HOLIDAY OPA!

December 22, 2012     Posted in Business

I have just received an early Christmas present from my friends at The Olympia, and the only proper, Greek response I know is… OPA! It is possibleI have just received an early Christmas present from my friends at The Olympia, and the only proper, Greek response I know is… OPA! It is possible[...]
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MY PICK’S RICK

December 6, 2012     Posted in Business, Fun

It’s time to vote on our nominees for vendor of the year.   Each year, The Massachusetts Restaurant Association collects nominations across variousIt’s time to vote on our nominees for vendor of the year.   Each year, The Massachusetts Restaurant Association collects nominations across various[...]
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OF GETTING PUNCHED IN THE FACEBOOK

December 5, 2012     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

The blog today was to be a pretty funny chef story about “genius lost”, but will have to wait, in favor of more current events!  I have copiedThe blog today was to be a pretty funny chef story about “genius lost”, but will have to wait, in favor of more current events!  I have copied[...]
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YOU WANT STORIES?

December 1, 2012     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

As I transition the blog away from the oh-so-depressing world of death, at Chef Ed Z’s wake a few nights ago,  as will happen at a wake, the tearsAs I transition the blog away from the oh-so-depressing world of death, at Chef Ed Z’s wake a few nights ago,  as will happen at a wake, the tears[...]
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LIFE IS SHORT IS NO BULLSHIT

November 26, 2012     Posted in Restaurant, Uncategorized

I first met Ed Zaranski, the co founder and original chef of Cobblestones, in a high end resort kitchen outside New York City.  It was a memorable introduction.I first met Ed Zaranski, the co founder and original chef of Cobblestones, in a high end resort kitchen outside New York City.  It was a memorable introduction.[...]
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EVERYTHING I LEARNED IN KINDAGARTEN…

November 19, 2012     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

When I taught Food and Beverage Management at Middlesex Community College (I really miss it actually), one of my lessons was on personnel management.  InWhen I taught Food and Beverage Management at Middlesex Community College (I really miss it actually), one of my lessons was on personnel management.  In[...]
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%$#&! FLOWS DOWNHILL

November 15, 2012     Posted in Business, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

Warning Mom:  Bad language follows.  (It’s germaine to the story, I swear it) Many years ago, as our executive chef was coming up, as sous chef,Warning Mom:  Bad language follows.  (It’s germaine to the story, I swear it) Many years ago, as our executive chef was coming up, as sous chef,[...]
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FOUR MORE YEARS..of beers!

November 12, 2012     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

This blog is not really intended either as a promotional vehicle, and definitely NOT a political one.  The whole concept of arguing politics kind of cracksThis blog is not really intended either as a promotional vehicle, and definitely NOT a political one.  The whole concept of arguing politics kind of cracks[...]
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CALL ME CHARLIE BROWN

November 5, 2012     Posted in Fun, The Lighter Side

I have pet peeves.  Probably way more than I want anyone to know.  I have a rather healthy self-image (thanks mom and dad!) and I like to think of myselfI have pet peeves.  Probably way more than I want anyone to know.  I have a rather healthy self-image (thanks mom and dad!) and I like to think of myself[...]
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TOO CLOSE, TO CLOSE, OR NOT TO CLOSE

November 1, 2012     Posted in Business, The Lighter Side

I hate days like Monday.  Already conflicted, throw in a “potential” Frankenstorm and a weather-center history of stirring up more frenzyI hate days like Monday.  Already conflicted, throw in a “potential” Frankenstorm and a weather-center history of stirring up more frenzy[...]
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