Good Morning!! And so the last Tuesday at the 18th and K building begins....I greet it with a heart that is full. The possibilities that can happen at the location that sits at the corner of 19th and I-27 are endless. Saturday morning was a tough one for me, I usually allow no one to see me break but break I did and my precious regualar Patrick was there to offer comfort, kind words and the words he said...." Teresa, different does not mean bad, it can mean great and this CIG will be that." Every thought and desicion that I have made at the new location has been made with my precious guest in mind, I have visualized every laughter, every bite taken, every prayer said.... and of course every hug given. My precious friends, (once regulars, now friends) have been there every step of the way. Its funny, all of these guys, that never knew each other have now spent a lot of time together and they have become friends. A few weeks ago I received a private message from a friend on facebook. He introduced himself and said he would love to help at the new location....he told me the things he could do and would love to donate his time.... one of my friends had said to me last week, "anyone that offers to help, allow them too because if you do not you are taking their blessing away."... on saturday I messaged this stranger that was offering his time to the CIG. When we meet on Sunday, we begin getting to know each other he is a dad to a precious 9 yr old....he remembers hanging out when this was Stubbs bbq, he has a lot of great memories in this building.I think the one thing that made my mouth fall wide open, he has never been into the CIG, he works through lunch but he reads my long winded post and they have touched him in some way. OH mylanta, it is crazy right? I praise my heavenly father for each blessing that I have recieved and for the new friends he places in my life everyday..his plan is so much bigger than I can imagine. Last night as all of us are working side by side,once strangers now friends, I get excited about the progress and yell "oh mylanta!!", this new friend of mine looks to the other guys and says..."wow she really talks that way, I just thought she wrote that way." yes I am corny and this cracked me up. Happy Beautiful Tuesday yall....the last Tuesday for the CIG at this location....I am praising him for my many blessings and the amazing friends he has brought into my life, I love these guys....Jason, Rudy, David, Allen, Patrick & Grinch.... my heart is forever grateful for your work, love and support thank you for the loving the CIG and for being my friends...as my world seems to be crashing down, like it was Saturday, my heavenly father gently reminds me of the most important blessings....those that surround us!!
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.