Sunday, November 22, 2009
On Friday, we posted our public notice for our beer and wine license. It is a crucial step. Not only does it give us a more realistic timeline for opening, but more importantly, it was one of those tiny victories that revitalized our intensity. With each of these victories, we move closer and closer to a real restaurant!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
With a little (and by that I mean A LOT) help from my parents, last week the restaurant really started taking shape. They are two of the most hard working people I have ever known. After their flight from Albuquerque, they drove directly from Oakland, put on work clothes and got busy. They hadn't even checked into their hotel room before brandishing paint rollers and drill guns. For six days straight we painted, swept, and cleaned our way through the whole restaurant. We were also able to reconfigure the sound system, which in hindsight should have been our first task. For the first time we were able to really see what P/30 will look like. And we LOVE it.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Most of the weekend was spent on hands and knees helping to finish the nearly perfect molding installed by Tony from Guillory Design Group. It was a new and interesting challenge for those of us not accustomed to such work...including Emma who was quite handy with the sander, and who made her father quite proud as she read the measurement of "four foot, three and three quarter inches" from the measuring tape. This subtle, understated improvement adds a sense of weight to the once flimsy boring bar facade. Add a fresh coat of paint, and you'll never remember what used to be.
Friday, October 2, 2009
New prospects: The former Cafe Saint Rose space in Sebastopol (9890 Bodega Highway) won't stay vacant for long.
Patrick Tafoya, chef at Bodega Bay's Duck Club Restaurant, is planning to take over the site in November. He's calling it Restaurant P/30 and the menu will specialize in comfort food. Tafoya's last day at the Duck Club is Saturday.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/columns/insidescoop/#ixzz0So9JktLk
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
The P/30 logo was created by my wife and resident graphic designer, for an invitation to my last minute 30th birthday party. I immediately loved it. As I sat with it a little while I started thinking that it would be a great name for a restaurant. Not more than a few days later, did I get the call that the location I'd had my eye on would be available soon. We had such a great response from the feel and look that we've never wavered from the name.