Patrick Flanigan

Patrick Flanigan is the general manager of Frankie D’s, but he like to be an archaeologist like his dad. If he could be any animal he’d be a bear so he could hibernate all winter. And wouldn’t you know, he loves to fish.

1) What initially brought you to Moab?

I came to Moab on vacation in 1990.

2) What do you love most about living in Moab?

The diversity, people, and scenery.

3) What do you dislike about living in Moab?

How far away my mom and brother are in Canada.

4) What is your occupation?

I am the general manager at Frankie D’s Bar & Grill.

5) If you could have any job in the world, what would you most like to do?

I’d be an archaeologist like my dad.

6) Describe a typical day in your life.

Get up and go, go, go!

7) Some people have bumper stickers on their car that reads: I’d Rather be Sailing. What would your bumper sticker read? I’d Rather Be…


8) Tell us one thing people don’t usually know about you.

I’m a diabetic.

9) In high school, you would have been considered the person most likely to…

Never leave their hometown.

10) What is your favorite Moab activity?

Fishing on the mountain.

11) Tell us your favorite non-Moab place to visit.

Washington state and British Columbia.

12) What do you consider your greatest achievement in life?

My children.

13) If you were President, what’s the first thing you’d do to make life better in America?

Affordable health care.

14) What superhero power would you most like to have?


15) If you could be an animal, what would it be? Why?

Bear. Strong and powerful and I could hibernate all winter!

16) What is your all time favorite movie?

“The Princess Bride”

17) And, your all time favorite book?

“Lord of the Rings”

18) If you were stranded on a desert island, which three CDs would you want to have with you?

Smashing Pumpkins “Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness”; Counting Crows “August and Everything After”; and Metallica “Master of Puppets”.

19) If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Why?

My grandmother because I miss her so much.

20) What is your life philosophy?

To try and be understanding with an open heart and mind.