Brian Crouch In his free time, chef Brian Crouch might catch a fish, cook it, and eat it.
Full disclosure: I used to work for Tiny Diner chef Brian Crouch -- way, way back in the day when we both were fresh-faced and full of vim and vigor. He was my first chef at a beloved little ragtag neighborhood place called Marimar, where essentially a bunch of kids got together and thought, "Hey, we're going to make ourselves a restaurant -- other people do it, so why not us?" They cobbled together their credit cards and their elbow grease and all that youthful energy and made a damn solid little restaurant.
This is only notable because I remember Crouch as this cantankerous, easy to set off, foul-mouthed, live-wire, cig-smokin' bad boy. Pretty much the picture of the TV chef.
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