Julian Wright

Julian Beer Head Shot

Name: Julian Wright

Age: 45

Title: President, Fork & Dagger Restaurant Group

Married/Single: Single

Kids: Nope

City you live in: Tempe (downtown)

A typical day in my life includes…

riding my bike to meetings

I was born…

in Paris, France.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

eeeeasy living. Weather, events, people, business opportunities, Tempe, camping, riding my bike, food and beverage scene, friends, direct flights to London.

I’m listening to…

Rodriguez, my Handlebar Tempe Happy Hour Mix on Spotify.

My family…

lives all over the US and Canada. Don’t get to see much of them but it’s always fun when I do.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be

Kate McKinnon and/or Kristin Wiig.  Guaranteed laughs.

One thing I cannot live without…

sunshine and beer.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

never gave it much thought. Too busy picking my nose and making rubber band guns.

I’m inspired by…

traveling and experiencing new things, people, culture, design, food, music, and scenery.

The one person who motivates me is…

myself. Sorry Anthony Robbins.

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

sounds cliché, but I would love to see everyone get along and stop killing each other for idiotic reasons. Just chill the F out.

The perfect day would be…

spending the day walking around a cool city somewhere in a far off land and experiencing the culture, with a heavy emphasis on restaurants and bars.

My first job was…

washing dishes at a rural neighborhood steak house in Boyertown, PA on Weisstown Road. Can’t remember the name. I lasted a whopping three weeks I think.

My favorite escape…

Europe, especially London, Brussels, Munich, Italy. I also really like Playa del Carmen and Holbox, MX.

My life…

began in France in 1969, still going strong.

I’m currently working on…

really excited about opening my first micro-brewpub later this year in downtown, Tempe, a mere casual bike ride from my house.

Always…

feed your dog and give them fresh water and lots of attention.

Never…

get too full of yourself or take yourself too seriously.

Favorite Quote…

“If you’re afraid to make a mistake you’ll never make anything.” – Me

Biggest Dream…

retire and take exotic trips around the world. Maybe after a respite from the bar and restaurant business start consulting pro bono for people that need help.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

I only have pet bulldogs.



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