We are approaching the two year mark this month, and true to my melancholic nature, birthdays and anniversaries always cause me to think back on the years prior and ask how life was different then than it is now. Those opening days and weeks of bread&cup were in many ways a blur. I can’t imagine doing those over again. I think I’m tired now. How easily I forget what bone deep fatigue felt like. Needless to say we are in a much better place now.
I am wise enough to know that I didn’t get here on my own, and that if it weren’t for the help and assistance of some very key people, we would not be as successful as we are. I’d like to point out a few of those behind the scenes characters in our story, and offer a bit of thanks for their contribution.
If you are reading this blog via our website, you have no doubt seen the outstanding photography that has showcased our food in a congruent manner. Here’s the back story on how it came to be.
In our onset, we decided to put together a text driven website. Being a writer and not a photographer, I stuck with my strength and tried to paint the picture of our vision and values in word form, and was fairly pleased with what developed. This website version served us for the first year. Until one day, a conversation at table 63 made me think differently.
Kris was having lunch with some friends one noonday and as I often do, I strolled through the dining room past her table to inquire about their experience. They gave a favorable report, and to that Kris added, “I’ve enjoyed everything about your restaurant, but one thing I’ve observed that seems to be missing. Your website does not seem to fit into your entire scheme.”
I asked her what she meant and she said one word.
She went on to explain that our website did not seem to give an adequate representation of the food we put on the table, and that if I was interested, she would be willing to take photos of our food to showcase on the web.
It took a few months for me to get it in gear, and to realize that she was dead serious, and thus took her up on the offer. It only took one session for me to see the light and realize what was missing.
A picture really is worth a thousand words, but since I can’t take a snapshot of all the comments I’ve received about your work, I’ll have to settle for a blog post