Tag Archives: passion

My Best Post

I made a tweet awhile back that said “anything that claims to be the best, isn’t,” to which a friend immediately replied “you’re the best”. I’m not much for cooking shows or magazines, but I try to stay abreast of the foodie media. A couple of years ago, I thought I’d like to subscribe to […]

Welcome Guests

If you love great food and great restaurants you serve yourself well to remember that you are a guest.  The shingle on the door invites you to dine.  If you really don’t want the food on the menu, you should not accept the invitation. It is one thing to ask for no onions on your […]

Death By Regulars

Some thoughts on longevity for independent restaurants: Everyone knows how hard longevity is in the restaurant industry; most of us understand that the statistical average life of a restaurant is unnaturally short due to the number of restaurants that fold in their first few years.  The ones that make it past four or five years […]

Falling In Love With Your Own Ideas

The worst thing you can do in business is to fall in love with your own ideas.  This is an issue for all of us who are self-employed, but it’s especially common in the restaurant business.  It has happened to me more than once.  Often it has led me down a road of narrowing options.  […]