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Archive for November 2017

Mediocrity, thy name is Scott’s

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Mediocrity, thy name is Scott’s

(October 31st was the 26th anniversary of our first Scott’s Seafood Grill and Bar in Loehmann’s Plaza, Sacramento. Part three in a series looking back…)

As rookie owners, we were not sure on our next move. It is now crystal clear what we should have done months before, but we liked the Chef. He was a real straight shooter and a good person, so we had long chats about what we thought could fix everything in the kitchen. How many excuses we created to give him time to fix the mediocre, inconsistent food? We lost count.

It came to a head when my old boss, the owner of the name Scott’s, the man we had to please to keep the name, came to visit. He loved the place, the ambience, the staff, the service, but of course the food was iffy.

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How many ways can you screw it up?

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How many ways can you screw it up?

(Part deux in a series marking Scott’s 26th anniversary.)

The location was a restaurant in its previous life, so we used as much of everything that was left as we could, including a dinosaur of a range which didn’t even have a permit sticker. It worked, so why not? A NSF permit sticker magically appeared one day before final inspection. Our point of sales system (ordering system) was so old we had to cannibalize old parts to keep it running, but so what? It did what we needed it to do. We made do, and we spent all of the money on what the guest could see.

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