Category Archives: Restaurants

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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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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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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Boise Food

Courtney, Kris and I recently had a girls weekend in Boise. Basically, that means we went shopping and ate well. We tried to go to Brick 29 Bistro for lunch in Nampa, and they were closed. We were so bummed. … 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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10-Barrel Brewing Company

I surprised my mom last weekend by showing up to celebrate her 60th birthday. I was able to get the front gals to cover my shifts, and Whitey pulled a double one of the days. I really, truly love Bend, … Continue reading

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Sheesh

I’m fine. Good. Dandy. I don’t check the stats of my blog enough, obviously, and didn’t realize that y’all are stalkers and need a UPwOCD  fix (yeah, you too, JB). The restaurant has been busy; steady enough that we’re all … Continue reading

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Don’t steal the Charmin

I woke myself up this morning by slapping myself in the face. I was dreaming that I had walked into a single strand of a spider web and the biggest hobo spider was crawling on my head. He wasn’t able … Continue reading

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Get a Job, Earn a Job, KEEP a Job

I’m going through a slight burn-out phase at work. I’ve been working 11 a.m. till close every day (9 or 10 p.m.), sometimes even getting called in early because of a big order. And of course, I still do work … Continue reading

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Out of Town

Real cowboys eat at Paizano’s. This particular young man is sweet on one of our front girls. He stopped in to pick up lunch, spurs and all. He may be great on the ranch, but he’ll never make it as … Continue reading

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Independence Day, make that a double!

We closed for the entire 4th of July weekend. It was a last-minute decision, but unanimously agreed to by our crew. On Friday night, as I was cleaning the make line, I realized that I was about to have TWO ENTIRE … Continue reading

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and now for the 2-week update…

MAN we’ve been busy. Summer is kicking our booties, and we’re lovin’ every minute of it! Well, not every minute. A couple of weeks ago I had a flight lesson that made me almost lose it. I had eaten a … Continue reading

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The spill over from Terrific Tuesday

This beer was pretty dang good. I found it, and the latest Mirror Mirror ale at BELLA in downtown Baker. I haven’t tried the Mirror Mirror yet, but am looking forward to sharing it during the Tuesday night Homebrew Club … Continue reading

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Earth and Vine

Our little town has a new restaurant and art gallery; Earth & Vine. I love this place. Painted aubergine and sage (aka: purple and green), and adorned with local art and a fantastic menu, Earth & Vine is Baker City’s most … Continue reading

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Thick Crust

I had to share this incredibly beautiful thick-crust pie with you. Almost 3-inches thick, loaded with whole-milk, hand-shredded mozzarella (with a touch of provolone), spicy pepperoni, Italian sausage and thick-cut fresh mushrooms (on half). This is on our mid-sized pie … Continue reading

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Lovin’ the lovin’ from our oven

Yesterday, we had a customer come up to the counter and announce that she had driven all the way from Portland just to eat our Blue Buffalo stromboli. She and a co-worker had stopped in over a month ago while … Continue reading

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Success breeds either success or ill will

“How’s Business?” That’s the first question that I’m asked by other business owners. As business owners, we’re curious about how other companies are doing in our town, especially those businesses that are in our own industry. We all want to … Continue reading

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COGS / Food Costs

I recently attended a seminar on menu analysis, and a discussion ensued regarding food costs. I was surprised to learn that not one person in attendance (of approximately 40 restaurateurs) used a software program to manage their food costs, and … Continue reading

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