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MEET JOEY G

In the 1980's, little Joey G started working at a delicious pizzeria called "Amicos" just a few blocks from where he grew up in Detroit. Detroit is a hub for the pizza industry with many large corporations having been born there, such as Dominos, Hungry Howie's, and Little Caesars. This is when he began to appreciate the world of restaurants, pizzerias, and everything food related.

Joey pursued an acting career in New York City for a short while before he began working in arts and education on the Lower East Side in 2005. While working in an elementary school, Joey took a job as a pizza enthusiast for "Scott's Pizza Tours". There, he served as a public and private tour guide for several years. This lucky experience married Joey's background and love for Detroit Pizzerias and restaurants as well as his theatrical training, education background, and passion for all things New York. 

JOEY G'S FOOD TOURS

Joey and his family moved to Nyack, NY in 2017 to set down roots in the Hudson Valley and begin a new chapter. Quickly, Joey realized the immense quality of culinary presence right in the village of Nyack, not to mention the abundance of diverse and well-executed restaurants, eateries, and culinary specialty shops.


During the early months of the pandemic, Joey would take long walks around the village with his son. It was here he began daydreaming about bringing a “Nyack Food Tour” to life. Joey reached out to the culinary faces of Nyack and over the next few months began to develop a food tour highlighting Nyack “Culinary Landmarks” - both edible and non-edible - to visit over the course of an afternoon. In March 2021, Joey took a few friends on a trial walk, and has been leading tours each weekend for the public ever since.

Joey’s tours (and classes at Creative Arts Workshop) have since expanded beyond his wildest dreams. He is honored to be part of such a wonderful community.


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