It is finally official and I am allowed to spread the word. I taking a new position in New York with a new company. There will be no more Super Runners Shops for me! Let me just say I only wanted to work hard for these guys, expand there company vision and capabilities, and gain them more business. It is a shame they couldn’t make that move. But the sky is the limit from here people! I have been looking for a new job for a few weeks and finally by sheer happenstance landed on a good one. I am entering into training and a trial period with Crif Dogs/PDT. They are a killer hot dog place which houses an entrance to their amazing upscale speakeasy. I am going to be training first at the counter for the hot dog restaurant, and then in a week begin discussing a move into the manager position that oversees the restaurant and the speakeasy. I am really excited about the potential this position represents. After talking to their managing partner it seems that this company, which is widely regarded as a duo of two bests (the best hot dogs, and the best cocktail mixology lounge), has a very progress oriented vision and is looking to intelligently continue to grow their business. I know it sounds kind of funny, but the hot dog side of the operation is really cool. They have a fun and down to earth atmosphere, and boast the best hot dogs in the US. Seriously. They have been featured the last 9 years in every big publication you could imagine. The speakeasy (PDT or Please Don’t Tell) is absolutely incredible. You have to enter through the hot dog side into a phone booth. Once inside they are an upscale place with phenomenal cocktails. We have been in before with Dan, Addie, and Margaret and loved it. They have a no bullshit policy which revolves around being respectful in the bar, and they uphold it. No hats. No rambunctiousness. No blatant hitting on people. Proper manners. They play great music, and they have created a cool scene. The combo of the super laid back hot dog joint, and the upscale speakeasy is unlikely, and perfectly suited. Anyways, it is really exciting encountering a company where they have a real grasp on what they are doing and where they want to head. I really hope this works out.
The schedule is absolutely going to throw me for a loop, at least to start. My first day consists of working from 8 PM to 5 AM. After that it seems to be a little more normal, but those odd late nights are going to be a stretch! Anyways, wish me luck in this new endeavor, I high high expectations for what may come of it.
Since both Shannon and I are really making a shift towards our culinary ambitions I am going to start highlighting what we are concocting in the kitchen at home, whether it be simple and easy or an all day project. Last night we through this together after we got back from a run. We created a fresh pasta sauce from all raw veggies. We threw together some vine ripened tomatoes, squash, zucchini, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and peppers, simmered them for ages with lots of spices, and then served it over eggplant “steaks” we roasted in the oven, put it all over a bed of fettuccine. Mandatory fresh bread and olive oil/balsamic on the side. We sat down to eat this and watched Wristcutters, which turns out to be pretty good! If you are in the mood for a quirky indie flick, this will satisfy! Here is a picture of the foodness: