Anthony Schmitz has held a variety of jobs during his career, including serving as City Pages' editor and its restaurant critic.
|A new novel about the most romantic restaurant, ever.|
Since that time, he's turned out several novels, including Darkest Desire: The Wolf's Own Tale (Ecco), Lost Souls (Random House/Available Press), and two new e-published books, Thereafter and Valentine's Cafe.
In Valentine's Cafe, Schmitz narrates the tale of Victor Valentine, the God of Love, who is sent by the higher powers to open the world's most romantic restaurant in St. Paul. Valentine's carnal carnival inevitably stirs up trouble with the state's stoic governor, Luther Lutherson, as well as amorous feelings for his fiery Russian chef, Elevana Natasha Demidova.
The Hot Dish touched base with Schmitz to hear more about Valentine's Cafe and an urban agriculture project he's working on in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood:More »