Skillet founder Joshua Henderson, seen here schooling us in tailgate grilling, will be co-hosting a yet-unnamed new radio segment. Fire not included (but whiskey is). Photo: Chad Cole

Coming soon: a new weekly segment on KVI AM 570 hosted by food writer Julien Perry and Joshua Henderson, founder of Skillet Street Food and its resultant diner.

The duo will be on the air as part of a cocktail segment Saturdays from 5 to 6pm, and both hosts say they are eager to change things up from the standard recipe-ish food radio show format. They are envisioning a (slightly booze-fueled) conversation about Seattle’s restaurant industry, most likely with a dash of smartass. No formal name or launch date exist yet, but word is these two take to the airwaves in the very near future.

Perry says she first met Henderson when she interviewed him for a “Go Eat!” radio segment on KOMO back in 2007, shortly after Skillet first rolled into town, and the two struck up a friendship. Apparently Henderson’s talents extend beyond inventing addictive bacon jam and opening wildly popular eating establishments—Perry says the restaurateur has a very charismatic radio presence.

Henderson says he’s “excited to drink whiskey and chat about anything food-related with Julien.” He also promises to not drop any F-bombs, a promise that might become more difficult with each successive sip of whiskey.

Is it just me, or is Seattle’s restaurant scene having a multimedia moment? Sure, national food media pass through every few months to write about geoduck, food trucks, and how much they love Walrus and the Carpenter. But locals now have both TV and radio forums for geeking out on dining. This is a good thing.

Show Comments