Fine Dining - Season 2 Starts November 8th!

Episode Date: November 1, 2023

The search for mediocrity continues!   Join host Michael Ornelas as he gets in the trenches for more chain restaurants than his arteries can handle. Each episode, he'll be joined by a different guest... host, and no eatery is off-limits. Season 2 will include fast casual and even fast food spots as the caloric floodgates have been opened. Kicking off November 8th with guest host Rhyan Schwartz, Michael pays a visit to The Melting Pot for some fondue. This season, you can also look forward to restaurants such as Buca di Beppo, Hot Dog on a Stick, Texas Roadhouse, IHOP, a truly national Septemburger tournament bracket, and the second annual Hooter Bowl! Download season 1's episodes to get yourself ready, leave a review on whatever platforms you listen, and have a fine day!   Music by: James McEnelly (@Ramshackle_Music) "Fine" Dining is on Patreon! Get an extra episode every month (October's release: Dave's Hot Chicken), extended Yelp from Strangers segments every other week, merch discounts, download access to our music including the 7 singles from our Olive Garden musical, and more! Patreon Producers: Sean Spademan, Joyce Van, & Sue Ornelas   Get the 5 Survival Tips for Casual Dining at!   Send in your best chain restaurant stories at   Follow the show on TikTok and Instagram @finediningpodcast   Review "Fine" Dining on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, PodcastAddict, Overcast, or wherever you get your podcasts, and give me suggestions where to go next! I read every one!   Totally Not Sponsored By: Harrison Augustine 💸 Arrylius the XIV

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