5x10 in the Den

A People's History of Food and Drink, 5x10 in the Den

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations, Grendel's Den launched a very special podcast series! A People's History of Food and Drink explores culture and community through a culinary lens, while wearing a pair of beer goggles. Season one, 5X10 In The Den, looks back at five decades of Harvard Square history as experienced by the people and patrons of the legendary Grendel's Den restaurant. Join our host, and history nerd, Daniel Berger-Jones as he celebrates Grendel's 50th anniversary with cocktail tutorials, cooking lessons and conversations with local legends, sharing stories that can only be heard in The Den.

All episodes can be found below...

Episode 1: The 1970s We explore the groovy 70s! Get yourself a tall bottle (or short nip!) of Galliano, some vodka and some OJ and enjoy this episode with a Harvey Wallbanger, or three (find yourself a tutorial right here!). This episode begs the question, "do you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain?" Explore a unique (and possibly slightly inappropriate??) way to prepare Bavarian shish kabob and a whole lot more. Episode 2: The '80s This was a very tumultuous yet successful time for Grendel's Den. We explore our famous Supreme Court case, Larkin vs Grendel's Den, as well as some well loved cocktails and food from the era!Episode 2.5: Bonus Content! Ever want to learn way more than you ever thought you might about Bruce Springsteen? Well we have the bonus content for you! The team at APHOFAD took a short break to celebrate the solstice, but gave you the gift of Springsteen, as told by our guest from the 1970s, Dean Rohrer.Episode 3: The 90s We discuss how to make White Russians, Cosmopolitans, and the legendary Grendel's Salad Bar days!Episode 4: 2000s We discuss the craft cocktail movement, 9/11, the changing landscape of Harvard Square, Kari's entry into managing Grendel's and the wonders of cheese fondue! We also have a special interview with Theater Offensive founder, Abe Rybeck!Bonus Episode 4.5: Extended cut of our captivating interview with Abe Rybeck, founder of Theater Offensive and the United Fruit Company. Be sure to have some tissues at the ready because this one is a tear jerker. Episode 5: 2010s The final in the series, this one explores the Mocktail and talks sustainability with Tony Pinhiero of Sunset Beach Oyster Farm in Jamestown, RI as well as the ever changing landscape of Harvard Square.