Kitchen Privileges Cookbook

A hands-on account of life, food and how to cook

Kitchen Privileges, a 500-page cookbook, is the culmination of several years’ effort by Tony Ridgway along with his family and restaurant team, and is a proper ode to Tony’s nearly 50-year career as a Naples restaurateur. In the pages of this comprehensive book, read the story of Tony’s upbringing and professional journey, from the gardens and fields of Chester County, Pennsylvania, through today and Ridgway Bar & Grill, Tony’s off Third, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, and Sukie’s Wine Shop. Following the introductory chapters, which take the form of a mini-memoir, dive into the technical side, including discussion of how to source and prepare meat and seafood, equipment recommendations, and a list of Tony’s favorite tips and tricks. Recipes—the Bakery, the Prep Kitchen, and Plates—finish things off. For the accomplished home cook or the simply curious, Kitchen Privileges will be a source of both entertainment and education. As Tony writes, come along and let’s cook!

Included in Kitchen Privileges is a chapter devoted to Tony’s specific equipment recommendations. These are based solely on Tony’s own personal opinions and experience, and are not meant to imply endorsement of any kind. Also, in light of the vagaries of the internet and vendor inventories, we can’t account for whether the referenced links will always be accurate or the item will always be in stock. We’ll check this list regularly, or feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Kitchen Privileges book cover
Tony Ridgway in his home kitchen

Kitchen Privileges is available for purchase at Ridgway Bar & Grill, Tony’s off Third, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, and Sukie’s Wine Shop – or purchase it online!