Dog days of Summer
Aug 10, 2009 | Written by Anupa Mueller
Today was the hottest day of the year and we were mobbed at the Tea Room. We almost ran out of Iced Tea Pitchers and our staff were scrambling to keep the tables cleared and set. At one point, we lost 14 people who couldn't wait any longer for tables. Huh? On a 90 degree day?! Yes. Perhaps it's the realization that summer vacation is almost over. That time when kids prepare to go back to college and when teachers are enjoying their last week prior to homerooms and class schedules. There were even people at our outside tables - heat or no heat. And, of course, we're not complaining. Our only regret is that we were staffed up for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And ask any experienced restaurant owner and they will tell you they never staff up for Monday. Hmm...maybe we should rethink this.