THE YEAR IN FOOD & MUSIC
Mark Trombino owns Donut Friend in LA and plays drums in the recently reunited Drive Like Jehu.
Jennie Kelley is a founding member of Polyphonic Spree, a reality TV survivor (MasterChef season 2), and creator/co-chef at frank, an underground restaurant in Dallas.
Steve Sando is the founder of Rancho Gordo New World Specialty Food and the author of the Heirloom Beans cookbook.
Nate Farley has played guitar in Guided By Voices and The Amps. He currently runs the kitchen at a specialty market in his native Ohio.
James Vincent was named 2012 Grand Cochon King of Porc, a 2013 Food & Wine best new chef, and a 2014 James Beard semi-finalist, Great Lakes region.
Scott Winegard is a chef at Matthew Kenney Cuisine and played bass in Texas Is The Reason.
Eric D. Johnson is the founder of Fruit Bats and co-founder of the Huichica Music Festival. He has composed music for film and served as a multi-instrumentalist for The Shins. His 2014 solo album came out under the moniker EDJ.
Jamie Bissonnette is the James Beard Award-winning chef and co-owner of Toro NYC, Toro Boston and Coppa. He also wrote The New Charcuterie Cookbook.
Graham Elliot is a critically acclaimed chef, MasterChef judge, and Culinary Director of the Lollapalooza Music Festival.
Kent Jamieson is NOFX's manager and sound mixer. He has also done sound for Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Descendents, Alkaline Trio, and others.
Chef Erik Bruner-Yang's Toki Underground has received Eater Awards and features in Food & Wine Magazine, The Washington Post, and Cooking Channel's Unique Eats. He recently expanded his footprint to include Maketto, a communal marketplace and lifestyle brand.
In addition to his solo work, Ken Stringfellow has played in The Posies, Big Star, and R.E.M.
Chris Simpson has fronted the bands Mineral, The Gloria Record, and Zookeeper.
Carolynn Spence is the chef at Hollywood’s iconic Chateau Marmont.
Tim and Erin Archuleta own ICHI Sushi which was named "Hottest Restaurant" of 2014 in the Eater Awards and included in the San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Restaurants.
John Dragonetti has played in The Submarines and Jack Drag, composed music for film and TV, and recently produced Dylan Gardner's record for Warner Bros.
Tommy Habetz owns Bunk Sandwiches, Bunk Bar, and the upcoming Moon Pizza. He also has a weekly radio show on Portland's XRAY FM.
Jenn Louis is the executive chef and co-owner of Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern. She is a Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef, two-time semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northwest, and competed on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.
James is a singer/songwriter in the band Beach Slang.
Bob Nanna has played in the bands Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City On Film, Lifted Bells, and Jack & Ace.
Chef Josh Habiger has opened The Patterson House, The Catbird Seat, and Pinewood Social with Nashville's Strategic Hospitality. They are currently working on a new project for 2015.
Stuart and Nicole own State Bird Provisions in San Francisco.
Chris Leo is a musician (Van Pelt, The Lapse, Native Nod, Vague Angels), sommelier at Pizzeria Mozza, and author of three novels.
William Werner owns Craftsman and Wolves in San Francisco.
Zach fronts the bands Rogue Wave and Release The Sunbirds.
Francis Lam is a journalist and judge on Top Chef Masters.
Christopher Weingarten is Senior Editor at SPIN.