Julie bamboozled Jason and Matt, well, mainly Jason to the left of her. They thought that we only walk about 1.5 - 2 miles per lunch shift. I was guessing 4 or more. Julie clocked in at almost 5 miles on her pedometer on a semi-busy lunch. What did she win? A bottle of our best sake, Mizbasho Junmai Dai Ginjo. Thanks for all the shots, suckas!!
Does that hole look like it's supposed to be there? I think not. This blog entry is a bit behind schedule, bear with me a bit. So a couple weeks back, Ash and I are in the office, we sit back in our chairs and finally agree that things are finally settling down. Things are fnally running smoothly. We can finally take a deep breath and relax a bit. In comes one of our employees, drags us out to one of the drains and points out that we're backed up. Thinking that our grease trap has somehow filled up, we walked outside and noticed there was a putrid stench outside. Uh-oh.
We called OC Plumbing down to pump the grease interceptor and guess what they found. MUD, YAYYYY! Not so much. There should be nothing but water and food waste in our 1200 gallon Honda Civic sized grease trap. They snaked a camera in and just found more mud where there should have been clean pipes. Joy. Right as this is all going down, who ends up coming by for a random stop? None other than our lucky charm:
Shaun in Galoshes Ready to Get Dirty
In a nutshell, we had to jackhammer out around the entire grease trap to find out that the Ogre had screwed us once again. They never filled in the space with gravel, nor did they pack the dirt underneath the pipes. Once the concrete was poured on top of the grease trap and we rolled our cars on top *SNAP* the connections to the pipes go bye bye. Shaun and his boys had to reconnect all the piping and refill the entire hole. It was a lot of work and stinky time, but we're back in business! I'll spare you guys the details, but you can click on either of the images to check out some more pictures of what went down. Say "Goodbye" to moolah. Welcome to the world of owning your own business, I guess. Le sigh.
So after only six (6) weeks *ahem*, we finally have our signs up! This was supposed to minimize the calls from people who drive by and have no clue where we are, but the day after the signs went up, I still had to go to the street corner like a hooker and flag down two (2) groups of customers. Maybe we should have made the sign flash or something, any suggestions?
Steve's pants are crawling into his bunghole:
Ok ok a serious picture of Steve finishing it up for us:
Big ups for Steve Wang helping us get the signs printed and posted up (by himself because we ditched him to take care of customers ha ha).
So we're carrying a bunch of new sakes - bringing the grand total, including the original ones, to a eleven (11). I'll follow up with a post soon letting you guys know of our special sake and beer offerings. The true reason of this post is to show everyone that the group above took down all eleven sakes in about an hour and a half (with some help from our staff, too ha ha). This may not seem like a lot, but we threw down multiple bottles of almost each sake - and some of the sake bottles were the 720ml fatties, not just the 300ml or the 180ml ones, mind you. So let's all give them a nice round of applause when you see them, yeah?
One last thing I wanted to show you guys. Below is a picture of Ash, a bit fearful before slicing Kobe for the first time at our spot: