BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar will celebrate 25 years of business in 2019. It’s an institution in Jackson, Mississippi. A destination restaurant where on any given night you’ll find people on first dates, fiftieth dates, celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, getting engaged or just having a night out with friends.
The restaurant is the brainchild of two driven, but very different, visionaries. Jeff Good is a gregarious, larger-than-life networker who never met a stranger. Dan Blumenthal is the focused and intense culinary creative who thrives on adrenaline and controlled chaos. It’s a yin and yang relationship that has been at the heart of the business for a quarter of a century.
This is the story of a late night phone call that would revolutionize the restaurant industry in Jackson. Everything would be forever changed because Jeff Good was about to lose his job.
The BRAVO! Way; Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty shares Dan & Jeff’s 25-year journey as restaurateurs. From the concept, to the business plan, to challenges of just doing business in Mississippi. It’s about how they survived the ups and downs of a partnership and friendship, and the lessons other entrepreneurs can learn.
Scheduled to be published by Sartoris Literary Group - November 2018.