Among other things Thaddeus Palmese is an amazing storyteller and we found him so descriptive and interesting that we recommended that he write a book or two. His cooking experience starts at 15 years old. Even though he grew up in Pasadena, he wound up in New Orleans where he worked through the ranks in some pretty incredible restaurants. When he wound up in Sonoma County years later, he was a partner in a winebar cooking creole food in Sebastopol called the Starlight that was housed in an old train club car. Sonoma residents are most familiar with Thaddeus from his tenure on Tips Tri Tip trolleys, the bright red food trolleys that can be found at farmers markets, wineries, festivals and more. At the same time as cooking and managing the trucks, he worked with Owners Susie and Andrew Pryfogle to open their brick and mortar restaurant in Kenwood. Finely received by the neighbors, Tips Roadside has been an excellent addition to the Sonoma Valley. In the midst of a transition, we hear about some plans for the future and the beginning of a new chapter. If you want to see what Thaddeus Palmese is up to you can follow him on Instagram @thaddeuspalmese. [EP61]