Jay Farias, Proprietor of Bandolero:
Where are you from? – Dartmouth, Massachusetts. I moved here in 1991.
What’s the secret of your success? – I’m not successful yet! But the secret to success is hard work, diligence and stick-to-it-iveness. You can’t give up because the restaurant business is a roller-coaster ride. You have to serve a good quality product with a friendly staff. People have to be happy that they’re working here.
What do you like best about Wallingford? – There’s a big sense of community here, a lot of great neighbors. Great people, great community. Everybody knows everybody else. Business owners drop by to talk to each other.
Finally, what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? – Tillamook’s Oregon blackberry