OK...where was I when the announcement was made "There must be frozen yogurt...everywhere?" What happened to ice cream?
I don't object, mind you. Have at it. Time will tell if it is the new face of frozen yum, or a trend, like say...
But explain to me how this phenomenon got started? Pinkberry? Orange Leaf? Red Mango? (The announcement must have included the instructions that the name must match a color with fawna or fruit of some kind)
Seriously, I feel as though I missed the boat--everyone else turned their clocks forward and I slept in.
Ben? Jerry? Thoughts?
* Both restaurants were sold out for Easter Brunch-- over 800+ satisfied guests, and at least one not-so-much. (That "transition" time between brunch and dinner is a real challenge--one we fail to meet from time to time.) (Sorry Lisa)
* Speaking of dis satisfied guests, yet another recent threatening..."I'm going to write to Yelp"--after a burger took too long, and was overcooked. We messed up. Offerred an apology, offered another one, offered one "to go" (he was in a hurry)--Yet he still called 5 hours later to berate the manager for (15) minutes--as she held the phone and could squeeze in only-- "mm hm" "ok" "uh huh" "right" "yes, I know" "mm hm" Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose (a difficult customer)
* April. Let's go sun! Enough of winter. (Are you psyched or what?)
* Patios will be open "any day"...we're thinking "buckets" this year...
* Spring menus under way. New lunch promo at Cobblestones on the way, as well.
* We are now on Pinterest. (I was told to say that..not sure really what that all means...and "no" I am not linked in...) Pong where have you gone...FB, Twitter, Linked In, Four Square, Pinterest, Madden, Game Boy, XBox...does anyone go out anymore to play SPUD? Steal the bacon? Stickball? Dodgeball? Dungeons and Dragons? (If you said yes to that last one, you are a dork! )
* Bye bye Meg and Jan--Two very special ladies and special employees, who were with us from the beginning at moonstones! Employees come and go; It's the nature of the beast, but some hurt more than others. You can see Jan at her next gallery opening--a hard working art professor and working artist, and Meg will be flashing her pearly whites behind the bar at the newly re-opened Four Oaks Dracut golf course, owned by good friend Mike Kuenzler. We wish you two nothing but the best--what you gave us these past 4+ years-- Kindness, great attitude and commitment, your "best foot forward" at all times.
Gotta love those online restaurant review sites where you can find a review by someone who says "boring" about a global, tapas environment in Chelmsford MA, with a million dollar build out, crushed oyster shell walls, elevated sound, shiny silver balls, a menu with got-damn near 100 choices, representing over two dozen countries!
Maybe it was a joke and she forgot the "haha" or "LOL" or . Maybe I'm losing my sense of humor....
Out with a great friend last night, in Davis Square (jealous that in Davis Square on a Wednesday night, every restaurant was packed like a weekend night!) she ordered a classic American cocktail--can't recall which one really--and stated how much she loved the old school drinks. (Think Gin, whiskey, lemon, bitter). I asked;
"Which one of ours (at Cobblestones) do you like best?"
She said: "I didn't know you had them."
I said: "Duh. You're only there all the time."
She said: "Why don't you promote them on Facebook?"
I said: "Why don't you read the menu?"
She said: "Too many great beers to choose from. That you promote on Facebook constantly, by the way."
I said: "Fair enough"
Now on Facebook...Cobblestones has a great Classic American Cocktail list...for when you're not in the mood for one of our (somewhere around) 70 excellent, crafted American beers.
How much fun was it to read in this Sunday's New York Times magazine of a growing medical opinion that, though polyunsaturated fats do indeed help lower cholesterol, the connection between cholesterol and heart disease is sketchy, at best. In fact, an Australian study of (400) men over the course of many years showed a higher death rate amongst those who lowered their cholesterol by increasing the percentage of polyunsaturated fats--the ones that "everyone" has been claiming are better for you.
Looks like steak for dinner!