On the Line: Dan Smith of Out of the Park Pizza, Part Two

Dan is a business owner. A business owner who happens to run a pizza joint with excellent beer options. Part of me thinks he's living the dream. See what he has to say in his second installment, and decide for yourself.

Our interview began yesterday. Why don't you catch up over here?

Hardest lesson you've learned:
That you can't make everyone happy, and not to take posts by trolls on the internet personally.

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What is your perspective on customer service?
If the customer wants something, we need to make it happen with a smile on our face.

Tell us something most people don't know about you.
I really enjoy musicals and hardcore music.

Last song playing on your radio:
Saturnus by The Receiving End of Sirens.

What's your favorite childhood memory?
Growing up in my parent's pizza place, Cypress Family Pizza.

When you're not in the restaurants, what are you doing?
Spending time with my wife and my son.

Do you have any skills that are non-food related?
I have a special look that gets girls pregnant.

What turns you on: creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Food and music.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Cypress. I've been in Orange County most of my life.

What would you like to be doing if you weren't in this business?
Rocking out on stage.

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A contributing writer for OC Weekly, Anne Marie freelances for multiple online and print publications, and guest judges for culinary competitions. A Bay Area transplant, she graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management from Cal Poly Pomona. Find her on Instagram as brekkiefan.

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