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.
What was the food highlight of your year?
What was the music highlight of your year?
The new Bloodshot Records 20th anniversary compilation. Great music, better people, and a prime example of how doing things the right way can be sustainable. Keeping it small and controllable, keeping the quality high and tight is a great business model.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
Anytime I have an idea for a restaurant, I soundtrack it. I put together a playlist that I think would be on in the restaurant and then whenever I'm jotting down specifics I put on that music. It helps put me in the right frame of mind to think about that specific thing.