Nicholas L. Hall is a husband and father who earns his keep playing a video game that controls the U.S. power grid. He also writes about food, booze and music, in an attempt to keep the demons at bay. When he's not busy keeping your lights on, he can usually be found making various messes in the kitchen, with apologies to his wife. Nicholas has written for saveur.com, Punch, Serious Eats, Houston Press, Houstonia Magazine and others. Follow Nicholas on Twitter @nhallfreelance.