PODCAST

Dinner Plus Drinks

Bridget Leech & Nick Vorpagel

Dinner + Drinks is a podcast about all the things you share over food. Co-hosts Bridget and Nick release Sunday night episodes talking about the delicious things they ate last week, funny kid stories, meal plans for the next week, life, and, of course, all the drinks. Additional interview episodes featuring guests with interesting viewpoints on food and drink topics will be release semi-regularly!Do you have a question you'd like answered on the podcast? A suggestion for a great guest? General feedback you'd like to share? Just drop us a line at hello@dinnerplusdrinks.com with your comments - we'd love to hear from you!This podcast is brought to you by Lake Geneva Country Meats, and previously was called Reduce by Half. You can find the old episodes marked as Season 1 of Dinner + Drinks.Thanks for listening - we appreciate you spending time with us!
Two Forty Speed - Dinner Plus Drinks #101Amuse Bouche #20 - Keeping up with Trends in TraditionsEpisode One Hundred - Dinner Plus Drinks #100
We've officially made it to One Hundred Episodes of Dinner Plus Drinks!It's been quite the ride since we started on December 29th, 2019 and there have been huge changes in the world, our lives, and how we podcast. We appreciate all of you who have been with us along the way, and whether you're a new listener, a longtime listener, or an occasional listener, we appreciate you tuning in and sharing time with us. To celebrate and thank you (it is that time of the year after all), we are giving away three prize packages! Here's how you can enter:Enter for a $25 Etsy Gift Card + a candle from Haverly & Co on our Facebook page by commenting with what you're thankful for this Thanksgiving.Enter for a $25 Etsy Gift Card + a candle from Candle Mercantile on our Instagram page by commenting with what you're thankful for this Thanksgiving.Enter for a $25 Etsy Gift Card by commenting on the episode video with We would love to hear what you think of this episode, and the podcast in general. If you have feedback you'd like to share with us, just email hello /at/ dinnerplusdrinks /dot/ com or go to our website and click the microphone icon in the lower right to send us a voicemail!Once again, thank you so much for listening. If you'd like to follow along,  here are all the links.Watch on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody - have an awesome Thanksgiving!~ Bridget and Nick
Nov 21 2021
1 hr 18 mins
What Wine Should I Give As A Gift? - Pinkies Up Ep. 13Amuse Bouche #18 - Reflecting on BratsThanksgiving 2021 Bonus EpisodeShingles Awareness - Dinner Plus Drinks #99
Nick has shingles, it's horrible, and he needs to talk about it. In addition to the shingles talk, we also talk through upcoming Friendsgiving plans and lots more, so we hope you enjoy this week's episode as much as we enjoyed recording it.Here are links to everything we talked about on this week's episode:Is your interest in shingles now piqued? Do you want to know what exactly it is and if you can get it? Learn all about shingles from Mayo Clinic.Mollydooker makes really fun, yummy wines. You can learn about why their wine should be shaken (not stirred) by watching this video. We had a bottle of Enchanted Path Shiraz - Cabernet this week.Bridget loves these Dick's Sporting Goods holiday advertisements. They're festive and helping her get in the "fa la la" mood.The second most expensive house on Geneva Lake just sold, and Crain's Chicago Business has the scoop. We want to know who bought it!Shout out to the Antetokounmpo family for celebrating the birth of their second child (Maverick) by hosting a fundraiser for the Milwaukee Diaper Mission!Pyrex Bowls - it's leftover season and glass is better than plastic. Bridget recommends finding some at Goodwill or getting a set like these.Nick is finding shingles relief with CeraVe Moisturing Cream. If your skin ails you (and it's about to get itchy and dry!), you should get yourself some of this miracle cream. If you like what we're doing here on the Dinner Plus Drinks podcast,  here's how you can follow along and get in touch with us:Watch on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comThanks for listening, we hope you have a great week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you make a purchase using our links, we may get a commission. Thanks for supporting the podcast!
Nov 14 2021
57 mins
Brand Name Love - Dinner Plus Drinks #98Amuse Bouche #17 - And Just Like ThatHalloween 2021 - Dinner Plus Drinks #97Amuse Bouche #16 - Why do we love Serial Killers?Keep The Balloon Up - Dinner Plus Drinks #96Just A Few Tangents - Dinner Plus Drinks #95
We popped bubbles to celebrate Simona's birthday and the launch of our new Wine 201 podcast! If you like our wine episodes, and would like to hear us interview incredible people in the world, go ahead and download our Wine 201 podcast. It's a totally separate show and is released in seasons. Season one is out now and features 6 interviews with experts on grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and more.Listen on Apple PodcastsListen on SpotifyListen and find more information on the Wine 201 websiteOr find the podcast listed just about anywhere you listen to podcasts!Also, we'd really like to know if you got a Curderburger from Culvers - it's very important you write in and let us know what you thought of the burger.Here are links to what we talked about on this week's show:Check out this awesome Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake ice cream Bridget found!Nick's not kidding, a French retiree really did eject from a fighter plane while on a retirement gift joy ride.Know your washing symbols - Bridget has another great laundry-related product recommendation!Support what is by far the best team the world has ever seen, Arsenal, with a Gunnersaurus mascot stuffed animal!Finally, check out these expensive Celebrity Kid's Birthday parties and judge for yourself which one is the most ridiculous.If you like what we're doing here on the Dinner Plus Drinks podcast,  here's how you can follow along and get in touch with us:Watch on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comThanks for listening, we hope you have a great week!~ Bridget and Nick
Oct 17 2021
46 mins
This is for the 90's Kids - Amuse Bouche #15Our Biggest Episode Yet: The Wedding Game - Dinner Plus Drinks #94
We brought in 4 guests and 3 different types of beer for this one friends - it's the biggest, most epic, and most fun we've had on an episode yet: it's The Wedding Game Episode!On this episode, we got Bridget to pick a new favorite Oktoberfest beer, dropped some bomb product suggestions, and then, got to playing a fun game that we like to call "Design A Wedding." This game consists of having to make a choice of venue, music, food, drinks, and guests for your hypothetical wedding - cost is no issue. The catch is that you have to pick from the options provided, and you can only select one option in each level of options: epic, great, good, meh, and oh noooooo!We got some of our favorite people to call in a join us for the game, and we invite you to play along as well. You can find a picture with the layout on dinnerplusdrinks.com or check out the text description here:VENUEEpic: A beautiful, historic mansion with every amenity possible. Great: A fancy resort with on-site accommodations for all your guests.Good: An idyllic barn that's open to the elements and a bit musty.Meh: In a tent in your backyard - it's a bit windy and mosquito-eyOh no: The local VFW Hall - the floors are sticky.MUSICEpic: Britney Spears and JT perform an incredible concert set for you and your guests.Great: An 11 piece live cover band.Good: Dueling pianos.Meh: An okay DJ that mostly does what you told him.Oh no: The guest controlled "iPod experience."FOODEpic: Gordon Ramsay prepares the food specially and personally for you.Great: The best caterer in the area did a special menu for you.Good: Your friend who likes to cook put together a food spread for you.Meh: A chicken based buffet. Vegetarian option is the side salad.Oh no: Subway sandwich platters.DRINKSEpic: All you can drink top shelf everything - let the bubbles flow!Great: A nice open bar with call level liquor, good wine & beer, and something you really enjoy.Good: Crappy wine pour with dinner, cash bar for the guests with generic products.Meh: Got some kegs of Miller Lite and boxes of wine: BYO flask!Oh no: 2 liters of soda are available and the bubbler's over there: help yourself!GUESTSEpic: The people who matter to you and can hang at an epic party. No one more, and no one less.Great: You get to invite most of your friends, your parents get to invite some of their friends, and your annoying step-uncle has to be there.Good: All of your annoying family is there, your parents picked most of the guests, but you got 2 tables of friends.Meh: It's all your family, your parent's friends and work acquaintances. You have to talk to each table.Oh no: There is no guest list - anyone in the entire world who wants to come can show up.Let us know your choices, we'd love to hear your picks. Email us or drop us a voicemail on our website!Also check out these links from the episode:San Francisco Street ArtHistorical Women QuartersGirls Can CrateNorthern BrewerThanks for listening, we hope you enjoyed this episode. We really enjoyed making it and appreciate all of our guests popping on to help us this week. Have a great week, get in touch with us, and stay healthy.Cheers!~ Bridget and Nick
Oct 10 2021
1 hr 16 mins
It's Wedding Season? - Amuse Bouche #14It's Britney, Nick - Dinner Plus Drinks #93
Bridget came up with a genius segment and quizzed Nick on Britney Spears songs. You're going to want to make sure you listen to hear how much Nick knows about Britney Spears, as well as singing from both Bridget and Nick. Congrats Britney on your legal victory, we're happy for you! #freebritneyIn addition to the incredible Britney talk, here are a few links from this week's episode:Check out the good news about the Culver's Curderburger!Nick is a big fan of the James Bond franchise and loved this story about Daniel Craig becoming an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy!Do your dry fit shirts sometimes not launder as cleanly as you would like? Check out these washing machine pebbles that Bridget recommends. They'll help keep your clothes smelling fresh!Nick is a huge fan of Noel Philips, a travel vlogger type that makes videos showing off reviews of airlines, trains, and much more. If you miss traveling, are curious what air travel is like in Africa, or want to know what trans-oceanic first class cabins look like, visit Noel's YouTube channel.MACs Moving and Storage in Lake Geneva, WI is a great resource for moving and storing things! Both Bridget and Nick highly recommend them. Thanks for listening, it's been a weird week. If you want to learn a bit more and hear some perspective on the burn out and stress that we all have been facing and keeps mounting, make sure you listen to this week's episode of Amuse Bouche. Bridget takes it on with a great article that Nick thinks you should listen to! Find it one episode before this one in your podcast feed.Quick programming note - there is no YouTube episode this week because Nick's computer got fried and the video was stored on that. Audio only :(If you like what we're doing here on the Dinner Plus Drinks podcast,  here's how you can follow along and get in touch with us:Visit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comThanks for listening, we hope you have a great week!~ Bridget and Nick
Oct 3 2021
48 mins
A Lack of Stamina - Amuse Bouche #13Live From The Candle Mercantile - Dinner Plus Drinks #92
It was a beautiful fall day, so we decided to hit the road and record live from the patio at The Candle Mercantile in downtown Lake Geneva. Remember when you were in school and it was a nice day outside, so your teacher has class outside? It's exactly the same.We hope you enjoy this slightly different episode that also visited a few other of our favorite places to hang out in downtown Lake Geneva. If you're a local, now is (arguably) the best time of the year to get out and enjoy our community. If you're not local, it's a b-e-a-utiful time to come visit and check out these spots:The Bottle Shop - a wine bar and so much more with spirits, beer, snacks, and an incredible patio to enjoy fall. Haverly & Co. - a fun boutique stocked full of great finds at reasonable prices that our friend Emily operates in a back corner of The Bottle Shop's patio!Topsy Turvy Brewery - an urban brewery in a renovated church Lake Geneva with a patio made for people watching while sipping on delicious beer.Clock Tower Pizza - kitty corner from Topsy Turvy, Clock Tower pizza whips up pizza, smash burgers, and hand cut fries that are worth every single calorie. We'd like to extend a huge thank you to the entire crew at The Candle Mercantile for their hospitality hosting us. You need to stop in to pour your own fall themed candle, or pick out one of their perfectly scented pre-made fall scents. While you're there, enjoy a glass of wine, beer, or cider, and enjoy a snack at their indoor candle bar or on their patio. Did you hear our Pinkies Up release this week? It's all about German wine for the Oktoberfest season. You can find it wherever you're listening to this episode, or watch on YouTube to see all of Bridget's facial expressions.If you like what we're doing here on the Dinner Plus Drinks podcast,  here's how you can follow along and get in touch with us:Watch this episode on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comThanks for listening, we hope you have a great week!~ Bridget and Nick
Sep 26 2021
32 mins
What Wine Should I Drink for Oktoberfest? - Pinkies Up Ep. 12

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