Brooklyn-born Michael has always enjoyed success thanks in large part to his unwavering integrity, commitment to quality, and bend-over-backwards desire to please the customer. Well before establishing his own restaurant, Michael was known throughout his New York neighborhood for making and bottling sauces from scratch and offering them as gifts for birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. The massive feasts he prepared each Sunday night were the hottest ticket in town. His career in the business world began in New York, where he ascended through the ranks of several companies before selling off his interests in 2004, thus enabling him to pursue his dream of owning and operating his own restaurant. With the help of some of the industry’s most respected consultants, Michael found a location, oversaw its renovation, assembled a team of top talent, and is now on his way to placing Long Beach, California on the culinary map.