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 Green Dragon Inn is the fictional bar and tavern in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Screenwriter, novelist, screenwriting teacher, and coach Max Timm breaks down the iconic fictional bar and compares it with the Wisconsin bar scene.
Every fictional bar in TV & Film owes everything to one of the first mainstays and that's the fictional bar called Rick's Café in the film, Casablanca. Restaurant Fiction talks with showrunner, executive, and producer, Jerry Ying. He breaks down the significance of Rick's and why one of the classiest gin joints can also be the most deadly.
The Regal Beagle is the fictional bar in the sitcom, Three's Company. Acclaimed author, screenwriter, producer, and host Angela Marie Hutchinson breaks down and reviews her favorite fictional bar with Restaurant Fiction as well as advice on how to navigate any situation with ease.
Merlotte's Bar and Grill is the fictional bar and fictional restaurant featured in the HBO series, True Blood. The acclaimed hypnotherapist, Isaiah McGee breaks down Merlotte's and provides keen insight on how one can unlock their creativity to write such an incredible fictional restaurant.
Screenwriter, writer, and podcast host of The Writer's Panel, Ben Blacker, breaks down the fictional bar, The Space Saloon, featured in his live radio show and graphic novel series, The Thrilling Adventure Hour.
Our conversation with the screenwriter, Henry Jones continues. We move from talking about The Brick and into one of the best food tours of the USA as well as some of the simplest yet most important screenwriting tips of all time.
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.