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Know Your Show-er: Tony Melvin

Our next Know Your Show-er is a spicy food aficionado and loves wrestling and spending time with his family. Meet Tony Melvin, who is part of our Quality Assurance Department.

Name: Tony Melvin
Occupation: Quality Assurance
Years of Service: 2.5

What’s your favorite MYS-specific story?

At this point, I’d have to say that the Hot Ones contest several of us did last year. I’m a big fan of spicy food, so this seems like a no-brainer I guess. 10 sauces and 1 extract, and 8 people going at it with successfully hotter sauces. Everyone finished and did well overall, but there was a lot of ice cream eating, milk drinking, running around, and laughs to be had.

Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours.

The quirkiest habit off the top of my head is how I eat a plate of food. I typically eat only one item at a time. The items can touch on the plate, but I’ll start eating one thing, then move on to the next.

What are your family’s favorite activities?

In the summer we like to go camping, though we don’t get out as often as we would like usually. Overall, we like to play video games, as well as tabletop games, and going to the zoo.

If you could trade places for a day with anyone living or dead, who would it be and why?

This one was tough, but eventually, I settled on my dad. It would have been nice to get to know and understand him more before he passed.

What are the best parts of Cincinnati and its surrounding area?

Even though the rest of the US thinks we’re crazy, I’d say that Cincinnati-style chili is great. Overall, we have a really good food scene in this area, as well as some great breweries. Not to mention all the festivals we have throughout the year.   

Have you ever met anyone famous?

I’ve met a couple. Probably my favorite is when I met the wrestler Sting in high school. He’s always been my favorite wrestler, so standing in line for 2 ½ hours was well worth it.

Who should be featured on the blog next?

Let’s go with the incomparable Daniel Connors.

Tony Melvin