I miss the restaurant. Since we decided to move on as family, and pursue other ventures, there hasn’t been a day go by when I don’ t miss everything(the good and the bad) about the restaurant, that is until days like today. This is the first year I have been able to enjoy both Mothers Day and Fathers Day at home. Man, I have missed out on so much over the last 25 years, to be able to spend days like this with family is something that a lot of people take for granted. I have cherished days like this since my “restaurant days” have been over, but I have not forgotten the sacrifices this business demand. On days like today I think of those I’ve worked with, who are still “manning” the lines in kitchens, so we can enjoy days like this with our families. I hope that everyone out there who goes out to restaurants on days like this, understands the sacrifices people in this business make. To all my friends out there today, even though I was home with my family, I did think about what you give up for all of us. I raise a glass to you all, and say “thank you”!

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