MALE MONDAY ENCORE! Mike keeps it ‘Baja Fresh’ in NYC

Faherty Brand, Hawaiian Shirts and a point break in Sri Lanka

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

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