It’s not hard to pick out Michael Midgley in the framed Top Chef poster hanging on the back wall at Midgley’s Public House. He’s the one in the red flip flops and backwards baseball cap.
On the cooking shows Midgley’s done, he earned a reputation for being enthusiastic, even brash. But in person, he’s friendly and eager. Although on this day, a week-and-a-half from the Nov. 24 opening of his first restaurant, his attention is split.