Category Archives: Our Pizzeria

Free Food

It irritates me to no end. Someone gets their pizza and asks for something to add to it, and gets upset when they get charged. Just because you paid for your meal in advance doesn’t mean that you can order … Continue reading

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Being Rich

Jake has been on his 10-day vacation, so Whitey and I have been working his full-time schedule. This means we have to actually work instead of just sit around and count money all day while planning our next vacation. /sarcasm … Continue reading

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Grumpy Old Man

Kris handed the phone over to Ash, basically telling her ‘it’s that old grumpy guy’. When I heard this, I had to ask what was up. Kristen told me “Remember that old man that used to come in and talk … 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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A very late update: Vegas, Monday & Tuesday

—————————————– MONDAY —————————————– We left Baker City on Monday morning before dawn, and had an uneventful drive to Boise for our departure to Vegas. Jake brought only a carry-on bag. I brought a cooler full of pizza dough and cheese, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

Jake and I leave for Vegas tomorrow. Our itinerary is set, bags are packed, and we made two rehearsal pizzas tonight to test our final product that we’ll be entering in the competition. They were fantastic! Our schedule is very … 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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Dress Code

The night crew showed up, and I realized that I was the only one not holy… errrrr… hole-y. I swear. I pay them enough to buy all of the fabric. Maybe they’re just taking their jeans to asphalt and rubbing … Continue reading

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Countdown: 1 day

We arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday, and dealt with chaos from the very beginning. Our flight was booked solid, so we had to sit in the middle rows, separated from each other for the 2 hour flight. I met … 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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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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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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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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