The Pierogi Mountain co-owner on his current loves (ham, nesting) and future loves (burning money in front of orphans)

Hi! I'm Matt Majesky, founder and co-owner of Pierogi Mountain. A few months ago, we were

asked to be on Food Network's “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” On Friday, Nov. 17, the episode finally airs

(you can watch it with us at 9 p.m. in the Bourbon Street complex), and I will soon be rolling in Food

Network money. Here are five things that I hope to be loving by this time next year:

1. Shopping for yachts

2. Gold

3. The south of France

4. Sleeping naked on a pile of Food Network money

5. Burning money in front of orphans

Until those big checks start rolling in, though, I guess I'll make do with these things.

Cafe Bourbon Street

I moved to Columbus about 10 or so years ago, and from the moment I set foot in town, for better or worse, this bar has been my second home. It probably almost killed me a few times, but is ultimately the reason I'm still alive. Dave Fricke, the owner, took a chance on me, and it is because of him that I was able to begin building Pierogi Mountain into what it is today.

Sobriety

I used to be a world-champion depressed drunk. Then on February 1, 2016, when I decided to take the business on full-time, I had my last drink, and I haven't looked back. All of those problems that used to follow me around somehow melted away, and life has been steadily getting better. Hats off to you if you can handle it, but it was time for me to move on.

Lisa

I'm in love with a wonderful woman named Lisa. As a person who is generally uncomfortable around everyone, from the moment we met I was able to be perfectly relaxed around her. We recently moved in together, and I've been really into this whole nesting thing. We even recently went out and got…

Linus

Linus is the cutest puppy in the whole wide world! After years of wanting to get a dog, I finally live in a place that will allow me to have one. Sure, he shits on the floor a lot and wakes me up at night, but I love him a whole bunch.

Ham

Do I really need to explain loving some ham?

Also, a bonus shout-out to my partner, Charlie Greene. I get a lot of the credit for this, but he deserves it just as much.