oink
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  


Our Homepage Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners(temp offline)
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-02-2014, 11:13 AM   #1741
DaveAlvarado
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 12-23-13
Location: DFW, TX
Default

$5 says Paul and Tyler could build one.
__________________
What does the cow pig say? MOINK! MOINK! MOINK!
DaveAlvarado is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-02-2014, 12:04 PM   #1742
insaneh
Full Fledged Farker
 
insaneh's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-21-14
Location: NH
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveAlvarado View Post
$5 says Paul and Tyler could build one.
That would be worth losing the 5 to see it made. Feed it with a redwood?
__________________
I'm just here to see what cowgirl cooked.
insaneh is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-03-2014, 06:39 PM   #1743
marubozo
is one Smokin' Farker

 
marubozo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-25-11
Location: SW Michigan
Default

Training days are never fun. Especially on a Saturday. Got a new kid to help out on weekends, which will be great once he's up to speed. But today he was just thrown into the fire. Chaos pretty much sums it up, epecially since my right-hand man was off today. The other new person starts tomorrow, so that should be another interesting day.

Sold out a little before 6:30 today. It was an insane early rush compared to other Saturdays. And it's painful to watch all the cars pulling in and turning around when they see the sold out sign this past hour.

Remember all of that meat in the cooler? Yeah, there may not be quite enough to finish the day tomorrow.

One thing I never anticipated through all of this is how you can become a local celebrity almost overnight. And I know it doesn't make sense, but I'm quite an introvert and typically shy away from crowds, so getting into the hospitality industry is the last thing I should have done. But all of the new attention is certainly stressful. Seems like everywhere I go in town people stop me and want to talk. And at the restaurant, everyone can't wait to bend my ear for 20 minutes, invite me to various events, etc. That's a complete 180 of my personality, so that aspect has been tough to deal with.

Oh well. Since my main cook isn't in today I have to go trim brisket myself tonight. It's been a while...
marubozo is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Old 05-03-2014, 09:07 PM   #1744
speers90
is One Chatty Farker

 
Join Date: 08-28-11
Location: Waconia, MN
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marubozo View Post
Training days are never fun. Especially on a Saturday. Got a new kid to help out on weekends, which will be great once he's up to speed. But today he was just thrown into the fire. Chaos pretty much sums it up, epecially since my right-hand man was off today. The other new person starts tomorrow, so that should be another interesting day.

Sold out a little before 6:30 today. It was an insane early rush compared to other Saturdays. And it's painful to watch all the cars pulling in and turning around when they see the sold out sign this past hour.

Remember all of that meat in the cooler? Yeah, there may not be quite enough to finish the day tomorrow.

One thing I never anticipated through all of this is how you can become a local celebrity almost overnight. And I know it doesn't make sense, but I'm quite an introvert and typically shy away from crowds, so getting into the hospitality industry is the last thing I should have done. But all of the new attention is certainly stressful. Seems like everywhere I go in town people stop me and want to talk. And at the restaurant, everyone can't wait to bend my ear for 20 minutes, invite me to various events, etc. That's a complete 180 of my personality, so that aspect has been tough to deal with.

Oh well. Since my main cook isn't in today I have to go trim brisket myself tonight. It's been a while...
Been a while since I checked in, glad to see things are going well. Very happy for you.
__________________
Ryan

The Beast: 500 Gallon Homemade Reverse Flow
[url]http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=187401[/url]
Weber 22"
Cajun Fryer FF2
speers90 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-03-2014, 09:10 PM   #1745
Fake Farmer
On the road to being a farker
 
Fake Farmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-17-13
Location: Annapolis, MD
Default

Marubozo,

I manage a very busy restaurant for a well known name. Smiling and connecting with customers is just part of the job, and you're serving delicious Q...everyone thinks you've got 20 minutes to sit down with them

I also understand the pain of training. Someone may show they can work hard, but they're just not up to speed and the rest of the team is getting fired up as well. If you hired the right person, they'll step it up!

Keep up the good work, friend!
Fake Farmer is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-04-2014, 08:46 AM   #1746
Crakaveli
On the road to being a farker
 
Crakaveli's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-21-10
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Default

since the weather is getting warmer up there you will be slammed. good problem to have compared to the alternative.
Crakaveli is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-04-2014, 12:46 PM   #1747
marubozo
is one Smokin' Farker

 
marubozo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-25-11
Location: SW Michigan
Default

Sold out of burnt ends in less than 30 minutes after opening. That's a new record.

And the excitement never ends here as we had to play first responders while in the middle of prep. Heard a loud screech and then saw a car rolling at the corner. So we all ran out there to check on everyone and call 911. Luckily, it was just one guy and he was able to crawl out of the wreckage with only minor injuries. Still scary stuff!

marubozo is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 05-04-2014, 01:34 PM   #1748
sliding_billy
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
sliding_billy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-27-13
Location: Princeton, TX
Default

Damn, that look scary. Must have been trying to get to the burnt ends.
__________________
Custom Offset/GMG Davy Crockett/Vision Kamado/Blackstone/WSM 14.5" X2/Jumbo Joe/KCBS
sliding_billy is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 05-04-2014, 01:42 PM   #1749
vmastros
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
vmastros's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-08-13
Location: San Dimas CA
Default

It's great to live vicariously thru you. I live in So Cal and I'm tempted to go to MI to see what the fuss is all about. I hope the restaurant business is everything you hoped it would be. Congratulations!
vmastros is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-04-2014, 02:45 PM   #1750
marubozo
is one Smokin' Farker

 
marubozo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-25-11
Location: SW Michigan
Default

Well, today is just the day of records I guess. Sold out of burnt ends in 30 minutes, and at 3:30 we're out of pork and brisket. Down to a couple chickens, a pound of sausage, and a handful of rib tips and that's it. Bright side is I'll get to go home early today I guess.
marubozo is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 05-04-2014, 05:21 PM   #1751
10-8
Full Fledged Farker
 
10-8's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-02-14
Location: N.S.B. Florida
Default

Just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your business start up to present. Glad to hear the guy in the accident was ok. Sounds like he almost gave you a drive thru window.
10-8 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-04-2014, 05:36 PM   #1752
hogwild284
Full Fledged Farker

 
hogwild284's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-30-09
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Default

I had a rollover at my corner yesterday. 1 person taken away in the ambulance.

__________________
Rick


Just smoke it!
hogwild284 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-04-2014, 08:14 PM   #1753
defence18
On the road to being a farker

 
Join Date: 11-27-13
Location: Aurora, IL
Default

I've been to the Pig! Went up to Kalamazoo to visit some family friends and took a detour on the way back. We were the only ones in there because it was just about closing time, but I had a half rack rib platter and my wife got a chicken sandwich. Both were incredible! My wife and I both got the mac and cheese and I got the coleslaw as a side also. The coleslaw was so crisp and fresh. And the mac and cheese is to die for. Rich and delicious. The staff was incredibly friendly and everyone seemed to really enjoy working there. It added to the great atmosphere and experience.

Oh and I got a shirt!
defence18 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 05-04-2014, 09:15 PM   #1754
marubozo
is one Smokin' Farker

 
marubozo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-25-11
Location: SW Michigan
Default

Thanks for the review, defence18. Glad everything was up to par. And for everyone else, a new batch of shirts should be here in a day or two, so I should have some for sale.
marubozo is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 05-04-2014, 09:50 PM   #1755
GrillsGoneWild
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Join Date: 08-30-10
Location: Rockwall, TX
Default

That's some fantastic success and I hope it keeps up. I'm sure it is a killer for you to see people turn away because you sell out and probably one of the reasons you are having success is because you are looking at things from the customer side. A lot of owners would be glad to run out early so they know they paid bills that day and don't have to put in the extra hours. Not you. You want everyone to be happy and full of great bbq. Don't ever lose that passion.
When you get to the restaurant in the morning, are you throwing on more meat for dinner service?
__________________
Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather roasted with fire. Exodus 12:9
GrillsGoneWild is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts