Friday, April 29, 2011

What interests you?

Last night I made the most DELICIOUS healthy chicken stir fry with enoki mushrooms, pea pods and Taiwanese fresh basil. The chicken was marinated in this delicious Korean style marinade and I finished it all off with touch of dark sesame oil. It was to die for and I even had enough left to make a healthy lunch this morning. Double score. My business has been on my mind all day with thoughts and ideas racing through my head. I even got to see the menu for the royal wedding today which was rather interesting. I do appreciate the British's penchant for including game animals on their menus. It would be interesting and exciting to see American's take a more active interest in the foods we eat and where they come from. Farmers markets are starting all over New England this weekend and I can not wait to be able to shop at them on the weekends. Nothing better than supporting local farmers and eating food that is grown with love. Heirloom varieties just taste so much better is incomparable. 

I have begun working on my menu and I thought I would ask all of you. 

  1. What do you wish you could find when you went out for takeout? 
  2. What price point do you shop in and what do you consider prohibitively expensive? 
  3. Is price the most important factor or is quality and supporting a local small business important to you? 
Your feedback is important to me and I hope to hear from you!


  1. I really like ethnic food when getting take out, but I wish I could get more "sample size" stuff. A variety pack so to speak. I don't want t buy a pile of food I've never eaten only to dislike it and toss it. Price is important, but more so is quality and to me supporting a small personally owned business is just as important. I'm so excited for you!

  2. I love going places that 1) I know are clean well kept 2) I know the nutrition info on 3) are dedicated to quality LOCAL foods 4) and ease of transport is a highly under rated items. 5) it is really nice also if there are items that can be cooked or reheated by the customer. I am not sure where you are and what the outdoor activities that are available or how big that is in your area. Here in South eastern Idaho it is very big. It would be a major consideration. Good Luck!! It seems like you are doing the necessary planning to make it a success!!

  3. Price point is fairly important. My wife and I rarely go out to eat due to a few factors mostly that the nutrition info on the good local places is non existent. We usually consider acceptable prices for the entree to be between $8.00 and $13.00. Some of our favorites however are only $3.00 - $4.00.

  4. Thanks for the feedback! I live in Boston where a sandwich is 10 bucks now but I get the idea.

  5. Argh! I posted a HUGE comment, but it got denied and deleted by Blogspot. Ugh. Main point: Yes, I'll pay for quality and to support local businesses. But they have to prove themselves first. And I like the sampler idea.