Tofu Donut Milkshake

May 25, 2011

Who wants a sandwich!?

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Today the sandwich wizards did a fabulous job making sandwiches for all of our neighbors here at McIntire Plaza. They practiced making ‘wiches and then we delivered them around.

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Danskos for comfort!

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And then we feasted!

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Day 3 of sandwiches for lunch. It’s pretty cool that I can eat a free sandwich at my workplace any day I like! They are pretty awesome too! I had turkey then hummus and today: Twin Oaks Tofu with basil pesto, mater, lettuce, cucumber, and mayo (we did a taste test – it adds a lot of mouthfeel!). Deeelish! I haven’t had the Curried Tuna salad myself, but Matt’s had it two days in a row and it might be my favorite one!!

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For dessert – we were given some Carpe Donuts – a local organic donut shop right in our shopping center.

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My first time trying them! They are made with a touch of apple cider and are amazing!

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Especially the crunchy sugar topping.

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I had half and went back for 1/4 more!

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We think we’ve decided on a menu board placement – time to get hanging. Along with the 1,000 other things on our to-do list!!

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See ya!

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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life May 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Tooo much fun!!! I am so stoked for it all, the team looks great!!!!

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2 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm

The sandwiches look great — but those donuts look amazing! I love going to the apple orchards in the fall and picking up some apple cider donuts. They are the best!

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3 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) May 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Ohh major sandwich craving now! Darn you Kath :p

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4 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats May 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm

The tofu sandwich looks AMAZING. I love Twin Oaks tofu :)

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5 Jaime May 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm

DITTO on both accounts!!!

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6 colleen May 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm

LOL – love the photos of Matt and the donuts!

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7 Katherine May 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Look amazing! I am so happy to see all of it come together!

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8 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Wow your sandwich looks super yummy!So cool that you offer tofu! p.s. The signs look great where they are holding them….. ;)

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9 Lenna May 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

You are killing me with all those pretty sandwiches your are posting! I already had my dinner, but now I am in a serious mood for some sandwich! :))

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10 Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) May 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Ahh, I really want to try that tofu sandwich!

I get tofu and donut, but what’s with milkshake? :)

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11 KathEats May 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Oh just a blend of the two things in one post!

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12 JenATX May 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

i thought you threw in some tofu & a leftover donut and made some weird dessert… jk!

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13 Mrs A May 25, 2011 at 1:42 pm

when are you guys opening again? i cant wait to come by!

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14 KathEats May 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm

June 3

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15 Chloe (South Beach Girl) May 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Ooooh, the tofu sandwich looks so good! And so do the donuts – what a fun treat after a hard day of sandwich making :)

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16 Allison @ Happy Tales May 25, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Yes, you are SO lucky you get those sandwiches for free, yum!! I love how everything is coming together… y’all are SO CLOSE!!!

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17 Megan May 25, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Oh my gosh I LOVE apple cider donuts! They taste like fall in your mouth! :)

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18 Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free May 25, 2011 at 1:53 pm

That tofu looks too good. Those sandwiches in general oh gosh. Keep up the good work!

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19 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Mmm. It would be dangerous for me to work near a place with organic donuts!!! :) (GF of course, hehe.)

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20 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I wouldn’t mind a free sandwich every day… especially with a donut for dessert :)

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21 Kelly @foodiefresh May 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Curried tuna sounds really good! I love curry and can’t believe I haven’t thought of that already. So glad to see you guys are almost done with the bakery!

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22 Jennifer May 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm

My mouth is watering. :)

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23 L.G. May 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Don’t you think you’ll get sick of the food there after a while? I have worked at restaurants and after a while, I didn’t want to eat what they had! (I can imagine it’s worse when you OWN the restaurant!)

Looks delicious nonetheless!

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24 KathEats May 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I have no idea!

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25 Emily @ Savory and Savage May 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I was definitely drooling over the donuts.

It is great to see your store take shape!

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26 Hope May 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm

So lucky that you get to eat free sandwiches like that everyday! It looks really good and I’m nto even a fan of tofu! I love the menu boards! :)

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27 lynn @ the actor's diet May 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm

those donuts look divine. can you believe my husband doesn’t like them? what is wrong with him?!?

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28 Cathy May 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Matt’s face is priceless!!!
Now I’m off to look for a place that sells sandwiches like that around here! YUMMY!!!!

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29 Taylor May 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I have a question for Matt: How did you get involved in baking (bread)? Is it something that you have always loved or did you discover it at some point?

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30 KathEats May 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm

He started baking at home a few years ago and when he was unemployed he needed a job and turned his hobby into a career

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31 Baking 'n' Books May 25, 2011 at 6:53 pm

So he didn’t have a background in it? What did he go to school for?

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32 Amy May 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Haha I love those pictures of Matt. Now I want a donut!

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33 Mom May 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

This is all so amazing to me. Bit by bit, you have built a bakery!

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34 laurie May 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I bet you are one proud mom! I’m proud of Matt and Kath and I’ve never actually met them!! :)

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35 Mom May 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Yes, I am. I almost feel like the bakery is my first grandchild (I know that might sound a bit odd.)

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36 Krissy @ Shiawase Life May 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

this is a cute comment! goes well with Kath’s post the other day that was titled “bun in the oven” =)

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37 staceyhealthylife May 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Another delicious sandwich, yum enjoy!

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38 Flourchild May 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Wow it’s looking really good! The great Harvest my daughter works at has the same reader boards(chalk boards)..and the silver tin looking stuff on the sides of the counter:) I never get tired of her bringing bread home!
The donuts look good!

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39 Karen May 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Gosh, this is so fun to vicariously experience the opening of your bakery alongside of you, Kath…you’re doing such a great job of capturing every detail for us. I so wish I could swing by and give you a hug on a job well done.

I’ve been looking for that Twin Oaks Tofu since you posted re. visit to the community several months ago, but apparently it’s not sold in the midwest. I’d love to support such a cool enterprise and the flavor sounds really special too.

Just keep having fun…

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40 Baking 'n' Books May 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

That picture of Matt!! – Freaky! – like a floating head.

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41 kim May 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

ahh! I bought one of the donuts with plans of splitting in three ways when we were there – only I accidentally ate the whole thing by myself :)

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42 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles May 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Looks like you guys are having a blast! Good for you!

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43 Melissa @ HerGreenLife May 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I love that you have tofu (locally made, at that!) as a sandwich option at your shop. And now I want a donut ;)

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44 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Danskos unite! I’m pretty sure that in order to get your teaching certification in Vermont, you are required to own a pair. I’m obsessed with my Mary Jane style!

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45 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

The sammie looks great but let’s face it, I am all about the donut!

Apple cider in donuts…you know, my grandma used to make donuts and I think she added it to hers…the grandmas know best!

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46 Ida May 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm

your bakery is going to be amazing. I dont even like sandwiches but I want one of yours!

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47 Angel7 May 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Your “wich” is making me hungry, and I had a late lunch :) It must be nice to have access to great sandwiches any day of the week!

I have never had apple cider donuts, but I am sure that I would like them being that I like apple cider.

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48 Maria May 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm

drooling………….Wish you were my Great Harvest!

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49 kaila @ healthy helper! May 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm

That tofu looks so GOOD! Wish I was in Cville so I could get my hands on some of that!

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50 The Teenage Taste May 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I’m not a big donut eater but even I have to admit that those donuts look pretty darn awesome. I definitely would have eaten 3! ;-)

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51 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Sounds like a busy day! I’ve never tried basil and tofu together but I have been successfully growing my own basil for the past month and I think I’ll have to give it a try!

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52 Kaitlyn @ 7 Plates May 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Looks so fun!! The donuts look good too!

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53 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm

All of the sandwiches sound so delicious! Even more so than the donuts!! I can’t believe I’m saying this because I ALWAYS choose sweet over savory. :)

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54 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Everyday this reminds me more and more of the cafe I worked at in college. If you start handing applicants paper bags for job applications, I’ll know for sure it’s the same :D

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55 SquatLikeALady May 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Oh MAN those donuts look gooooooooood!! YUM.

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56 Marina May 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Sandwich looks amazing!
That bakery of yours looks like food heaven :)

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57 mariana marques May 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

just thought you might like those paper plates!

http://www.fubiz.net/2011/05/17/paper-plates/

cheers

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58 KathEats May 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

WOW – those are amazing!!!

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59 Ashley May 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Love seeing the progress!! The sandwiches look perfect as do those cakey donuts!! :)

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60 Namaste Gurl May 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm

That sandwich looks to DIE FOR- wish I could hop on over and get one! :-)

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61 Meredith May 25, 2011 at 3:57 pm

My tummy is growling now! Must make it through Zumba before dinner tho…

I need to visit McIntire Plaza more often… I wish my office were closer so it would be easier to get over there at lunchtime! You can bet I will be making special trips after you guys open though :D

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62 Lisa @ Healthful Sense May 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Love tofu sandwiches, especially with hummus! Congrats on the progress of your bakery!

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63 Alexa @ Simple Eats May 25, 2011 at 4:14 pm

That tofu combo sounds amazing! The store is looking awesome!

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64 Grace May 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Wow, what delicious looking sandwiches and bread! I’m so jealous and wish I lived in the Charlottesville area. I could go for some good, homemade bread from Great Harvest :) And all the extra’s you are selling in the store. Good for you!

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65 logan osterhout May 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Great Harvest is seriously my favorite place in the world!!! I had one in my hometown, but now that I’m in college, I can’t go as often. I would go at least 3-4 times a week for the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, zucchini bread, and dakota bread. Hook me up!

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66 Lauren May 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm

So exiting Kath! I found you beloved Twin Oaks tofu up here in Northern VA the other day and baked it this weekend. I am so glad i read your blog because I never would have tried it otherwise, it was fabulous! I’m not sure how I’ll ever go back to regular tofu ;)

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67 Sarah May 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Woohoo! Those doughnuts do look amazing!

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68 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Oh man, those donuts look GREAT!!! And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t even like donuts!

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69 Heidi - apples under my bed May 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm

holy cow those sandwiches looks amazing! And local, organic doughnuts?!!! Yes please!
Heidi xo

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70 Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm

What a delightful sandwich!!!

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71 Kristin @ STUFT Mama May 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Those sandwiches look amazing!!!!!!!!! Now I am HUN-GRY!!!! And…. LOVE the Danskos. I have a pair for special occassion too! Soo excited for you and your bakery!

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72 Molly @ RDexposed May 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Can I give you my work address to bring lunch tomorrow for all the dietitians? Thanks!

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73 Gina May 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Wow, wow, wow! I’m a sucker for a good sandwich and those look amazing! Good luck with your business. I’m sure it will be a smashing success.

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74 Tessa @ Amazing Asset May 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Mmm those types of donuts are my favorite!
What a perfect meal, those sandwiches looks perfect too :)

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75 Christine May 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I never thought of the “free” sandwich concept. Nice! Do you think you’ll ever get sick of them?

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76 Katie May 25, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Everything is coming together! How surreal!!!!

omg…i want that donut..like now!

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77 Felicia (Natural + Balanced) May 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm

danskos are the best no? love wearing them to work- a nurses favorite shoe!!

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78 Kat @ Cupcake Kat May 25, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I’m starting to wish that I could have delicious sandwiches everyday too! Those doughnuts look so good. I love Matt in the background, he made my day!

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79 Parita May 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I just had my first tofu sandwich the other day and loved it! I like the idea of using pesto – yum!

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80 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me May 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm

There’s a local farm near my house that makes their own cinnamon sugar doughnuts. SOoooo delicious! Your pictures just reminded me of them. Yum!

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81 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 25, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I’m not much of a donut fan, but I have to admit that those look good!

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82 Melissa May 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Coveting your eats today (as usual!). I really hope to make the trip out to Cville once you are up and running!

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83 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food May 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I wish I lived closer! I think I would probably be at your place everyday! ;-)

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84 tina @ vanillandspice May 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm

If I lived anywhere near your bakery, I would be there every day for those sandwiches.They look so good!

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85 McKayla @ Green Groats May 25, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Gotta love the danskos! I wear them all year long…through the snow and with shorts. So stylish….

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86 Tammy May 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Speaking of Danskos, I, too, am in the restaurant business. How are your Danskos (and which style) on the slip resistance and support? I am looking into getting a pair, but have problems finding comfortable, supportive, and actually slipfree shoes. Thanks for any insight!

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87 JoNita May 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Your business looks fun. I admire you for that. I’ve always wanted to open my own little shop of some kind, but never had the guts to do it. Great job!

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88 Khushboo May 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm

After reading this post, I am SO glad that I brought the lunch that I did: peri peri tofu, cream cheese, tomato, lettuce, basil, and cucumber on wholewheat!

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89 Alaina May 25, 2011 at 11:48 pm

I love cider donuts!! There’s an orchard in western MA that my husband and I used to go to for apple picking and they had the best cider donuts. Imagine my surprise when I found out they have a stand at the farmers market across the street from my hotel! Woo-hoo! :-P

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90 Hannah May 25, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Donut fairies are the best kind of fairies :)

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91 Mary Frances May 26, 2011 at 12:08 am

I had to laugh at that picture “We think we’ve decided on a menu board placement – time to get hanging.” Immediately, I pictured you standing by the windows saying, “No, a little to the left; no, now a little right; no, wait down a smidge and to the left…” Althewhile, picturing you taking it out on those poor people holding the signs thinking, ‘if I can do Chris’ bodypump with his out-of-the- ordinary extra long holds, you can too!’

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92 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

I eat a sandwich every day, too! Welcome to the sandwich club :)

I love that your menus will be closer rather than on the far wall. When menus are written in small text and far away, they are hard to read! At least for me, lol. I better eat a carrot sandwich today.

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