And so it begins…

We go through the same phenomenon each year: The busy season begins and we’re energized at first, motivated by the pace of our busy days and nights, excited that we’re back to business and developing a rhythm. The staff is energized, the dining room is bright and buzzy, and our guests are happy and excited too. By May, we’re all a bit frazzled- going nonstop takes its toll and we usually find ourselves wishing for summer by March.

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Mayday! Mayday!

First of all, it being May Day, let’s all extend our gratitude to the workers of the world. I’d like especially to thank those who work here at Feast, as well as all the suppliers and purveyors who take care of us each day.

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put a lid on it, part I

For the past few weeks, we and our guests have been treated to a delightful quirk on our way in the front door, and nothing whets the appetite quite like the noxious vapors of rancid grease warmed by the Arizona sun emanating from a grease trap .  So far, the lids to the grease trap have […]

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nothing sparkles like a shining star

I have a wild-eyed look most days lately, and I did the other day when the gentleman on this card approached me.  “Mr. Doug,” he said, “I was just next door talking to Mr. Ed (who I presume was Ed from SWS and not a talking horse) and he suggested I come and see you.  […]

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better sheds and gardens

The shed’s not only been moved, but given a fresh coat of paint, the old-fashioned way.  No fancy paint sprayers for me; just the rhythmic zen of a paintbrush, like Tom Sawyer, except there was no one to trick into painting it for me.  My wife came and visited, but she was too smart to […]

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It’s hard to see in these photos, but we’re pigeon-proofed now.  Andy was up on the roof Thursday, making Feast an unattractive space for the occasional wayward pigeon who strays from the neighboring billboard, screening any open spaces in.  And since the billboard is slated to come down next year, I know there’ll be a […]

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can you draw this turtle? you may be able to earn an engineering degree by mail!

Yesterday the booster pump arrived, and $2700 later, our dishwasher runs about 4 degrees hotter (Fahrenheit).  I can’t say I’m overly excited.  The plumbers and electricians who rooted around for an available circuit throughout the ceiling in the kitchen suggested a recirculation pump for the entire building, which makes me start wondering about what kind […]

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