Born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, Joe Pagetta arrived in Nashville in 1998. Prior to joining the NowPlayingNashville.com team, he was the director of media relations and online strategies for Nashville Public Television (where he also handled media relations for the Nashville Film Festival for a time). He’s a freelance writer and essayist (recent work has appeared in Nashville Arts, Chapter 16, Home and Hill and the Nashville Scene), an avid reader and book collector, and cycling enthusiast. He is one of the founding members of the elusive and influential Queen Breakfast Club. Most people know him as a sandwich at Savarino’s Cucina in Hillsboro Village.