Generally these snippet posts are a collection of thoughts and adventures over a couple of week period that I write down in the memo app on my phone. When I get at least 500 words worth of this junk I pass them along to you so you can waste time on them as I do.
The advantage of writing in snippet style is that I don’t always have to make sense.
I have a new dish on the Spring menu. Hand made squid ink linguine in uni broth with New Zealand mussels and shaved bottarga. Someone asked me if we would offer a gluten-free version. I said absolutely. It’s a soup of uni broth with New Zealand mussels and shaved bottarga.
I googled my symptoms. It appears that all I need is for people to stop being so damn stupid.
We all do stupid things. Sometimes. That does not make us stupid.
Human beings have a difficult time accepting finality. I helps to invent a place where we go for eternal bliss so we feel better about death. More about this in a future post.
Please stop making sriracha aioli. Mixing hot sauce with mayonnaise is not cooking, it’s not creative, and it’s not aioli. They have it at Taco Bell.
Tacos and pizzas are two different dishes. Instead of trying to combine the two why not focus your efforts on making a good pizza or a good taco?
Who do I believe, the man who has dedicated his career to law enforcement or the man who paid off a porn star to cover up an affair?
I wrote a song called She’s Got Marty Feldman Eyes.
After taking Stella’s order for a bacon and egg sandwich without cheese because of a dairy allergy, the girl at Dunkin Donuts informed us that Stella could not have egg because that’s dairy.
When a car parks in the handicapped spot and the handicapped person stays in the car while the driver runs into the store.
When the cashier, I mean service associate asks if you want the candy bar left out assuming the purchaser just cannot wait until they get to the car to eat it. I will sometimes say “no, just the pork roast.”
Go to the Walmart’s and buy a plunger. Ask the cashier, I mean service associate if this will clear a small cat out of the drain.
I’m going to stand out at the exit of the Wilton Mall with sign that reads I’ve got 3 kids to feed, a mortgage, and medical insurance is expensive. I work full-time. Please give what you can.
The people who actually need help are hindered by lazy scamming bastards because they cause us to distrust people truly in need. Standing out with a sign is not a job, it’s a growing scam.
When you make grown up decisions you have to live with grown up consequences.
I often hear from old folks like myself that young people have no work ethic and lack motivation to succeed. They’re wrong. I was reminded this past week that it’s the lazy people who have no get-up-and-go and age has nothing to do with it. I just promoted a dishwasher to garde mager out of necessity and quite frankly it was a great move for everyone. She’s quite young with a very good work ethic.
I also hired a new sous chef who is also young. He too has a strong work ethic and a clear understanding of what is required of him.
A sous chef is like your understudy. If you cannot make a performance they should be able to step in and know all the lines and be able to deliver them as you would. Perhaps the performance won’t be quite as exciting, but it should still be enjoyable. Ad libbing is not part of the program.
Don’t give instructions until you’ve learned to follow instructions.
“The harder you work the better luck you’ll have.” Gary Player
It doesn’t always pour when it rains. Sometimes it just sprinkles a bit and you don’t really get that wet. Sometimes it’s just a quick sun shower. Keep an umbrella just in case however.
I’m really happy at my job. Being in the kitchen at the Wine Bar is so comfortable, and when chefs are comfortable and happy the food shows it.
I’m happy in general.
Thanks to those who helped get me here.