Obsessively thinking about the intersections of food, entertainment, commerce, human nature, and the end of the world.
The Fly By Night Owl
It was 10 PM on a Sunday night, and there was nowhere to be the next day. Homer Moustakas left the bar where his (now former) staff was drinking. They were commemorating the closing shift of his restaurant. After less than two years, it had come to an end. The dream was over. Folks had started giving him pep talks. Gross. He was drunk and had had enough.
A Drink for Wilted Mournings
First the recipe. Then the story. Golden Unicorn Earl Grey Tea (made with ¾ - 1 cup water) 1 dried baby banana / or a "thumb" worth of overripe banana (preferably black) 1 ounce Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum 1/2 ounce falernum 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 ounce lime juice 1 lime round and 3 allspice berries (optional, for garnish)
THE END OF AFTERMATH PART V: THE BEGINNING OF AFTERMATH
Previously: (Part 5 of a 5 part series) "What if a bunch of restaurant people lived through a messy restaurant closure. Then, after leaving their last shift, they discovered the world was literally ending? That's the Aftermath concept. But, it's not always going to be the end of the world. Most often, it's only the end of humanity."
The Aftermath Restaurant Trilogy (Part IV)
Previously: (Part 4 of a 5 part series) "I want everyday folks to understand and appreciate the intricacies of restaurants. I think that complexity is best relayed through stories. Think of it this way. Aftermath: A concept album about taking care of people with food, written by the lying voices in my head. (We're starting in the studio and then going on tour.)"
Aftermath: Part III, The Good, The Bad, and the Imaginary
Previously: (Part 3 of a 5 part series) "Betting on a coin flip would be wiser than opening a restaurant. A celebrity chef, a franchise, or a popular trend all lend you a higher possibility for success. But It also means pinning success to reputation and fashion. It may seem secure, but it's almost as much of a gamble. Mario Batali."
Aftermath Restaurant: Part II (More Math)
Previously: (Part 2 of a 5 part series) A guy tries to build a career in the restaurant business. "Like Jane and Michael Banks, I composed a list for my choice position. It needed to be well-established. Stable. There should be space to advance. It also had to have a professional reputation and offer a quality product. If it treated its employees well and involved an easy commute, gravy. I could ride my golden unicorn to work every day with my head held high."
A Restaurant in the Aftermath
APOLOGIES: This will meander, and it continues over five posts. SPOILERS: I'm trying to figure out how to make you dinner (or lunch). NOTE: The following is true. I'm a real person. The fiction comes later. LASTLY: If interested, I'd be obliged if you'd do the usual internet funk-pop. Read Regularly, Blazon the Bits (share), and Tick the Ticker (🖤).*