Men(u) Crave: Matt + Joe Kay from Cedar Street Grill

{IntoxiKate Series} We’ve all been guilty of it. Sure, the restaurant has great food, but sometimes we go for things that aren’t on the menu. Maybe it’s the ambiance, maybe it’s the VIP treatment, or maybe it’s the bartender’s eyes…. Wait, what? Men(u) Crave uncovers the cutest men in the restaurant industry, moves past those good looks, and discovers why they’re drawn to food (and why women and drawn to them)!

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Enter: Matt and Joe Kay. The brothers behind Cedar Street Grill are always up for some great food, craft cocktails, and some good times.

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Matt Kay

Why do you think you were nominated as a Men(u) Crave?
I truly have no idea.  Maybe because I can cook?? 🙂

Why did you go into the restaurant industry?
I always say the business chose me, I didn’t choose it.  I started cooking in my grandma’s kitchen when I was 15.  That same year I took a busboy job in a local restaurant and fell in love with business.  I grew to work every position in about 12 different restaurants and now I have my own.  I am truly grateful to be in the position that I am in.

Why do you think Cedar Street Grill is a singles scene?
I don’t really consider it a single scene.  We try to cater to everyone.  Although, you might have that impression because my brother and I are both single.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I just started exercising so I am usually in the gym.  I love going out to restaurants and hanging with other chefs.  I am also a drummer so I do enjoy playing my drums.

All the ladies want to know: are you single?
Yes, I am single but married to my business.  I guess that’s why it is hard to have relationship but I am sure there is someone special out there.

What do you look for in a girl?
That’s a good question.  I guess I look for someone who enjoys food & wine.  That always helps.  I do like a woman who is driven and ambitious. Also a pretty smile. 🙂

If you’re impressing a girl, you are making her…

I love making a simple roasted chicken, herb roasted potatoes, and some sautéed haricot verts. Accompanied with some delicious wine of course.  It is one of my favorite meals to eat/cook.

One word that sums up your dating life.
Spontaneous

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
Smucker’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Uncrustables are my favorite snack.  You can find them in the frozen food section of your local grocery store. They are amazing and addicting.

 

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Joe Kay

Why do you think you were nominated as a Men{u} Crave?
I think I was nominated because I truly love what I do everyday and women tend to be attracted to a guy who loves what he does for a living. Plus, I can make a girl the perfect cocktail just by talking to them for a couple minutes. Girls love sexy cocktails.

Why did you go into the restaurant industry?
Originally I got into the business to make extra money. I was unsure about what I wanted to do for a living. I came to realize that I didn’t just want to be content with my job I wanted to love it. I love the restaurant business. Working a 9 to 5 job isn’t for me.

Say you’ve got a day off—where are you going to hang?
My work schedule can be demanding so on my days off I try to see friends and family I don’t get to see a lot.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I really enjoy going to different restaurants and trying new food and cocktails.

All the ladies want to know: are you single?
Yes I am single, are you?

What do you look for in a girl?
I love cool chicks. A girl that’s happy at a five star restaurant or a dive bar is my kind of girl.

You’ve got a big date. Where are you taking her?
It depends on what she’s into. You tell me what kind of food you like and I’ll show you a great night.

One word that sums up your dating life.
Fun.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I love playing guitar. I’ve been playing music most of my life.

#heartthrobs

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