Sportstalk podcast part two live at Bridges Restaurant in downtown Vancouver BC Mon Feb 29,2016

Joe Lami (host), Matt Harrington (SJ Sharks beat writer), and Lee Leonard (producer), at Bridges Restaurant in downtown Vancouver BC. On the road trip with the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks. The Sharks play the Canucks three times in six days. The Sharks who started out the trip playing on Sunday night for the win 4-1 will continue their meeting with Vancouver on Thursday night in Vancouver before concluding the series on Saturday night in San Jose.

Ironically Sunday was the first meeting between the two teams for the season. The Sharks are looking to hold their playoff spot as they battled against the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night the Sharks took it to the Canadiens with a 6-2 whipping at SAP Center in San Jose. Matt and Joe will have more coverage from Vancouver’s Rogers Center on Thursday  when the Sharks return   listen in for the NHL podcast.

We want to extend our thanks to our very generous hosts at Bridges Restaurant on Granville Island in downtown Vancouver, Peter Horwood CEO, President, Susan Sharun events manager, Katie Matthews Manager, Natalija Dreseris Manager, Richard Manager, Chef Steve, and our server Torben Rolfsen. The service was the first thing that we noticed that was outstanding as our server Torben was very attentive and also spoke at length with us about what specials were on the menu.

Tobin had recommended the Cesar salad hot seafood and his recommendation couldn’t have been better with a nice bed of lettuce choice with shrimp, local salmon, and sea bass to compliment the salad, Joe Lami enjoyed the fish and chips and the restaurant in the winter uses snapper for the fish portion Joe recommended this on the podcast to all our listeners. Matt had the steak cooked to perfection and enjoyed it with a side of mash potatoes. The soup de jour was a patato base with bits of smoked salmon. The deserts were to die for as Matt enjoyed his raspberry gelato and producer Lee had the banana split.

We know we’d love to come back to Bridges and especially thank everyone at Bridges for their warm hospitality in hosting our podcast.

Listen below for Part two of Sportstalk @ Bridges Restaurant in Vancouver podcast below right here at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Sportstalk podcast part one live at Bridges Restaurant in downtown Vancouver BC Mon Feb 29, 2016

Cast: Joe Lami (host), Matt Harrington (SJ Sharks beat writer), and Lee Leonard (producer), at Bridges Restaurant in downtown Vancouver BC. On the road trip with the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks. The Sharks play the Canucks three times in six days. The Sharks who started out the trip playing on Sunday night for the win 4-1 will continue their meeting with Vancouver on Thursday night in Vancouver before concluding the series on Saturday night in San Jose.

Ironically Sunday was the first meeting between the two teams for the season. The Sharks are looking to hold their playoff spot as they battled against the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night the Sharks took it to the Canadiens with a 6-2 whipping at SAP Center in San Jose. Matt and Joe will have more coverage from Vancouver’s Rogers Center on Thursday  when the Sharks return   listen in for the NHL podcast.

We want to extend our thanks to our very generous hosts at Bridges Restaurant on Granville Island in downtown Vancouver, Peter Horwood CEO, President, Susan Sharun events manager, Katie Matthews Manager, Natalija Dreseris Manager, Richard Manager, Chef Steve, and our server Torben Rolfsen. The service was the first thing that we noticed that was outstanding as our server Torben was very attentive and also spoke at length with us about what specials were on the menu.

Tobin had recommended the Cesar salad hot seafood and his recommendation couldn’t have been better with a nice bed of lettuce choice with shrimp, local salmon, and sea bass to compliment the salad, Joe Lami enjoyed the fish and chips and the restaurant in the winter uses snapper for the fish portion Joe recommended this on the podcast to all our listeners. Matt had the steak cooked to perfection and enjoyed it with a side of mash potatoes. The soup de jour was a patato base with bits of smoked salmon. The deserts were to die for as Matt enjoyed his raspberry gelato and producer Lee had the banana split.

We know we’d love to come back to Bridges and especially thank everyone at Bridges for their warm hospitality in hosting our podcast.

Listen below for Part one of Sportstalk podcast below right here at http://www.sportsradioservice.com part two is on the main page

 

Sportstalk podcast at Chops Steakhouse downtown Sacramento Mon Feb 22, 2016

Cast: Michael Duca (host), Charlie O Mallonee, Tony Renteria, Morris Phillips, Jerry Feitelberg, Amaury Pi Gonzalez, and Lee Leonard (producer). Sportstalk enjoyed the remote podcast from Chops Steakhouse at 1117 11th Street in downtown Sacramento where you can enjoy a great line up of fine steaks like the Grilled Top Sirloin, New York Steak, and also try the Grilled Blackened King Salmon. There are many more selections for lunch sandwiches and salads. For dinner try a Grilled New York Steak, Filet Mignon, or the Grilled Top Sirloin.

Our thanks go to the Chops Steak, Seafood, and Bar owners Trisha Flynn and Denise, Special Events Coordinator Michelli Heber, servers Manny, Candice, and Nick. Their hospitality was top notch and if you ever needed something they’re always around to help accommodate you with drinks, appetizers, main courses, soups, salads, deserts.

Join Sportstalk as we cover the Sacramento Kings their latest games and struggles and if head coach George Karl will stay with the club. Team president Vlade Divak says that Karl is a keeper for now but the team will more than likely evaluate Karl’s future in the off  season. If Karl is let go the team will have to pay him the remainder of his contract. Also join us for more talk from spring training in Arizona.

photo credit: chopssteakhouses.com Chops Steak, Seafood, and Bar in downtown Sacramento

 

 

Sportstalk podcast at Grande Pizzeria downtown San Jose Mon Jan 18, 2016

Cast: Jerry Feitelberg (host), Ralph Gora (staff announcer), Ivan Makarov (SJ Sharks reporter),  Jeremy Harness (Stanford Cardinal basketball beat writer), Amaury Pi Gonzalez (That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary), and Lee Leonard (producer) at Grande Pizzeria downtown San Jose.

Sportstalk would like to extend our thanks to our most gracious hosts for having us do our remote podcast at the wonderful Grande Pizzeria at 150 East San Carlos Street in downtown San Jose. Our thanks to owner Miguel our servers for the night Francis and Jose their service is top notch their food is to die for.

Amongst some of the Grande Pizzeria favorites the cast ordered the combination pizza, the pepperoni, a slice of veggie pizza, a seafood linguini, and veal with noodles and there are so many more delicious choices at Grande Pizzaeria ask Francis, Jose or Miguel they would be more than glad to assist you in selecting a favorite off the Grande Pizzeria menu.

Amongst the topics covered on the podcast, Ivan Makarov calls in with pre game report prior to the Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks face off at SAP Center, Jeremy, Amaury, and Jerry cover the NFL playoff picture and whose going to the NFC and AFC Championships, and the Warriors keep rolling with a huge win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, and the latest updates with player personnel with the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants.

listen to it all on the podcast below at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sportstalk podcast at Il Fornaio in San Francisco Mon Jan 4, 2016

Cast: Michael Duca (host), David Zizmor, Morris Phillips, Jeremy Kahn, Tony the Tiger Hayes, and Lee Leonard (producer). From the beautiful and wonderful IL Fornaio Restaurant at 1265 Battery Street at Levis Plaza in downtown San Francisco Sportstalk thanks our hosts at IL Fornaio for their wonderful hospitality and food.

Some of Sportstalk’s favorites from the Lormbardia menu that we tried and highly recommend, Zuppa Lombardia Crimini: Champignon and Shiitake mushroom soup with garlic, sage, garbanzo beans, tomato and Yukon Gold potatoes. Crostini di Polenta:  Grilled polenta squares with assorted toppings mixed mushroom truffle oil; Italian sausage/pepperoncino sauce, grilled peppers, prosciutto; sautéed zucchini and Gorgonzola.

We also recommend some of the entree’s Salmoncino Franciacorta: Salmon filet sautéed with red grapes, shallots and Franciacorta sparkling wine; served with mache salad and roasted Yukon Gold potatoes. Brasato di Manzo con Polenta: Beef short ribs braised with tamato, root vegetables and herbs; served with soft polenta and sautéed broccolini.

Just to name a few try these favorite dishes of the Sportstalk team at IL Fornaio’s Lombardia menu.

On the Sportstalk headline circuit: San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula out who will 49ers CEO Jed York pick for his new head coach on the short list, Shawn Peyton, Mike Shanahan, Chip Kelly, and Tom Coughlin. Some of these coaches have already reached out to the 49ers administration expressing interest in joining the team, also the Warriors rack up another win on Monday night against the Charlotte Hornets like the late great NBA analyst Jeff Hall used to say regarding the Warriors “you could contain them but you can’t stop them.”

 

Sportstalk podcast from Original Joe’s downtown San Jose Mon Nov 30, 2015

Cast: Jerry Feitelberg (host), Len Shapiro (NHL analyst), Jeremy Harness (NBA analyst), Joe Lami (NHL analyst), Mary Lisa Walsh (SJ Sharks beat reporter), Matt Harrington (Stanford Cardinal beat writer), Amaury Pi Gonzalez (News and Commentary), Lee Leonard (producer).

Our thanks to Matt and Brad Rocca proud owners of Original Joe’s Restaurant serving great Italian dishes since 1937 and on May 24th, 1956 opening up at 301 South First Street in downtown San Jose. Matt and Brad are proud to serve the Sportstalk broadcast team some of the journalists finest and favorite dishes.

Jerry and Amaury enjoyed Joe’s famous scallops sautéed in a butter sauce and wine wow what a taste. Jerry said it was the best scallops he’s tasted and they were to die for. Matt enjoyed Joe’s famous charbroiled hamburger. So good Matt wanted another one, and Jeremy Harness enjoy the 27 oz steak made from the Original Joe’s grill. The raviolis and pastas top the list of favorites too on the podcast.

On the show we covered the NHL headlines, the latest with the San Jose Sharks, the Warriors 18th straight win in Utah, the 49ers let another slip away last Sunday to Arizona, the Raiders need a few more players to make them potent, and our interview with our server at Original Joe’s Dan who described in detail what we were having and what recommendations to order at Joe’s.

 

 

Sportstalk podcast from Hana Zen Sushi Pier 39 San Francisco Mon Nov 9, 2015

Cast: Michael Duca (host), Morris Phillips (Cal Bears reporter), David Zizmor (49ers analyst), Tony “the Tiger” Hayes (talk show host), Amaury Pi Gonzalez (Oakland A’s Spanish announcer) and Lee Leonard (producer). All enjoyed the fine dinning at Hana Zen Restaurant at Pier 39. Check out this quaint restaurant with gorgeous views of San Francisco Bay.

The Lava Rock is a specialty with hot lava rocks you can actually cook your food on the rocks. A very popular item cook Filet Mignoni, New York Steak, Pork tenderloin, Ahi Tuna, shrimps and scallops, Asian chicken and lamb chops. Enjoy some of Hana Zen’s Special sushi rolls, rainbow roll, dragon roll, Tempura dynamite roll, caterpillar roll, Hana Zen roll, and the crunchy California. We were privileged to try some of these fantastic rolls and have the Lava Rocks. Our cast loved it you will too.

On the podcast the Sportstalk staff covered the struggles with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the up and coming Blaine Gabbert. The improving Raiders who face the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday at the Coliseum. Plus a look at Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

photo credit google images of Hana Zen Pier 39 San Francisco

 

Sportstalk remote podcast from Gaylord’s Indian Restaurant in San Francisco Mon Oct 12, 2015

Cast: Jerry Feitelberg (host), Jeremy Harness, Len Shapiro, Mary Lisa Walsh, Joe Lami and Lee Leonard (producer) podcast from Gaylord’s Indian Restaurant at One Embarcadero downtown San Francisco. Just a few blocks away from Embarcadero BART this jewel of a restaurant serves up some of India’s best dishes. Our thanks to owner Susil for hosting us.

Sportstalk radio got to enjoy Tika Malsala chicken, Tandoori Chicken, some of the finest nan breads garlic and onion nan, fried chicken sticks and fried cheese sticks, the sauces were excellent condiments for the breads, chicken and cheese. Find out what your missing in fine Indian dinning cuisine. For desert take our word for it we enjoyed the Kulfi a saffron flavored ice cream with pistachios and Rasmalai sweet dumpling topped with saffron milk sauce. Jeremy Harness spared no deserts on this night.

Sports headlines covered: Mary Lisa says the Sharks are improved, Joe Lami and Len Shapiro say the team needs more work but likes the goaltenders of Martin Jones and Alex Stalock. Look for veteran skaters Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Joe Pavelski to name a few to crash the nets as the Sharks start a road this this week in Washington, New Jersey, NY Islanders, NY Rangers, before returning home on Thursday Oct 22.

Also Jerry, Jermey, Joe, and Len cover the MLB Playoffs to end the show.

Sportstalk at Buca Di Beppo San Francisco: Top Bay Area Sports headlines and remembering George Devine Sr

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Sportstalk at Buca Di Beppo at 855 Howard Street in downtown San Francisco Cast: Michael Duca (host), George Devine Jr, Amaury Pi Gonzalez, Morris Phillips, Jeremy Kahn, David Zizmor, Jerry Feitelberg and Lee Leonard (Producer). Make sure you stop in at Buca Di Beppo and try some of their best dishes. Sportstalk recommends and enjoyed the Spaghetti with meat sauce, Chicken Penne, Chicken Parmesan, Cannoli, and Italian cake.

Sportstalk in this edition discusses headline sports, Cal’s victory over Texas, Stanford’s upset over USC, and a tribute to the late great George Devine Sr broadcaster and print journalist. Our Thanks to Buca Di Beppo hosts Chantal Call and our server Ryan.

Sportstalk Podcast at Chops Steakhouse downtown Sacramento Mon Aug 10, 2015

Cast: Michael Duca (host), Charlie O, Daniel Dullum, Jerry Feitelberg, Jeremy Harness, and Lee Leonard (producer) enjoyed podcasting and dining at Chops Steakhouse at 1117 11th Street downtown Sacramento for catering and reservations call 916-447-8900. Owners Trisha Flynn and Denise Fleming. When at Chops Steakhouse try some of Sportstalk’s favorites Prime rib, The Surf’s up Dungeness Crab Cakes, Sautéed Jumbo Prawns, King Crab Legs, Lobster tails, Grilled Sirloin, Braised Short Ribs, or try the Dinner for Two which is Chops Signature 28 oz, Porterhouse Steak hand carved for two, sauced with veal demi-glace and two Dungeness Crab Cakes.

On the Sports Discussion tonight a Sportstalk Tribute to the late ABC Monday Night Football play by play announcer Frank Gifford who passed away on Saturday at age 84. His life, his football career, his days in the Monday Night booth with Howard Cosell and Dandy Don Merridith. Also the Sacramento Kings and the progress of their new arena and some of the new players the Kings have acquired Willie Cauley-Stein, Rajon Rondo, and also how Kings star DeMarcus Cousins will do this season.