Anastasios Tirkas

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Name: Anastasios Tirkas

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Age: 34 and growing

Title: Co-Owner at Salut Kitchen Bar, an Ameriterranean cuisine and wine bar in Tempe. Come by and say hello!

Married/Single: Available and accepting applications 🙂

Kids: Nobody has called yet!  But I would love to someday.

City you live in: Tempe

I was born…

on the Greek island of Cyprus, located in the Mediterranean Sea. It has lots of history (birth place of Aphrodite), great food and mostly sunny days. It is a combo of San Diego and Arizona. Ask, and I will show you around!

My favorite thing about Arizona…..

the dry heat. I do miss the water a lot but I don’t miss the 100% humidity during the summer. The AZ heat is pretty easy to deal with for couple of months in comparison.

I’m listening to…

only music that puts my body and mind in a joyful state. I do think listening to music can flip your mood in just a few minutes.

My family…

is the most important part of my life, so far! I come from a family with five kids (all living back in Cyprus) and loving parents that were best friends to us. They were always ready to listen to anything we had to say. They taught us respect, love, and instilled in us genuine values and dignity. They have molded me into who I am today.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Malala Yousafzai. I am inspired by her story. She experienced all the cruelties of this world at such a young age and she is passionate and dedicated to making a difference through her advocacy. Last year, she became the youngest-ever Noble Peace laureate. Her ability and strength to overcome what she went through in life with so much passion is truly rare and it should be inspiring to all of us.

One thing I cannot live without…

chocolate and whiskey (ok that’s two). You must try both together.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

an entrepreneur. At a young age I always liked the idea of forging my own path and creating my own destiny. I was never good at taking orders.

I’m inspired by…

people who have been there… people who went through the tough times of life, grew through it, and at the end they look back and not only appreciate what they have accomplished but they always find a way to at least touch someone’s else’s life!

The one person who motivates me is…

my mother. A woman with five kids, who ran a successful business for 30 years and always made time to spend with her kids, a happy husband—she always kept her family together. Oh, and her food—always delicious.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

food! The world cannot be changed or transform into a better place, it just can’t. But food—a single piece of bread—that is something that everyone should have access to. Come on world!

The perfect day would be…

6 am out of bed – exercise – check on the restaurant – lunch – take a nap – don’t go back to work – a lovely lady with bottle of vino – good company – relax through the night.

My first job was…

at a carnival in Cyprus (similar to Brazil’s, just way smaller), selling foam sprays and masks at the age of 12. Fun times!

My favorite escape…

time alone! Driving around town listening to good music or enjoying a glass of whiskey at a bar allows me to escape from everything, digest the day and get ready for the next.

My life…

is awesome, challenging, intriguing, needs some tuning, hot-damn stories, has its ups and downs, not always the way I want it to be but even better, it is the way it needs to be!

I’m currently working on…

a couple of things. Let’s see what happens!

Always…

have hope, it is a powerful element for life. Life is hard, people are ruthless, you will get slapped, depressed, lose faith, but hope will keep you breathing…which is all you need at those moments.

Never…

settle for less.

Favorite Quote…

“Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away” – Will Smith. The man’s got it down.

Biggest Dream…

achieve maximum potential as a human being, as an entrepreneur, family and life in general.

My Pet Peeves…

people who are all talk and take no action. Everyone has ideas and dreams and talks a good talk, but it takes a very rare person to take action and truly go after their dreams and goals rather than staying comfortable. People who act like victims, too. I believe in the law of attraction and that we create our own destiny.




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