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food: THREE LEGS OF THE RESTAURANT STOOL - 04/29/13 09:56 AM
You don't need to know much about the restaurant industry to understand the three-legged stool upon which it sits...Wherever you go, the dynamics of Service, Food and Ambiance are at work.... When all three line up, it can be a very pleasant experience. Lining up all three is not necessary to have a pleasant experience either.... FOOD: There are places that are known for being "best" at their food. It can be a little old oyster shack on a back road, a hamburger dive in an auto parts junkyard or a place known for its fresh, gigantic steak fries..the attraction being (2 comments)
food: RICHIE'S SNOW CONES HOT DOGS & DRINKS - 04/15/13 03:24 PM
In between times, I used to sell hot dogs, snow cones and drinks from a little cart that I would drive around town. I had my favorite spots and they expected me daily. I also used to do special occasions and the YMCA was a favorite stop. The kids love it and looked forward to having their hot dog with whatever they wanted on it, a snow cone, bag of chips or a drink
NONE BETTER COULD BE HAD ANYWHERE I prided myself on carrying the best meats, sausages and breads. But I didn't stop there. I had the freshest (14 comments)
food: SHOPPING FOR FOOD OVER THE DECADES - 01/28/13 03:04 PM
When I was a kid, I had no awareness where food came from nor did I care. A peanut butter sandwich was considered one heck of a reward followed by a bologna and cheese with mustard, hot dogs and any hostess product you could find. To me it was a simple thing to eat. As you get older and as products and information surface, it becomes more work to shop CANNED FOOD When I got my first paycheck which was around 16 working for McDonald's, I went out shopping and bought anything in a can that looked good. I was single (8 comments)
food: SUPERMARKETS ARE WELL RUN BUSINESSES part 2 - 01/08/13 06:57 AM
In part one, we explored the supermarket and great effort is put into the word super as it is a well polished and presented place to shop with lots of dynamics going on. Here you will see how billions of revenue are generated and it is a living business plan that works.. THE MARKETS THEMSELVES WOKE-UP ONE DAY The markets themselves woke up one day and discovered a gold mine right under their own noses. Billions were being spent by others to promote their products and were successful. Markets decide to copy the coloring, packaging and positioning of the other products (12 comments)
food: SUPERMARKETS ARE WELL RUN BUSINESSES part 1 - 01/08/13 06:56 AM
Next time you visit the neighborhood market, take a moment to see how it is set-up. It is a business first and there is a reason and a rhyme to all that goes on inside those four walls. First off, everything that one needs called the basics are found on the outside walls themselves. Produce, baked goods, dairy and meats all line the walls. In the center are more the optional items LIKE OR NEED IS PRESENTED The place is set-up to either help you find what you want or to the delight of all concerned, cause you to shop. They want (2 comments)
food: ROAST CHICKEN IS ALWAYS POPULAR - 01/03/13 03:50 PM
Well it is not so good news for any chickens, but roast chicken lovers are satisfied with this tasty reliable dish which has been around since Adam started eating meats and Eve started doing the desserts (apple pie). It is important to eat a balanced meal when you can. I like a full plate of which I demonstrate very well pictured below... AHHHH...YES BELOW: Roasted juicy 1/2 a chicken seasoned, salted and peppered. Those are fresh onion bagels lightly toasted. Brussels sprouts cooked whole with a little crunch to them. The sauce is an exciting little item I found that is quite good. It (6 comments)
food: IF YOU HAD TO EAT ONE FOOD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE - 11/13/12 06:34 AM
What would it be? For clarity sake, I am asking the following: If you had to eat just one thing over and over again for the rest of your life, and that item never changed, what would it be? Think carefully here. One food until you die. Would you go for taste, health, convenience, fun, function, pleasure or sustenance..One food...but which one? HERE WE GO Rice was given as one answer. In certain parts of the world, they are doing that already. It is not far fetched and rice has benefits as well as making you feel full too. Easy to cook, eat and digest. Beans (15 comments)
food: RUNNING A RESTAURANT AND NOT GAINING WEIGHT WHEW! - 07/30/12 06:55 AM
I was in the restaurant business for several years running corporate and private operations. All served good decent food and had talented people in the kitchen. As general manager or owner of an operation, you get to have anything you want whenever you want. Let me tell you that being around fresh, delicious foods that smell good all day long and watching others eat is..... SLOW PLEASANT TORTURE In the beginning, I was taken in and went for the perk non-stop. Everyday, all day long, I would get to try the different foods offered and even have them cooked custom if I (16 comments)
food: BEST FOOD PART OF THE SUMMER - 06/30/12 01:37 PM
Where does one begin to list all the things that summer introduces? There is so much to participate in and enjoy. I will narrow down this most pleasant thought to a specific subject of which everyone who reads this is familiar with but does not do enough of. It is most enjoyable, beneficial, produces well being, is fun, inexpensive and keeps ya coming back UM-MM YUM..WATERMELON My friends, please PAUSE here. Summer is peak season for watermelon. Yes, you can eat this all year round, but the summer produces the melon of melon crops so sayeth nature herself. Take her up on (4 comments)
food: A GOOD STEAK MAY NOT BE A GOOD STEAK - 06/26/12 06:40 AM
I like a good steak. I like the sides that go with it. If you flame broil the meat, there is nothing like it for smell, taste and satisfying the appetite. I say all that to say this. I have been watching some Food documentaries on Netflix lately and from what I have seen, it has turned off my desire for that blessed steak event described above THE JUNGLE When I first read Upton Sinclairs "The Jungle", I was enthralled by the descriptions he gave on what goes on in meat packing plants. It literally forces changes in that industry even (0 comments)
food: WHY OH WHY DELILAH - 05/30/12 10:25 AM
I wasn't thinking of Tom Jones or Samson...I just needed a title for a quick post...Now that you are here, what should we explore? Life is always a good subject and we all have enough of that in common. Love is something we never learn enough about but all have participated in with lotsa stories to go around too HOW ABOUT THIS How about what we do for a living? Now there is an interesting subject. They used to ask that question first on all the old game shows. The emcee would ask.."and what do you do for a living' and (11 comments)
food: FOODS THAT BRING BACK CHILDHOOD MEMORIES - 04/15/12 02:57 PM
When we were growing up, we paid special attention to certain foods that satisfied us not only in the moment, but in the years to come and well into our adulthood. So enjoyable were they they we passed them on to our children too. What were these foods? Why do we enjoy them so much and what is your favorite? LET US BEGIN WITH THE MAIN COURSE 1. Bologna & cheese sandwiches with or without mustard, mayo or spread. If you used WONDER BREAD, give your self 10 extra points. No finer school lunch ever existed. Add Frito's chips and thank you (11 comments)
food: WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BUSINESS - 04/02/12 03:21 PM
You see many businesses all over the globe, country, states, cities and local areas providing many different services. But in reality, they all serve one purpose. They all have that purpose in common and we do well to remind each other of it. I am speaking of the foundation of it all. PEOPLE. So, the next time you are asked what business you are in, you could answer REAL ESTATE ANSWER I am in the people business fascilitating Real Estate transactions. RESTAURANT OR FAST FOOD ANSWER I am in the people business of serving hot food at value pricing CLOTHING AND SHOES I am (4 comments)
food: DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND MONEY - 03/07/12 09:22 AM
I have reached the point in my life where I have everything I need. There are things that I would want, but do not need. I remember the pleasure of exploring need versus want throughout my life. Once you have sampled all the earthly delights to your satisfaction, then rest from it all is where you will end up SPENT MONEY TO STAY COMPETITIVE I found myself updating all my electronic communications and tools recently. this made perfect sense because in order to do business, you must be in business. In today's competitive no prisoners world of getting things done, having (4 comments)
food: IF YOU COULD WISH ONE THING IN THE WORLD - 12/25/11 10:54 AM
My answer to this came to me without hesitation and a strong degree of passion. It is something that is very doable, can take place right now and should not exist to begin with. The fact that the problem I am going to suggest a solution to does exist is a poor testament to mankind and his lack of progress as a planet SHAME ON US ON ALL I am talking about world hunger. Can you even imagine how or why this exists? It boggles the mind and accuses us all at some point. There is no excuse for it and (5 comments)
food: SIMPLE LITTLE THINGS THEY ARE SUFFICIENT AND HOLD - 12/12/11 04:43 PM
I am relaxing on this day, in this moment deliberately set aside for myself to enjoy and behold. It is raining here all day and is quite pleasant to behold and receive. I complimented it with a nice warm fire (SEE BELOW) and my wife is in the kitchen and all over the house enjoying herself while Christmas music plays...I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
This scene has roots that go back, way back in time think: men and women, camp fires and a safe place to spend time...add a little chanting and some food...well its called simply.....LIFE Happy Holidays (0 comments)
food: FIVE STAR DINING OFFERS SERVICE FOOD AND AMBIANCE...now to close escrows - 11/17/11 12:23 PM
Every once in a while, I do five star dining. I like to reward my self and or celebrate something special. It then becomes a memorable, enjoyable experience and another notch on my life belt is added in...Every year, I take the family out for a Xmas five star experience too I INVESTIGATE AND SAMPLE In order to book my event, I visit with the restaurant and experience it first hand. Below are a couple of dishes that I sampled that I thought was worth sharing. The service was excellent and the ambiance captivating...Now for the food LET THE EXPERIENCE BEGIN (3 comments)
food: PISTACIO NUTS KING OF ALL NUTS AND ANCIENT TOO - 11/07/11 01:32 PM
The pistachio nut is a yummy good for you nut that needs to have a post. I am not going to do a history of the nut as much as recommend it to eat as soon as you can. They are not only very good for you providing more than any other nut does across the board in additional nutrients etc, but taste very good too. Added bonus, they are fun to eat RED ONES RULE As a kid, I grew up with the red ones. Now I did not know that they were dyed red. I thought they came that (2 comments)
food: WHOEVER CONTROLS WHAT PEOPLE WANT CONTROLS PEOPLE THE BANKS AT WORK - 08/11/11 03:17 PM
Power, wealth and ruling can be traced back to the basics which is simply the title of the post. He who has the gold rules is rampant right now instead of the golden rule which is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The staples of the human being who journeys is food, shelter and clothing. We are being held hostage on shelter THE PROBLEM IS COMPLEX ON PURPOSE TO HIDE THE SOLUTION I apologize for over simplifying this problem. I am sure that you can complicate it with an explanation that would rival an Einstein (2 comments)
food: ROASTING NUTS.... PART 2 - 06/11/11 09:43 AM
My friends...life is short and the earthly delights beckon us while we are here. One of them is fresh roasted nuts. But not just any ordinary roasted nuts....NO. These are Richie's double roasted and toasted nuts that are lightly salted and cooked to perfection...the smell has been known to cause people to inquire....WHAT IS THAT...? 10 LBS OF SUNFLOWER SEEDS & 10 LBS SWEET FILBERTS
I just took these out of the box. Now, I will fawn over them like they were my little children each and every one of them. When I am through, they will be roasted (2 comments)
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