MAKES THE WORLD GO ‘ROUND

February 12, 2011     Posted in Fun, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

Maybe Hallmark created Valentine’s Day. Or maybe it was a florist. Or a restaurant owner. (and honestly, what’s better than Valentine’sMaybe Hallmark created Valentine’s Day. Or maybe it was a florist. Or a restaurant owner. (and honestly, what’s better than Valentine’s[...]
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SOUP WARS

February 9, 2011     Posted in Fun, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

Ricardo’s won the “People’s Choice” award for best soup, again, at The Lowell’s Winterfest, version 2011. I love Winterfest.Ricardo’s won the “People’s Choice” award for best soup, again, at The Lowell’s Winterfest, version 2011. I love Winterfest.[...]
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MUY BUENO

January 29, 2011     Posted in Business, Fun, Restaurant

Some clarification is in order! First, it was the bosses at The Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s idea to hold a board meeting in Puerto RicoSome clarification is in order! First, it was the bosses at The Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s idea to hold a board meeting in Puerto Rico[...]
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IT GETS BETTER

January 6, 2011     Posted in Fun, Restaurant

Monday after New Year’s was predictably quiet at both restaurants. Tuesday the same, but Cobblestones still haD a (post) Holiday function. But,Monday after New Year’s was predictably quiet at both restaurants. Tuesday the same, but Cobblestones still haD a (post) Holiday function. But,[...]
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IT TAKES A VILLAGE.

January 2, 2011     Posted in Restaurant, The Lighter Side

Safe to say that whomever “scheduled” New Year’s Eve so close to Christmas didn’t run restaurants! That said, every single yearSafe to say that whomever “scheduled” New Year’s Eve so close to Christmas didn’t run restaurants! That said, every single year[...]
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MORE LOVE FOR THE MONEY

December 14, 2010     Posted in Restaurant, The Lighter Side

The “maul” as we playfully call it, makes sense. We get it. Grab a fistful of dollars (or plastic if you don’t mind paying “theThe “maul” as we playfully call it, makes sense. We get it. Grab a fistful of dollars (or plastic if you don’t mind paying “the[...]
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RANDOM THOUGHTS OF LATE

December 11, 2010     Posted in Fun, The Lighter Side

Come September, and as long as local squash is still available it is our Soup du jour consistently, in both of our restaurants. Farmers in New EnglandCome September, and as long as local squash is still available it is our Soup du jour consistently, in both of our restaurants. Farmers in New England[...]
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THANKS

November 25, 2010     Posted in Fun, The Lighter Side

There is way too much that I am thankful for, to write down here, and have any chance of you (who I am thankful for!)making it to the end. But, mostly,There is way too much that I am thankful for, to write down here, and have any chance of you (who I am thankful for!)making it to the end. But, mostly,[...]
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“LIKE, MAYBE CHA CHA KNOWS”

November 8, 2010     Posted in Business, Restaurant

The difference between great and good?? Is it hiring? Training? Of course, it’s many things, but last week we celebrated a night out with friendsThe difference between great and good?? Is it hiring? Training? Of course, it’s many things, but last week we celebrated a night out with friends[...]
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ALE WE WANTED WAS THE HOT MONKEY LOVE

November 5, 2010     Posted in Fun, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

Working from home can be great. Especially when my travel agent is also working from home, on the other side of the table.(Who happens to be Kathy-wife-who’s-not-really-a-travel-agent)(butWorking from home can be great. Especially when my travel agent is also working from home, on the other side of the table.(Who happens to be Kathy-wife-who’s-not-really-a-travel-agent)(but[...]
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