Despite an uncultivated palate that craves canned spaghetti and an innate desire to punch everyone on Chowhound in the face, Dave covered the food, drink, and lifestyle scene in Boston for four years before becoming a Thrillist travel editor. A former Congressional aide who traded politics for journalism, he worked as an editor at SAIL Magazine and once spent two long weeks on a boat in the middle of the ocean with six strangers. He's interned at Esquire, edited at Continental, and written for Real Simple. An obsessed Atlanta Falcons fan, he enjoys tennis, dark beer, and lunch-time reruns of Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting. If given the choice, Dave would want Denzel Washington to play him in a movie. Maybe Vince Vaughn. Definitely not Alan Rickman, no matter what David Infante says.