Have you read recently that the Waldorf Astoria Hotel started an “amnesty” program for those guests who have filched towels, robes, candle holders, lamp finials, plates, over the last 80 years?
We have the opposite problem: people … guests and staff … leave things HERE! Gloves, glasses, hats, back rests (true story), notebooks, scarves. Kathy was feeling like the left-behinds from the last five years were taking over her office, so last week, she sent a note to staff: “Hey, I’m putting all this stuff over in storage. Go through it, and if any of it is yours, take it, and the rest is going to Goodwill.”
Well, Cuate thought maybe he better take a look. Sure enough, there was a pair of his jeans! And when he looked in the pockets, he found $100 in cash! He was so excited, he ran back to Kathy’s office to show her, and then, he folded the jeans up, and put them back on the office lost and found shelf!!!
“ No!” Kathy wailed “I just banished those across the street!”
We would like to have ONE thing back, though. Somebody by now must have a nice set of 12 of our salt spoons. Come on, that much salt is bad for you. Bring them back, no questions asked.
Did you know we’re open for lunch?
Hey, just a quick note here, because every day, someone comes in for lunch and says, “I didn’t know you were open for lunch!” So, did you know we’re open for lunch? Monday through Friday, 11:30 to 2:00.
Yes, you can still order for take-out and delivery at www.mylunchin.com. But if you want the full-meal sit-down deal, we’re ready for you. Air conditioning and everything.
No language barriers, even though
we speak “poquito” Spanish
We had a wonderful afternoon visit from Sergio’s mom, Senora Vazquez, last Tuesday. She’s visiting from Mexico, and she agreed to come in and teach us how to make gorditas. Language barriers? Nah. The language of food is touch, taste, smell, sight. No words required. We had so much fun with the Senora, who took to our big stove like an old friend.
So, read on to find out what we’re going to do with our new-found gordita skills.
Figs, tomatoes, beans, and peppers:
The lush season is here
Our farmers are bringing us the best stuff right now, and we hope we’re doing it justice.
Here are some things you’ll find on our menu this week:
· Quercus Farm chili rellano and duck gordita with fresh tomato chili sauce (don’t expect to see this until Friday)
· Grilled figs, grilled sweet Jimmy Nardello peppers, pine nuts, Bulgarian feta, fig vincotto