Saturday, December 12, 2009
Finally got some time to cook something new today. Did a roast beef sandwich with tomato gravy on a brioche bun. Pretty dope. I sauteed garlic, onions and a little ground beef then stewed it with tomato sauce to make gravy. Strained the ground beef out and then put my roast beef in the gravy for a sec. I put some havarti cheese on the bottom of the bun, stacked hot beef on top, and then poured tomato gravy over it.
I did two versions, one with gravy in the sandwich and another with gravy poured all over it. I definitely liked it drenched.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
So, I've been at the job site every day and things have gone well. We re-did the floors, painted the walls and right now we're building the stations. Above is the counter top with blue laminate. Pretty cool stuff. We did a curved table just to get a little more surface area and in case we run out of room in the back for drinks, etc. we can use it as a pseudo-bar so its kind of a flex counter.
My camera was acting up cause of all the dust in the space, but the floors came out nice. We just stained them black and refinished. Still building a cashier/hostess counter, sandwich table, and some shelves. Sign should be up next week so things are moving fast.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
These are the print proofs we got back from our printer. Figured it'd be cool for you guys to see. So, it took us a while, but we finally committed to colors, a logo, and a slogan. We wanted to use jade as our accent color, but looking at green, sketching out the space, green is just a little too shocking to the eye with white walls and a black floor like we have. We could have went dark green, but I wanted a lighter feel. It was a tough choice but we settled on a hawaiian blue type color. I think its easier to look at bright blue over and over every day as opposed to green.
Went with the slogan "Fresh Off the Boat". Its authentic Taiwanese food, but every Asian restaurant says "authentic" and its bullshit. I figured I'd start a new category FOB restaurants lol. Obviously, our dishes have new twists and innovations, but the flavors are authentic and true to the FOB palette. Below are the other stickers. I should have em in a week or so. Also, we are doing a friends and family private preview, if you're interested, email me.