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Where To Start?

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 2:36 PM

The days running up to our return to the film-making business were spent looking for other locations for the restaurant: there was the defunct Philipino market in Atwater -- essentially the inside of a concrete cube with a 20 foot ceiling. The complex also housed a nail salon, an immigration...

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But I Digress....

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2009 | 11:23 AM

Back to our last post, the writer's strike was settled and our TV show was going back in production. Well, off to work; maybe the restaurant was only a fever dream of two guys fed up with their existence after 20 years on the set. Anyway, escrow was dead and...

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Change (Is Good)

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2009 | 5:10 PM

It was with relief and confidence that Bill and I transitioned from workaday employees to dealing with the matter of starting a restaurant. I recall that the feeling of having what I thought were good ideas and the determination to break away from life as I knew it was an...

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Adventures in the Restaurant Business

(7) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 2:09 PM

Bill and I are refugees. Not refugees from a tsunami or a violent political overthrow. We're refugees from the film making business. Don't feel sorry for us. We did it to ourselves. We had careers helping to make TV shows and movies. We were union members and had guaranteed wage...

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