Toledo According To…Charlie Mack

. October 10, 2018.
Charlie Mack looking fresh to death.
Charlie Mack looking fresh to death.

Charlie Mack

“Most people know me for: Being the guy on The Juice 107.3 who also does a million other things.”

I wish more people knew me for: The things I do that I don’t talk about are the most important to me. So I’m glad people only see me from the public side.

The best thing I’ve ever eaten in Toledo was: The hamburger at Revolution Grille! I even wrote down the ingredients and tried to make it at home—Foie gras mousse, millionaire bacon, cherry mustard, preserved lemon-white truffle aioli, and arugula.

The street I drive on most often is: Now that I’m a Realtor, I drive all over. I get to see just about every square mile of the area and I love it!

The best time I ever had in Toledo: Being with The Juice I’ve had a ton (of best times). People wouldn’t believe the famous people that we’ve brought and the stories I could tell.

If I could change one thing about Toledo: I would increase its population.

If I knew I could get away with it, I would: Eat for free at my favorite local restaurants!

I feel my best when wearing a suit and tie. I enjoy standing in front of my wardrobe and seeing what different colors and patterns I can put together. When I’m dressed like that I feel invincible, powerful, dignified, and cool as hell!

The best view in Toledo: Easily any one of the Metroparks!

When I’m craving ice cream, I go to Mr. G’s Barn on Hill and McCord. A hot fudge cake sundae always hits the spot.

The Toledoan I most admire: My father, Charlie Chuck, hands down! He came to Toledo for a radio job and ended up heading every influential urban station here and started his own all by himself. The word ‘admire’ doesn’t come close to summing up how I feel about what he’s done.

If I could apologize to anyone: I’ve already done it.

The thing I truly need to let go of: Being frustrated by stupid people on social media. I can’t help it. They drive me nuts!

The reason I am most proud of myself right now: Because I’m not the person that I used to be. I’m so glad that I’ve grown, matured, evolved, and let go.

What makes me feel truly alive: Knowing that everything is how it’s supposed to be, anything is possible, and that I’m blessed.

Three negative adjectives to describe Toledo, three positive adjectives to describe Toledo, and the adjective from that list that best describes me: Boring, violent, and depressing. Growing, evolving, and historic. Best describes me: evolving.

The Toledoan that I’ve met in passing that I’d love to get coffee with: Judge Puffenberger. I’d love to hear more happy stories about adoptions like the one he did for me.

The last time I had a serious-oh-my-God-my-stomach-hurts-now belly laugh was when: When we played Heads Up one night. Between my wife and the kids you never know what you’re gonna hear.

When I was in High School, I probably would have been described as: The funny, good dancer, that nobody wanted to date.

(If you were an animal) Hunter of Gatherer: Hunter. Always been a hunter!

My first kiss in Toledo was: Back in 1988. I know who and where —but that’s none of your business.

If you could have a drink with any person or character—fictional, real, living, or past—who would it be, what would you drink, and why? My late mother. I’d get her favorite drink, a glass bottle of Pepsi, and ask her to tell me how to handle a lot of things and people.

I could sum up my personal style with these five words: Classy, edgy, colorful, versatile, and fly.

The type of garment or accessory that I have the most of: Shell-toed Adidas. About 60 pair so far.Adidas-Superstar-Metal-Toe-Womens-Black-White-Gold-205-1-7-2-7.5-3-8-2-8.5-1-9-1-9.5

The fashion risk I wish I took sooner: I’m usually moving with, or ahead of, the trends.

My style icon: My father Charlie Chuck and comedian J. B. Smoove!