"Chase Griffin is building a reputation as Florida’s version of Thomas Pynchon. His debut 2019 novel What’s on the Menu? is a jumbled fever dream, a fantastical plot full of encrypted references, a dozen zany characters, and a jumble of hilarious non-sequiturs.
Out with the Chicago-based Long Day Press, What’s on the Menu? is equal parts acid trip and the Simpson’s episode that never aired. It has the feeling of being written in a panic: a story about work burnout and the absurdity of life in this time of now—all with Florida’s weirdest sensibilities."
-Kevin Stern, All Must Go (House of Vlad 2020)