“ONCE YOU CHOOSE HOPE, ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE”
Ever since Superman, my crush on Christopher Reeve was a big one. Then I read this quote – and my love for him was solidified. His gallant fight was incredible and he fought against all odds until his body couldn’t fight anymore. So how does this impact what I am supposed to be writing about you ask? I will explain —
Most restaurants come from the dreams of the people who create them. They put their hearts and souls into these projects, raise capital and put their asses on the line. For true restaurateurs there is a passion that fuels the fire of opening a restaurant. When you dine in your favorite places you love them because someone cared enough to understand what each guest wants and respond accordingly. A couple seeking a romantic dinner doesn’t want a chatty server while a group of gathering friends might be open to some specially concocted cocktails.
But hope only goes so far; while I know most restaurants hope every time they open their doors their guests will love the experiences they create. I am here to tell you that it’s so much more than hope that makes a wonderful night on the town. There is passion, skill, commitment, craziness (especially in this economy) and a whole lot of heart. In my book, restaurateurs are supermen and superwomen – and I salute them. So the next time you’re in your favorite restaurant give the owner or your favorite manager a kiss and say thank you. If it wasn’t for their dreams, and a whole lot of hope, you wouldn’t be having your favorite chicken dish at your favorite cozy booth with your favorite group of friends.