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. […]

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 phone is installed.

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

Planting a summer flower cutting garden

I decided to add a couple of extra boxes I order to have fresh cut flowers for the restaurant when it opens in a couple of months. I am so thankful for dirt and rain – and the magic they do in a garden.

Favorite Restaurants in Union City, NJ

Pan Con Todo 4601 Bergenline Ave Union City, N.J. 07087 A great sandwich shop.  I love to get a sandwich with my brother at Pan Con Todo when I am in town visiting. Caña 5402 Park Ave West New York, N.J. 0709 Menu changes very frequently and has a wonderful outdoor seating area.

Restaurants in Miami/South Beach

News Cafe 800 Ocean Drive Miami, Fla 33139 This is a 24 hour diner that you can sit at and have breakfast or have a late night bite.  It’s right on Ocean Drive and you can view the beach from almost all the tables. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 130 N.E 40th Street Miami, Fla […]

Restaurants in Louisville/Clarksville

Bankstreet Brew House 415 Bank Street New Albany, IN 47150 Small batch beers made on premise and chef Josh Lehman has a limited bar menu that includes a croque madam and mussels. Proof on Main 702 Main Street Louisville, KY 40202 Wonderful restaurant that is also part of a cutting edge museum.  I enjoy going […]

Restaurants in Key West

Seven Fish 632 Olivia St, Key West, FL 33040 This offbeat location, is walking distance from Duval Street, but doesn’t feel like a tourist eatery.  Call it a fish-style bistro, where mahi-mahi and sashimi mingle with meatloaf and steak. Seven Fish  makes you feel like a local.  Fish is sourced from local fishermen. Louie’s Backyard […]

Favorite Restaurants in Chicago

North Pond 2610 N. Cannon Drive Chicago, IL 60614 This 1912 building was originally a warming house for ice skaters.  The restaurant is nestled in the middle of the park.  The menu changes frequently according to what is available at the market. Le Bouchon 1958 North Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60647 A simple restaurant in […]

Favorite Restaurants in Atlanta

Star Provisions 1198 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, Ga 30318 You can purchase many specialty ingredients for your own culinary creations or just grab some summer beet salad while on the go. Anise Cafe & Bistro 2974 Grandview Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30305 This place is tucked away in the busy town of Buckhead.  This is […]