Name: Mike Faherty
Hometown: Spring Lake, NJ
Current Location: Manhattan
Day Job: Founder/Chief Design Officer, Faherty Brand. Formerly a designer at Ralph Lauren for 7 years.
Daily Uniform: Boardshorts, a pocket t-shirt, flip flops.
I have a few: Hawaiian Shirts; and I have no shame rocking them.
In the kitchen, I swear by: Good knives
The taste I can’t live without: Fresh herbs and seafood.
Most incredible dinner out: Pala Pizza in the Lower East Side. A great little spot in Manhattan I go to with my brothers and their wives. It has the best gluten free pizza in the world. We split the Etna Pizza: eggplant, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, ricotta salata and basil and the Zucca: butternut squash puree, pancetta, smoked scamorza cheese and mozzarella.
Any hidden talents? I played basketball in College, so my Jump shot is pretty good.
I’m dying to go to: Paris, France. I am looking for some recommendations…
Favorite surf spot: A point break right below the Closenberg Hotel near Galle, Sri Lanka.
If I could cook for anyone: I’d make a pork roll, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich for my dad. It’s a local Jersey favorite.
My TOP 5 Meals:
1. My mom’s meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy.
2. The smoked brisket at Merchants in Nashville, TN
3. The Tandoori at the The Kebab House in Chennai, India
4. A Steak and a glass of Cab at Wollensky’s Grill in NYC
5. Jerk Chicken Enchiladas at Cha Cha Chicken in Santa Monica, CA
My Motto: Everyday is my best day yet