ROYAL OAK — Lick the Plate, a popular San Diego food show produced and hosted by Royal Oak-native David Boylan is bringing the uniquely formatted show to the Michigan airwaves. Lick the Plate recently secured a sponsorship from the Michigan Restaurant Association and is in talks with radio stations and sponsors in Detroit and Grand Rapids, anticipating a Nov. 1 launch.
During the past three years, Lick the Plate has interviewed more than 150 chefs, restaurant owners, growers, brewers, and other San Diego and national culinary personalities. From San Diego’s top chefs and restaurants to small mom and pop eateries, Lick the Plate has covered a wide range of the San Diego culinary scene, the people who drive it and their individual stories that go beyond their work in the kitchen.
“The concept has proven itself in San Diego and with the Michigan culinary scene continuing to expand and grow, teaming up with Lick the Plate is a good fit for the MRA. It’s also a nice way to showcase our members,” says Brian DeBano, president and CEO of the MRA.
Boylan, producer and host of Lick the Plate is thrilled to be bringing his show to the Great Lakes State. “I’m a Michigan native, having grown up in Royal Oak, am a Grand Valley State University graduate and spent the early part of my career here. I have very strong culinary, grower, brewery, and winery connections all over the state including my annual role as a judge at the Asparagus Festival in Empire.
“Besides chefs, I’ll be talking to the farmers and other vendors who supply them,” Boylan says. “There are so many great stories out there, and Lick the Plate will enable listeners to really get to know my guests. Michigan is well on it’s way to becoming an international culinary destination and it’s my goal to help that effort along and bring the state it the attention it deserves.”