How long have you lived in Manchester?
Going on six years or better, which means I’ve lived here longer than I’ve lived anywhere else since I left my growing-up town back in 1990. Crazy.
Describe Manchester in one word.
What would make Manchester even better?
A common vision: Is it more important to have a thriving downtown or create a haven for box stores? Data-driven decision making. A focus on education at all levels. An Ethiopian restaurant. Manchester is one of those places that you never need to leave. If you want it or need it, you can generally find it here. With some effort we could be a place that creates generation after generation of smart, self-actualized people who stay here to do smart, self-actualized things.
What’s the best meal you’ve had in Manchester?
I could count the bad meals I’ve had on the fingers of one hand. In honor of my other hand, my top five meals are: nacho-crusted chicken sandwich at the Wild Rover, momos and paneer at Café Momo, a raw tuna appetizer at Inferno, the porter at Milly’s Tavern (yes, it counts as a meal) and the Banana-Nutella Panini at Republic. And the meat on swords at Gaucho’s.
What’s your favorite Manchester organization?
I have a soft spot for the Friends of Valley Cemetery because it’s a beautiful place and well worth preserving. My wife and I took our engagement pictures there.
If you could share one link with the rest of Manchester, what would it be?
This is a big responsibility. I could be self serving and promote my own blog or magnanimous and try to share a link that would profoundly benefit and enlighten any who clicked … I’ll cut to the chase and do a bit of both. Check out the Dandy Scotch Brawlers. It’s a soon-to-be-resuming podcast that encapsulates a lot of what I like about the Queen City.