Before it was The Back Porch Café, this building was the Marvel Boarding House.
This picture is dated 1921
In times of change... so many of our faces have stayed the same...
Top Row: Keith, Leo, Marilyn, Siri
Center Circle: Ted, Victor, Libby
Bottom Row: Leo, Siri
For over 10 years in the 1980's we had a fourth partner who shared the position of executive chef with Leo. His name is Siri Svasti (known in
Thailand as Chef McDang) and after he left the partnership he worked in Baltimore and Key West before returning to his own country of Thailand after a 20 year absence. He has become the
most famous and celebrated television chef and expert on Thai Cuisine in all of Thailand and South East Asia. He has recently published his first English language cookbook "Principles of
Thai Cookery" which will likely become the definitive textbook and cookbook for Thai Cuisine, the ingredients that go into it, and the culture which produced it.
Copies are available on Amazon.com.
- Congratulations to our dear friend and former Back Porch partner.
Siri (Chef McDang) can be found at http://chefmcdang.com
One of our founding principles.
Look at her now!