“ALBERT, CLEAN YOUR ROOM” (A letter to the Chef)

June 21, 2011     Posted in Business, Restaurant

Dear Chef,   I would love 10 minutes of your time today.  Maybe before our weekly mgt meeting. 3PM? I would simply like to discuss clarity with regardDear Chef,   I would love 10 minutes of your time today.  Maybe before our weekly mgt meeting. 3PM? I would simply like to discuss clarity with regard[...]
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NO MERRY OLD SOLE

June 15, 2011     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

Good friends invited many other good friends to dinner recently, at a local high end restaurant redux, to celebrate their daughter’s completing anGood friends invited many other good friends to dinner recently, at a local high end restaurant redux, to celebrate their daughter’s completing an[...]
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WE… ARE HOT

June 6, 2011     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

If you haven’t noticed, we try to “set the bar” locally in the way of culinary creativity and adventure.  Of course, Hummus didn’tIf you haven’t noticed, we try to “set the bar” locally in the way of culinary creativity and adventure.  Of course, Hummus didn’t[...]
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So Hot

June 3, 2011     Posted in Business, Fun, Restaurant

May was “out of control” month.  Thanks to years of missed weekends and holidays, great managers and staff, a fear of dying before I haveMay was “out of control” month.  Thanks to years of missed weekends and holidays, great managers and staff, a fear of dying before I have[...]
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LITTLE TOWN BLUES

May 24, 2011     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

We are leaving in an hour for my “hometown”, New York City, one of my all time favorite things to do.  When I head to Gotham city, I get excitedWe are leaving in an hour for my “hometown”, New York City, one of my all time favorite things to do.  When I head to Gotham city, I get excited[...]
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IT TAKES A VILLAGE II

May 10, 2011     Posted in Business, Restaurant

When I blog or write articles about my restaurant career, I will too often seek this same “Title.”  It is one of my favorite sayings. WithWhen I blog or write articles about my restaurant career, I will too often seek this same “Title.”  It is one of my favorite sayings. With[...]
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GIRLS, GOATS, TEXTS AND TERRORISTS

May 2, 2011     Posted in Fun, The Lighter Side

When I received a text from daughter #3 from college in NY, asking “are you watching TV right now“, two ironies were immediately present. TheWhen I received a text from daughter #3 from college in NY, asking “are you watching TV right now“, two ironies were immediately present. The[...]
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“…AND FOR OUR NEXT TRICK”

April 17, 2011     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

Last night was another ridiculously busy one at Cobblestones, thanks YET AGAIN in large part to the incredible work our friends at Lowell Memorial AuditoriumLast night was another ridiculously busy one at Cobblestones, thanks YET AGAIN in large part to the incredible work our friends at Lowell Memorial Auditorium[...]
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Can you keep a secret?

April 12, 2011     Posted in Business, Restaurant

  For years, seemingly forever, in my pursuit to create a restaurant (and then “restaurants”) that were considered excellent, I have taught  For years, seemingly forever, in my pursuit to create a restaurant (and then “restaurants”) that were considered excellent, I have taught[...]
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IT CAME TO ME IN MY SLEEP

April 1, 2011     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

Apparently, the first true advance in sleep study since Freud and REM, occurred a couple years ago. “Since forever”, it was thought that duringApparently, the first true advance in sleep study since Freud and REM, occurred a couple years ago. “Since forever”, it was thought that during[...]
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