Ten questions for... Atlanta Street Food Coalition president Greg Smith
Name: Greg Smith
Occupation: Attorney/Atlanta Street Food Coalition president/Westside Creamery owner
1. How long have you lived in Atlanta?
More than twenty years, off and on. I grew up in East Cobb, moved to Athens for school, and then moved back to Atlanta in October 2009.
2. In one sentence, what’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is getting to sit down and talk with some of the most exciting, innovative people in Atlanta.
3. What’s one thing that’s changed about the city that you wish hadn’t?
I miss Sci-Trek. When I was a kid, that was far and away my favorite thing to do in the city.
4. What phone app can’t you live without?
Remember the Milk—it's a to-do list manager that I use to keep track of my day-to-day schedule.
5. 404, 770, or 678?
6. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, WSB-TV, or Twitter?
I tend to keep an eye on Reddit, Tumblr, and AJC.com for my news. My fiance, Maggie, likes to read Twitter to me.
7. Best spot for a business lunch?
I usually ask people to meet me at the Curb Market on Edgewood. Who doesn't like talking business within fifteen feet of a butcher case full of beef tongue and chitterlings?
8. What’s your commute like?
It changes every day. Sometimes I'm heading to the ice cream kitchen in Chamblee. Other days, I'm heading to the courthouse Downtown for a hearing.
9. What’s the city’s worst enemy?
Anything that keeps the Beltline (or something like it) from being completed. I couldn't possibly be more enthusiastic about that project and what it would mean for the city.
10. In one sentence, describe your vision of Atlanta in a decade from now.
I want Atlanta to be the kind of place that has the infrastructure necessary to draw talented people from all over the world to come here and do interesting things.