It was fun while it lasted.
All good things must come to an end.
A young fellow with a family applied for a job with Chef Patrick. He has a number of years in the business.
More importantly, the guy REALLY needs, and wants, work.
What's a retired guy with a steady income and no dependants to say?
I told Chef I'm available any time he needs a pinch hitter.
Michael Patrick is more than a chef.
Michael Patrick is more than a friend.
Chef has a way of turning people's lives around for the better.
I've seen living proof of it as recently as yesterday.
Honestly, it's humbling.
Lunch was very busy today. Chef never lost his cool. In fact, the busier it got the more serene he seemed to be.
There's no price that can be placed on serenity.
It was fun to see it in action.
Next week, after the "Challenge" is over, I'm going over there again.
This time as a paying customer.
It's long overdue.
Expect a full review with pictures included.
Any man who can make others' lives better while serving some of the finest cuisine in the city deserves no less.
Forget Sleep Out Louie's.
Forget Preston and his boorishness.
I urge all the "Sunday FunDay" gang to join me in a return to our old stomping grounds and make amends for our stubborn ways.
Chef Patrick has always been good to us.
How about if we return the kindness?
Tomorrow, the "Challenge" continues.
Until the next time, all y'all take care of yourselves.
Air Traffic Mike, reret.
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