Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Getting Used to the New Digs

Well, it's been a month since our re-opening of the Inn and its new dining room. Its still hard to believe that after years of imagining this dream that its finally a reality. We couldn't be happier with the results.

We hope you all like it as well.  Everyone knows that change can be hard to get used to, but in many cases, its for the best. Many people have asked, "Where did you put those salt & pepper shakers?" "Are you ever bringing them back?" The answer: For now they have been put into storage with the others. We may have an idea for the future and building some more cases to put in the Kohler Room, but for now, we'll concentrate on the new dining room changes.

For those of you that don't know, our collection is much larger than what was displayed. Our front lobby still has part of the collection, however in our storage area we have maybe 40-50 more boxes filled with them. Are we still collecting? Well the answer is yes and no. We haven't actively added to our collection in years, but from time to time we still have friends and customers wanting to add some of their family collection to ours. How can we say no to that? They are very gracious and generous.

 So what else is new? Maybe you've wondered about the giant cow that's been parked next to our building. You know the one I'm talking about...

It's Sparkle, the Hereford Steer. No, he isn't there permanently. In fact he has already made his way to the State Fair. Did it get your attention though? Sparkle was with us to help promote our new line of steaks featured on our menu. Certified Hereford Beef. We now carry a very exclusive line, the 1881 Certified Hereford Beef, that is of the top 2% of Hereford available. Its the way beef used to taste: flavorful, tender, juicy. We also upgraded to a new broiler/grill in the kitchen, just to cook these steaks perfectly.

This was a little heavier than they thought. Good thing it was on wheels! Although with how hot is was that day and how heavy that equipment was, those wheels actually sunk into the blacktop!
 Well, enjoy the rest of your summer. This break from the extreme hot weather has been wonderful! Stay tuned for more information about our first Champagne Dinner coming September 20th!