Who the hell is Joe?
Millard “Ol’ Mac” McCall owned Joe’s - a neighborhood favorite drive-in liquor store - until his death in ’84. To be honest, we don’t know who Joe is and Ol’ Mac didn’t seem to know either. “Joe” has grown to become a sort of spirit that the restaurant embodies. We revitalized this place to keep that spirit alive. It’s a place for the average Joe - the everyman. A place where you can be yourself.
Michael Goldsmith left his home state of Michigan and set out to make a name for himself. He trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Pittsburgh before taking on the Detroit culinary scene, where he worked for seven years at various restaurants broadening his styles in everything from classic Italian to nuevo modern.
Setting his sights beyond the Great Lakes, Chef Michael moved to Arizona and sunk his teeth into Scottsdale’s fine dining scene at Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn under Chef Michael Rusconi.
After a short stint at Tarbells, an upscale eatery focused on organic, seasonal cuisine, Chef Michael returned to Lon’s, where he climbed to Sous Chef thanks to his incredible talent and dedication. Before assembling a skillful crew of chefs at Joe’s Midnight Run, he worked at Upward Projects, known for creating such Valley dining staples as Windsor, Joyride Taco House and Postino Wine Cafe. He’s honored to leave his mark on Phoenix dining culture with the Joe’s team.