Kim Firestone is known for the eponymous — and popular — Firestone’s Culinary Tavern in downtown Frederick. But before he owned the restaurant, he did stints as a newspaper reporter in California, horse breeder in Middletown, and shrimp larvae farmer in Ecuador.
For this episode of Frederick Uncut, the freewheeling entrepreneur sat down with host Colin McGuire and News-Post reporter Kate Masters to discuss his background as a scion of the family behind Firestone Tires. When his interest in the family business faded, he turned to other ventures — most notably, in food. His foothold in Frederick started with a frozen yogurt shop on the Golden Mile and ended with three different Firestone-branded locations on North Market Street.