Grits and Grids podcast on restaurant beverage marketing branding and creative

As a frequent podcast listener I enjoy some great shows on the topic of design and creativity. My one bugaboo has been that a lot of them are simple short question and long answer formats. It’s great to hear the stories – don’t get me wrong – but I wanted to spark conversations on key topics in the world of creativity as as well as the restaurant, food and beverage marketing industries.  Grits X Grids is the perfect platform to launch a podcast of this nature.

Every month features a theme based loosely on common issues faced during that time of the year (or we simply have a good idea). Every week we chat with someone in the creative, restaurant, food or beverage space on a specific topic pertaining to that theme. The conversations are short, but mighty – we keep things to 30-40 minutes. About the same time it takes to finish good food and drink. In fact, that’s the core of our podcast’s focus: Good talks over good food and drink.

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Upcoming Shows & Themes

Fresh Start / January 2017

As we enter into 2017 there are a lot of things on our minds. Specific to business, what do we change, where to we go, and how do we get there all ring in our ears. This month we chat with industry leaders on how they’ve tackled key decisions that have grown their brands and helped launch many others. This month is all about fresh starts and taking steps towards change.

Episode 017 / Team Talk – Tom Durante, Art Director

Episode 018 / “Finding a niche in service” – Craig Johnson of Matchstic

Episode 019 / “Finding a niche in industry” – Allison Seth of Seth Design Group

Episode 020 / “Kicking up the craft beer world” – Nancy Palmer of the Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild

Episode 021 / “Restaurant industry futures” – Rebecca Kilbreath, Editor of Restaurant Development + Design Magazine

Passion / February 2017

Sure, it may seem like an obvious choice, but it’s a big subject and what better month to discuss than February. The Hallmark month of love. We’ll chat about passion projects, passion for life and career, and maybe shed a tear or two with our guests.

Episode 022 / Team TalkGinger Donel Associate, Creative Director

Episode 023 / Writing for life – Jason Donnelly, copywriter and author

Episode 024 / Just my type – Mattox Shuler, type designer extraordinaire & board game inventor

Episode 025 / Telling stories – Nate Scronce, visionary behind Long Stories Short

Luck or Hustle / March 2017

When you’re on top, you’re on top. The others look and think “that person is lucky.” However, we know it’s 90% hustle, and 10% luck. This month we chat with some industry leaders who are changing their game and doing new things that make us all a bit envious.