On The Line: Sid Fanarof Of zcafe, Part Two
|Photo by Julie Nguyen|
"I never realized what a joy it is to make food for other people."
Sid Fanarof used to be envious of musicians performing for fans, but realized that he brings pleasure to people through his cooking. He recounts an instance when a mother of three approached him to say, "I just needed to tell you, if I had to have a last supper it would be zpizza." Now that's the ultimate compliment.
During a time when the majority couldn't afford a fancy gourmet pizza, Sid executed his demystified version of healthy fare to locals. After 25 years of operating zpizza, zcafe celebrates their one year anniversary this month with a menu that continues to share the values of his original brand.
Read our interview with Sid Fanarof of zcafe, Part One.
And now, on to Part Two . . . .
Are you superstitious? If so, about what?
Not particularly. Although, being born on the 13th makes "13" my lucky number!
What were you up to five years ago?
Keeping zpizza innovative.
Last book was The Columbus Affair, by Steve Berry. It was intriguing and informative, like reading historical fiction. Last movie was Woody Allen's To Rome With Love.
When you use your computer, what's your background?
Photos of my grandchildren.
Lasat thing you looked up/searched online:
Groupon Orange County. Love a deal!
Do you have any skills that are non-food related?
Watsu water massage therapy and body surfing.
What would you be doing if you weren't in this business?
Producer of indie films.
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