Chris Fontenot Founder A Cajun Life – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 53

 

Chris Fontenot Founder A Cajun Life – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 53 by Steven Shomler

Chris Fontenot Founder A Cajun Life – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 53

Telling the Stories of the Portland Culinary Scene and Beyond!

In this episode of The Portland Culinary Podcast our Host Steven Shomler visits with Chris Fontenot Founder of A Cajun Life.

A Personal Note From Steven Shomler

I have been cheering Chris Fontenot on since 2012. A fun consequence  of this is that I have more than a 1000 photos in my database related to Chris and A Cajun Life.

I have added a number of “A Cajun Life” photos to the end of this article. Many of the events pictured below are referenced in this podcast.

I invite to scroll down and see these photos from yourself, especially if you are a fan of A Cajun Life, or if you live in Eunice, Louisiana.

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Other Podcasts Mentioned in This Episode

Tyna Mays-Schey Saucy Minx BBQ Sauces & Rubs – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 45 – www.portlandculinarypodcast.com/tyna-mays-schey-saucy-minx-bbq-sauces-rubs-portland-culinary-podcast-episode-45

 

Chris Fontenot Founder A Cajun Life – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 53 by Steven Shomler

Chris Fontenot Founder A Cajun Life – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 53 by Steven Shomler

Chris Fontenot Founder A Cajun Life – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 53 by Steven ShomlerChris Fontenot Founder A Cajun Life – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 53 by Steven Shomler

Follow A Cajun Life

Websitewww.acajunlife.com

Facebookwww.facebook.com/acajunlife

Instagramwww.instagram.com/acajunlife

Twitterwww.twitter.com/acajunlife

 

The Portland Culinary Podcast 411

The Portland Culinary Podcast is brought to you by Spark to Bonfire Media, and this episode was recorded at The Pod Bar Food Cart at Carts on Foster.

Steven Shomler is the Host and Creator of the Portland Culinary Podcast.

You Can Listen to the Portland Culinary Podcast on the Portland Culinary Podcast website itself, on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Libsyn – Liberated Syndication, Stitcher, Tune In, Radio Public, the Radio.com mobile app, Soundcloud, and many other podcasts outlets.

Many thanks to Ken Wilson a true Media Maestro for his excellent sound engineering and editing!

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Portland Beer Podcast

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www.PortlandBeerPodcast.com

A Cajun Life Photos

Photo by Zayne Shomler

Photo by Zayne Shomler

Photo by Zayne Shomler

 

 


 

 

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Chef Paolo Calamai Burrasca Restaurant – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 52

 

Paolo Calamai Burrasca – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 52 by Steven Shomler

Chef Paolo Calamai Burrasca –
Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 52

Telling the Stories of the Portland Culinary Scene and Beyond!

In this episode of The Portland Culinary Podcast our Host Steven Shomler visits with Chef Paolo Calamai with Burrasca

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A Personal Note From Steven

Sometimes when you meet someone you fall in love the beautiful human being they are, and you are moved by the dreams they hold dear.

The first time I met Paolo we had lunch at a the Carte Blanche Food Cart and he told me that he had just moved to America – to Portland, Oregon from Florence, Italy to open a Food Cart.

As I asked more questions he hesitantly shared that his real long-held dream was to open a restaurant, and that his plan was to leverage the food cart he wanted to open into that restaurant.

I was moved by his story and his dream. I know what it like to hold a dream in your heart for a very long time.

With tears in my eyes I told that he would get that food cart open and that I would help  him in every way that I could and that he would see his dream of opening a restaurant come true.

Paolo was understandably taken aback by what this crazy American stranger he had just met was telling him.

I believed in the beauty of his dream, and I just knew in my gut that it would come true.

While we were sitting there I told Paolo that someday he would open his restaurant and that he would have a private friends & family event the day before it opened to the public and I would be there, and that I would cry (tears of joy) and that he would hug me.

I began cheering on Paolo and his amazing wife Elizabeth and helping them however I could.

A handful of years later at the private friends & family event he and Elizabeth had the day before they opened their restaurant I cried (tears of joy) and Paolo hugged me.

#DreamsDoComeTrue   #BattleForYourDream  #YouAreWorthIt

Photos from 2013, 2014, and 2015

Below are photos from when the Burrasca Food Cart first opened, photos from the making of the Burrasca Kickstarter Video & the Burrasca Music Video, and photos from Day One of the Burrasca Restaurant. If you are a fan of Burrasca you will want to see them.

To Listen to Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 52 right here on this website click the play button here —

 

Videos Mentioned In this Podcast

Please Note – Both of these videos were filmed and edited by Ken Wilson the Media Maestro

 Burrasca Kickstarter Music Video
Featuring the Unipiper –

 

 Burrasca Kickstarter Video

 

Other Podcasts Mentioned in This Episode

 The Unipiper AKA Brian Kidd & Ryan Pappe Head Brewer Portland Brewing Co. – Portland Beer Podcast Episode 98 – www.portlandbeerpodcast.com/the-unipiper-aka-brian-kidd-ryan-pappe-head-brewer-portland-brewing-co-portland-beer-podcast-episode-98

Follow Burrasca

Websitewww.burrascapdx.com

Facebookwww.facebook.com/BurrascaPDX

Instagramwww.instagram.com/burrascapdx

 

Photos from 2013, 2014, and 2015

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Laura and Mike Ellis Mt. Hope Farms – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 48 by Steven Shomler

The Portland Culinary Podcast 411

The Portland Culinary Podcast is brought to you by Portland Culinary Radio and this episode was recorded at Fried Egg I’m In Love.

Steven Shomler is the Host and Creator of the Portland Culinary Podcast.

Many thanks to Ken Wilson a true Media Maestro for his excellent sound engineering and editing!

Follow The Portland Culinary Podcast 

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Portland Beer Podcast

The Portland Culinary Podcast has a sister podcast the Portland Beer Podcast.

www.PortlandBeerPodcast.com

Paolo Calamai Burrasca – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 52 by Steven Shomler

 

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Maylin Chavez Olympia Oyster Bar – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 51

Maylin Chavez Olympia Oyster Bar – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 51 by Steven Shomler

Maylin Chavez Olympia Oyster Bar – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 51

Telling the Stories of the Portland Culinary Scene and Beyond!

In this episode of The Portland Culinary Podcast our Host Steven Shomler visits with Maylin Chavez with Olympia Oyster Bar.

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Maylin Chavez Olympia Oyster Bar – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 51 by Steven Shomler

Follow Olympia Oyster Bar

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Laura and Mike Ellis Mt. Hope Farms – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 48 by Steven Shomler

The Portland Culinary Podcast 411

The Portland Culinary Podcast is brought to you by Portland Culinary Radio and this episode was recorded at Fried Egg I’m In Love.

Steven Shomler is the Host and Creator of the Portland Culinary Podcast.

Many thanks to Ken Wilson a true Media Maestro for his excellent sound engineering and editing!

Follow The Portland Culinary Podcast 

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   Instagram – www.instagram.com/portlandculinarypodcast

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Portland Beer Podcast

The Portland Culinary Podcast has a sister podcast the Portland Beer Podcast.

www.PortlandBeerPodcast.com

 

Maylin Chavez Olympia Oyster Bar – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 51 by Steven Shomler

To Listen to Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 51 right here on this website click the play button here —

 

 

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