About


My expertise is in restaurants and food. That’s because I’ve covered the industry for nearly 25 years as a reporter, food writer and restaurant reviewer. I’m currently a freelance writer whose subjects also include finance and franchising.

For many years I was Senior Editor at Chain Leader and features editor for Restaurant Hospitality. I’ve interviewed hundreds restaurant executives, owners, chefs and employees about their jobs.

I’m also a former restaurant reviewer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a job I spent doing from 1999 to early 2014. My recent reviews are on this website; you can find many others on cleveland.com. Meanwhile, I continue to write for various restaurant publications.

Finally, I’m a partner in Results Thru Strategy, a consortium of talented restaurant consultants who work chiefly with multi-unit operators. I handle social media and business communications chores for the group.

I like to ride my bicycle and drink craft beer, in just about any order.

Feel free to get in touch if you need editorial help, or just want to talk about food and restaurants. My email is dfarkas99@gmail.com.