Central Food is People: Kendra

Restaurants have gatekeepers. These are the people at the front desk who must handle the onslaught at 6:30 p.m. on Friday or 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. They keep everybody calm as they find ways to get them a table, manage their special needs and in general keep them happy. Gatekeepers have to be special people […]

Year In Review 2014

Before I start I want to thank our staff, our producers and our customers for a truly great year. Your support and friendship is at the heart of why we do what we do. We are thrilled with the prospects for our 3rd year.        David We are just past the 2 year […]

Central Food is People: Irina

Hannah calls Irina “accidentally fabulous” because of her effortless style. I call her simply “the best” because of all the people I have worked on the line with, Irina is the person I like working with the most. She works hard but more importantly she anticipates how to help others better than anyone I have […]

Central Food is People: Bambi

During this last year, the sun that our morning crew revolves around has been Bambi. I don’t know of anyone who is happier at 6:00 a.m. than Bambi. She broadcasts joy every minute of every day. Fun facts about her include: she was born in Japan, she loves working in her garden,  she knows the […]

One Year

A year ago this week we were bleary eyed with an endless To-Do list. We were just weeks away from opening the restaurant and drowning in questions that had no answers- just guesses. One year later, there is still a lot of work to be done but now we have answers to many of those […]

Milk Crate Garden

This summer we have been doing a lot of thinking about how to green up our space. Gardening is part of my blood and it has been a hard thing to realize that this year I wouldn’t have the time to commit to a garden to the level I hoped to. This has freed me […]

Finn River Farm Cidery

For all of the excitement in American food today, I think that the growth and creativity in the beverage market is where the greatest advances have come. Much has been said about the rise of craft brewing and now craft distilling but cider seems to have found a new vitality in the market place and […]

Bloomsday and Mother’s Day

The first year is all about learning. We are about to learn what two big events have in store for us. Bloomsday is a massive community event that we happen to be stuck inside of. Automobile access won’t be possible, but we will be about a 100 yards from where 50,000 people finish the race […]