We've been hearing increasing compliments about our food which has been fun. One of our food distributors, yesterday, said that we've raised the bar for all the other restaurants and "you're making them look bad."
Moments after that comment a customer came back to the kitchen. She just finished lunch, and had also had a meal before closing the night before with her boyfriend (I heated a bunch of our gourmet-to-go items, finished with two prickly pear tunas stuffed with Hungarian sour cherries and lemon curd which they deemed amazing). Apparently, that set the mood because the couple left the store to walk in a local park at which point he dropped to his knee and proposed. The glowing fianceè thanked me for being a part of a perfect night.
The Owl Cafe – Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 days ago