WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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136 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 while the popular television program Phantom Gourmet was started in 1993 by the Andelman brothers, it was really inspired by their father, the legendary Eddie Andelman, during their childhood. "Our father, Eddie, was known as the 'Godfather of Sports Radio.' He always had us play- ing, 'Who was the best basketball player of all time?'" shares Wellesley resident Dan Andelman. "We just changed the game to 'Who serves the best pizza?'" he laughs. The senior Andelman also influenced the show in another major way. "With three boys, he knew that schedules would be difficult to coordinate. So when we were all in the house together, he was quick to suggest that we go out for dinner—except it was always to try some place new. We weren't going to fancy restaurants, but 'real food' places that served things like pizza, fried clams, and pasta." Thus, the Andelman family of Lynnfield ended up road tripping up and down the North Shore and throughout Greater Boston. These trips provided the family plenty of quality time together in restaurants and in the car. Mike, Dave, and Dan Andelman commerce retailing entrepreneurship keeping track startups investments capital A Father's Influence N A Z S I O S H A N S I writer business

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