In Growlersations’ 32nd Episode, This Pair Of Culinary Powerhouses Discusses The Strength Of The Area Dining Scene And The Power Of Meat Fight.

You have found Growlersations! A growler is a 64-oz. glass jug used for taking beer home from breweries, and  BrainDead Brewing’s Sam Wynne and Jeff Fryman like to sit down every week and crack open a couple of them with a different guest or two. Typically focusing on North Texas restaurant and bar industry veterans, the conversation always gets a little better after a growler or two has been mixed into it.

We’ve got beer, and we’re drinking it!

In this episode, my co-host Jeff Fryman and I are joined by Jeana Johnson and Caroline Perini, two powerhouses of the Dallas dining scene.

The co-founder of local favorite Mot Hai Ba and the lamented Good To Go Taco, Johnson is currently working as the food and beverage director for Canvas Hotels and has a ton of insight to share into what’s currently going on down in The Cedars neighborhood that surrounds her new gig.

Perini, meanwhile, is a second-generation Texas food hero. The co-founder of the adored fleet of Easy Slider trucks, she’s also the co-proprietor of that brand’s Deep Ellum restaurant, which served as the setting for our chat.

Why talk to them both at once? Well, because they’re both lending their considerable talent’s to this year’s edition of Meat Fight, the highly anticipated annual barbecue event that raises money to benefit people living with MS.

It was such a pleasure getting these powerhouses together to take a break out of their busy schedule, drink a couple growlers with us and share some of their fun tales from their many years in the Dallas restaurant scene.

It’s also always a fun episode when we launch it with a round of shots — and this one is no exception.

Strap on some headphones, crack open a cold one and join us for our chat, yeah?


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