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Festival of Trees

Due to lack of blogging, you may not be aware that we decorated a tree for the Festival again this year. The annual event is to raise money for our local hospital; this year, it was to purchase a new … Continue reading

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Same mistakes, only different.

Here’s a photo of our chalk board menu, which hangs on the wall at our restaurant: And here’s a photo of the menu at our local brew pub, Barley Brown’s: I pointed out to Whitey that I found a typo … Continue reading

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Throwing gas on the fire. Brrrr. That’s cold.

Thank you for stopping in with words of encouragement and a hug and a what-the-heck comment. And thanks for the emails and words of support. And… please don’t stop patronizing a business because of one person’s mistake. If you already … Continue reading

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Bravo, Pavo! Not. / UPDATED

It’s taken me a long time to settle down and write this blog post so that I wouldn’t sound like a lunatic.  I’ve since come to terms with how to address the situation that got me so riled up, and … Continue reading

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Three Days Ago

Friday, we woke up to 6″ of snow on the ground. Saturday, we ended up having a girls’ pedicure day the DAY AFTER this photo was taken, and all wore open-toed shoes home. And then yesterday, on Easter Sunday, there … Continue reading

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State Basketball Championships

This past weekend, Baker City hosted the Oregon State 1A high school basketball championships. Every hotel room was booked, and there were more than four cars deep at a red light. That’s Baker City traffic for you. It also was … Continue reading

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Baker City Oregon webcams

There’s a webcam at the Baker City Airport that I check to see the local weather when I’m out of town. And just recently I discovered another that points towards the park, facing away from the library. Are there any … Continue reading

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6 days from now

Six days from now, I will be in Las Vegas competing in an international pizza making competition. The expo itself draws nearly 10,000 people and is targeted directly to the pizza industry. Four football stadiums filled with pizza-exclusive merchandise and … Continue reading

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Countdown: 7 Days

It’s winter in Eastern Oregon. The snow is pristine white, and on days like today, when the sky is turquoise and the mountains are glowing… You can’t help but love living here. Our local ski hill, Anthony Lakes, is only … Continue reading

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My Panic

I went to a concert once, back in 1996. I was crazy about Lenny Kravitz, and he was performing with Neil Young, Blues Traveler and a couple of other acts for the H.O.R.D.E festival. I was in my early twenties, … Continue reading

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Driving a Taxi in NY or Delivering Pizza in Eastern Oregon?

Delivering pizzas in our small town can be dangerous. This is just a small sampling of the herd that was waltzing down Elm Street last week. Dealing with wildlife is much better than dealing with those who live a wild … Continue reading

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Spoke too soon

The last two nights were busy at the restaurant. Saturday was controlled chaos with lots of larger groups (attending the nearby district basketball tournaments) and so we broke our sales record for the year so far. Given, we’re only about … Continue reading

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Busy Season & the NotSoBusy Season

Calhoun won his boot contest. You guys were AWESOME by voting for him on the last day and thus he and his lady friend got to the finish line easily. Those boots are in the $500 price range, so he’s … Continue reading

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T.C.I.A.R.

The Customer Is Always Right. How would you handle this situation? A customer called in a to-go order for a pizza and a full salad. The order was repeated back, a total was quoted, and the conversation ended. When the … Continue reading

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Inspection

We had a health inspection again. They always seem to show up right in the middle of lunch, or worse, right after we’ve had a rush. Imagine preparing meals for 50+ people in an hour, most of which entail the … Continue reading

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Another lunch option…

Yummerz. Whitey and I left work together to hit the grocery store and find some lunch recently. We rarely go out to eat because we work so much, and our schedules overlap. After our shopping trip, we decided to try … Continue reading

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babies, teamwork

At one point, we had three bambinos in the Paizano’s oven. Freebird, one of our front gals, moved to California when her husband got a new job. We miss her and her preggo belly. James, one of our cooks, has … Continue reading

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I Heart Beer

Bombers are difficult to sell at our restaurant, but I can’t *not* buy them. We don’t have a store like Whole Foods or the Boise Food Co-op which carry dozens upon dozens of exotic and tasty brews. And I like … Continue reading

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The Customer is Always Right. Again.

Front gal was irritated when I got to work. She hurumphed and pfffffd and stomped around in the kitchen, muttering about one of her earlier customers. He was upset because we don’t have fries. He wanted a hamburger, and when … Continue reading

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The Mad Sweeper

In any professional kitchen, you’re going to find debris on the floor. In a pizza kitchen, you’ll find flour and/or pizza toppings spilled. We are constantly sweeping to keep the mess from accumulating. If the servers walk through flour in … Continue reading

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