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Dining Room Pics.

Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
edited 7:30PM in Off Topic
St. Louis Style ribs I am turning out in 3 hours at 225 in my commercial smoker.


Save those badges from Eggfests.


Walk in order, all meat is in open view. Pick your sides, Pick up and pay. Get your drink.






I am so humble. :woohoo: :woohoo: ;)


Sit down tables.



More Egg related gifts need to be put on shelves, more pictures framed and put out.

Served about 30, made mistakes. Will serve about 30 tomorrow. This is a "Dry Run". Only friends and family b/c I can't charge until I get my permits. (Tuesday). Turned over 100 away from the smoke smell. :).

Hopefully will have better pics later. I am beat.



  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Looking great, Mike.

    Hey, I will try to call Sunday, when you are resting.
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Thanks Clark,
    Call anytime, I will be honest if I don't have time to talk. I found a new trick. OMG, this good.
    I need to make a few trial runs.

  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    I'm on call tomorrow and already have 3 fractured hips to put to sleep starting at 7:30 am. Will try to give a call between them or after I'm done with 'em. :(
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Looks fantastic Mike! More power to you!! Hope to see that dining room FULL next week!! Tell those inspectors to come and inpect...NOW!! :laugh: Wish you the absolute BEST with it!
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Thanks Michelle, it means a lot to me.

  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Dang I wish I could be there!!! It looks great Mike and trial runs are just for that reason to get the bugs out :) turning people away is good! hopefully there were local and will talk about the smell and wanting to go back to others. hugs !!
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    You can't drag yourself away from that nice weather. Don't blame yu.

    Thx, one more trial run today.

  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,160
    Mike you will be fine. Most BBQ joints are pretty sad. One of the better one's in OKC has great sides but the meat is pretty bland.

    You will do well because you love to cook and that will show through once you get down how to cook for more that 100.

    You have your Q down just make sure to keep the sides top notch and along with you great BBQ you will do very well.

    Just be yourself and that should be all you need!
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Thanks, I think we have a great line up of sides.

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Looking good Mike!! I like the colors you chose. How bout those ribs. Your thoughts compared to your expert egg ribs? Texture, taste, ect.
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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Good Luck Mike!

    I'll print out some pages of a self made poster of your restaurant info and post in the Marysville, KS depot for the KC crews!

    Sorry couldn't make the 170 mile trip :(
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Great job looks like you are getting it under way in great style. ;) :)
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Thanks Kim, I am looking forward to getting open.
    I always did cook to much for myself, so I thought why not sell the rest. :)
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Thanks Dan for everything. If you come to the KC Fest I will be cooking some of the smoked meat I am selling.

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    I am putting out a great spare rib. The baby backs are not close to what I can do on an egg. So I am getting ready to throw on a couple more slabs right now.
    The sausage I am serving is off the charts, but it has more to do with the quality of sausage than the smoker.

  • EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
    Things look great Mike, best of luck. I was born into the restaurant business- it's a Greek birthright- and know how hard the business is. Bottom line, great product, consistency, and word-of-mouth advertisement will carry you through. Of course, a little BGE associated love can't hurt ya. Keep us posted.
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Thanks Ted,
    Agree 100 % on everything you said.
    Especially the consistency.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Wow Mike, I am impressed! How did the inspections go? -RP
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    There damm well be a picture of me behind the counter!!
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Thanks Randy, Kim and you need to give me your names badges from OKC to hang in the window.
    Health Dept is good, City won't be here until tomorrow AM.

    Thx again,

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Thanks Evans, things do look great. :evil: Send me some Chubby Love Good Luck and a pic.
    Save those name badges.

  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,568
    Man, Curly, that is one sharp place you have there. I know you will be a success with your charming personality. Okay spill the beans, who's the chick in the picture?
    Covington, Louisiana USA
  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    Mike, looks like a great place. I had no idea you were doing this. Good for you! I've heard it's a lot of hard work, and from the looks of it, you've already put in a few hours. Very nice job and I wish you great success. I just wish I could come eat there!
  • I hope it turns into what you wanted it to be, and also successful.

  • Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186
    Mike ,the place looks great! Good luck to you!
    I wish I could do that!
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Thx Jon,
    I had an opportunity and thought, might as well try.

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Cozy, yet modern for here. :) I just finished up the final product today. Will post pics in the am.

    Thx Ross,
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    We are going to ship. ;) Thx Gwen, it is long hours but I am really enjoying it.

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    I spilled pork fat today, does that count? Thx Judy. Looking forward to well needed break in a couple weeks.

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