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framed

The windows are all framed up; we’re just waiting for the glass.  And there’s more going on as well, but it makes for less enthralling photos.  There’s insulation in the ceiling, for instance, but I can’t say it’s exciting to look at.

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What a difference a day makes

Wow.  I thought I wouldn’t bring the camera today, because how much could they get done in a few hours?  As it turns out, they can get quite a bit done.  I went home and got the camera.  In the four hours that they had worked in my absence, most of the walls in the […]

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Our biggest fans

Three fans of a very silly size showed up yesterday.  They’re not much to look at, but they will keep billowing clouds of airborne olive oil from wafting through the restaurant.  They’ll also keep it from wafting over Discount Tire, as per City Code.  No wafting.  Mostly a fire-related stipulation, but I think it’s wrong […]

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the separation between Feast and the outside world

In preparation for stuffing our guests with beautiful food, we’re stuffing our walls with beautiful insulation.  Oh, how cozy we’ll all be- toasty warm in the winter and cool in the summer, except for the part where we have four ovens, a steamer, a fryer, two char-broilers, two griddles, eighteen burners and the heat from […]

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the Masons and their Secrets

Our friends, the masons, are back.  Now they’re working on an enclosure for our trash and recycling.  I know you thought we didn’t produce any trash, but truly, every restaurant does.  Still, while the footprint of our restaurant is large, our carbon footprint will be as small as we can keep it.  As it is, […]

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Duct, duct, goose.

Yesterday, for your protection, our friends spent the day putting in seemingly endless lengths of pipe to shower you with water in the event of a fire.  Not that we intend to set anything on fire, but if the restaurant does go up in flames, our guests won’t.  There are sprinklers to beat the band.  […]

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A bird’s-eye view

It only just now occurred to me that all these photos probably haven’t coalesced into a big mental picture for you yet.  So here we are: this is what Feast will look like from above.  On your lower left, you’ll see the private dining room.  There’ll be a projector and a screen, a place to […]

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Quiting Time (sic)

My grandmother was an English teacher, so a little pinch happens in my brain when I see people misuse quotation marks or apostrophes.  Such a pinch occurred the other day when I saw this sign.  Never mind the “Winter Hours” heading in July.  It’s winter somewhere, after all.  The part that made me wince was […]

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I’d like to report some men on my roof

We haven’t been allowed in the building for the past two days because the hot tar’s been flying.   As someone who’s worked in hot kitchens for over 25 years, I’d have to say that I still prefer it to the idea of spending a Tucson July first on a roof with a bubbling cauldron of […]

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Gathering momentum. Kind of.

It’s looking pretty sharp over at the new location.  The exterior framing’s done and our plumber friends have begun  moving things along inside.  Last week’s progress appeared dramatic, but mostly because it’s so visible from the street.  This week, all the progress will happen either in the great indoors, or in the great back yard.  […]

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