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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
May202012

The side wall. 

So, just to let you know, we are just about finished with the restaurant. Now I have to catch up on this blog and fill you in. I haven't posted in awhile because I felt we got behind on our project and we really had to work a lot to get this done. We put in many hours and drank a bunch of beer and I think we managed to make it look nice. So going back a few weeks, even before we started the ceiling, we put up our pine wall. It looks great. This was our first flooring job. Flooring on the wall mind you. It went up pretty fast. Unlike the ceiling, we didn't stain the wood first as was recommend by Sanjive and Kanan. That was a mistake. They are professionals and we should have listened to them. We found it a bit time consuming taping off all the pieces of the pine to stain each board different colors. he tongue and grove flooring creates a nice tight seal and it was hard to separate the lines. I would also recommend staining the wood first even if you plan on staining all the wood one color. It was hard getting into the edges and by the floor. We did though, well Gerrett stained it. This is when the place really began to take place. It started to pop. Hope you enjoy the photos.

the begining

a few boards up

finished with stain

same shot different light

nice

before the wood went up

some of the pine before it went up

by the bar

not sure

with our new lights

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