Thursday, February 25, 2010

Paranormal Activity in our Kitchen

I walked in this morning to find our kitchen looking like it was possessed, but deduced shortly after that it was just more silliness at the hands of our kitchen staff. The decided to dump all the dry ice that came in with our shipments in every possible place where water would run, making the entire back area look like a scene from a really terrible horror movie (which is one of my vices, bad horror movies are soooo good). In addition to this, the floor was like an oil slick causing Ami to almost eat it a few times as she was prepping for the lunch shift. Nice to know that our insurance plan may get put to use for something not so much restaurant related.

Here's another look


Monday, February 22, 2010

People Love Us on Yelp!

People love us on Yelp! Ok, not everyone, but most people. We've had some random hate reviews that were downright ludicrous, especially if you guys know how we are and how we treat every one that comes in to Shabu. Otherwise, we love the feedback, whether it be positive or negative. It lets us know what we're doing right and what we can do to make everyone's exprience here a bit better.

Let us know how you feel about our restaurant and throw up a review on us, yeah?


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pole Pullers

Ha ha, that's all there is to say about that picture. It looks much worse than what was really going on, which was stripping lessons, I mean ummm...yeah.

So, as most of you guys have noticed, our front parking lot has been recently adorned with beautiful new signs that boldly state "NO RESTAURANT PARKING". We've received some comments that our neighbors aren't giving us much love, but in all fairness to them, we actually called the property management company to have them put up those signs. When the weather started cooling down and water started dropping down from the fluffy grey clouds, our business began to pick up a bit. There were a couple of shifts where the front lot was packed up with our customers, making it difficult for people visiting the other shops to find spaces to put their cars into "P". Anyhoo, sorry if you guys have to walk a little bit further than usual to put your butts into "P" at Shabu, but we promise you we appreciate it (plus you're working up a little bit of an appetite, right? RIGHT?).

We asked them to put some signs up that said something to the effect of "More Parking in Rear" at the entrances of the lot, but they screwed up and plopped them into the ground right in front of our restaurant. Besides being terrible on the feng shui front, they were also terrible eye sores. We had some help from Angel and RJ on the second pole while Ash and I were able to wrangle the first pole out of the ground.

It never ends.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Ogre Patches - The Grease Trap Edition

For those who are following us a bit (ahem, I know it's not many so you can just shut it), you guys may remember the grease trap fiasco we were enduring back in August of 2009. For those that don't take the leap and read up on it.

Anyhoo, we've finally got that giant hole all filled in and the big farkin' truck below brought the concrete that smoothed out our gravel and our hearts.

Big Farkin' Truck

The Finishing Touches

Please keep your fingers crossed that this will be the end of the story on our grease trap and closing in on the last of the patches from the sub-par Ogre contractor, thanks!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Invest in Shabu Bonds

OK, so it's not like this will go up in value, but after promising people we'd have gift cards for about five (5) months, we finally have them in. If the design looks familiar, it's because we were too lazy to come up with a new design and all the photos we took didn't come out right, so I just took our street sign and made some minor adjustments, woo hoooo!

Ask any of us if you wanna buy one (1) or seventy-three (73). I'm just sayin'.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Vivian's a Spicy Mango

Can any guess what the picture above is? Yeppers, that's our mango sherbert with five (5) hot drops on it. I tried making it look like a sad bear, not so much. Anyhoo, the person behind this you ask?

Vivian "Bui Bui En" Peng

Since then, we've been mixing in hot drops with beer, sake, mochi...pretty much anything. I'm not sure what's going on here, but we've also been mixing mango sherbert with sake and Calpico with sake (which, by the way, is around to stay!).

The Scene of the Crime

Viv, hope school's going good for ya! See you on your next trip back down.


P.S. Visit 85 degrees for some ridiculously good pastries and cafe goodness.