Monday, June 8, 2015

So so close, you can taste what's cooking!

So yesterday I spent my day working on perfecting the recipes for Third Perk so that I can prepare my kitchen staff to make you happy!  For me presentation is EVERYTHING.  It will make or break a plate.  I have enjoyed some ugly food before, but it was something that I prepared myself and I gave myself a pass (I know what was in it, I knew it was safe).  LOL.  But really my guest at Third Perk deserve pretty food that makes a smile appear on your face.  Looks good.......  Taste good.  Both elements are equally as important, but if the look ain't right, it might not make it to your mouth.

I invited a few folks over to have a taste.  Both were persons I would call a "FOODIE".  I also sent my husband to work with two take a boxes: one for him and one for a fellow co-worker.  The feedback was very encouraging!  I know that you are going to also be delighted with what is to come.
Take a look at two of the items that we will serve you soon:

So this is a toasted flat bread with our Third Perk oil mix 
(olive oil, Parmesan cheese and fresh black pepper) 
Simple and very tasty!

Citrus Salad
Mandarin oranges, Craisins, candied walnuts, goat cheese on a bed of mixed greens, served with our in house made citrus dressing (fresh squeezed oranges, lemons, limes with olive oil seasoned with salt and pepper).
A party in your mouth.  Perfect for the summer!

We look forward to dazzling you with our tasty treats soon.  Keep your eyes on our blog to find out our opening day.  It will be here before you know it.  Juanita-Michelle

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

June 1st is here but we ain't open :-(

Meet REX!  This is our new espresso machine that you will soon meet in person when you visit Third Perk!  We will make your delicious espresso based drinks: lattes, cappuccinos and mochas.  Are you excited?  I am.  I would like to first say thank you for following us this far.  It has been quite a journey thus far.  We have dreamed, planned, executed our plans for opening a coffeehouse here in Dayton, Ohio, but we have yet to open our doors.  Yes June is here and we have not taken the paper off the windows.  It is June and we have invited you to come visit.

We are trying our best to serve you soon.  If it were up to me I would be serving you right now.  There are so many reasons why we have yet to open: design decisions, construction, waiting for materials, waiting on inspections.  WAITING!  UGH!

So close yet so very far away.  I need to be in the space, doors open, coffee flowing and cash register ringing.

I keep hearing James Cleveland sing "I dont feel know ways tired".  I've come to far from where I started from.........  Nobody told me the road would be easy............  I don't believe He brought me this far, to leave me.   So while I wait,  I do what I can do to make sure we are ready for you.  We started training anyway!  Dust in all we were learning how to brew the best drinks and making you smile.  The team I have assembled are amazing!
We have a commercial!

You must view it!  I am proud of the production and we have so much more for you.  I continue to know that God is holding down.  That He is guiding me through.  That He is lighting the path.  I am going to be JUST fine.  Its not perfect but it is what I have been dealt, and really I would not have it any other way.

This journey has been a long time coming but I am learning that it is really just beginning.  I look forward to sharing more with you.  I cannot wait to serve you soon at Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar.