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Joshua David Stein's New Radio Hour; Kickstartin' the James Beard Documentary; and More

Plus, a fast food-style pop-up in LA.

Joshua David Stein

AUDIO INTERLUDE — New York Observer restaurant critic Joshua David Stein now has his own podcast on the Heritage Radio Network called The JDS Variety Hour...Half Hour. Stein describes it as "thirty minutes of themed food discussion plus a musical guest singing songs about food and often poetry... about food." Catch podcasts here. [EaterWire]

KICKSTARTIN' — America's First Foodie, the documentary about James Beard that has been rumored for years and released a trailer earlier this year is seeking additional funding. A new Kickstarter campaign is asking for $27,500 to finish the film, which is now in post-production. $3,550 has been donated to the project with 29 days to go. [Kickstarter]

LOS ANGELES — Chef Samuel Monsour is in Los Angeles this month with his pop-up, The Future of Junk FoodAccording to Eater LA, Monsour will join chefs including Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon) and Marcel Vigneron (Top Chef) at Santa Monica's Huckleberry Bakery to prepare a multi-course menu. The chefs are aiming to turn fast food on its head with dishes like a fried bologna sandwich, cool ranch gordita, viet crepe cup, and crudo. Tickets are $125 each. [Eater LA]