Mark Maynard-Parisi is Creator/Managing Partner at Porchlight, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG)’s first stand-alone cocktail bar, located in New York’s West Chelsea. Mark, a 22-year veteran of USHG, together with the group’s CEO Danny Meyer, conceptualized and designed Porchlight, a New York bar that follows many southern traditions. Mark is responsible for the strategic direction and day to day operations of Porchlight, and today sat down with host Joe Campanale for a disscussion about Mark’s experiences at Porchlight, and the vision he has for the bar. This program was brought to you by Michters.






“I guess our soundbite is, were a NYC bar with a Southern accent.” [5:00]


“We don’t want to compromise whats on the plate or in the glass…whats in the glass is important, but whats on the plate is just as important.” [12:00]


Mark Maynard on In The Drink