Friday, February 22, 2008

why?

Mike Dunne recently took a brief break from writing about wine to post something on his blog about food. No big deal, just an expansion by Mulvaney's, but then when you read to the bottom you see that Mulvaney has just hired the lady that used to own Real Pie co. to be his pastry chef. Say what?!?!? If she was just going to back to work after two weeks anyway why oh why couldn't she just hire some people to run her awesome, awesome business that everyone loved? That makes me sad. She must have some good reason that isn't immediately apparent.

p.s.-I'm going to Mulvaney's next week and I'm stoked!
p.p.s.-I finally ate at the Los Tigres Del Taco taco truck at the Del Paso Thrift Town. That's A Lot of Capitilization in that Sentence. I got the al pastor taco. Great! It was made with teeny tortillas and cost $1.25. That hit the spot. Thrift Town did not. Thrift stores are failing me lately, but luckily Bows and Arrows can fill the void.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I always have good luck at that thrift town but no one else does.
I never have eaten at the truck though, that man/tiger painting on the side scares me.

-Natalie.

Anonymous said...

I got a great Beatles record at Thrift Town. It was an obscure one called Abbey Road. A steal at $12.99.

-miller

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of that, must be rare. Records huh? Those are old, must be worth 12.99.
Jay showed me a Red Stripe Bottle they were selling for 3.00 (beer not included). Yet I bought a dress for .99.
I would love to meet a thirft store pricer.

-Natalie.

Anonymous said...

The Real Pie Co. lady said in interviews that she had to be the one making the pies for them to turn out so great - it wasn't by recipe, but by feel (or whatever). Temperature, humidity, etc., would all affect the crust, particularly. And she'd hit the farmer's markets herself to find the best produce for the fillings, and those recipes would change based on ingredients & ripeness. So maybe there wasn't much she could hand off to employees. But instead of becoming Mulvaney's pastry chef, it would have been nice if she had just made a set amount of pies every day, limiting her hours, and just sold them through one cafe, saving her the hassle of being a retailer.

Liv Moe said...

I saw that Red Stripe bottle too!!!! I almost called Skipper from my spot in line to tell him about it but instead I just softly chuckled to myself all the way to the register.

FFT said...

She told me that she was closing the shop to spend more time with her kids, family, but hoped to re-open in a few years. The Mulvaney's gig probably is a 20-hour-a-week deal or so, that probably cut a good 30-50 hours of her workweek and still bring in some cheddar, err, dough.

Anonymous said...

I saw that Red Stripe bottle too! It's almost as if it's not selling. Strange.

-miller

Anonymous said...

I was in there the last week and the ladies in line in front of me were pestering her husband about what days they'd be open. He made a comment to the effect that running the business (not just the baking I'd guess, but also the book keeping/ordering etc) was a 24-7 commitment that took away from raising two small children. Likely the Mulvaney's gig gives her the chance to keep baking and bring in some income but with more free time for her family.