Pittsburgh Post-Gazette food/culture writer Dan Gigler joins me in the studio for the kick-off episode of our second season.

We discuss the good and the bad from the 86 Conference which took place July 24-25 at the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh. The conference was hosted by The Good Peoples Group and focused on creating a forum where service industry personnel could discuss professional, cultural and societal challenges plaguing the profession.

Gigler and I also discuss his role as a food writer here in the city along with trying to find an answer to the question: What exactly is the restaurant bubble here in Pittsburgh?