Aside from trying my hand at cooking lunch at "the lodge" ... one day a week, for precious few people, I've developed a huge respect for people who really do it up right.
I was eating a superb meal at a tremendous, one-of-a-kind restaurant yesterday and felt the owner would be worthy of a salute.
DEBORAH FLYNN owns THE EASTSIDE GRILL here in Northampton ... she took over the restaurant about 5 years ago and tweaked it, improved it, knew enough to leave it well enough alone, maintained quality, manages the kitchen, greets customers ... the whole works.
My meal yesterday was a superb Cajun fish & chips with slaw off the 6-day-a-week bar menu ... I wouldn't have changed a molecule and it was everyday affordable.
I'm wondering if you have anyone to "nominate" who runs a ONE-OF-A-KIND place and gets everything right.
I'm guessing, from within our ranks, chewingthefat might qualify :)