Tuesday, September 08, 2009

3 blogs in 3 days?

yep.......if you are that shocked then maybe its a sign of the times, so maybe you need to "get your house in order" as the ol' C.O.C. preachers used to say.......anyway, headed to a restaurant auction before lunch @11:00. worked on back of the house checklists all day yesterday (holding those knuckleheads accountable) and was up till 12:30 last night working on other stuff for the Joint. hopefully the contractors will be back out there working on that pad today!

on a side note, the pic is a good pictorial description of what the Martin household is like every morning.


Robert King said...

Nice to see you posting more. Good luck on the expansion!

Ryan Waite said...

I would love to see some progress pics of the construction! It has been great to read your blog and see how all of this started. It would be interesting to see some numbers and % as of late. I have been kicking around the idea of doing this. I am a construction manager looking to make a leap!! Thanks!!

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 life.....you 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!