Published Work


Starting & Running a Restaurant


Starting & Running a Restaurant is a book I wrote with Jody Pennette, a restaurateur who has opened more than 350 restaurants all over the world. Published in 2015, it’s got some great reviews on Amazon.

“Starting and Running a Restaurant  provides clear, practical and instantly useful information.”

“It’s the kind of advice only available from years of actually running a successful restaurant. Pennette and Keyser cover every aspect realistically, offering practical wisdom.”

“Flat out, the book exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend it to anyone embarking on starting their own restaurant.”

Starting & Running a Restaurant won first place for non-fiction books from the Connecticut Press Club in 2015.

Zagat Restaurant Surveys

From 2011 to 2015 I was the Connecticut editor for the Zagat Restaurant Surveys and contributed to Americas Top Restaurants.


Newspapers, Magazines, Websites, Blogs

My pieces have been published in The New York Times, New York Post, GQ, American Photo, Connecticut Magazine, Jamie Oliver’s Food RevolutionHartford Courant, Hearst Publications, CT Bites, and many more.

I write restaurant reviews for the Hartford Courant and I’ve been writing restaurant reviews for ten years.

Recently I wrote about Milkcraft, a new ice-cream shop in Fairfield that makes the smoothest and most expensive ice cream I’ve ever had.  Read about it here Milkcraft.


Do street names affect house sales? Here’s something short and snappy I wrote for the New York Post.


Restaurateur Jody Pennette shares “the secret alchemy” of successful restaurants in this profile for Connecticut Magazine.


A Joseph Albers fireplace discovered in a mid-century modern house in Woodbury, Connecticut.


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