Tuning in the Right Frequency

sleeve logo

6 years ago next month marks the anniversary of opening the little restaurant on the corner of 8th & S streets in Lincoln, NE.  I like to think of our place as the Little Restaurant That Could.  There was a long season of worry and fear, struggling to overcome the phobia that we were not going to make it.  But eventually, slowly but surely, the cadence began to call out, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…”

There are certain things in life that, no matter how hard you try or how much you … more »

In the weeds

There’s a ubiquitous term used in professional kitchens everywhere.  I’m not sure who started it or where it comes from, because it’s more applicable to my golf game than my cooking.  When a cook gets behind in his work, it is said that he is in the weeds.

Every cook knows that sinking feeling.  Its 20 minutes before service and everything that could go wrong is. Guests are arriving early and the mise en place isn’t.  Things are taking longer to get done than anticipated.  All your best laid plans have just been exposed as inadequate.  You’re wondering if you’re … more »