food & wine

You guys.

May 2011 issue of Food & Wine magazine, p. 54

I’ve been staring at this for the past two days, and I still can’t believe it. This little shop of mine was included in {Food & Wine’s 2011 Go List for San Francisco}. Do you see that? Unreal.

I remember when Jan Newberry came into the store in late November last year, about 3 weeks after I first opened my doors. The weather was really crappy that day with lots of rain and wind, and I had virtually no customers. It was one of those slow days early on that made me doubt I could do this, made me wonder if this was all just a really bad idea, that maybe I had made a mistake. And then in walked Jan, just as I was thinking about closing early for the day. In all honesty, I didn’t recognize her, but man, was I happy to have someone walk in the door. When she told me who she was and that she was working on Food & Wine’s 2011 Go List, I remember being stunned into open-mouthed silence that she was considering including my store (my store??) on that list. But, more than that, I remember being intensely nervous that Pot + Pantry wouldn’t even make it til May 2011 at all. Five months seemed like a very long time away.

The time has passed both really quickly and really slowly, kind of how I imagine a dog year to feel. But I’m glad to say I’m still here and I’m chugging along, and seeing Pot + Pantry featured in Food & Wine is a pretty big f-ing deal for me. I’m really, really happy.

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