Redwood is a gripping true story of a once successful and popular Baltimore restaurant known for its great cuisine, vivacious musical entertainment, radiant atmosphere, and lavish celebrity events. So what happened to the Redwood Grill? What caused its demise? The book dives into the incredible story of three young entrepreneurs who bought the business and worked tirelessly to make this restaurant the pinnacle dining experience. The story takes many twists and turns, leading the owners through a maze of surreal challenges along the way. The conflict intensifies when they discover that they have been employing a serial killer. The journey is riveted with humor, intrigue, mystery, conflict, relationship, drama, and many takeaways for future restaurateurs. Just as the dust seemed to settle, the entrepreneurs were challenged again by a charming and charismatic con-artist.
What did you love best about Redwood?
It was never boring. Every time I had to stop the book I could not wait to pick it up again.
What other book might you compare Redwood to and why?
I don't read a lot of books like Redwood so it's hard to compare it to anything else.
Which character – as performed by Matthew Curtis – was your favorite?
My favorite character is Rod. I enjoy hearing the story from his unique perspective
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The book is unexpectedly suspenseful
Any additional comments?
The book recounts a unique experience running a business and what it might take to make it a success from acquisition, to running/marketing the business, and eventually to divesting of the business. What makes this seemingly mundane topic/book so interesting is all the unexpected, exciting and unusual circumstances, people and events that occur along the way.