Wednesday, August 09, 2006

HO-made pies

HO-made pies
Originally uploaded by foodchronicles.
We ate at this restaurant years ago when we took the girls to Zion National Park. The food was good, not great, but edible and the atmosphere pleasing for a small town eating establishment.

That's why we chose to eat there on this vacation. My mother always taught me if can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. I don't have a lot to say, so it will simply be:

Please, please, please Mr. Ramsey, if you ever decide to redeem your reputation from the mess that TV calls Hell's Kitchen, bring your Kitchen NIghtmares show to the U.S. You can start in this restaurant.
The Thunderbird has all your favorite ingredients, that have driven this place to it's worst. Teenagers running the kitchen are not a plus if they have no one to lead them.

One of the saddest things in the world is going to the expense of starting or taking over a restaurant, and then not having the resources to run it well. Even the simplest of restaurants with a minimum of choices that I have eaten in and enjoyed have had the same "recipe" as a Four Seasons kitchen. Hard work, commitment, and fresh ingredients are basic ways to get moving in the right direction. Time to take the HO- out of Ho-made.