Travel Channel's "Man v. What a fabulous question. They took this coconut vodka and made simple syrup with lemongrass. A mixologist Chandra Lucariello makes a yellow tomato bloody mary with local Hawaiian tomatoes. She is a cool-ass lady.
They bacon-wash Four Roses Bourbon. Those are my top three. Bacon and bourbon sounds excellent. They serve it with just a big fat ice cube, a little bit of orange rind… super. What hip-hop artist would you want to have a drink with and what would you pour? Sadly one of my favorites is no longer with us, MCA right there.
Of the living hip-hop artists out there I would love to have a drink with Nas. I know he is a Hennessy guy. If he lets me pour I would probably do bourbon. I have a huge bourbon, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and really good vodka collection. I might make some really dope spicy bourbon drink. The smartest thing I could ever do was just treat every woman and every date differently.
I think something that you have to share is best. So it depends on the person? It does depend on the person. How did you deal with your newfound popularity? Am I really going to the Playboy Mansion or getting a first class plane ticket paid for?! In the beginning I had horrible anxiety, I had to have an inhaler for my anxiety. What has been the best part of your journey in the entertainment world?
What made you want to start writing? So, this is the truth… I was going to college in Atlanta, Georgia. I went to Emory [University] and this girl just smashed my heart into guacamole. I bought one of those blank Moleskin books.
I will fully cop to this… initially I figured I was going to write black turtleneck-chain smoking-sappy-college breakup poetry. It was this artsy place and I started writing, almost like a diary entry.
Then I started writing about the scenario I was in and relating it to the food: I realized that I was writing as much about food as I was about my experience and that food allowed me to sit down and relate to my feelings. Food helped me get to that emotional place. At that moment I realized at the end of the day the restaurants we go to and meals we have with loved ones is a language. Food is a language. Suddenly, I realized I was actually learning about where to eat in Atlanta.
Where do I take my folks or where do I take my date? I would like to have a drink with my dad. I miss him a lot. He passed when I was 23 and I was gone a lot. I was in college until I was 22 and he passed a year later. I think it would be cool to get a glass with my dad.