Nov 9, 2019
When Chef Thomas Curran's much-hyped, Costa Mesa restaurant didn't pan out, he found himself at a fork in life's road. Fifty, spent, and yearning to rediscover meaning - after years "head down" in the restaurant industry - he was ripe for a change. So, he shuttered Taco Brat, boxed up his stuff, and flew to the East Coast to embark on a journey few would have the courage or fortitude to take: walk across the country.
231 days, countless footsteps - and lots of insights, new friendships and stories later - Thomas Curran completed his walk across the continental United States and has returned to Costa Mesa. Listen in as he shares his story of courage, self-discovery and grit on this beautiful and inspiring episode of the I Heart Costa Mesa podcast.
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On This Episode We Discuss:
'How To Walk Across America And Not Be An A**hole': https://www.amazon.com/How-Walk-Across-America-Hole/dp/0985611936/
Pacific Crest Trail: https://www.backpacker.com/trips/long-trails/pacific-crest-trail
Appalachian Trail: https://www.backpacker.com/trips/long-trails/appalachian-trail
Lander's Liquor Bar: https://www.landersliquorbar.com/
Chris McCandless: https://allthatsinteresting.com/chris-mccandless
Holden Beach, North Carolina: http://www.hbtownhall.com/
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation: https://pcrf-kids.org/
Eat Chow: https://www.eatchow.com/
Arc Restaurant: https://www.arcrestaurant.com/
Costa Mesa Bark Park: https://www.costamesabarkpark.com/
The Harp Inn: http://www.harpinn.com/
The Hood Kitchen Space: https://www.thehoodkitchen.com/
Valenza Chocolatier: https://www.valenzachocolatier.com/
'Ai Pono Cafe: https://www.instagram.com/aiponocafe/
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Big thanks to everyone who helped make this podcast possible!
Producer: Danny Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Intro / Outro Voiceover: Brian Kazarian
Music: Eddie “DJ Kaboom” Iniestra