There is only one God, and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: 'Not Today...'
congrats on the sale, i'd like to point out that the watanabe pro blue steel is something special!! i hope that you treat yourself to another wat down the road.
i was lucky enough to get a quick viewing of savage bbq prior to its opening, saw the custom smoke machine and there were short ribs (what!? heck yeah!!) getting happy inside which definitely caught my attention, very excited to eat there when i visit again. culinary scene in portland (maine) is booming for sure.
ps, enjoyed the hell out of local 188, that scallop appetizer, just mmmmmmmMMMmmmMMmm.
Good luck with the opening. I've done it three times now and unless you do it its hard to understand everything that goes in. Hope all goes well.