So that's three out of five. The fourth should happen soon enough--I'll have the fixes from the electrical inspection done by Thursday, I think, and hopefully we'll get a re-inspection fairly quickly. That just leaves the health department, who inspect me and issue my business license.
We had a very successful morning of training. I ground beef, cut fries, cooked burgers, fried fries, and did an abbreviated set-up and breakdown with Carlos and Rodolfo. We had about six or eight friends drop by and so we served up burgers, fries, shakes, and I got to do the first road test of my inside-out grilled cheese. Everything went well. The beef, in particular, was a home run. We froze all the grinder parts this time, the beef was nice and fresh, and it came out just beautiful--beefy tasting, juicy even with the 4 oz. burgers cooked through, and with a great crispy, lacy edge from the flat top.
The fries were a bit of an adventure, since, after mastering them on one of my three fryers, I fired up the second one for the first time and discovered the temps are way off on that one as well.
One minor bummer was that the pop machine and ice maker were down and I didn't have time to try and figure it out, so I just advised everyone to bring drinks for themselves. A few people were nice enough to bring me cold waters and iced tea as well. Thanks!
Turns out it was just one of the GFCI outlets. There are a number of bad ones around, and I'm already having the electrician replace them when he does the other stuff for the inspection, so that's no big deal.
It was again fun to have some friends in to sample our wares, and our neighbors Steve and Wendy, in particular, since they went to the trouble of making Edzo's shirts and wearing them! I don't even have an Edzo's shirt yet!
So. A good day. I'm super tired. Setting up, breaking down, and cooking is always pretty stressful at this stage because you're just doing so much *thinking* as well as all the actual physical work. Once things are figured out and we all know where stuff goes, and how it goes, it starts to feel much easier.
I'm hoping to get four of five done this week and call for the health department to come in early next week!