Daniel Hickey is an Ohio native who has officially called Chicago “Home” since 2001. He has managed a few accomplishments over the years, from semi-regularly playing “Herbie the Elf” in a satire of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, to the acquisition of separate certificates in massage therapy and wine. He currently instructs area service staffs on ways to navigate their wine menus, serves as Wine Ambassador and server within a division of Lettuce Entertain You, and oversees his own website, www.thegrapesimple.com. He has also appeared with Michael James and Katy Hogan on their Saturday morning radio show,”Live from the Heartland”, which can be viewed at www.youtube/heartlandmedia.com. Follow Daniel at americanmaitred@twitter.com.

Thank you for taking an interest in AMERICAN MAITRE D’!

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Doreen on November 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Dan – I am LOVING your blog! I am the woman who was celebrating my friend’s birthday on Tuesday and I asked for your info. I have shared it with the two other members of the party table. Generally wordpress offers a subscription – so I get the newest blog posts right in my email box 🙂 Not seeing it on yours …. is that something you can enable??? And … I am also a massage therapist and energy medicine practitioner – but accounting work pays the bills … and I majored in hotel & restaurant management at Univ of Houston – opened the Four Season Hotel on Michigan Avenue – and I worked for Morton’s (aka – evil beef empire). We have a lot in common … no wonder we bonded 🙂 Hugs! Doreen


    • Doreen,

      It’s great to hear from you, and many, many thanks for, not only reading my stories, but for sharing your background with me. Yes! We have a LOT in common, even massage therapy (I had a license in 2005). As to getting a Blog Subscription, is there a “Follow” tab in the right margin that you can hit if you’d like to Follow? No matter– I’ll look into it. And thanks again– Your kind letter has me smiling!


  2. Dan – Thanks for the nice holiday card and letter. Congratulations on your blog and your interest in Geja’s Cafe. Happy Hoidays, John Davis


    • John, thank you so, so much for everything. Meeting you truly revolutionized my thoughts on how to approach this project, and I’m incredibly grateful for that. Have a GREAT holiday!


  3. Hello! I saw NBS in NYC several years ago. 🙂 Great show. Look forward to reading your blog.


  4. Posted by ellen on August 23, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    A pleasure to meet you at the grand finale of Le Creperie. You were a delight to talk to! Attached is an article on the Fringe Festival in Jeff Park. Perhaps we’ll see you there!! All the best!



  5. Posted by Rhonda on December 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Dan. It was great meeting you last night. Thrilled to see article that Le Creperie is re-opening.



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