The sky’s the limit when food takes flight and spirits soar, and we spread our wings on this week’s show setting our sights on the southern table-inspired BIRD Modern Provisions & Bar!

Maudi Gourdin-Schultz and her warriors, Matt Russell, Chef Daniel Thomas, Brandon Katz, Chris Squires & Stephen Ott

Our celebrity co-host was co-founder and general manager of Ten Fifty-Five Brewing Company, Chris Squires. He gave us a tease on his new, soon-to-be-announced location in downtown Tucson, while talking about some local craft brews that have been grabbing his attention. We also checked in with Maudi Gourdin-Schultz of Wild Garlic Grill, who shared some news on her restaurant’s upcoming relocation to the Foothills. BIRD bar manager Stephen Ott sat down with us as well to talk about his southern and whiskey-forward cocktail menu, showcasing the Tucson Julep as one of the stars of the show.

Fried chicken and waffles. Enough said.

Then BIRD founder Brandon Katz and Executive Chef Daniel Thomas arrived to present the concept and cuisine of this southern-style eatery. We rolled up our sleeves for some seriously good chicken and waffles, collard greens, fried green tomatoes, and creamy grits. Fly over to BIRD!