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wet paint, dry humor

Neither one was facing me when I took this photo, but when I asked if they were smiling, I was fixed with a glare.  “I’m smiling inside,” said the guy on the right.  I have a feeling the only way he smiles is inside, but I don’t know him that well yet.

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cookin’ with gas

a trench, a gas line- what more could we ask for? This morning a trench was dug, that we might have a gas line.  With any luck, we’ll use the gas that comes through it to cook your lunch or dinner one day.  Or brunch.  Where do you stand on the brunch idea?  We’re seriously […]

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reaching new heights

You may or may not recall my bellyaching about the fact that code required me to spend nearly $15,000 on a new grease trap and its accoutrements even though the grease trap already on the premises was twenty-five times the size of the one we have now.  I had thought very little about how bitter […]

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as promised, some drama

If you saw yesterday’s post, you know that the scarcely dramatic saw cut in the driveway of New Feast portended something big.  Not big enough to stop traffic, but big enough at least to close a lane of Speedway for a couple of hours.  Our sidewalk and driveway preparations have begun.  Here’s what it all […]

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listen for who’s working

The walls are nearly finished, paint-wise, except for a few touch-ups.  I’ll say this about the painters:  they’re a serious bunch.  That’s not bad at all, mind you- I like a focused person working on Feast.  But you can tell who’s working on the building without looking by other, seriousness-related cues.  When the electricians are […]

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the first cut is the deepest

Okay, so you can’t really see it, but by the time I got out there with the camera, they had already put the saw back on the truck, so the photo is a lot less dramatic than I had hoped it would be.  Still, it’s the harbinger of drama to come:  the cut means they’ll […]

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a (few) coat(s) of many colors

Well, well, well.  It’s starting to look like Feast.  I’m amazed at how many of our guests have been panic-stricken about whether our color scheme will change.  the answer:  only a bit.  As you can see, our burgundy and gold are plastered all over the new space, though the ceiling will no longer be toothpaste […]

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bar none

Ron and Don are two guys who have a lot going for them:  their names rhyme, they work on Sundays, they’re nice guys, they did a lot of work in Feast in its current incarnation, and they’re building the bar in the new Feast.  You can see them in this photo, though the real star […]

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the big chill

It’s not too pretty to most, but to me, it’s so beautiful I don’t have the vocabulary to describe it.  After nine years of a walk-in we have to go outside to get into, we finally have one that opens into the restaurant.  Not only that, it’s just one of two.  Our current walk-in will […]

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prime time

I walked into the new building yesterday and saw the colors, and all the color I had in my face immediately drained.  The painter wasn’t there anymore, just the kindly man who’s finishing up the last of the ductwork.  He saw the look and gave me the good news:  This is just the primer; they […]

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