ROB Tallia has spent most of his life in a struggle for a normal cholesterol level. When he is not doing that, however, he helps produce the NFT Guidebook series with his partner, Jane Pirone, plays guitar, takes the occasional photo, and travels as much as possible with his wife Jodie and young son Miles. He thanks you for your support.
10 NFT Questions:
My Day Job:
NFT Managing Editor/Garbage Removal
What I'm listening to:
Fu Manchu, Interpol, ST 37.
What I'm reading:
Thomas Bernhard, Jim Bouton.
What I've just seen:
Sloths, monkeys, and a bar made out of a Fairchild C-123 in Costa Rica.
What I believe in:
Bacon / Art.
What pisses me off:
People who overpromise and underdeliver.
What I really think of NFT:
It's okay for now.
The question I really wanted to answer was:
Q: What is the frequency, Kenneth?
A: 66.9 megahurtz
Further contact info:
What sanctifies me:
Art / Bacon.
48 Hours in Kansas City
See NFT Managing Editor/co-founder Rob Tallia fully clog his arteries in a 26-hour period by eating in five separate Kansas City barbeque joints. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly. No flowers, please, just brisket.
The Grandest Street of All
Join NFT head honcho Rob Tallia on an epic journey down the entire length of Grand Street in Manhattan. From the gritty to the sublime, Grand Street has it all.
What is city life? At its best, a seamless interaction of people, ideas, movement, culture, and solitude. Solitude, because behind every closed door is a family—perhaps of one, or two, or ten, occasionally a “manufactured” family of roommates—but even in the most disparate of circumstances, the occasional meal (be it take-out from the corner Chinese), shared television-watching experience (Oscars, Super Bowl, latest reality-TV finale), or communal party to celebrate a birthday, new job, quit job, return from abroad, whatever. And yet, solitude, since even one’s roommates and family members, being city dwellers, are at least occasionally on the move, away from home, traveling on business, visiting the ersatz family homestead in the ‘burbs, etc. leaving one to oneself.
Temple of Ceviche
Restaurants, Near North / River North —
Two radars of Topolobampo within one calendar year? Yes, we're making up for lost time here, since w...
Restaurants, River North / Fulton Market District —
Yup. It's as good as everyone says it is. And louder. And busier. You can wait a while, even if you...
Restaurants, East Midtown —
When you get to a certain age, you will need to find a restaurant in Midtown other than Billy Goat Tavern
Landmarks, Streeterville / Mag Mile —
We at NFT were glad to have watched the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup not from the safety of our ow...
Worth Its Weight
Coffee, BoCoCa / Red Hook —
Even though I don't drink coffee, I know a cool coffee shop when I see one. Especially when it's fil...