Friday, August 31, 2007

Are friends Electric???

Yes, It's the Gary Numan reference.
Off to an island near Seattle for a wedding this weekend.
People with badges from the fire dept were by today...
We are glass.....and Jesus, I hope we are legal..........

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

on the radar

Just so people know my "focus", this blog was created mainly to keep family and friends informed of what we are working on at Cava.

The official web site should be updated next week.

We hope to be open by the end of September, so stay tuned to the web site. Thanks!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Before and after!





The patio, before and after yesterday.

Our lights were delivered today! This is them, in their showroom days.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Big Ass Weekend!





Out with the bad, in with the good!

Norton and Amy and I cleaned up the ugly adobe fence! Now it is a beautiful Spanish moss green!

Ripping out the ugly bathroom tile.......not a pretty or easy job....

Picked up the 100 year old wood for the tables......

the walk-in is almost finished!

A well deserved Stella after all that fun.

I'm having a tequila and going to bed.

:)




Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Plumbing, Virgin Mary w/ deer, and first bar set up.



More cool stuff!


  1. Why I hate computers:
  2. Because I can't figure out how to get the underline thing turned off.
  3. And this number deal, I can't turn it off.

  1. I had to post pictures of my "A" team.
  2. JB with potatoes, Anja and Sara and me. Yes, that pic was also on yesterday's blog. ( Michael Paules trying to avoid the camera. He's a great dishwasher, but I think he might have a future in art)
  3. That's why this thing works, because I have awesome people that I have known for years helping me out. They are all so cool.
  4. Last is Matt, finishing the bar front. Yay! The bar will be finished this week!



Our First Dinner Party!








Our first little party on Joe Strummers' Bday was a hit!
And it was a benefit for a friend in the Peace Corps!
Mr. Strummer would have been proud.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Pews and Tin and Lights. Oh My.......



More fun stuff!

Tommy replacing the bad purple walls with cool tin.......

Pews for the entrance!

Way cool lights on the way!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Twice Everything






Everyone told me that when you open a place it takes twice as long and it is twice as expensive than you think.

They were right!

The good news is the shiny hood is up and running. The bar is looking sexy in all its red oak splendor.

And another pic of the painting we got in Wisconsin.

Target for opening is second week of September!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Cookin' with gas!

Well, most equipment is up and running, as we are doing food for a party tomorrow! Just had to clean the inch of dust on everything yesterday so we could get started......

Bar is almost finished!

Next week will be big, and I'll post lots of pix!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A Bar is Born!



The bar has begun! I could bore you with the dishwasher, the fryer, the grill, etc.
But you really want to see the bar.. right????? Here's from day 1! Enjoy!!!




SWEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!