I got a new job last week at Firebox in Hartford, CT.
Nicest place I have ever worked, and my favorite restaurant in Connecticut to attend as a patron. I was previously a head chef and sous chef at a mediocre italian joint and before that a line cook at an upscale place that was resting on its laurels and had gone waaaaay downhill.
This is just a line cook job, but it is way less hours, responsibility and stress. And most importantly, I get to learn about food again. I haven't worked under anyone professional and talented in almost 5 years. Granted, this also means less pay (way less), but I am happy so far.
The place is really great, the people there are awesome, and is so much more professional than any other places I have been in. The place is really clean and organized, everyone is helpful and really work as a team. Even the waitstaff seem great. It does help the chef expos everything for them and food runners help them out a lot. Even the FOH managers are reasonable and seem to have plenty of common sense. It's like too good to be true, haha!