SUNDAY FUNDAY BRUNCH

COBBLESTONES. Sundays. (Duh) Find the menu. All I’m gonna say… Coco Puffs infused vanilla-vodka and coffee martini and French Toast bread puddingCOBBLESTONES. Sundays. (Duh) Find the menu. All I’m gonna say… Coco Puffs infused vanilla-vodka and coffee martini and French Toast bread pudding[...]
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HOPS AND PROPS!

October 15, 2015     Posted in Announcements, Fun, In real life, On The Web, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

Two weeks in a row, two restaurants, two incredible staffs, two grand slams. Last week, moonstones hit it way out-of-the-park, with a 5 course wine dinner,Two weeks in a row, two restaurants, two incredible staffs, two grand slams. Last week, moonstones hit it way out-of-the-park, with a 5 course wine dinner,[...]
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STREET CRED

I wrote recently about Lowell taking two steps forward, and one step back…a pattern that has gone on forever.  (Or, the 21+ years I have been hereI wrote recently about Lowell taking two steps forward, and one step back…a pattern that has gone on forever.  (Or, the 21+ years I have been here[...]
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TWO STEPS FORWARD…

October 15, 2015     Posted in Background, Business, Fun, In real life, On The Web, Restaurant

For the 21+ years we have done business in Lowell, we/I have oft gotten exhausted from all the up and down! It’s kind of like an amped up priestFor the 21+ years we have done business in Lowell, we/I have oft gotten exhausted from all the up and down! It’s kind of like an amped up priest[...]
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LIFE AND DEATH AND FRIENDSHIP

October 7, 2015     Posted in Announcements, Friendship, In real life, Restaurant

On this beautiful and crisp autumn day, as my grandmother is in the hospital drawing closer to a sad and fateful day, and Janicia, one of our originalOn this beautiful and crisp autumn day, as my grandmother is in the hospital drawing closer to a sad and fateful day, and Janicia, one of our original[...]
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CREATURE

September 24, 2015     Posted in Background, Business, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

Lord help me. I’m “that guy.” It didn’t occur to me until this morning when I nearly tripped and fell on my face for the secondLord help me. I’m “that guy.” It didn’t occur to me until this morning when I nearly tripped and fell on my face for the second[...]
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WHAT DO CHICAGO, NEW YORK AND LOWELL HAVE IN COMMON?

September 23, 2015     Posted in Background, Business, In real life, Restaurant

Other “cultural factors”? Hmm…let’s see; Unemployment for everyone who applies? Scaring away Brazilians and other emerging immigrantOther “cultural factors”? Hmm…let’s see; Unemployment for everyone who applies? Scaring away Brazilians and other emerging immigrant[...]
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ASK ME WHAT DRIVES ME CRAZY!

September 18, 2015     Posted in Uncategorized

So, the answer is many things, of course… But, this ONE thing, the hardest thing I have found, to get across to our staff–and–it shouldSo, the answer is many things, of course… But, this ONE thing, the hardest thing I have found, to get across to our staff–and–it should[...]
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IT TAKES A VILLAGE

September 16, 2015     Posted in Uncategorized

A typical up and down Sunday came to a sobering halt.  And then a 180 degree turn, in one of those moments of monumental clarity– “Prioritize, A typical up and down Sunday came to a sobering halt.  And then a 180 degree turn, in one of those moments of monumental clarity– “Prioritize,[...]
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NATURAL SELECTION

September 11, 2015     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, In real life, News, Restaurant

We interviewed a sous chef candidate recently in our forever search for the perfect recipe of excellence for our “village.”  The yin andWe interviewed a sous chef candidate recently in our forever search for the perfect recipe of excellence for our “village.”  The yin and[...]
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