Knight jokes that he gets “all the good stuff” out of being a restaurant owner -- attending tastings and eating there frequently, as opposed to “doing spreadsheets and setting up tables.”
And maybe it’s a good thing he’s not doing hard yards in the kitchen, since the “Let’s Go Higher” crooner admits he’s not the greatest at following recipes!
“I don’t put recipes together, I’m just not good at it,” confesses Knight, who’s also contemplating working on new solo music -- again, once the timing feels right. “But I cook on the grill! Yesterday, I cooked steak and chicken on the grill.”
There is one specialty he can whip up for Evelyn and his teenage boys, though.
“My wife taught me how to cook pork chops and potato salad, Caribbean style -- frying the chops up,” he shares. “But we’re a little older now and try to stay away from fried food, so I don’t do it as much. So, old man -- gotta watch what we eat!”
Luckily, Knight also owns a gym in Rhode Island, where he can work off any fried indulgences. However, these days he’s more likely to be found at Novara, enjoying appetizers like chicken parmesan meatballs and “scrumptious” cauliflower fritters, which are perfect for vegetarians like his brother and bandmate, Jon.
As for Knight’s recommended cocktail? We’re guessing it’s the fig-and-black cherry bourbon concoction called New Fig on the Block!