Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Movin' movin' movin'

T minus 2 weeks! We sat down to have a restaurant meeting and the hours flew by. There is a lot to do. Keith and I are boning up/psyching ourselves up by watching the Food Network. Especially Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. That guy, the host, looks like a tool, but the places he visits are top-notch in what they do. (Including Portland's Pok Pok!)

Viral marketing does work in rural Idaho! I posted our news on Facebook and it's spreading around town like wildfire. I can hardly talk to anyone in town without them chatting me up about the restaurant. I hope we can live up to the hype. (Nah, I know we can.)

This weekend Keith and I are headed to Missoula to get a stove/oven combo for the restaurant, which is uber-exciting. Our first really big purchase -- and under the budget we originally allotted for a convection oven. Turns out we need something with burners and ovens more than a convection oven. Good to know! (Right now they're cooking everything on a flat top grill.) Getting a good deal from Jim at Big Sky Restaurant Supply.

I haven't had the time or inclination to pick up a camera. I will try to work on that. I met someone new (female) through this very blog, which is about how I have to meet people because I'm an introverted homebody. Anyway, we may get together this weekend to take her dog and Lazlo down to the island and I plan to shoot some photos down there, with the fall colors and all. Would be a good exercise, mental and physical.


katie said...

How exciting! I came to your blog through Tiny House blog, and I've stuck around. I look forward to reading about your new project.

Sara said...

Good Luck!

Northend Nique said...

Ooooh, they did a show highlighting one of my favorite restaurants here Downtown. Gernika... amazing food! My childhood friend owns it now & has carried over everything that has always been Gernika. Love that show! Good luck out there! :)

Matt said...

May I suggest watching Kitchen Nightmares, as what not to do. http://www.hulu.com/kitchen-nightmares