Over the course of our past nine years, the most frequently asked question that I have been asked, hands down, is: “Why did you call your restaurant the Blue Paddle Bistro?” I mean, literally, hundreds of folks have inquired, and always — I suspect — hoping for a clever or sexy reason. And, truth be…

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“Thanks for a wonderful first-time experience,” I was told by a nice woman as her husband was helping her put on her winter coat, “Do you think you could point out your chef?” Of course, I replied and walked her (as I do with so many of our guests) behind the photo display case of…

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