Bootstrap Consulting Group

Brooklyn- and Houston-based consulting & project management for hospitality small businesses. We'll help you open your next restaurant!

http://www.bootstrapconsultinggroup.com/

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Still dreaming about my lunch from yesterday - the best gyro I’ve ever tasted.. shavings of well-seasoned pork, each bite comprised alternatingly of crunchy fried bits and fat-slicked hunks that fell apart at the touch...
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#drool #greektown #astoria #queens #gyro #gyrosandwich #tzatziki #pork #maillardreaction

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The Sri Lankan table.
...at the oldest Sri Lankan restaurant in New York, in one of the largest communities of Sri Lankans outside of Sri Lanka.
#statenisland #worththetrek #latergram

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So excited to have found a few bottles of this excellent Les Onglés Chenin blanc from Stéphane Bernaudeau at @vervewine in TriBeCa! So minerally, with a hint of hazelnutty oxidative richness on the finish.. Discovered it last week at @fourhorsemenbk , my new favorite wine bar in Bk!
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#cheninblanc #naturalwine #frenchwine #winebar #wineshop #winetasting #fourhorsemen #vervewine #stephanebernaudeau

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Vintage 1950s soda ad, taking up an entire wall at the charming Russian-expat hangout @anywaycafe in Sheepshead Bay. Cott Beverages is still around - it owns the company that developed RC Cola, the first diet soda in the world, created for diabetics; the same company also produced the once-fictitious Buzz Cola from The Simpsons...
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#popculturehistory #vintage #soda #gingerale #alldaycafe #russian #frenchbistro #gravesend #brooklyn

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When the high barely hits 40F and I’m fighting a cold, nothing comforts as much as this rich, chicken-y matzo ball soup from @mileenddeli .
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#moreplease #soup #matzoballsoup #jewishcomfortfood #mileenddeli

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Stumbled across these lovely Italian sayings on Monday, courtesy @pauliepetro .
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#mangiamo #cibi #vini #nonnaknowsbest #montrosehouston

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Had a blast on our “VIP” after-hours tour of @realalebrewing last week with the charming @carriekokinda and @mrsrowlett2010 ! (And thanks to @daisiesandbeets4 of @4thtap for teeing it up!)
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#unpasteurized #unfiltered #onlyintexas #texashillcountry #craftbeer #brewerytour #mysteriumverum #barrelaged #sourbeer #porter

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Just one of several gorgeous dishes at @rielhouston last night - red shrimp, pickled fennel, coriander yogurt. Thanks, @rlachaine !
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#royalredshrimp #montrosehouston #finedining #tastetherainbow

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Sneak preview of tonight’s #luckyricehouston - Yuu Sahng (raw salmon, matcha soba, jicama, beet, mint, nori, sesame) from @beardandfish and @izakayamidtown !
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#rawfish #sesame #matcha #izakaya #eatdrinkgetlucky

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“The long-term goal should be to get more women into positions of leadership, whether judging restaurants or running them. Those are the kinds of changes that will force a true evolution in kitchen culture, just as they will in other fields where women are underrepresented at the top."
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A Harvey Weinstein Moment for the Restaurant Industry?
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/a-harvey-weinstein-moment-for-the-restaurant-industry

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The panelists from one of the business seminars at #starchefscongress - “How Not to Get Effed,” about restaurant contracts and business partner choices. Very informative, great advice! Thanks, @marcforgione @chefmcinnis and Mark Stone of Petrus International!
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- #Repost @chefmcinnis
#restaurantbusiness #restaurantconsulting #starchefs

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Favorite demo dish from the main floor of #starchefscongress : squid ink toast, mussels, escabeche espuma, chicharrón, from @josechesa of @ataulapdx . Can’t wait for my #pdx trip next summer!

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*Part* of the Szechuan feast from last night: tea-smoked duck, cumin-chile lamb, scallion “pancake,” soup dumplings, purple rice, chashu-y pork belly with tofu.. Already planning our next visit!
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#szechuan #chinesefood #tofu #sichuanpeppercorn #williamsburg #brooklyn #birdsofafeatherbk

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Woot! Japanese version of Eataly coming to Industry City
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20171019/REAL_ESTATE/171019854
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#japanesefood #foodhalls #sunsetpark #brooklyn

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Excited to be a part of #luckyricehouston next week! Can’t wait to see what @izakayamidtown will do!

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Fascinating panel on the future of the craft cocktail biz yesterday afternoon!
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#distillitdown #nycwff #foodfest #nomad #nitecapnyc #punch #cocktails #mixology

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This Saturday! Get a 20% discount with code “friends.” Brainfood.spoonuniversity.com #brainfoodnyc

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Super excited to be a part of this new restaurant project in Houston!
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#vibrant
#newrestaurant #vintagedrycleaners #houston #montrosehouston

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Spent the day in beautiful rural Connecticut taking inventory of #stemware #smallwares and #FSE as part of a restaurant valuation project.. Loved the #ceramicplates and this weird transparent one! #restaurantconsulting

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Pit stop on Hudson Valley swimming hole tour to pick some fruit and jumbo-sized zucchini.. #hudsonvalley #newyork #weedorchards #stonefruit #pickyourown #sundayfunday

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Learned some interesting things about Tiffany lamps today: They were produced right here in Corona, Queens; they were designed and made by women (revolutionary for a century ago!); they were the first lamps to use electricity, as Mr. Tiffany was buddies with Mr. Edison..
#glassart #infusedglass not #stainedglass #antique #furniture #lamps #tiffanylamp #corona #queens #history

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