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Midnight. A restaurant parking lot. Some new busboy emptying tumblers into the sink that evening must have tossed out the lemon along with the tea. Now, a fly, lured by the esters in yeast forming on the decaying rind somewhere down the pipe, is heading… Read More >

Restaurant Disasters: The Unusual Suspects Slick floors. Heavy loads. Fast traffic. Knives, both sharp and dull. Hot ovens and cooktops. Uncool coolers and walk-ins. Line cooks with headcolds. Mayonnaise. Mussels. Mice. These are some of the “smoking guns” we typically look to when there’s an… Read More >

Photo by Shawn Poynter Equipped! For those of you who haven’t been following along, I’m Dale Mackey, owner of Dale’s Fried Pies, and I’m in the middle of building a commissary kitchen for my pie business at a building my husband and I bought in… Read More >

“Please Provide Additional Information” We had designed the kitchen in our commercial space, the Central Collective, with a professional architect who had worked on kitchens in commercial spaces before. We had executed the build to this point with a skilled professional contractor. With our representative… Read More >

Progress, Pain, Repeat Hello, friends! I’m reporting to you live, from the trenches of kitchen-building. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m currently in the middle of two big projects. 1. Rehabbing a trailer so that I have an efficient way to serve pies from a mobile… Read More >