Patterson produces pasta and pancakes in Oxford

Sep 26, 2013 980

By Matthew Rigali

Paesano's Pasta House owner Mike Patterson said the restaurant business has been in his blood since age 14. But it wasn't always his life's work. "I did a lot of radio," Patterson said. "I was in radio for 12 years."

A job opportunity with a large communications company brought Patterson from New Jersey to Oxford. But after twelve years in the industry, Patterson had enough.
"I commuted to Cincinnati, and one day I came home from work and said, 'I don't like it,'" Patterson said.
According to Patterson, it was then he knew it was time to get back into restaurant business. In December 2003, Patterson bought the Uptown Café, now Patterson's Café, in Stewart Square.

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