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 passionately driven, but very different, visionaries. Jeff Good: a gregarious, larger-than-life networker who never met a stranger; and Dan Blumenthal: a 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.
The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty is a book that chronicles Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal’s creation of the restaurant through the success their company is today. It all started with a late-night phone call that would revolutionize the restaurant industry in Mississippi. Everything would change because Jeff was about to lose his job.
This is an all-access pass behind the scenes to learn the “secret sauce” of making a successful business – through sacrifice, fear and faith.
The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty is the first book from author Dawn Dugle, an award-winning storyteller. She spent 23 years as a broadcast and digital journalist and has a long writing career as well, writing for USA Today, The Austin American-Statesman, The Clarion-Ledger, The Shelbyville News, and The Jackson Free Press. She works as the Creative Director for TeleSouth Communications, parent company to SuperTalk Mississippi and as the CEO of Dugle Media.
Dan Blumenthal and Jeff Good are the co-owners of Mangia Bene Restaurant Group that includes BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar, Broad Street Baking Company and Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint.
The book is published by Sartoris Literary Group and will be released November 1, 2018. It is now available for e-book pre-orders on Amazon.