The Man Behind The GrubGrade Mask…
Hey everyone. I’ve been meaning to get around to a more fleshed out About section for the site, but I thought I’d ask for your help with it. I get random emails asking questions about me and my opinions on this or that. I guess people might be interested in the person behind the blog. We are coming up on our 1 year anniversary of the launch of GrubGrade and I’m ready to work on a little bio. It doesn’t have to be all food related, as I am more than just a dude that writes a lot about food. Maybe you don’t really care, but this is for the few that might and the new visitors. I’ll do a little FAQ below to get things started. Fire away any additional questions you may have or just leave your thoughts in the comments section. I’m guessing most do not care and would just rather see me crank out reviews. Doing a bio was actually a little uncomfortable, but oh well. I’ll compile everything for an updated About section in the near future. Thanks!
DOB: February 4, 1981
GrubGrade Headquarters: Frederick, Maryland
Family: Middle child with two brothers
Occupation: Quality Assurance Analyst by day, GrubGrade CEO by night.
Height/Weight: A lot of people think I’ve got to weigh about 600 pounds or more. I’m 5ft 11inches and 190 lbs. Which actually makes me overweight according to BMI 🙂 . I’ll work on losing 10lbs, OK doc?
What is your idea of the perfect food? Pizza of course. You’ve got most of your food groups in one tasty package. I once tried to be a vegetarian and failed miserably after 3 days. A pizza with no meat is still a beautiful thing.
What foods do you hate? I like rice, but have always hated my Mom’s rice growing up. How do you screw up rice? Sorry Mom. So if you discard the odd foods that most people wouldn’t eat anyways such as sardines and pig snouts, I’m not really a picky eater at all. If you give me a Dino-nugget with a missing head or an extra tail, I won’t touch it.
Favorite restaurant food? Mexican. I love Southern California for the weather and the Mexican food. Runners Up: Greek and Italian
Favorite Fast Food Place? Chick-fil-A
What got you started with GrubGrade? Some might say it all began with a hunger so bad in 7th grade that I used to draw cheesesteaks in science class. But really, I was inspired by other blogs out there. I was a writer for FastFoodCritic. The end/hiatus of FFC kind of pushed me to start GrubGrade, and for that I am thankful. I have an opinion and a camera so why not.
You cover a lot of fast food. How often do you actually eat fast food? Good Week: Twice a week. Bad Week: Yikes maybe almost daily. That doesn’t mean I’m pounding cheeseburgers, fries and soda though. Lately I’ve had a lot more good weeks than bad. I’m trying to find a better balance.
Do you make money from GrubGrade? Not much. I do have a day job. Taking in the cost to run GG, and the time I have put in to it, makes this just a hobby. Anything I make I try to put back into the site or give away to the readers. So I’m in the red. It was never my goal for this to be about making money.
Other? Seeing good movies. Sports, first loves are football and hockey. Live music. My iPod. MacBook Pro. Staring at my dusty guitar. Addiction to the Internet. Not watching my television. My cat Ozzy. Preserving my sexy. Fearing marriage. Fancying myself a runner. Reading at least one great book per year. Being terrible at golf. Waking up at 4am almost every day. I miss Bear Silber. Being scared of oceans. Going to new places to eat. Traveling. Road trips. Taking pictures of anything. Avoiding topics of politics and religion. Avoiding negative people. Avoiding death. Avoiding my ex-girlfriends. Avoiding the cold wind. Avoiding answering my phone when an “acquaintance” asks me to help them move.