Packing up at the Grasslands

Last Thursday I took the day off from work and went to Sonoita to help close down the Grasslands. The big tasks included emptying out the freezer and the walk-in cooler; up above,  my mom and India are pictured behind bags of frozen rhubarb.

Folks who came to the Grasslands often commented that the floor was so clean you could eat from it; there was no five-second rule. Just for the record, the walk-in cooler–which customers never saw, of course– was just as clean. Most restaurants have dark, dank, moldy, dirty walk-ins (there is a reason I rarely eat out); here’s a shot of the walk-in at the Grasslands as we cleared out the food–it’s almost sparkly:

Then we took all the place-settings and vases off of the dining room tables; they look naked now:

And the bakery case, always stocked up with lots of pastry….now empty, almost:

Oh well. That’s over. All that work. I wonder what’s next?

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