What’s your job?
“I work for an insurance company doing big things. But I didn’t deny your claim, other people do that.”
Other than your job, what are your claims to fame?
“Other than being a loudmouth on Twitter? I wear nerdy t-shirts and enjoy exploring and talking about the local food scene, especially the new street food movement. I’m an avid volunteer promoter of events I love, such as Give and Take, Uptown Market, and Gastro non Grata. I am a pretty good cook, make an excellent cocktail, started Active First Dates, and host occasional Uptown Tweetups. I’m notorious for showing up at places alone and joining your party.”
What’s your relationship status?
“I am pretty good at being single and I’m still practicing. I’m not opposed to practicing other things.”
Where are you most likely to be seen?
“Anyplace that serves good food, beer, or whiskey. I like to hop around and try new things. I probably frequent First Avenue, the BLB, Moto-i, and Aster Cafe more than other venues though. Plus, you can almost always find me at Farmers’ Markets on Saturdays and Sundays during the warm months.”
Where are you least likely to be seen?
“If you see me in Drink, Bootlegger’s, Sneaky Pete’s, or any other bar where the beer of choice is Michelob Golden Light, you should assume I’m kidnapped or I have a twin I don’t know about.”
With what people are you most likely to be seen?
“Probably Nicky Stein-Grohs or Shanna Gratten. Those two are pretty good at putting up with me. I hang with a lot of people though; if you run into me I’m probably talking to someone who should know better.”
Where were you born?
“I was born in Billings, Montana. And no, I was not born in the back of a wagon, no matter what you’ve heard about my home state.”
What neighborhood do you live in now?
“I live in Whittier, a neighborhood I basically chose on a whim when I decided to move into Minneapolis. It’s worked out pretty well so far.”
What’s your ride?
“I drive a ’97 Accord to work, but you’re more likely to see me on a bike, on foot, or on the bus. I really dislike driving and try hard to avoid getting in my car for anything but my commute.”
What’s the best way for someone to start a conversation with you?
“I think I’m pretty easy to talk to, but striking up a conversation about the local food or music scenes will always work.”
Photo by Meredith Westin, courtesy Conner McCall