Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Happy Heart, A Heavy Heart

It is with a happy heart and a heavy heart that I publish this page. For those of you who know us, we are more than a restaurant, we are more than a place to eat. We are a little community located at the corner of 5th and Main. We greet our customer with hugs. We laugh together. And sometimes we cry together.

This morning we received a disturbing telephone call informing us of the third death of one of our "regulars" and friends within the last three months. All have taken us completely by surprise, completely out of the blue and completely unexpected - leaving us to say "You never know your last day on earth". Our prayers will continue to be with all the families invloved. We love you, we care about you.

Whilst we all LOVE to cook and serve, we truly treasure the friendships we have made along the way and are grateful for our customers support throughout our journey in this business.

What happened tonight? We were packed. Table after table after table. Non-stop. You can never predict anything in this business. Last night (Tuesday) we sold NOTHING but flounder, salmon and crab cakes. I even threatened to change the name of the restaurant to "The Fish Shack and We Sell Other Things Too". Tonight (Wednesday) we sold everything. We ran out of Alfredo, Filets, Chicken 'n Dumplings, Meatloaf - almost half the menu items. How can you predict? You simply can't. We can only do the best we can do.

So tomorrow morning, quite early I might add, we will be busy 'prepping' for lunch. It is good to be busy again. The winter has been long, lonely at times and slow this year. Night's like tonight help to get us prepared for the spring, summer and fall to come.

All of us at Mrs G and Me! invite you to join us whenever you are in the area. Our new motto - "A stranger is just a friend you haven't met". Come in and be a friend. We promise you won't be disappointed. We work very hard to make sure that never happens.

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