"When I was twenty-eight-years-old, a friend of mine moved down to Outer Banks, North Carolina. He said, 'Lou it's wonderful, it's like the Hamptons but without the taxes!' I was like: 'Okay, I guess that is good enough for me...' So I went down to visit him. I came back up to New York for a very short time, then called my friend and said, 'You know what? I think I am going to come down there and take you up on your offer (which was to build fireplaces of all things).' So I went down there, and after about 2 days I said, 'You know what? I am going to build fireplaces, but I have got to get my hands back into food.' I lasted about forty-eight hours out of the kitchen (laughs). I ended up staying for twenty-three years in the Carolinas.
Lou has been at Oak Mountain now for a little over two months. Everyone seems to be very excited about his arrival and he has happily made himself at home running the kitchen in the Acorn Pub & Eatery. They have now had a successful couple of months running theme nights like "Fish Camp Fridays" and "Mex Econo Thursdays" which features dollar tacos.
The chef wrote on LinkedIn that he is "not afraid to take on [a] task," even if it's a challenging one, and he's learned "to adapt in situations" that are handed to him in the kitchen. He's come a long way since his "Hell's Kitchen" days. 2b1af7f3a8