Saturday, August 05, 2006

Clean, Clean, and Clean some more!

Not much to add today other than the fact my fingers look like prunes from washing (with my Mexican Amigo) every freakin' pot, pan, fork, etc.. in the place by hand! Took some time, really was not that bad......very glad we did it. I do not know how in the world the restaurant there before me operated in the filthy conditions they were operating in. Also we took the old signs down off the roof and out by the road. Finished taking all the horrendous art work (that they had painted by hand on every window in the place) off completely with razor blades. All thats left in regards to the demo work is removing/unconnecting the Coca-Cola fountain machine and removing the partition wall that lies behind it. After that I'll start construction. Place has got a long, long way to go to get it where I want it by opening, but we'll get there. Talk to you Monday Lord willing, lots a stuff going on Monday!

1 comment:

NEM said...


What is this Blog???

You ever been sitting around cooking for your family and friends and been told the following: "Hoss, this is the best I've ever had in my dadgum have got to open up a place of your own". The thought crosses your mind to do just that, but for whatever reason you dont. Well I'm "that" guy that actually went through with it and did it. I had absolutely ZERO restaurant experience! I decided to start this blog about my own experience hoping that it may be of some use and help to others who might be interested in opening their own place.
I learned this craft almost 20 years ago cooking whole hogs on brick & cinder block pits at a couple of little BBQ Joints in Henderson, TN. I learned from old, lifelong career Pit-Masters, working with them as an apprentice during school off and on for four years. Over the course of that time I learned the old, time-honored craft of REAL pit barbecue. At Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint I am trying as hard as I can everyday to bring that time-honored authenticity to my customers.
As you read you'll see I've made some stupid decisions, and I've made some good decisions. If you are thinking of opening a restaurant, especially a BBQ Joint, read this blog! Maybe some of this info can be of use to you. At the very least you will be entertained because I pull no punches.
Now listen, this is my blog to not only help with information but my blog to freely rant about my day to day experiences. There is no real "bad language" on this blog but there might be some things said that are very "tongue in cheek". If you are easily offended and/or cant see the satire in my posts then please just leave the blog. It will save both of us the annoyance of each other. For those of you who do like satire and are looking for good information about this experience, then by all means enjoy!