How did you come to live and/or work in Conshy?
I am a native Canadian and moved to the United States in the mid-nineties. I packed my speedo and headed to Wildwood where I worked as a carnie on the pier. I ended up back in Canada and eventually moved back to the United States and settled in Philadelphia. Eventually a friend suggested I move from the mean streets of Upper Darby to Conshohocken. I eventually bought Pat’s Bar and transformed it into Guppy’s Good Times.
Tell us about your restaurant or bar….
Guppy’s Good Times is a fun neighborhood bar that offers great beer selection, the legendary Conshy Crush (cocktail) and free range, high quality, pub food. We also strive to provide a venue for local charities and causes to raise money. Every year charities raise over $100,000 having events at Guppy’s.
What is your favorite dish or drink at your work?
After years of searching, I have finally been able to serve a proper French Canadian Poutine. It is the best I have ever tasted. Poutine is made with French fries, a Canadian brown gravy (made with secret ingredients) and curd cheese. Preparing Poutine is an art!
Besides something from your place, what is your favorite dish or drink in Conshohocken?
I love all the places in Conshy. The grilled veggie on a wheat wrap, hold the roasted reds, with spinach and Ceasar dressing from the Conshohocken Café.
What are you involved in outside of work?
I try to play golf at least once a week. I also love playing softball. I am involved with the charity Cradles to Crayons. And of course I love watching hockey.
Dream locale to open a restaurant/bar?
I would love to own a cute beachside bar in Thailand.