Wow, what changes in a year...
We got the front door keys to 5809 24th av NW on 7/15/07, we've been here for a year.
A year ago I was paying all of my bills on time, now I try to pay most of the restaurant bills on time, and most of my personal bills before before service gets cut off.
A year ago I had time for my family, time to get out of town for a day or two, time to go out and see live music, now most of my time is devoted to feeding Ballard.
A year ago I knew only a handful of people in my new adopted home of Seattle, today I have a rich network of friends, vendors, employees, ex-employees and regular guests.
A year ago I believed in my recipes, my ability to train and lead a team of cooks and service professionals, and my ability to create a warm, welcoming environment where people would be happy to spend time and money, today I have a legitimate list of accolades, from "Best of the City" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, to one of the "Best Counters" to watch cooks in action from Nancy Leson in the Seattle Times, and positive reviews from the Weekly and many repeat customers.