Restaurant Fiction reviews the fictional restaurants, fictional bars, and fictional clubs featured in TV & Film and talks to the writers, directors, producers, executives and other talent who had a major hand in them.
The cafeteria inside the Oswald State Correctional Facility is THE fictional restaurant inside the hit HBO show, OZ. There is no one better to talk about the importance of the cafeteria than the show's creator, Tom Fontana. This is the review and our interview with the legendary TV writer.
Monk's Café, the iconic fictional restaurant featured in the NBC sitcom, Seinfeld, is reviewed and talked about with none other than Jay Jacksonrao, the host of the popular film podcast, Black on Black Cinema. We break down Monk's, why it resonates beyond the New Yorker, the change of restaurants portrayed in Black Cinema, and the best spots to eat in Baltimore, where Jay's company, TNP Studios, resides.
Julie Powell's fictional restaurant is her kitchen in the 2009 hit film, Julie & Julia, with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. In this episode, co-host of the hit show, Right This Minute, and acclaimed film critic, Gayle Bass, dissects and breaks down the food and importance of the kitchen in this all-time favorite foodie film.
The Midnight Diner is the fictional restaurant featured in the Netflix Show, Midnight Diner. Former film buyer and producer turned Japanese cooking writer, teacher, cookbook author, and chef, Sonoko Sakai breaks down the Midnight Diner and why it has such a lasting impact.
The Guardian of Tradition Dinner in Pankot Palace of the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is the most significant and memorable scene in the entire movie. Restaurant Fiction breaks down the famous and notorious fictional dining scene and brings their guest of honor, Producer Bob Cammisa.
Paradise is the fictional restaurant in the classic food film, Big Night. Director/Writer Kevin Hamedani, one of the film's biggest fans, breaks down the importance of Paradise and why it lasts for generations and generations.
Freddy's BBQ Joint is the fictional restaurant featured in the Netflix show, House of Cards. To talk about all things Freddy's BBQ, fictional restaurants, and the entertainment business is literary manager of Schemer's Entertainment, Dan Seco. He talks about writing, his life, sports, and good BBQ.
Author J. Ryan Stradal continues the conversation in discussing his baby, the fictional brewery, Artemis, featured in his 2nd novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota. He dives deep in how a beer can tell a lot about a character as well as provides sage advice to up and coming writers.
The Hill House Dinner Party scene from the 1985 movie, Clue, sets the tone, the characters, and plot for the entire 90 minutes. We sit down with former Executive and Los Angeles School District #3 School Board Candidate, Kenchy Ragsdale, to learn how even a simple dinner party can be the most significant party of a film. To learn more about Kenchy and make a contribution, go to kenchyragsdale.com