Brookhaven Patch News

Writer Laura Haas from the Patch wrote an article about our soon to open restaurant. Thank you Laura! http://brookhaven.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/former-reality-tv-contestant-opening-restaurant-in-chamblee

Our Ceiling is installed

It took over 6 hours but the two guys installing the dry wall on the ceiling finished. Now it is starting to feel like a dinning room. Things are going along without any problems and I like it that way.

Union Hill Kitchen’s 50% approval inspection passed.

I’ve been nervous about having the city inspectors come by and inspect the wall, electric and plumbing “rough in”. We passed without my issues. Our ceilings are installed on the kitchen and and after seven months of darkness and no lights – we finally have light in our kitchen. I feel accomplished at this moment. […]

A break from work: laughing with Tony Tripole

This past week I went to a benefit at Blake’s on the Park in Atlanta and met Tony Tripoli. He is one of the stars of “Joan & Melissa: Joan knows best?” He is a funny comedian and one of the writers for E Television’s hit show “Fashion Police”. My mother and father were with […]

Flower bins are painted

A few weeks ago we planted these containers that we purchased from the Feed Store. It provides a nice pause point visually while sitting in the bar. Now we’ve painted the with an ecru oil paint to blend in with the building. Once the flowers bloom they will be the perfect greeting for my clients.

Breaking concrete @ Union Hill Kitchen

Construction is coming along slowly but surely. We had to cut the concrete floors in the restaurant to accommodate our grease traps. The City of Chamblee seem anxious for us to open our doors but with anything that us worthwhile, it takes time to execute correctly. Now they have to dig out almost ten inches […]

Smoked Pork

This Weekend my father asked if I would smoke some pork – Cuban style. We cut some rosemary and used the rosemary as a bed for the pork. The pork received a little bit of the scent of the rosemary. There is something special about cooking with your family that is stressful and memorable at […]

Planting containers at Union Hill Kitchen

Outside our restaurant doors we planted several containers with rosemary and other flowering shrubs. It sets off the path by our front door and provides some privacy as well.

Union Hill Kitchen’s walls have started being built

After a very slow start, the top of the morning begins with the guys framing out the walls in the kitchen. It feels like we are going some where now. This view is from our kitchen.

Union Hill Kitchen’s phone is installed.

Not much cooking going on here today, but our new phone line at the restaurant is being installed.

Chive flowers are easy to use in the kitchen

I have lots of chives at our farm and in our restaurant garden. When the chives bloom is spring, the petals can be used in many applications. One of them is making a crostini with goat cheese cream and I lay one or two chive blossoms on top. The purple blossom has an explosive flavor […]