Based On a True Story – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans
If you want to know what really goes on at Stein’s Deli, Bouligny, Bellocq, Cellar Door, and you want the answer from a chef to the age old question “Do chefs spit in people’s food?” this show might have everything you’re looking for. Then again, everything in this conversation could be a total lie. It’s hard to tell.
When mixologist, maitre D and film maker Mike Yusko – one of our favorite all-time guests – asked Midnight Menu +1 if he could shoot a scene for his upcoming movie on our show we readily agreed. What follows is Mike shows up with his sidekick, acclaimed chef Wayne Corbett, and buddy Guy Lyman from Guy Lyman Gallery, a neighbor to Bouligny Tavern.
The show starts with Mike explaining he’s shooting a movie about guys shooting a movie and this scene on Midnight Menu +1 is the characters in the movie appearing on Midnight Menu +1.
Except Mike and Wayne and Guy – who calls himself Gary in the movie – are actually on Midnight Menu +1 in real life as well as in the movie about guys making a movie. Got it? Not exactly. The next 60 minutes is a confusing blur of sparkling conversation which may well all be true, though it might equally be complete lies.
If its all complete lies we’re going to be sued by a bunch of well known New Orleans establishments. If you’re reading this listen now before our lawyers make us take it down. If it’s all true and you’re reading this more than 48 hours after we post it, listen and be amazed at what goes on behind the scenes at places you probably eat and drink at.