Welcome

Hi! I’m Jay.

In addition to working as a writer and in software development, I owned and operated restaurants for over a decade. In 2006, our flagship restaurant became, as far as we can tell, the nation’s first no-tipping table-service restaurant to establish itself in the modern era. I wrote about that experience, and about tipping in general, in a series of pieces you can read here.

You can read the rest of my blog here.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

I’m currently developing cloud-based iOS apps to provide targeted, small scale services to independent business operators.

SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITING

I write about food, restaurants and culture. Here are some past pieces.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS