About the Author
Brian McManus is the music editor and a contributing food writer at Philadelphia Weekly. He’s written for Houston Press, San Francisco Weekly, Chicago Reader, Cleveland Scene, and Spin magazine. His drinking and diving began while on tour with his garage punk band, continued during his years as a chef in Houston, Texas, and hasn’t slowed, much to the eternal dismay of his wife. He orders chili anytime it’s on a menu, and drinks Old Grand-Dad whiskey unironically. He has a twin brother who he hopes to one day hit up for a liver transplant.