When are you coming out with a book!?
Hopefully by summer 2014. I'll keep you guys posted.
Where is your favorite sandwich?
An juicy Italian beef, sweet & hot from Johnnie's Beef in Elmwood Park & A handcut pastrami on rye from Langer's Delicatessin in Los Angeles, CA.
How much you bench?
225 4-5 times.
How has your life changed since winning Food Network Star Season 7?
After 10 years of hustling, taking risks & living in my in-law's basement, I can proudly say I have achieved my dream. Coupled with the fact that I get to feature my family on Sandwich King and take them along for the ride is a true blessing more valuable than all the gold in the world.well maybe not ALL of the gold but a good 7 - 9%.
Speaking of basements, I've heard your hometown of Elmwood Park has terrible flood issues, what kind of flood control do you have?
After 3 summers of consistent flooding in our finished basement, I've gone with the revolutionary "lift station" system.
Do you get to hobnob with all the other Food Network Stars?
Yes! I get to have beers with Guy at the various food festivals, hang out of Zakarian backstage in the green room, get dinner with Sunny, and once in a while, get a big old hug from Tuschman.