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Lick The Plate "Beef & Bourbon" Culinary Appreciation Celebration Happening June 6, 6-9pm at Detroit City Distillery

Lick The Plate "Beef & Bourbon" Culinary Appreciation Celebration Happening June 6, 6-9pm at Detroit City Distillery

The popular Detroit & Windsor show broadcast on 93.9 The River is celebrating it's first year in Detroit by teaming up with Detroit City Distillery and Monty's Beef for an evening of food, music and cocktails for area culinary industry professionals, media and show supporters

DETROIT, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lick the Plate on 93.9 The River the show where the Detroit and Windsor culinary communities tell their stories, is celebrating one year on the air by hosting a complimentary evening of food, music and cocktails for chefs, media and supporters of the show. During the past 15 months, Lick the Plate host David Boylan and producer Mike Clark have interviewed over 60 culinary personalities from metro Detroit, Windsor, and Northern Michigan. That is in addition to the 500+ interviews conducted in the San Diego market where the show and column originated. Royal Oak native and show host David Boylan tells the stories of the talented people behind the culinary resurgence, along with those who work at the establishments that have stood the test of time and have become iconic institutions in the area.

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Lick the Plate is teaming up with Detroit City Distillery (DCD) who will host the event and provide cocktails, and Monty's Beef whose food truck will be cooking up samples of their amazing Piedmontese beef. Hence the event name "Beef & Bourbon." DCD founding partner Mike Forsyth and Monty's Beef owner Rachel Leemis were both early guests on Lick the Plate and were excited to team up to host the culinary community for this event. Forsyth recognized immediately that Lick the Plate had a unique format. "The ability to tell my story, plus talk about food, music and my favorite places to eat to the River audience was very appealing and provided great exposure for DCD." Rachel Leemis from Monty's Beef added, "David has a knack for attracting and telling the stories of a wide range of guests and I love that about the show. The interview is such a fun experience and that definitely comes across on-air. Lick the Plate has become a big part of the Detroit culinary scene in a very short time and Monty's is stoked to be a part of the celebration."

This free event is being held Monday, June 6, 6-9PM, at Detroit City Distillery. 2462 Riopelle, Detroit. It is open to metro Detroit and Windsor culinary professionals, media and select show supporters. Space is limited, RSVP by emailing or calling 858.395.6905

About Lick the Plate
Lick the Plate on 93.9 The River in Detroit and FM 94/9, KSON & Easy 98.1 in San Diego has interviewed over 500 chefs, restaurateurs, growers, brewers and culinary personalities over the past 6 years. Its unique format allows the radio audience to really get to know the culinary talent behind their favorite restaurants. Besides their culinary background and experience, guests share the road to their current position, music memories and dream concert lineup, where they eat and drink around town, and an in-depth look at their current menu. The original format has proven to be very popular with both the culinary community and their foodie audience. Lick the Plate is also a weekly column in the Coast News, a North County San Diego weekly newspaper.
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About The River
93.9 The River is a Bell Media company that plays Real Rock Variety....a unique mixture of classic alternative and songs from today's hottest new artists and is considered the complete essence of Adult Alternative. 93.9 The River remains the only Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) format in the Detroit/Windsor markets. It's a station for people who grew up with great music...and still have a taste for what's "next." Our DJs love music as much as you do - and that means you can expect to hear us talk less...and rock more. In addition to the music, 93.9 The River brings cutting edge features like Lick the Plate to a Detroit/Windsor audience hungry for the stories behind their favorite chefs. Visit us online @

About Detroit City Distillery
In the roaring twenties, Detroit fueled prohibition and an entrepreneurial spirit that didn't follow the rules. A century later, eight childhood friends are starting a small distillery to make alcohol the old fashion way. Detroit City Distillery creates small batch artisanal whiskey, gin and vodka using the finest local ingredients sourced directly from farms near our distillery and tasting room located in Detroit's famed Eastern Market. The result is a drink of distinction made for the revolutionaries rewriting the history of a great American city. Taste the history. Toast to revival.

About Monty's Beef
Monty's Beef Company was founded in 2010 by Rachel Leemis. A restaurant veteran and culinary devotee whose quest for the purest beef led her across the ocean to Italy to study Piedmontese beef and to such far-flung destinations as Eagle, Michigan to partner with a rancher internationally recognized as the preeminent expert in raising true Piedmontese cattle. No cross-breeding of cows - that is secret to the Piedmonte consistency of quality, and flavorful lean meat that is available at Monty's Beef Company. In April 2016, The Monty's Beef Company mission to bring the delicious flavor, nutrient packed, low cholesterol, 100% Pure Piedmontese Beef to busy beef lovers drove her to put the Monty's Beef Company on the road with the Monty's Beef Company food truck. The Monty's Beef food truck is sought after for lunch on the go, and special events held throughout Detroit. With the full support of Italian and American cattle associations, Monty's Beef Company lives its mission: provide 100% Pure Piedmontese beef raised on U.S. soil. The result of Leemis' quest for high integrity, superior quality, locally grown 100% Pure Piedmontese beef is available for all to enjoy with a variety of beef products offered at Monty's Beef Company in Royal Oak, MI or visit Monty's Food Truck, serving the Detroit area.

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