Occupation: Artist, restaurateur, TV personality
Hometown: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Current neighborhood: Home, Center City; work, Crossroads Arts District
Who or what is your sidekick? DUF, my dog
What career would you choose in an alternate reality? Magic-carpet salesman
What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Filling Station, Vietnam Café
Where do you drink? Home, Grinders, the Peanut
What's your favorite charity? Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsyfoundation.org; Wounded Warriors, woundedwarriorproject.org
Favorite place to spend your paycheck: Strasser Hardware, Harry J. Epstein Co.
What local phenomenon do you think is overrated? WaterFire on the Plaza
Where do you like to take out-of-town guests? Arthur Bryant's
"Kansas City screwed up when it ... " Opened the Power & Light District.
"Kansas City needs ... " Synchronized traffic signals and HOV lanes.
"People might be surprised to know that I ... " Change my socks twice a day and travel all over the world cooking for the troops (Google "Messlords").
"On my day off, I like to ... " I never have a day off, but when I get a spare moment ... golf and ride motorcycles.
"In five years, I'll be ... " Busier than I have ever been ... but hopefully 10 inches taller and 15 pounds lighter.
What TV show do you make sure you watch? The Big Bang Theory, Food Network
____ take(s) up a lot of space in my iTunes: Everything from punk to polka
What movie do you watch at least once a year? Die Hard
What local tradition do you take part in every year? New Year's Eve ball drop at Grinders
Celebrity you'd like to ride the Mamba with at Worlds of Fun: Seth Green
Favorite person or thing to follow on Twitter: Jasper's Restuarant, Food Republic, Jimmy Fallon
Person or thing you find really irritating at this moment: Honey Boo Boo
What subscription - print, digital, etc. - do you value most? Pandora
Last book you read: Steven Raichlen's BBQ USA
Favorite day trip: Mindless motorcycle ride to Leavenworth
What is your most embarrassing dating moment? When a girlfriend's mom came home in the middle of an act.
Interesting brush with the law? Being denied entry into Canada, then getting smuggled in by Mohawk Indians.
Describe a recent triumph: Moving into fatherhood
Stretch is planning a Lenexa location in the space formerly occupied by Kieltyka's Stonewall Inn (10240 Pflumm Road). Look for Grinders Roadhouse in about six months.