RAMBLINGS. RANTS. RUMORS.

united together to write a manifesto

Almost a year ago we embarked on the concept of Lettuce Unite. It all started with a logo design for our corporate name, Championship Dining. We were working on that and wanted a vintage, powerful feeling. As soon as I saw the fist, Lettuce Unite fell out...

dreaming up new things

I woke up really early, like 4 am, early, My windows were open, and the ceiling fan was on, and it was cold. I had to dig around and heft up my gravity blanket. Yeah, those things are 20 lbs of fantastic! I highly recommend! So this morning the feeling of...

vacation sauce

It's been a tradition to close our restaurant over July 4th. Actually its a few days before and after which gives the whole staff time to spend with their family and friends. So we wave goodbye from July 1 thru July 5. Note- Lunch Counter won't reopen...

waiting in the wings

I've never been a fan of "best of's" or the "top 10" lists and voting for your favorite. Well, let me stick my neck out and sound completely jerky, it's actually just our hometown. How many times do we need to vote each year? It's a little overdone. If you...

Our cap goes off to Kappers MILK

Kappers Big Red Barm has a herd of 35-50 happy, contented cows, content to give Hot Chip and Porch some happy, contented customers. That's what Kappers Big Red Barn's is all about, reaching more people and giving them the old fashion and real taste of...

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Seriously OBSESSED with this Cheese

Hey! ZZest Market here, Though the market is much smaller than the original ZZest Market there are still some seriously tasty items to choose from! My rule of thumb is if you are still thinking about a food days after you’ve eaten it, you better sit up and...

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GIADA’S AMARETTI CAKE

I have been thinking about this cake lately. It's been awhile since I've made it but, like most of Giada De Laurentiis' recipes, it is foolproof. I stocked up on amaretti cookies at the market. We carry Lazzaroni Amaretti for $12.95 a box. You won't need...

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