Get to Know Ed Nemec, Managing Partner & Culinary Director of Dancing Marlin in Frankfort

Q. Where is your hometown?

A. Grew up on the south side of Chicago, but currently live in Palos Hills.

Q. Which Mariano's store do you frequent?

A. Always the Frankfort store for restaurant groceries and Orland Park on the way home for home groceries.

Q. What food is your guilty pleasure?

A. Neapolitan style pizza or a Chicago style hot dog.

Q. What is the last meal you ate?

A. Confit octopus with fingerling potatoes, blistered shishito peppers with garlic crema.

Q. What is your favorite ingredient to use while cooking?

A. Scallops.

Q. Whose cooking are you most inspired by?

A. Any chef that has passion and a love for the craft, casual to high end!

Q. What would your last meal on earth be?

A. Thomas Keller's Buttermilk Fried Chicken and the "Wiseguy" pizza from Pizzeria Bianco.

Q. What's your go-to condiment?

A. Sriracha.

Q. What's your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic or alcoholic)?

A. Diet Mtn Dew and a great chardonnay.

Q. What is the one thing you can't leave a Mariano's without buying?

A. Smoked sausage from Todds BBQ.

Q. What's your favorite dessert?

A. A slice of hula pie.

Q. What's your favorite fresh ingredient?

A. Fish, fish and fish!

Q. What product are you obsessed with?

A. Japanese style Kewpie mayonnaise.

One taste of this unique combination of fresh, festive flavors and you will surely put Tastemaker Ed Nemec's Shrimp & Chorizo Tacos on your list of go-to recipes!