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Valentine’s Day 2021 Lesson Plan.

Take-out was so popular and though we were more prepared than on New Year’s Eve, it was still chaotic. What should have happened: We should have cleared all the prep tables at pick up time. Told the cooks to put aside any items they were working on. Assigned people to Salads Cold Appetizers Hot appetizers […]

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“The Little Engine that Could”

It has been wonderful to reconnect with our guests that have come in for dinner and with those who are ordering Pick-Up.  We are in the black with your continued support.  This might be the new normal and we are going to be the new OK. We are tweaking the menu, offering some lighter dishes […]

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The New Normal….

    Here we are reopening….in the midst of an unprecedented rise in covid-19 cases in Atlanta and Georgia.  The line that was flattening, is now rising steadily. Why am I reopening, when I sat on my high horse in April and said it’s not safe?  Because I do not think it is going away.  […]

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Dining on Babette's Back Porch

Babette’s Reopening

We are looking forward to seeing you! Here are the nitty-gritty details: We, at Babette’s Café, have always been committed to quality, excellence, and service. The safety and care of our staff and guests is always a priority, now more than ever. As we prepare to reopen, we want to make sure we do it […]

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New Interior

Reopening Soon

  Hello everyone, We are getting close..Reopening at the end of June or after the 4th of July. We are waiting for the last of our masks and sanitizers to arrive. Will have a final decision by June 15th. We have missed you and look forward to seeing you soon. No hugs though. Marla

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This week as a Chef

After 6 months of scheduling and rescheduling three different contractors to repair the decking and rotting trim on the front porch of the restaurant, I finally found someone to come and do it.  I had painters working inside at the same time, painting the ceiling, all the wood work.  The contractor and the painters both […]

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“Babette’s Feast”

The movie, “Babette’s Feast” was on television this morning. My husband woke me up just in time to watch the food scenes. How did I miss the Blini pan? I’ve seen it 20 times. I was playing the movie in the kitchen last time we plated up the dinner? Oh how my life would have […]

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Flunking Retirement

I’ve written a couple long letters over the last few years about hiring a Manager, Chef, etc.  I wrote how I wanted to learn the names of the plants in my yard, travel with my husband, read more, get in shape, write more…. In October last year, I found myself ironing sheets on a Saturday […]

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Dear James…Southbend

Dear James, I hope you can help me.  I have a Southbend cheesemelter that I purchased in 1997, used.  It is a “double wild”.  It has worked well until this last year or so.  Been having problems with the burner staying lit on the left side.  My regular repair guy comes in and cleans out the lines and it works […]

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July 4th. An owner’s holiday.

Usually I join everyone for 4th of July festivities.  But this year I did the restaurant owner thing.  We were closed Monday, as usual and now closed on Tuesday since it’s the 4th.  Monday I went in around noon to do some sprucing up.  I had just been on vacation the week before and thought […]

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