Money well spent

Susie Caark -- owner of Susie's and Cafe 217 -- in an interview at Albany Proper about how she told a group to leave the late night restaurant after they were being rude: "If it costs me fifty dollars to never see you again it's the best money I ever spent." [Albany Proper] Earlier: The Excelsior Pub: exclusively New York


I think Susie needs to do a better job of getting the word out that she not only does local beers but local foods. I will go there specifically for that reason but didn't know that was true until now.

"Yup, I don’t use Sysco. I have my own garden—I own lots across the way so all my tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, all my spices come from the garden and we use them as long as they last us. We use my home-grown basil for the pesto that we make, and a lot of my recipes came from my aunt. I come from a close-knit family. My family’s extremely supportive and that’s just how I like to do things. Now, yes, I have to pay a little bit more for smaller batches, but that’s fine. You have to have that sense of pride of where you come from and support local people."

I love her moxie! Go Susie.

Thanks for posting my interview!

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