Good Morning!! The last few weeks, I have been getting my patootie kicked. My stress level high! The sign hanging in my faith room.... my profile pic. "Dear God its me again", I whisper these words 50 times a day. The Lord has given me the CIG, this is his restaurant, and when the kitchen is crashing, my waitstaff are buried, the food is not of a perfect quality, I just want to yell," Ya know Lord maybe Im not cut out to run your restaurant". All of these things have been happening ALOT, I go home defeated and exhausted, and low and behold, Im ready to do it again the next day. I claim everyday, Isaiah 40:31 "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint". Yesterday during my madness I felt completely overloaded, one of my regulars sees us going down in flames.."What can I do to help?" any sane person would have said "Oh nothing", not this crazy chick, "Take the phone, if it rings, ask them to hold". I have the most AMAZING people in my life, what other place has this kind of love and friendship in it. Yall, we are all stressed, take this verse and memorize it, I have hope and faith, he's got this, and soaring on the wings of eagles I think thats pretty cool:) Happy Tuesday and Happy Valentines day!!
I opened the Cast Iron Grill in October 2007. Lots of changes have happened in the last 5 1/2 years. The CIG started with 55 seats in an office building located at 18th and K. After five years, we were bursting at the seams with now 167 seats, and 24 wonderful co-workers working on top of eachother to make it happen. 2012 the Lord chose a different journey for the CIG. We relocated the CIG and opened our doors on January 2nd, 2013, just four blocks away from the old location! It has changed my world completely! All of these stories are the happenings of the people and the joy and celebration that make the CIG what it is.