Last year we raised all of our prices a dollar. It was a pretty drastic change (at least in our heads), but we were able to keep everything on the menu under $15, and we did it for some very specific reasons. Half of that dollar went to paying the health insurance of our employees, the other half was donated to a food based charity in our area.
I’m happy to say that one year later, every one of our employees who wants health insurance has it paid for or at least heavily subsidized by the restaurant. This will always be a blue collar job, I try to pay as well as we can while still running a viable business, but know one is making six figures. That said, our cooks and servers run down and break their bodies everyday to create a place where folks can have a great meal and enjoy themselves. It is incredibly important to me that they have access to health care (and not just catastrophic coverage). And I just want to thank everyone who eats here for helping us do just that - and to know that with every dish that you eat here, you help provide twelve full-time, fair-wage, fully insured jobs to people who live in the community. This industry has subsisted for far too long on exploited workers who don’t get taken care of. We refuse to participate in that system. I have been lucky enough to work for restaurants that have taken care of me, and will gladly sacrifice profit to do the same for our cooks, dishwashers, servers, and bartenders.
The other fifty cents of that money gets donated every month to either the RI Food Bank or the Amos House. These groups help address hunger, a very real problem in our country. It is also absolutely abhorrent that it is a problem that exists in a country that is able to produce as much food as we do. With SNAP benefits being cut nationally, the food banks and food pantries in our community are going to need more and more help, and anything that we can give should be. Through your support we have raised nearly $20,000 in the past year for these organizations, and will continue our unwavering commitment as long as we exist as a restaurant. Eating out is a luxury, an important, soul satisfying luxury, but a luxury nonetheless. We are blessed that we have folks that can afford to do it here - and we want them to know that with every dish they order, they help someone who has trouble putting any food on the table at all.
I love you Rhode Island. Forever.
Our neighborhood can be crappy at times for various reasons (whatup dickbags that broke into the car!). but then there are things like this from one of your favorite neighborhood restaurants and you remember that there are pretty awesome people in the neighborhood.
If you’re ever in Providence, go to north, you won’t be disappointed.
Have you ever thought about the fact that at some point there have been people that have been able to quit their jobs because of how successful their really dumb blog is. Not like a lifestyle blogger or some shit, but someone who started a Farmville blog or something equally as dumb.
There is probably a person out there right now driving a Mercedes Benz and taking baths in $100 bills because they started a blog about a really dumb online game that a lot of people liked.
Think about that for a second, and then delete your tumblr and start a Farmville blog.
I’m going to start a website full of top 25 lists of “The best College ____” and it will be the number 1 website in the world, because stupid people love clickbait about how their school has the most beautiful garden behind a math building and other such worthless lists.
I don’t usually get political here but, let me tell you my stance on tacos. Tacos are a fundamental right and we should all have fair and equal access to tacos. America was built on hard work and tacos god damnit!
How are you doing? Welcome to London. I don’t live in London, but I know people who do, like my cousin Jashy. I think Zain lives there, but you’d have to ask him. Which you can do, because you live in London now. Or like, a suburb of London. Whatever, can we hang out? I see you like funny t-shirts as well. I like funny t-shirts. I just said that, sorry, so stupid sometimes. Anyway, can we like hang out? We could play soccer. I’m not really good at soccer, but you could like, teach me how to play. Or we could play fifa, that would be cool. I’m pretty good at fifa, and I think you probably are too. You can even play Arsenal, I’ll let you do that. Oh, you don’t like video games? That’s cool, we can do whatever. Like go out or something. We could go to a bar. I like bars. We could get crunk. I promise not to like, embarrass you or something like that.I’m cool. Not as cool as you or anything, but I think I’m pretty cool. Oh, we could just like, get a coffee or whatever. You can talk about soccer, and I can talk about my blog. I have ablog. This is it pretty much it… its nothing special. So can we hang out or what? I’ll direct message you, and give you my number. i can’t go to London right now because I have no money. Wait, you have money! Can you like, buy me a ticket to london? I’ll buy the first round. Hope you don’t get bud light platinum, that stuff is gross lol. Just kidding, get whatever you want.
I mean I don’t love you like, you know that woudl be weird, I don’t even know you right! LOL. haha, I mean, you know, I just think your cool.
Oh god, ignore that last part please.
This has to be the best thing on the internet since forever.