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Gather and Nourish

In 2009 Tadd had an idea to leave our 9-5s (he worked in tech and Che in politics) to open our own business that served smoked meats, sandwiches, and fresh sides in a neighborhood store. We loved having people over, cooking for friends and family, and any excuse to cook outside.

That year was the height of the recession, and making that dream come true was out of reach. So we maxed out credit cards, cashed in a 401 (k), borrowed from friends and family, and in 2011 opened our BBQ Bus food truck to chase a life of meaningful work doing something we love to do.

We soon added a catering and special events business, and many curbside services later, and with a lot of love from all of you, we were fortunate enough to finally open that neighborhood shop in 2017.

We believe food should do two things: Gather us together and nourish our whole selves. We still believe that, even if today our get togethers are by necessity smaller and the basic needs of so many go unmet. 

We’re in this together, perhaps more than ever before, and definitely more than some realize. With goodness and grace and by lifting up each other we'll see this time through.

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your daily meal. It is a gift that we are grateful for every day.

Che and Tadd

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