Dimitrios Menagias grew up in Rotterdam New York, the son of a Greek father and Puerto Rican mother, where he toiled in his family’s diners as a kid. In his mid-20s, Dimitrios bought a Clifton Park Italian restaurant called Romano’s which he owned for seven years. In 2010, Dimitrios opened the Wine ’n’ Diner on Albany’s Delaware Avenue. Of the Wine ’n’ Diner he says, “It was a fun ride. I did it my way and I know it made a lot of people happy.” While the Wine and Diner was a short lived venture, the restaurant led to his current position when he was asked to consult on a gastropub menu for the owners of The City Beer Hall. Today Chef Menagias is the executive chef at The City Beer hall and has developed a following for multicourse dinners that pair beers from a single craft brewery with wild game.