Well, it had to happen some day: we started hiring people. We already had plenty of response to our job posting on Craig's List, but if you know someone who is looking for a position in the food service industry, point them our way (our contact information can be found on the left-hand side), or better yet point them to the Craig's List posting first, so they know what we are looking for, and we don't have to explain it a gazillion times.
If you read the job posting you may have learned some news, which I haven't shared with you yet: We are planning to open by Memorial Day weekend. Our first day open would be Saturday. We'd be open Saturday through Monday, and closed on Tuesday (we decided to make Tuesday the day we're closed instead of Monday, because too many holidays fall on a Monday, and we don't want to confuse people, by being open on some Mondays, and not on others). After that weekend, we'd be open for dinner and by reservation only for a week.
So, what's this all about? Let's face it, we have been working on Gunk Haus for two and a half years now, it's time we open up. We aren't exactly ready for this, but we're ready enough: At some point you just have to jump into the water, and start swimming.
We decided that Memorial Day weekend would be a great time to open up. The scary part is that we will simply swing open the doors and take any comers. As you may imagine this can be quite stressful, as there is the potential for being overrun. In order to make this a positive experience for everyone, the menu for that weekend will be rather limited to only a few items, so the work load on the kitchen staff is more predictable.
The beer list will also be limited, because I won't have the time to setup the draft system (installing the walk-in beer cooler, installing the beer lines, etc.).
OK, I am falling asleep, therefore a quick tour of what happened today. Jack stopped by and dropped off the metal sign for the south-east corner.
E! and I were cleaning, caulking, and a few other boring which I can't think of right now. Off to lalaland for the Dirkster.