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Greetings from Crestview Florida

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My name is Mike and I own a BBQ restaurant here in Crestview. I am retired Military with an engineering background with no restaurant experience what so ever. What was I thinking...

 

Seriously its been great so far with 11 months into this new career. I've spent the last 4 years in the competition arena with a few wins and still have the passion to compete but not the time. Its true, you do marry a restaurant. My wife and I changed our careers to restaurant entrepreneurs to pursue a goal we once only talked about. Now, when we turn 70 years old we wont still be talking about it. (or maybe we will)

 

greetings from Mike and Lori

 

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welcome1.gif to SMF.
My wife's grandma and grandpa are from Crestview
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Hello Mike and Lori....and welcome to SMF...grilling_smilie.gif

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Hello Mike and Lori and welcome to SMF!

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Welcome to SMF, Mike and Lori!
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Welcome to SMF Mike & Lori. You're gonna love it here.

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Hello Mike and Lori and welcome1.gifto SMF.  Boy you nailed it when you said you married a restaurant. Love to see some of your qview 

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welcome1.gif If I'm ever in Crestview I'll stop by. biggrin.gif

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welcome1.gif to SMF . You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge.

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hey Mike and lori,

 

I too own a restaurant in NYC , and totally understand the marriage bit, BUT if your willing to devote your life to it for a few years its so rewarding , Welcome to the smoking forum ive only been on it 2 days and every bodies been great, bust the smoker out and lets get busy !!

 

chers

 

pauli

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Welcome Mike n Lori :)

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Welcome Mike, lots of good guys around here. I've actually met you a few times at your place and Gum Creek. Real Name is Tim Critcher, I was cooking With Raptor (Poverty Hill smokers) last weekend at the BBB. Hope your restuarantg oes well. Any way welcome to the forum.

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