Thursday, January 5, 2012

Please give this woman an honorary Wellesley degree

Check out this article on a lady chef in Boston who owns some of the best restaurants and bars in the area. She is not kidding around.

Q. How did you work up the courage to open your first restaurant?
A. I have always been a risk-taker, even as a kid. I stole an MBTA bus when I was 13 just for laughs and never got caught. It was all because of my upbringing.
Q. What was it about your upbringing?
A. I just didn’t want to be on welfare. I’d wake up in the morning and see this dilapidated building we lived in, and I knew there had to be a better life. I was a bookie in high school, and I’d place bets for some of my teachers. I dealt drugs, anything to survive.
Q. How closely involved are you in the day-to-day operations of each business?
A. My management team keeps nightly logs of everything going on in each entity — who cut their finger, what table we screwed up on, which meat wasn’t hot enough — so I read those first thing every day.

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