Michael Griffiths

Chef/Co-Owner, Helm

“Before starting Helm with friend and business partner Kevin D’Egidio, the pair used to talk about opening their own place while driving back from work along North Fifth Street. Rehabbing a none-too-glamorous former cheesesteak shop after work hours and on days off, the two transformed the space completely. ‘Everyone seems to think that our dining room is their living room,’ Griffiths says of the homey, critically-acclaimed BYO that builds its menu around produce sourced from urban farms and gardens.”