarduniversity⁠

Author Sue Strachan about her new book on the legendary NOLA cocktail, The Café Brûlot - @suestrachan504⁠

Bart Watson, the preeminent craft beer and beer industry economist with the Brewers Association - @brewersassoc⁠

Lots of coverage from the upcoming 4th annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival - @nobourbonfest⁠

Our annual preview of the amazing French Quarter Festival - @fqfest⁠

And much, much more! Stay tuned and be safe out there! Cheers and Happy Marid Gras, You All!✌️❤️🍹⁠
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We’re back with our first new podcast version of the show here in 2022! On this edition of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with the leaders and latest student group from Turning Tables. This is the 3rd cohort to pass through the organization. Turning Tables seeks to provide professional training and life skills for persons of color in New Orleans looking to build a career in bartending and adjacent industries. ⁠

To check out the show and learn more about this terrific and inspiring organization, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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This time around on The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Tracy Stuckrath, founder of Thrive Meetings and Events and host of the Eating at a Meeting podcast. ⁠

As the owner and principal of Thrive Meetings and Events, Tracy is an expert in both event planning as well as nutrition and dietetics. Her focus is assisting those putting on events of all shapes and sizes to be smart about the food and drink they serve with a focus on inclusion and safety. It’s a fascinating conversation whether you plan large events or are just looking to be smarter and more welcoming with your next family gathering!⁠

To get the show and see more, just click the link in our bio. Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍽️⁠
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Our current show – link in bio – is all about the terrific organization, Son of A Saint! They provide years of support to boys growing up without a father in their lives in the New Orleans area. We discuss the organization, its programs, and why it matters so much. The margaritas? Why not?⁠

Actually, there is much more to it than that! Here, one of our guests, Nick Guth of Proximo Spirits and Jose Cuervo Tequila (and a Son of Saint mentor), mixes us up some ‘ritas with a purpose! Learn how you can support the cause by purchasing a margarita at numerous establishments around the NOLA area (a list of participating spots can be found on our site by using the link in our bio, as well). Along with Nick, we chat with Son of a Saint founder, Bivian “Sonny” Lee III. Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat about the terrific “Son of a Saint” organization, a non-profit that mentors and supports at-risk boys and young men through much of the formative years of their lives. We also let you know how you can purchase a special margarita at select locations to benefit the cause!⁠

We discuss the broad-based program that provides mentorship, teaches life skills, and much more. We chat with the organization’s founder Bivian “Sonny” Lee III, whose father was a Saints defensive back and passed suddenly when Sonny was only three. Also joining us is Nick Guth of Proximo Spirits. He is a program mentor and shepherded an initiative with Jose Cuervo Tequila supporting the organization.⁠

Link in bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍹⁠
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Hey All! Our latest The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias is all about “sustainability behind the bar!” Pictured here is a great way to create something tasty, long-lasting, and will save a whole lotta oranges! It’s an Orange Oil Tincture that works great in place of using an actual peel each time and makes for an easy expression in cocktails. ⁠

Hear more about this on the episode and get the recipe, courtesy of @themayhaw bar at @st.rochmarket, in our show notes. Link to it all in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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On the latest installment of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we discuss ideas and some of the thought processes needed to reduce waste behind the bar, leading to a more sustainable operation. We welcome three beverage and restaurant professionals – Matthew Gardner of HuHu’s Ginger Brew and St Roch Market, Jennifer O’Blenis of El Cucuy and the US Bartenders Guild, and Cheyenne Serene of Bakery Bar.⁠

Just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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We’re back with new episodes of The #NOLADrinks Show here in 2021! We start off our first episode of the year with an important conversation. We talk with the team/family from Turning Tables. It’s an inspirational and critical program that is “changing the face of hospitality by cultivating leadership and creating a model for equitable access to career pathways.” We talk with program leaders, educators, and students.⁠

This is part of our ongoing "Sustainability Series." See more on this show and get the podcast from your favorite podcast network by clicking the link in our bio. More great shows coming soon! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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Hey All – Here’s another terrific show! On this installment of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Samara Davis, CEO and Founder of the Black Bourbon Society and Armond Davis, the organization’s COO. They have also started a new non-profit called “Diversity Distilled” that we discuss. It’s an important conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the spirits and hospitality industries. We also talk “bourbon!” This show is part of our ongoing #SustainabilitySeries.⁠

Please note – we held the release of the extended podcast version of the show to allow it to be a part of the relaunch of the Nitty Grits Podcast Network! You can hear more about this on the show in our podcast-only segment, “Another Shot with NOLADrinks,” and see more in the show notes. Just click the link in our bio to get the show from our site or your favorite podcast platform. Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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Hey All! We’ve got a new podcast for you and it’s a great one! We chat with the terrific Jackie Summers, Samara Rivers, Yannick Benjamin, and Lynette Marrero about their Tales of the Cocktail seminar, “Building a New Table!” It’s about inclusivity, entrepreneurship, blazing your own trail, and so much more! It’s a critical and inspiring conversation. This is part of our ongoing "Sustainability Series." Just click the link in our bio…⁠

Please note – we held the release of the podcast version of this and a few other great shows (all coming soon!) so that they could be included in the relaunch of The Nitty Grits Network – the podcast network connected to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the National Food and Beverage Foundation. We’re really excited about this and we’ll have more to tell you on that front soon! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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Check out The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias “Sustainability Series” episodes…

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The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – The Life and Legacy of Chef Lena Richard – 2022Ep7

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The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Eating at a Meeting – 2021Ep17

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Eating at a Meeting – 2021Ep17

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The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Sustainability Behind the Bar – 2021Ep6

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Sustainability Behind the Bar – 2021Ep6

On this installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we discuss ideas and some of the thought processes needed to reduce waste behind the bar, leading to a more sustainable operation. We welcome three beverage and restaurant professionals – Matthew Gardner of...