Friendship

LOAVES AND FISHES

On a day, in the middle of serving 600 meals, going so smoothly that I can sit in the corner and write this blog, after one month of being a brand newOn a day, in the middle of serving 600 meals, going so smoothly that I can sit in the corner and write this blog, after one month of being a brand new[...]
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HEART AND NERVE AND SINEW

Time to sharpen them tools people. Thank you Grampa Jim–who decades later can still recite it top to bottom. While living it. I suppose a shoutTime to sharpen them tools people. Thank you Grampa Jim–who decades later can still recite it top to bottom. While living it. I suppose a shout[...]
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ESSENTIALLY YOURS

It was nice, amidst all this chaos, and fear, layoffs, the specter of bankruptcy, a million suggestions that we wash our hands…all of it, to be designatedIt was nice, amidst all this chaos, and fear, layoffs, the specter of bankruptcy, a million suggestions that we wash our hands…all of it, to be designated[...]
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PLATH BITING LIP…

As some of you know, our London based marketing consultancy has put us (me!) on strict orders to not leak information on the new restaurant. A gag orderAs some of you know, our London based marketing consultancy has put us (me!) on strict orders to not leak information on the new restaurant. A gag order[...]
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QUICK AND… HIP?

The “quick” in this instance being the (2) night jaunt my restaurant-professional, beverage-guru, Chicago-based daughter just made East, toThe “quick” in this instance being the (2) night jaunt my restaurant-professional, beverage-guru, Chicago-based daughter just made East, to[...]
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RULE #1 IS FUN

January 17, 2020     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, Friendship, Fun, In real life

OK, so, that might be a stretch, taken out of context. And, for regular readers you could legit call me out for posting last week that “Good people”OK, so, that might be a stretch, taken out of context. And, for regular readers you could legit call me out for posting last week that “Good people”[...]
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DEAR LOWELL,

So, I recently and quite inadvertently “surfed” freestyle into a local FB forum and enjoyed the many shared fond memories of beloved restaurantsSo, I recently and quite inadvertently “surfed” freestyle into a local FB forum and enjoyed the many shared fond memories of beloved restaurants[...]
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PORTUGAL–DOURO NEXT: IN A BARREL AND THEN THE BIGGEST WAVE

October 25, 2019     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, Friendship, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, Wine

Porto, Matosinhos, Douro Valley, Coimbra, Nazare, Fatima, Obido, Sintra, Lisbon, The Algarve Of our aggressive destination-goals listed above, with justPorto, Matosinhos, Douro Valley, Coimbra, Nazare, Fatima, Obido, Sintra, Lisbon, The Algarve Of our aggressive destination-goals listed above, with just[...]
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PORTO BY DAYLIGHT

October 14, 2019     Posted in Background, Friendship, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, The Lighter Side, Wine

To visit Portugal has been high on our list for a handful of years. I read once that it was coastal, had great wines, still represented many areas ofTo visit Portugal has been high on our list for a handful of years. I read once that it was coastal, had great wines, still represented many areas of[...]
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FROM LONDON TO LISBON…

Kathy and I are back from some head-spinning travel, which was inspired by our daughter’s Master’s presentation at Goldsmith University in SoutheasternKathy and I are back from some head-spinning travel, which was inspired by our daughter’s Master’s presentation at Goldsmith University in Southeastern[...]
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