Stuff I posted in "Random Rants"

Vacationing with the Bawdens

April
15
2011
Neveus-and-Bawdens-250

My friend Andrew Bawden and I have known each other for years. We worked together while Andrew was attending the University of Windsor, and although he’s from London and lives there now with his wife and son, when we’re together it’s as though not more than a day has passed since we last hung out. Every year, our families vacation…

Fresh-a-pepper

March
6
2011
Fresh-a-pepper

When Mamo Bistro opened in May of 2004, we didn’t set the tables with salt & pepper shakers. As the Maître d’, I also didn’t waltz around tables with a pepper mill “come un Ristorante Italiano”, a practice I consider completely absurd by the way. Do these kitchens honestly keep pepper from the reach of their Chefs? Mamo was a…