If you have ever visited Orange Door Kitchen, you’ll probably remember the three black and white portraits that hold court over guests in our dining room. The portraits are not of people, but of farm animals - a cow, a pig, and a sheep - that capture three vivid and unique personalities on film. Most people think that it is an odd choice to feature this art in the dining room of a non-vegan restaurant, but the photos, like the animals themselves, mean a lot to us…
This quarter, we are focusing on COMMUNITY. As people come out of winter hibernation, there’s a natural instinct to flock together, to celebrate the planting season, to gather again on front porches and in sidewalk cafes soaking up the first rays of warm spring sun. We leave the hearth and take to the streets to say, “phew, we all survived another winter together…now let’s have some fun!”
Community is at the heart of everything we do at Orange Door Kitchen…from supporting local food systems to building up small food entrepreneurs to setting a table for strangers to come together over a meal, our business exists to create community!
What is it about avocado toast that makes people not think twice about paying $10 for a slice of bread and toppings? It’s simple and delicious…but, in our humble opinion, it’s time for an update. That’s why Orange Door Kitchen is rocking a toast menu at our Fugitive at the Door live music nights for the next 4 months. We think it’s high time that West Acton had a spot to get great toast (for less than $10, mind you) and we can’t wait for you to explore this fabulous canvas for culinary creativity with us.
The arrival of 2019 marks the third year of partnering together in business as well as life. We took some days between Christmas and New Years to reflect on 2018 and plan for the year ahead in both lofty (my approach) and measured (Chris' approach) ways. Surprised and delighted with how well the events side of our business performed last year (thank you all!), we committed to a year in which we would work to create similar enthusiasm, joy, and community in the shared kitchen side of our business.
The lack of activity on our blog might give you a sense of how crazy our life has been since we opened Orange Door Kitchen in May. It is one of those items on our to-do list that keeps getting pushed off, delayed by projects and tasks that have tight timelines. But on this cloudy early October afternoon, with an event just a few hours away, I figured I would spend a few minutes to reflect on our first four full months of operation.