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This blog is about our new restaurant Lulu & Po. We wanted to start the blog with our contruction phase and share the photos and findings with you. This blog will eventually turn into our menu blog after we open, posting our updated menus with you as they change, seasonally, weekly and daily. Enjoy.

Books to read
  • The Art of Eating
    The Art of Eating
    by M. F. K. Fisher, Joan Reardon
  • The Rituals of Dinner: Visser, Margaret
    The Rituals of Dinner: Visser, Margaret
    by Margaret Visser
  • Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library)
    Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library)
    by Pellegrino Artusi
  • Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia
    Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia
    by Patience Gray
  • The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
    The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
    by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • La Cuisine Du Comté De Nice par Jacques Médecin
    La Cuisine Du Comté De Nice par Jacques Médecin
    by Jacques Médecin
  • Auberge Of The Flowering Hearth
    Auberge Of The Flowering Hearth
    by Roy Andries De Groot
  • Canal House Cooking Volume No. 1: Summer
    Canal House Cooking Volume No. 1: Summer
    by Christopher Hirsheimer, Melissa Hamilton
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Sunday
Apr012012

Moving on to the bar

The bar is going to be really great. After a lot of design issues due to the size of our space and our refrigeration and our seating area and our stairs and our kitchen and just about everything else, we did it. We got it in and it's looking great. The base is constructed of wood with metal plates around the face of it. All of the metal was manufactured on site and made to order. Kanan and Sanjive did a wonderful job designing it and our crew did a wonderful job making it. We had a little problem finding a big enough piece of wood for the top of the bar. We looked at all kinds of reclaimed wood, but nothing was wide enough. Then one day Po reminded me about this bowling alley lane wood that this guy named AJ was selling in Red Hook. We went and took a look at them. WOW. Perfect. The right width, the right length. Solid has hell. We bought a 10 ft piece weighing in at around 350 lbs. This monster was now reclaimed and has become part of of our beautiful bar. The plan is to strip it down so it's not so yellow and shinny and stain it to match our decor. More like a redwood or Mahogony. Be prepaired, there are 3o something photos to follow. Hope you enjoy.

 just starting  bar bar with shelves

 bowling alley lane wood

steel panels

nice

back splash tile

 made to order bar back table and built in sinkme and Sanjive dicussing the bar top

that's the wood. awesomea differnt piecethe lane at the shop before we bought it

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