7 Fingers, 2 Titanium Hips and 1 Hell Of A Good Time
The last 9 years of my life have been dedicated to supporting and exploring America's greatest restaurants. I've had a love for fine dining for much longer but I started turning my short business trips into longer restaurant tours. It's become an obsession for me to explore the greatest restaurants in as many cities and states as possible. I've been shooting videos and taking photos of nearly every dish I've eaten during this time too. About 2.75 years ago I started sharing my adventures through my Tiktok account and Instagram account amassing over 1.1 million fans.
4 Years Eating Restaurant Food For Every Single Meal Since December 2019
I love eating out at restaurants and I did everything in my power to support them during the pandemic. Mostly in my hometown of Washington, DC I placed 1100 large take out orders that I ate for over 3000 meals every day since the pandemic. I also dined in at 900+ restaurants. I'm finally traveling again and have hit dozens of cities in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Georgia, Louisiana, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia and Canada. I soak in the sights by walking to almost every restaurant. My streak of eating restaurant food for every meal continues to this day.
500+ Fine Dining Restaurant Meals in 2018
I had the most amazing year stuffing my face with the world's greatest food in 2018. It was hard work but so much fun eating over 500 mostly fine dining restaurant meals! I loved it! I let each restaurant know I was on a multi year restaurant tour and they treated me well. Thanks everyone!
600+ Meals In 20 States In 2019
My incredible 2018 was such a life changing and amazing experience that I did 600 restaurant meals in 2019. I traveled to 20 states and Washington, DC. My @HighSpeedDining Tiktok and @HighSpeedDining Instagram page is where I now showcase these restaurants! My videos have done well with over a million followers, 600 million views and 40+ million likes between my accounts. I've worked hard improving my editing skills to match my creative vision.
What Did I Do Before High Speed Dining?
I’ve had an amazing career in the comedy world spanning over 30 years. I created the world’s first uncensored comedy channels for XM Satellite Radio before they merged with Sirius to create SiriusXM Satellite Radio. I also consulted Pandora as they created their comedy channels. I've recorded and produced hundreds of comedy albums and shows for many of today’s biggest comedians like Gabriel Iglesias, Louis CK, Kevin Nealon, Jim Gaffigan, Frank Caliendo, Mike Birbiglia and Joey Coco Diaz. I've also produced many successful comedy songs and ringtones with my comedy content company. As much fun as I’ve had, my life has been far from a laughing matter.
Making The Best With The Hand I've Been Dealt
I was born without fingers on my left hand. At age 3, I had surgery that gave me two fingers and some pretty good mobility. It ain't perfect but I can slice a steak and handle my meals. There is little I can't do. I've made the best with the hand I've been dealt and I've held my own.
Two Hip For My Own Good
In 2011, I had a double hip replacement. Both at once! It was a life changing event. It ultimately gave me some pretty good mobility and reduced pain massively. My titanium hips aren't perfect but I've been able to walk mostly pain free and live my life to the fullest. They have allowed me to exercise, work out and walk on average 10 miles a day. Now I just can’t seem to slow down.
How Did High Speed Dining Come About
I'd been working from home since late 2008. I needed to get out of the house more and thought dining out would be a great solution. At first it was uncomfortable to get motivated and dine solo but I fell in love with the dining out experience especially at the high end places. When I'm in a restaurant all my problems disappear.
I wanted to enjoy my life while on top of my game and healthy. I've learned that I get the most enjoyment and have the least amount of worries when I'm eating the tastiest meals in the world. So over 6 years ago I set out on my restaurant adventures and they have morphed into the greatest culinary journey. It's been an incredible time, an amazing learning experience and simply invigorating.
I've enjoyed the greatest years of a pretty incredible life dining around America and I'm thrilled I can take you on the journey with me through my High Speed Dining videos. Come join me at the table on Tiktok or Instagram