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  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Nov 10 12 4:19 pm   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
Jeff:

Just suggesting:

If you're running out of space, my advice is to look to your menu offerings (alcohol AND food) in terms of net profitability and competencies/ability to produce.

When y ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Fri Oct 26 12 4:03 pm   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
Not just in Kyrgyzstan but everywhere these days, you get these operations where the organization is promising to "expose you" to a new market segment for X% off. We saw it in the US on Grou ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Oct 24 12 2:25 pm   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
Sigh......

Different personalities, egos, plans, etc.

The chapter there has 442 members. My chapter over here (of which I am the Ambassador as she is there) has 709 as of last week.

They are ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Oct 23 12 7:00 pm   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
I'd suggest a "special appetizer plate" that introduces them to a lil' taste of evir'thin'......for a good (but not suicidal price). It can be "special" as a sampler plate.

A c ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Fri Aug 17 12 12:25 am   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
Maybe, maybe not. I'm not Mike Mills and it's easy to bandy about some recipes when you've got Sysco, US Foods and FSA around to fulfill your every supply whim.

On the English thing, you need to wa ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Thu Aug 16 12 7:41 pm   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
There is definitely nothing seedy about Smokies. He's got a classy clientele and what appears to be a steady stream of business from the American segment of the community (USAID and Embassy staffers). ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Aug 15 12 8:01 pm   Subject: The Real Deal
OK, I dropped in on JAllen and friends last night.

Guys, he's got the setup most of us dreamed of......

Q', booze, gorgeous women, jovial good ol' boys hanging out, a very patient (and equally g ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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Views: 423965

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mon Oct 24 11 1:19 am   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
Why on earth would you say no to a story like that? Confused Shocked Confused Shocked Confused Shocked

I'm dumbfounded!

As the saying goes there really isn't any such thing as bad press.

For one it's a gr ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sun Oct 02 11 6:39 am   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
JAllen wrote:

Just got a call for a delivery of three racks of ribs to Dolls.

We'll be doing the delivery ourselves.

remember...no pics, it didn't happen!!!

Yeah, right!
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sun Oct 02 11 4:39 am   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
Consider smoking some wings and putting them in some sort of insulated container for the Dolls people to sell?
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Sep 28 11 12:58 pm   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
Suggestion for Sunday

How about a promotion featuring a couple of "brunchy" plate meals at a set price that you have worked the accounting magic upon?

Supply Situation

Did you ever ...
  Topic: southern BBQ in Puerto Vallarta Mexico I must be CRAZY
ecocks

Replies: 85
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sun Sep 25 11 3:04 am   Subject: southern BBQ in Puerto Vallarta Mexico I must be CRAZY
Re: Air Quality

I sent you a PM with the link to the OHP website where you can download the PDF from one of the California Air Quality Districts.

Ed
  Topic: southern BBQ in Puerto Vallarta Mexico I must be CRAZY
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Sep 24 11 1:50 am   Subject: southern BBQ in Puerto Vallarta Mexico I must be CRAZY
Yes, this story is something that happens often in foreign countries when immigrants come in and try to better themselves. We see it here as well as Europe, Asia, Central America and its by no means ...
  Topic: How tough is the economy?
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Sep 21 11 4:35 am   Subject: How tough is the economy?
I heard yesterday that Mike Mills is closing one of his Vegas restaurants due to a changing neighborhood and generally slower business.

Anyone else seeing an economic effect in a longer term opera ...
  Topic: A New Place
ecocks

Replies: 271
Views: 46554

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Fri Sep 02 11 1:55 am   Subject: A New Place
One of my guys wants to leave the area. Like most youngsters, he considers himself "wild and free" and was wondering if there were any joints I might could find that would have an opening fo ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
ecocks

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Views: 423965

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Aug 30 11 11:13 pm   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
First, Condolences on Kaspustin. You were doing the right thing so make your peace with it and move on. Recall it when you question whether a fight or disagreement is worth it or not.

Re: Staffing ...
  Topic: southern BBQ in Puerto Vallarta Mexico I must be CRAZY
ecocks

Replies: 85
Views: 25575

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Aug 30 11 3:57 am   Subject: southern BBQ in Puerto Vallarta Mexico I must be CRAZY
Have you been back for the smokers yet?
  Topic: Moonie's Texas Barbecue.. here we go!
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Aug 27 11 11:58 pm   Subject: Moonie's Texas Barbecue.. here we go!
ecocks, thru Pepsi or thru a food service company? I just did the same thing but I ended up going thru Sysco. Pepsi supplied and installed the equipment and the BIB's come from Sysco. They also offere ...
  Topic: A New Place
ecocks

Replies: 271
Views: 46554

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Aug 27 11 9:21 am   Subject: Why we do it.....
This evening a middle-aged, well-dressed couple came in with the husband's mother (probably in her late 80's) for dinner. While ordering the man told me that he lived about 70 miles away but his fathe ...
  Topic: All I could get was choice flats............
ecocks

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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Thu Aug 25 11 3:09 am   Subject: All I could get was choice flats............
I was talking to Mike Mills of the 17th St Bar and Grill. He set his OH's at 185 from beginning to end.

Great teacher.

He's got 8 restaurants in three states so he probably knows what he's doi ...
 
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