Good morning!! Peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, chaos or hardwork, it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in you heart..... I live this phrase daily.... the restaurant business is crazy and never the same and always a catastrophy waiting right around the corner. Shelby and I needed to get out of the grill pretty quick yesterday. The crew was cleaning everything up and I was in the office closing the books for the day. My thoughts.."we are going to get out on time".. and then all chaos broke out and I was informed, "call the plumber right now!" as I made my way to the main dining room I experienced water flowing everywhere, all of the crew scrambling to help and Shelby turning off the water supply..being in this business in a building that is 60 plus years old, I have the plumber on speed dial. I made the call, the crew cleaned up the massive mess and Shelby and I started playing the waiting game. My afternoon was not going as planned, I was now going to be very late... instead of being completely frustrated and overwhelmed I turned my chaos to praise.... I was thankful it happened after we were closed..can you imagine water filling up the dining room when it was filled with guest.... oh just the thought!!! Happy Wednesday yall... our lives are so noisy and filled with trouble, chaos and turmoil but our heavenly father offers absolute peace. My prayer for yall? That you experience "Peace" today inspite of the chaos, it comes from within and starts with him!!
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.