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Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by Squiggle » November 4th, 2016, 11:20 am

Well, it's been just over three weeks since my missus suggested we open a restaurant & I don't know how it happened(it's all been a bit of a blur) but tomorrow we open! We've had a bit of luck with the whole thing, basically the place is turnkey & all we had to do was get the food & do all the paperwork. It's a little cafe/restaurant about 800m down the road that closed in September & the owners asked us if we wanted to rent it off them & three weeks later we are restaurant owners. I've been up all night smoking 40 thighs, 2 butts & 25 salmon fillets & I don't know how you comp guys do it, I'm knackered!! Both my smokers are pumping hard & the GF has been going for about 20hrs now, used about 10kg of lump but that's all good. I have to thank all of the guys here for all the help you've given me with both my builds & recipe tips & if any of you make it down to Mole Creek come in to The Pepperberry Cafe & I'll shout you a local beer & a feed, maybe a pulled pork pizza or smoked salmon & homemade cream cheese on homemade sourdough. Anyhoo, I think I'm babbling now, possibly cause I've been awake for about 27hrs, but the point I'm trying to make is THANK YOU SMOKERBUILDER FAMILY, you guys rock! :beer: :kewl: :wsm: :D


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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by Pete Mazz » November 4th, 2016, 1:10 pm

Best of luck!


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Post by Squiggle » November 4th, 2016, 2:01 pm

Thanks Pete, definitely going to need it. :kewl:


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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by forty_creek » November 4th, 2016, 3:09 pm

Strong Work Squiggly!


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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by temurf » November 4th, 2016, 3:32 pm

Good luck Squiggle.

Keep us posted on how it goes.


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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by KarateDoc » November 4th, 2016, 4:13 pm

Good luck and may the line be out the door


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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by Big T » November 4th, 2016, 7:13 pm

:beer: Congrats on making your dream come true.......Good luck :beer:


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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by mp4 » November 4th, 2016, 7:38 pm

Awesomeness!



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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by Squiggle » November 5th, 2016, 12:25 am

Thanks for all your support guys, we opened at 9 (still hadn't slept then & still haven't slept now) & at 11 we got smashed all the way till 3, I'm tired, ecstatic & relieved all at the same time. I'm going to go home & sleep now, so I'll see you all in a couple of days. =))


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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by Big T » November 5th, 2016, 12:30 am

It sounds like opening day was a success!! Awesome Squiggle :beer:


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Post by Squiggle » November 5th, 2016, 7:35 am

Sure was dude. :kewl:


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Post by The Czar » November 5th, 2016, 11:43 am

Holy crap man!!! Good luck!!!!!


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Post by Squiggle » November 5th, 2016, 11:49 am

Thanks dude. :beer:


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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by ajfoxy » November 6th, 2016, 12:04 am

Hey Squiggle, well done on the restaurant opening. :beer:
You do realise that long hours in the food industry are standard don't you. My future son-in-law is a chef and he grafts long and unsocialble hours.
But I wish you all the very best in your endeavour. I'm sure you'll make a real go of it.

And as the saying goes, no pics it did not happen.... :noqview: =))


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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by Squiggle » November 6th, 2016, 1:50 am

Hahaha, yeah I know there's some long hours coming but the other day was a 34hr mega shift!! But being the boss I can take time off as soon as I train enough good people, that's the plan anyway, lol. Today was just as good as yesterday, flat out most of the day, I hope that it's a continuing trend. :kewl:

Thanks DC, I have the same sticker on my smoker, must be a sign! :beer:

& im really sorry about the lack of Qview, I wasn't really thinking straight, or seeing straight for that matter, at 3:30 in the morning. I will definitely make sure I get some pics on the next run, which should be fairly soon after today, chicken & pulled pork rolls did really well today. :kewl: :wsm:


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Post by Gizmo » November 6th, 2016, 8:08 am

Best of luck to you and your family Squiggle!
And I LOVE your avatar pic... :D


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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by Smurf » November 6th, 2016, 9:48 am

Hope all goes well for you Squiggle. :beer:



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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by temurf » November 6th, 2016, 10:49 am

Less than a month from a sugestion to a successful opening is very impressive. :kewl: :bigfoot: :needfood:
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here's to your long term success.
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Re: Tomorrow is the big day!

Post by leonard5 » January 22nd, 2017, 11:33 pm

All the best wishes and hope everything is going well.!



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