Being Friends with an Ex and the Men of Jarry Mag!

Jarry_Steve,Lukas,Alex_credit Rachel Orlow

April 25th

Can you really be friends with an ex? What challenges arise when romance shifts to platonic affection?  And if you’re fighting hard to keep the friendship going, are you truly over the loss of the mate?

On this week’s show, Jacqueline discusses the intricacies of being friends with an ex  with her guest co-host, Jonathan Wiener, who’s currently struggling with how to be friends with the man who hurt his heart. What steps does he need to complete to get himself to a better place? And since Jacqueline’s headed next week to the wedding of the ex she dated for almost a decade, what advice can she share?

Then the team is joined by Steve Viksjo and Lukas Volger, two of the threesome behind Jarry Magazine, a biannual mag that celebrates the art of gay domesticity. What holes in the food media world did they see needed filling? How sustainable are professional relationships in a world where food and drink easily make things feel personal?


 About Jarry Magazine

As a biannual print magazine that explores where food and gay culture intersect, Jarry brings together a community of gay chefs, eaters, artisans, writers, photographers, artists, and industry influencers, and celebrates the art of gay domesticity. It was founded in 2015 by Alex Kristofcak, Steve Viksjo, and Lukas Volger. For more information, and to subscribe, visit or @jarrymag.
Steve Viksjo is the creative director of both Jarry and Vixjo Design, Inc., a Brooklyn-based graphic design and branding studio that he founded in 2008. He and his husband, and their two French bulldogs, split their time between Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. @svixjo.
Lukas Volger is the editorial director of Jarry; the author of three cookbooks including Bowl; and founder of Made byLukas, a New York–based line of premium veggie burgers. He lives in Brooklyn. @lukasvolger.

Our Wine Sponsor for today is Simi Winery!SIMI_2014_DryRose_lowRes


82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 1% Syrah

The color is vibrant and lit from within: a vivid, shell pink with a coral edge. On the nose, find wild delicate strawberry and Meyer lemon with notes of fresh straw, citrus flowers and white pepper. These enticing aromas set the stage for the palate of fresh strawberry, pineapple, lemony crispness and hints of sweet herb. This rosé is forward and focused, with lingering tart cherry and bright acidity that invigorates the taste buds. It is nicely structured with a weighty finish.

SIMI is fortunate to have three Alexander Valley estate vineyards, including our Los Amigos vineyard in which we grew all of the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit for this Rosé. Los Amigos is a classic, valley floor vineyard possessing sandy loam soils that are ideal for growing Bordeaux varietals. The varied soil types in this vineyard produce different flavor profiles among the vines and wines that express the best characteristics of Alexander Valley’s eastern benchlands—velvety texture and bright, luscious flavors. A small percentage of Syrah from Sonoma Coast was blended in, adding a bit of elegance and weight on the palate to deliver a more food-friendly wine.

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