Sunday, December 21, 2008


Hello Boiled Meat and Vegetable Lovers,

As our puffy white clouds and dreams of construction and of an opening date becomes more of a reality, so does our need to start thinking of all our day-day-activities. It's been quite overwhelming how much (wo)man power is needed to run our restaurant, but we'll get into that in another post. On that subject, though, we realize that we are going to be in serious need of some seriously good help, seriously. In all seriousness - if you are interested, or if you know any serious individuals who are seriously fun that might be interested, we are now looking for servers!

For a copy of our employment application, take the plunge here:

All the general blah blah requirements apply, but speaking Japanese is a big plus. You can toss questions and applications my way here:

Seriously yours,

Friday, December 5, 2008

Go Go Gadget Hot Pot!

I just wanted to let you guys know that the city inspector swung by our location yesterday and we passed our rough plumbing inspection!

As I'm typing this out, the workers are packing the dirt back in the ground and spilling concrete all over the place. We'll pop on by sometime next week and take some more pictures to keep you guys updated.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Like it Rough?

SUPPLIES!!!! You see? We did come back not long after our last post, as promised. So...some time has passed since we were freaking out about all the bad juju that was flowing our way, but it seems like we have managed to stink palm some of the obstacles and have finally been making some progress these past few weeks.

One thing out of our control was the remodeling for the facade of our little shopping center. We were initially told that this would be finished by the end of August. Here we are, dipping into December, and we are finally seeing some semblance of the architect's rendering of the re-facade (click on the following image to see a gallery of the facade and restaurant interior construction):

After much back and forth blabber blabber with Shark Club, we finally submitted a signed parking arrangement agreement, in which both parties were satisfied, to the city of Costa Mesa. Then, it was just a waiting game, as we had to sit around for about a month for the agreement to come across a hearing with the city. Imagine our frustration due to the fact that we were told parking was not an issue when we laid down the ink and scribbled our names on the lease agrement. It has been over two (2) months since this whole parking fiasco began, and we finally have it all passed and signed off on. Once that was completed, our contractor was able to nab the permits from the city and, drum roll please *rat tat tat tat*:

As for what is probably of more interest to you, we have also made some progress on building out the inside of our restaurant (again, go ahead and click on the following image to take the plunge and peep at our construction)!

At this point, we're at what's called "rough" plumbing and framing. Now what this means is, the framing for all the walls have been created, but no actual walls are in place. As for the plumbing, all of the underground plumbing has been finished, but we are awaiting on an inspection from the city. The inspection is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, December 4th, 2008 A.D.), in which they will pressure test water in the tubes - making sure we aren't going to do an impersonation of Katrina (is it too soon for this?) in our restaurant. Please keep your fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for us, for the quicker we pass inspection, the quicker we can resume construction!

As you can see, we still have a ways to go, but we are definitely started to build up some momentum and hopefully we can crash through a wall soon, scream "OH YEEEEEAHHH!", and have everyone yell "KOOL-AID!"


Monday, December 1, 2008

Webby Webby Website Finally Up!

So Like,'s been over two (2) months since we've put up a post, but we assure you that we're still chugging along! First things first, after considerable time, we finally have version 2.0 of our website up and running. You can visit the site by clicking on the preview image below:

or you can take the leap of faith at and poke around when you have some time. I'm still tweaking with the site and finishing up some coding, so please bear with us for the next few weeks as we tidy up the content.

Things are actually moving at a very brisk pace right now, so hop on back in a couple of days for an update on our construction and, we suppose, everything else progress!