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TRACK & FOOD PODCAST // Making Sense of Weird Times With Leticia Castro of The Diamond

Welcome to the Track & Food podcast. Host Jamie Mah is a writer, bartender and sommelier in beautiful Vancouver, BC. With co-host Mickey McLeod, they take regular deep dives into everything food and culture in the city and around the globe.

In our 50th episode, we brought on one of the most respected and hard-working hospitality professionals in Vancouver, GM Leticia Castro of The Diamond. Together, we talked all things COVID, the reopening of her bar, how she’s managed these weird times and staff expectations, and much much more. We also dove into some of the politics of the day, like the Black Lives Matter movement and treating others with respect and dignity. This was by far one of the most fun chats we’ve had as Leticia brought much candour and honesty to the table. We expect you’ll love this one!

Does Vancouver Have a Defining Food Image?

Welcome to the Episode 100 extravaganza! Get ready for a two-and-a-half-hour-long fun-filled and bubbles-fuelled episode of insider knowledge and laughter.

Demythologizing Poverty with Local Expert, Tracy Smith-Carrier

Will poverty always be a systemic issue? This is the question at the heart of an article published in The Conversation last December, written by today's guest and Jamie Mah's most recent Track & Food Podcast episode.

An Inside Look at the Controversial Mount Pleasant BIA Expansion

In this episode, we hear from Mount Pleasant BIA Executive Director, Neil Wyles, on why he's pushed so hard for this expansion and what that process has entailed so far, as well as from those in opposition, including three Main Street business owners.

Is the BC Restaurant Industry in a Crisis?

In the wake of the CEBA Loan Repayment extended deadline (Jan. 18th, 2024), host Jamie Mah and guests Shira Blustein, Shaun Layton, and James Iranzad debate where restaurants are headed in 2024 and what can be done to help an industry on the brink.