THOU SHALT NOT…

November 22, 2014     Posted in Fun, The Lighter Side

There are many, many rules to cooking.  From “simple” burgers to elaborate dishes. A new cook was grilling a burger yesterday–and heThere are many, many rules to cooking.  From “simple” burgers to elaborate dishes. A new cook was grilling a burger yesterday–and he[...]
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A TWO FER

November 5, 2014     Posted in Uncategorized

Everyone loves a deal. It doesn’t matter how well off you are, you know you do.  Free swag. “Sale”, “50% off”, “BuyEveryone loves a deal. It doesn’t matter how well off you are, you know you do.  Free swag. “Sale”, “50% off”, “Buy[...]
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THE TRUTH CAN BE CRUDE

October 23, 2014     Posted in Uncategorized

There are two kinds of restaurants in this world. The kind whose staffs say all of this to each other, and/or discuss it over cocktails after the guestsThere are two kinds of restaurants in this world. The kind whose staffs say all of this to each other, and/or discuss it over cocktails after the guests[...]
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DEVIN PROOF

October 16, 2014     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

So, years ago, NYC’s Chef/owner Alfred Portales was the first chef to gain notoriety for “stacking” food.  Basically, building up, toSo, years ago, NYC’s Chef/owner Alfred Portales was the first chef to gain notoriety for “stacking” food.  Basically, building up, to[...]
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SO YOU WANT TO BE A CHEF…

October 11, 2014     Posted in Fun, In real life, Restaurant

Every season, the same. The new menu is pending….Business never ending…and the chefs are not inclined to test short ribs and stews in summerEvery season, the same. The new menu is pending….Business never ending…and the chefs are not inclined to test short ribs and stews in summer[...]
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ALL’S WELL IN MAINE

October 6, 2014     Posted in Friendship, Fun

Just back from the wedding of smitten Clint Lagasse and love-struck Nicole Thurston– she being the daughter of very close friends, Garrett and Lisa,Just back from the wedding of smitten Clint Lagasse and love-struck Nicole Thurston– she being the daughter of very close friends, Garrett and Lisa,[...]
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PUTTING FUTURES BEFORE HISTORY

September 20, 2014     Posted in Business, In real life

Jim Campanini is a hard ass! I am sure that fact doesn’t shock anyone who knows him or read his column recently in the Lowell Sun regarding the LowellJim Campanini is a hard ass! I am sure that fact doesn’t shock anyone who knows him or read his column recently in the Lowell Sun regarding the Lowell[...]
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BE HAPPY, KEEP DRIVING

September 11, 2014     Posted in Business, In real life, Restaurant

I am going into a management meeting today, grateful for such success we have achieved together yet hauntingly-dissatisfied by knowing we can be so muchI am going into a management meeting today, grateful for such success we have achieved together yet hauntingly-dissatisfied by knowing we can be so much[...]
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MEH, SPETEMBER

August 29, 2014     Posted in Business, Fun, In real life

Maybe it’s unfair that September in New England falls victim to the way-too-short 3 month summer, weak-ass May, Mother Nature’s nasty winterMaybe it’s unfair that September in New England falls victim to the way-too-short 3 month summer, weak-ass May, Mother Nature’s nasty winter[...]
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THE GENDER THING

August 28, 2014     Posted in In real life

A young woman who is dear to me was fixing the front door closer at the restaurant the other day.  She returned to the bar offended that multiple incomingA young woman who is dear to me was fixing the front door closer at the restaurant the other day.  She returned to the bar offended that multiple incoming[...]
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