Yesterday I read about the most fascinating family of restauranteurs. Their restaurant empire, if you want to call it that, began back in the late 60s and is still going strong today. They've influenced many newer entrepreneurs to follow in their footsteps, but they're easily still the family to beat.
Twin Brother One spent years on the West Coast and studied under many master chefs in the nation's top seafood restaurants. He is now often heralded as the best seafood chef that anyone has ever had the pleasure of meeting. There isn't a creature from the sea that this man can't whip into a tasty meal.
Twin Brother Two traveled a different path than his twin brother and went to culinary school in southern Texas. Being surrounded by hispanic fare all the time has definitely influenced his cooking expertise. He is now a fairly renowned expert on how to prepare out-of-this-world authentic mexican fare.
The Younger Brother never attended culinary school. Instead he grew up working for several different catering business. Some really good, some horribly bad. He learned the ins and outs of the food business from a different perspective than his brothers. Having a this alternate view on the restaurant world, he finally opened a small boutique sandwich shop in Illinois.
The Father was born and raised in the European country of Italy. After moving his family to America and helping get his children going in their careers, he finally opened a neapolitan pizza restaurant near the home of the Kentucky Derby.
I can't possibly imagine what it's like to have a sit-down dinner with this family. The holidays must be an eating masterpiece. Or maybe they're just as dysfunctional as the rest of us and have crazy huge arguments on who will carve the turkey or what spices to use.
In any case, the John family (Papa, Jimmy, Long and Taco) wishes you all healthy lives and thank you for your continued patronage.
+ original post date: June 21, 2011 07:11 AM
+ categories: WTF