Restaurant

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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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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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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THROWBACK THURSDAY: DO YOU REMEMBER..?

Do you remember when our French Onion soup was called Five Onion Soup, from our original menu 25 years ago? It’s the same basic recipe, but we mayDo you remember when our French Onion soup was called Five Onion Soup, from our original menu 25 years ago? It’s the same basic recipe, but we may[...]
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“HOW LONG CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT?”

Man, and another one gone… All Papa Gino’s, another Outback (and Bonefish)(and Carrabbas), another British Beer Company, Noodles, over 50 ChipotlesMan, and another one gone… All Papa Gino’s, another Outback (and Bonefish)(and Carrabbas), another British Beer Company, Noodles, over 50 Chipotles[...]
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