Here is a little known fact about me: I am a punk. Or at least I was for many years of my lower Westchester youth. And when I was super punk rock, I did a slew of awesome things like photograph and interview some of my freakin' idols. And one of those guys was Fat Mike from NOFX. Sixteen-year-old me - who could barely breathe from Randall's Island Warped Tour dust inhalation - decided she could die happy.
So, now imagine my face when I saw the info on the new Thistle Hill Tavern restaurant that's taking Olive Vine's old location at 15th and Seventh. Among the owners listed? "Mike 'Fat Mike' Burkett, a member of the seminal punk band NOFX."