Single in the City 2015: Tom Kimura

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Age: 33

Profession: Cook, Kihachi

Biggest accomplishment: Recently participating in the Eat Up dinner [to benefit Freedom a la Cart]. It was a great all-around experience working with the other six chefs and everyone in the kitchen who came to help.

Dream job: I have ideas of opening my own restaurant-something similar to Kihachi, but not Kihachi. I love noodles. I have ideas of a noodle-based shop.

When I'm not working, I'm … trying to spend as much time with my daughter as possible. In the summer-time, I'm golfing; in the wintertime, snowboarding.

Your perfect mate, in five words or less: Honest, well-mannered, easygoing

Deal breakers: Someone who doesn't say please and thank you

Your bad habit? I smoke cigarettes.

Most people don't know … that I have a 16-year-old daughter.

Dream superpower: The power to not age

On your bucket list: Skydiving. And I always wanted to play Pebble Beach.

Dream vacation? Spain and Thailand, just to eat

Dogs or cats? Definitely dog. Right now I have an American bulldog-pit bull mix.

If I won the lottery … the first thing I would do is buy my parents retirement, then my daughter's college fund and then travel.

I own too many … DVDs.

My guilty pleasure is … sweets, [especially] tiramisu.

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could bring one …?Book?"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac Food?Braised short ribs Movie?"Pulp Fiction" or "Goodfellas" Album? Blood Sugar Sex Magik by the Red Hot Chili Peppers App? Trivia Crack