Todd Sicolo Dishes on Hostess Apple Pies and Why He Admires Eddie Matney

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Todd Sicolo on T. Cook's secluded patio
I know your goal is to make T. Cook's menu more playful and fun. How do you plan to achieve that?: First, by separating the bar from the restaurant. Next, more focus on seasonal menus and local partnerships with farms, which will elevate the quality of food product. We don't want to be a restaurant you only visit for a special occasion. You can come multiple times throughout the week to see the new and exciting changes. We are blessed to have been able to hire Christian Giles as the GM for T. Cook's. He's worked for Charlie Trotter for 16 years and his expertise in service and making guests feel welcome are a great addition to T. Cook's moving forward.

Last meal on earth -- what would it be?:
Sad to say, but there would be three items: Mom's meat balls and spaghetti, a Whopper from BK and HANDS DOWN, a whole New York pizza -- greasy cheesy and crispy thin crust!

What should be written on your tombstone?: Love life! Thank God for all you have received in life. Be blessed.

Enjoy this Chef Salad? Check out Nikki's previous interviews with:
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Josh Riesner of Pig & Pickle
Lester Gonzalez of Cowboy Ciao
M.J. Coe of Federal Pizza
Steven "Chops" Smith of Searsucker
Aaron Chamberlin of St. Francis
Michael Rusconi of Rusconi's American Kitchen
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Chris Gross of Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge
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Josh Hebert of Posh
Kevin Binkley of Binkley's Restaurant
Lori Hashimoto of Hana Japanese Eatery
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