It should come as no surprise that the duo behind The Mockingbird know how to have a good time. Their business partner is Maneet Chauhan, after all. We welcome Brian Riggenbach and Mikey Corona to HRN Happy Hour for one of our most fun episodes episodes in recent memory!
The Mockingbird is a modern diner in Nashville serving up global fare and delicious fun. Inspired by the restaurant’s namesake, Brian has created The Mockingbird’s menu to mimic its surroundings, offering comfort food favorites influenced by the many global elements that make up American culture and cuisine.
Both Brian and Mikey have backgrounds in food and art. Brian was born in Illinois, raised in Naples, Florida and has traveled the world entrenching himself in global cuisines and fine arts. Mikey, born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, was highly influenced by his Tex-Mexican family cooking, a staple in his home throughout his childhood. His background in graphic design as well as his flavorful upbringing is what adds such flare to The Mockingbird. They met in Chicago, where they began hosting pop-ups in their apartment. Mikey began signing Brian up for cooking competitions, which is how he ended up meeting Maneet Chauhan on Chopped. After establishing a friendship, Maneet convinced the couple to make the move to Nashville to team up on The Mockingbird.
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