SOMMEL..WHAAAT?

August 27, 2012     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

Chef Rob and I were discussing menu upgrades at COBBLESTONES.  I mentioned the amazing job they do with side dishes at Strip-House; The modern, sexy steakhouseChef Rob and I were discussing menu upgrades at COBBLESTONES.  I mentioned the amazing job they do with side dishes at Strip-House; The modern, sexy steakhouse[...]
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SHED SOME LIGHT

August 25, 2012     Posted in Fun, The Lighter Side

Warning:  This post might be offensive to some; those who want me to remain professional and sweet (like I usually am), and those who shudder at the “V”Warning:  This post might be offensive to some; those who want me to remain professional and sweet (like I usually am), and those who shudder at the “V”[...]
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SO NOT FEELING “BLUE”

July 25, 2012     Posted in Restaurant

The IntroI am currently doing research for my next column in the Merrimack Valley Magazine–The subject being “Ethnic foods of Lowell” TheThe IntroI am currently doing research for my next column in the Merrimack Valley Magazine–The subject being “Ethnic foods of Lowell” The[...]
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READY, SET…

July 24, 2012     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

If this crazy business isn’t enough to limit sleep, throw in the pending departure of a manager and supervisor and on top of THAT…Folk Festival?!If this crazy business isn’t enough to limit sleep, throw in the pending departure of a manager and supervisor and on top of THAT…Folk Festival?![...]
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SUNNY AND NOT SO BRIGHT

July 8, 2012     Posted in Business, Fun

Today was “one of those” mornings.  Awakened at 6AM by a “haunted” ill in my brain about two ex-employees–two beloved exToday was “one of those” mornings.  Awakened at 6AM by a “haunted” ill in my brain about two ex-employees–two beloved ex[...]
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FIRE ON THE GRILL

July 6, 2012     Posted in Business, Restaurant

The good news is, we ran into an ex employee and great friend of the family–who years ago succumbed to the pull of drugs–Pain Killers led toThe good news is, we ran into an ex employee and great friend of the family–who years ago succumbed to the pull of drugs–Pain Killers led to[...]
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WHERE’S CLINT EASTWOOD WHEN YOU NEED’EM

July 5, 2012     Posted in Business, Restaurant

Being on the restaurant owner side of things, I get the whole “stick to the menu” mentality of our ilk.   Many a “Tom Dick and Reginald”Being on the restaurant owner side of things, I get the whole “stick to the menu” mentality of our ilk.   Many a “Tom Dick and Reginald”[...]
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ONE FOR THE BOOK

June 30, 2012     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

We began a new lunch menu last week.  We are trying to find the right combination that will double lunch–because if not, we may just abandon theWe began a new lunch menu last week.  We are trying to find the right combination that will double lunch–because if not, we may just abandon the[...]
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STONES STIMULUS PACKAGE

June 28, 2012     Posted in Business, Restaurant

Last night, we proudly accepted the award for “BEST AMERICAN RESTAURANT” In the Merrimack Valley, as voted by the readers of Merrimack ValleyLast night, we proudly accepted the award for “BEST AMERICAN RESTAURANT” In the Merrimack Valley, as voted by the readers of Merrimack Valley[...]
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WAY TOO LATE

June 23, 2012     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

OK..enough with the nice guy stuff!  (Of course, if you prefer “happy, shiny” to “angry and jaded”, please skip past this postOK..enough with the nice guy stuff!  (Of course, if you prefer “happy, shiny” to “angry and jaded”, please skip past this post[...]
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