Southern Hospitality

Why start the detox now? Keep the indulgence going with Nate and his chops in today's Male Monday!

Name: Nate Paterson

Hometown: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Current Location: Manhattan, New York

Daily Uniform: Cut-offs, a tank top, and Vans

I have a few: Fish in my tank and surfboards

In the kitchen, I swear by: Fresh Cracked Pepper

Hidden Talents? All types of handstands!

The taste I couldn’t live without:  The ocean

If I could cook for anyone: I would cook for all my friends and family. We would have a huge cook-out with steaks, burgers, fresh oysters, and an assortment of local NC fish; with plenty of cold beers to wash it all down.

The best thing(s) about North Carolina/growing up in the South: Having the best friends and family in the world, the great food, and growing up on the beach.

I’m dying to go: Explore South America

Souther hospitality is: Going out of your way to help the people around you and make them smile.

My TOP 5 Meals:

1.  My mom’s homemade chicken salad sandwiches

2.  My dad’s homemade double decker cheeseburger with onion in between, wrapped in bacon, and grilled to perfection

3.Pecan-enctusted grouper from The Oceanic on Wrightsville Beach with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans

4  Fresh Poke from the Kahuku Superette on the North Shore of Hawaii (raw ahi tuna seasoned over fresh rice)

5 Any steak, anytime, from anywhere

My Motto: You Only Live Once so have fun. Life is too short to be anything but happy