Well, I used to be just a cop who knew a lot of great places to eat (I still am). Then I became a newspaper food critic specializing in “off the beaten path” places to eat that I would find using my “Food Clue’s and Theories” such as “The shittier the location+ the longer its been there= how good it is”..so if a place in some strip mall is the worst location on the planet, and its been open 20 years…I promise you, that place is fantastic!
I ended up judging on Iron Chef America, was on my friend Alton Browns show Feasting on Asphalt , then hosted my own show on the Food Network called the Hungry Detective. I learned a lot about the business and about people during those times, I will tell some of those stories on this blog when the time is right. Oh I still write a magazine column about food on cruise ships called the “Galley Gumshoe” for Porthole magazine, its fun and It gives me a reason to go on cruises.