Category Archives: Things you didn’t know you needed in a restaurant

Skills

Tangentially acquired in the course of opening a restaurant: Ceiling patching Tiling Basic and advanced troweling Paint rollering Ladder wrangling Obsessive wall sanding Tile cutting Piano moving Graduate level putty removal (did you know they used to mix cement into … Continue reading

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Skylight

Our friend in the park this morning: “So, the place is a wreck, you have no money, and you are wondering what you got yourself into, right?” That’s the voice of 25 years of experience in architecture and construction. Last … Continue reading

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Variance

Campbell and I went down to Quincy yesterday to hunt yet another necessary piece of paper for the restaurant. Like all good hunts, this one took place with the sky a solid block of grey, and interminable rain blowing every … Continue reading

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Needful things #5

Things you didn’t know you needed in a restaurant: a way of dealing with tips in Quickbooks.

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Needful things #1 – 4

Things you didn’t know you needed in a restaurant, #1: an extra case of every service piece – at least 4 types of glass, 2 types of cup, and 9 different dishes #2: a place to put all those extra … Continue reading

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