If you build it, they will come
Trip Start Feb 25, 2010
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We'll be up and running the bar again today, and re-open again on Thursday with an actual kitchen! I am SHOCKED we are this far after 3 weeks, although some people around here thought we'd be open the 2nd day after we got off the plane. I think we are moving at a smooth pace considering how hard it is to get things accomplished.
We have much more success with deliveries - and I think that slowly the locals will know that we are here and brings things to us. A man and his wife selling seafood stopped by the other day - and Jason and I purchased a pound of large shrimp and 3 lobster tails from him to test out. The total was 175 lps (about $9.25). A older gentlemen who was delivering palm trees to my neighbors swung by and sold us 300 oranges for 100 lps (about $5.30). (We better start squeezing a LOT of fresh orange juice.) Clean ice and water is delivered promptly by a sweet guy named Joseph. We saw Joseph down at the open market playing his guitar and singing early this week, and we invited him to stop by the bar in a few weeks when we have customers and he could sing for them.
The beer company FINALLY delivered us a new small cooler and took away the large one - only took them two weeks. We also almost have completed putting together one of the finest kitchens in La Ceiba, which includes a 2-basket deep fryer, a stove with a flat-top griddle and 6 burners, a stainless steel large fridge and a deep freezer, plus we have a 7' stainless steel prep table. This really is top of the line and more than I expected us to have this early in the game. But hopefully we start cranking out a lot of delicious meals for a lot of hungry customers!