Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam are on a mission to save the world and restore civility one dinner party at a time! Dinner Parties - where friends new and old share food, debate ideas, and boldly build hangovers together. If we revive the fading art of throwing Dinner Parties the world will be better off, and our country might heal its wounds of endless division...all without having to wait in a nine-hour line to eat brunch! 

Before dedicating their lives to entertaining people while teaching them to entertain Brendan and Rico created and hosted The Dinner Party Download, a public radio show and podcast about culture and food named "Best Food Podcast" by the Academy of Food Podcasters and downloaded over 36 million times. They were named two of Food & Wine's "Forty Big Food Thinkers Forty and Under" and have appeared as judges on Top Chef Masters. Their forthcoming book to be published by Little Brown is called Brunch is Hell: How To Save The World By Throwing A Dinner Party and their upcoming podcast where they save the world and solve people's dilemma over dinner is called Brunch is Hell.