It’s going to be a busy weekend at the restaurant. We’re fully booked with people who preplan – thank you – this weekend for Valentine’s Day A busy weekend in the restaurant will end better if I start with comfortable shoes. They might be ugly though.
The glamorous life of a restaurant chef/owner… Sunday: A thermostat for our heaters on the back deck was not working very well. The heaters were clicking on and off. We’re a restaurant in Atlanta, in January. We need our heaters if we want to use our lovely deck. Monday: I called my Heating & Air […]
It is with great trepidation and the utmost respect for all of you who been my champions over the years, that I announce I am bringing our Sunday Brunch to a close. Our last brunch will be October 26, 2014. It is also with a little glee. I’m looking forward to CBS Sunday Morning in […]
My friend Julia, is always nagging me to blog more. It’s hard to find the time and mental space. I showed her the new chairs I purchased for the deck at Babette’s. “Well, you should blog about that!” OK, I bought new chairs. It’s a little more complicated than that. It took me five months. […]
On October 13, 1992, I opened Babette’s Café. Makes you feel kind of old doesn’t it?Many of you have been with me since the beginning. Some of you were in grade school. I’ve married, raised a daughter and sent her off to college. I’ve been sued, robbed, burglarized. I’ve worked through broken bones and back […]
I haven’t had time to blog….this is why. My current to do list for this week New Door Handle for walk-in cooler Reorder outside lights Call landscape guy to clean up beds Spray for Mosquitos Order from Atlanta Fixture: Ramekins, (2) 1/2 plastic hotel pans 6 inch deep, (2) slim jims, high heat rubber spatula, […]
I got to buy a new convection oven last month. It’s very exciting. When the one you bought 20 years ago dies with a dramatic clunk on Sunday evening, and it is one of your most important pieces of equipment in the kitchen, you have no choice but to spend the money. I had just […]
Why oh why does the heating and air conditioning system always go out on Friday afternoon at 4:45? Reservation sheet is full, service people on overtime and only if you can get them. Chilliest day of the year. I’m pulling my hair out.
Last weekend I realized that we had 3 different light bulbs in the lanterns on the back porch. When I went to dim them for service, it looked like a laser show. Light was blasting into one guest’s eyes and the others couldn’t see. When “they” started adding different clarity of lights to the florescent […]
No Shows: def:/ someone who does not show up for a reservation at a restaurant. I am a huge Robert Altman fan. (deceased movie director for you young people) I must have seen “Nashville” 20 times. In his movie: Pret-a-Porter, Lyle Lovett plays a baker whose customer does not come to pick up and pay […]