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Conversations With Sven Gustafson

This is Detroit’s dinner party conversation, with multiple segments with local tastemakers, artists and entrepreneurs. They don’t call it the Paris of the Midwest for nothing! Host Sven Gustafson is a former journalist and bartender, and a fan of tasty food and drink — and Swedish pancakes. He hosts a smart and engaging conversation about Detroit’s fast-changing restaurant, arts and entertainment scene each week with a variety of fascinating guests and quick-hit segments. Join us as we explore the city through a fun and insightful lens.
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Jun 28, 2017

Detroit's culinary scene has been getting a lot of ink as of late. But there's a lot of facets to this story. Sure, the food has to be good. But starting a restaurant or food truck is a lot more difficult than many might think.

How do you make sure that the little guy (or gal) with a great recipe has a chance it happen? That's where Yum Village comes in. 

Sven's guest this week, Godwin Ihentuge, takes his experience and lends it to others to raise the community up.

He also is a weekend regular serving up Nigerian food at the Villages Biergarten in West Village, where you can catch some pretty great flavors along with a beer or a glass of wine. We dived into the finer points of Nigerian cuisine as well.

Beyond the kitchen, Ihentuge has also gone to Washington D.C. to advocate for sustainable wages for restaurant workers and benefits - and he's also an educator for the immensely successful BUILD program.

This week's links:

Find Yum Village here: https://www.facebook.com/Yumvillage/

Find the Villages Biergarten here: https://www.facebook.com/The-Villages-Biergarten-1779249435632308/

Our friends at Podcast Detroit: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

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