Thursday, October 14, 2010

Never too late to talk about Balsamic!!!

Well, I coulda swore I've blogged recently, oh well. Here is the low down on New Mexico's very own Organic Aged Balsamic Vinegar.

Let's start by saying that when they say that each bottle has as much grape juice as it takes to make 50 bottles of wine, I believe it. It is much sweeter than I would have anticipated in a vinegar, but the flavor is unbelievable. I've been drizzling it on most everything...melons, figs, peaches and cheeses.

I thought I had enjoyed good balsamic before, but this is unlike anything that carries the "balsamic" label.

Remember, life's short, try everything!


Monday, August 09, 2010

Why the Greenside will Groupon

Before I go on - This comes from the Groupon website;
"Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that is localized to major markets in the United States."


We will be featured sometime towards the end of August. The Greenside will be offering $20 worth of fare for only $10. I won't know the exact date until we are seven days away from it's listing.

Why would I offer a deal/discount/coupon you ask?

1. My customers totally rock and deserve a deal once in a while.
2. There are 30,000 subscribers to Groupon in Albuquerque and I bet some of them haven't discovered The Greenside yet.
3. My waitstaff is awesome and would love to see our regular customers more and possibly be introduced to new customers.
4. My kitchen staff is amazing, and this will bring more people into the restaurant for them to impress.

In summary, it's a great way for me to give thanks to EVERYONE who has anything to do with The Greenside Cafe!
Thanks, Jaybob

Monday, July 26, 2010

Priorities - Part One of ?

There are several necessities to our human life. I think they go in this order.

We have to breath.

We have to drink water.

We have to eat.

We have to sleep.

Breathing and sleeping are still free. Drinking water is also free if you choose, but don't get me started on that one. Eating is the only physioligical need we have that costs money. Since the beginning of time, it has been the most energy and cost demanding part of our life. Indigenous people based their whole culture on how food was hunted, gathered and grown. It makes sense that when times are tough, it would be one of the first things we look at when it comes to saving money and time. However, the extent we have chosen to take these savings is bordering on ridiculous.

I'm not sure exactly where or when the shift occurred. If it was the illusion of being too busy, possibly the lack of finances, or just a plain lack of caring, but a shift definitely occurred in this countries priorities. Billions of dollars are devoted to our food supply. With all of our technological advances and knowledge of the human body, why is our diet getting worse? Why will we spend $100 a month on a cellphone, $50 on television, $5 a day on coffee or energy drinks but when it comes to buying awesome food our response is, “oh no, that is way too expensive?”

My suggestion, buy something awesome that you "need" and skimp on something you don't need.

Here's what I just bought.
A bottle of aged
New Mexico Balsamic Vinegar!

I'll let you know how it is.