FAMILY STYLE

When the email arrived that James Beard Nominee, Chef Jamie Bissonette (Toro, Little Donkey, Coppa) would be hosting a Bourbon and BBQ dinner @ Chef AndyWhen the email arrived that James Beard Nominee, Chef Jamie Bissonette (Toro, Little Donkey, Coppa) would be hosting a Bourbon and BBQ dinner @ Chef Andy[...]
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NASTY SMELL

September 2, 2019     Posted in Background, Business, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

In the process of updating my email processes and while “taking out” the TRASH, I stumbled upon this silly but sadly-typical exchange betweenIn the process of updating my email processes and while “taking out” the TRASH, I stumbled upon this silly but sadly-typical exchange between[...]
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THE IDEAL

August 28, 2019     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, In real life, Restaurant

On a busy Tuesday night, I stepped to the expo window thick with the slips of diners orders to watch over my cooks through the kitchen “window”–tableOn a busy Tuesday night, I stepped to the expo window thick with the slips of diners orders to watch over my cooks through the kitchen “window”–table[...]
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INSANE ON THE JERK

August 20, 2019     Posted in Friendship, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

We all know the definition… “Doing the same thing again and again while expecting a different result.” I so feel like I should love JerkWe all know the definition… “Doing the same thing again and again while expecting a different result.” I so feel like I should love Jerk[...]
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KEEPING MY HEAD UP

August 15, 2019     Posted in Announcements, Background, In real life, News, On The Web

Have you ever noticed the frequency of beautiful sunsets in Lowell? I’m not sure if it’s vantage or something else. I have a theory that theyHave you ever noticed the frequency of beautiful sunsets in Lowell? I’m not sure if it’s vantage or something else. I have a theory that they[...]
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INDUSTRY OBSERVATIONS

July 16, 2019     Posted in Background, Business, In real life, News, On The Web, Restaurant

While researching a handful of NYC restaurants last month, recommended by our restaurant consultants—a story for another day—we loved the design atWhile researching a handful of NYC restaurants last month, recommended by our restaurant consultants—a story for another day—we loved the design at[...]
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REYNOLDS WRAP

June 19, 2019     Posted in Announcements, Business, Contributors, Fun

Trusted since 1947 for a reason! Or a hundred. Think about Reynolds wrap for a minute. For starters, think of another aluminum foil brand. Can’t? NowTrusted since 1947 for a reason! Or a hundred. Think about Reynolds wrap for a minute. For starters, think of another aluminum foil brand. Can’t? Now[...]
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A WEEKEND OF BOUNDLESS LOVE AND PRIDE

A triumphant nephew’s high school graduation, ongoing restaurant-trends research, Father’s day and an unanticipated citywide celebration of love andA triumphant nephew’s high school graduation, ongoing restaurant-trends research, Father’s day and an unanticipated citywide celebration of love and[...]
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IN 2500 WORDS OR LESS–THANK YOU!

Cobblestones 25th Anniversary Party occurred this past weekend, and I am hard pressed to properly evidence the excitement, the energy, the excellence,Cobblestones 25th Anniversary Party occurred this past weekend, and I am hard pressed to properly evidence the excitement, the energy, the excellence,[...]
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“…cobblestones indeed.”

How to survive twenty five. For starters, read the small print. I thought for sure the sign said “Shelagh”–one of my wife’s Kathy’sHow to survive twenty five. For starters, read the small print. I thought for sure the sign said “Shelagh”–one of my wife’s Kathy’s[...]
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