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@chef_rodney_117, career, chef, cleaver and blade, culinary tales, customers, direction, food, kitchen, restaurant, restaurant business, Rodney Lienhart, service industry -

"How are you going to get home?" My date for the evening asked in a frantic panic. "I'm magic," I replied with a sneer in my voice. I'd had enough of this woman already and the night was young. I had so much more time to get in trouble before my shift started at noon the next day. Luckily, I was working the swing shifts and didn't have to come in and babysit the morning prep guys anymore. Once we got this new batch of prep cooks, I felt immediate relief, both for getting the backup we needed and because...

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@literallyrobertdean, anthony bourdain, austin, career, chef, cleaver and blade, culinary tales, customers, direction, food, kitchen, restaurant, restaurant business, Robert Dean, service industry, texas -

When Anthony Bourdain strolled through the streets of Iran no one threw bottles at him. There were no parades of hijab-wearing terrorists clamoring for his blood. Instead, he was met with kindness, warmth, and love...

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@chef_rodney_117, career, chef, cleaver and blade, customers, direction, drinks, food, kitchen, restaurant, restaurant business, Rodney Lienhart, service industry -

I can remember it clearly. The sweat pouring down my body; the heat in the air making my lungs feel heavier with each breath. My entire body feels like it’s on pins and needles. I'm about to crash. And I think to myself, is this where I'm going to die? Is this where my dedication and humility have led me? What about the sacrifices I've made to get here? I can't go out like this. Not on this line, not next to these people. I want to die at home in my bed, peacefully--preferably of old age. I always wanted...

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@chef_rodney_117, career, chef, cleaver and blade, culinary tales, customers, direction, drinks, food, kitchen, love, restaurant, restaurant business, Rodney Lienhart, service industry -

Every good kitchen has a story behind it. From spite to passion, we have seen all kinds of venues in our days. But how many of them have a chance to become something iconic?

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