Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Got through a first hurdle with the building plans (which should be ready for submission by Friday!) with the CMSA, Central Marin Sanitation Agency. Seems like a harmless, boring agency, they treat water right? Well, they are the first to have to sign off on your plans, even before the health department gets to them. So my contractor, Josh Klein and I went to see Rob Cole the man who is in charge of approving restaurant sanitation plans. He has the power to say what kind of grease trap is installed in your restaurant (boring stuff for non-restaurateurs) and these days many counties are requiring large, extremely costly, in-ground interceptors.
Well, besides Mr. Cole sending a letter of approval for a simple grease trap application to the head of the health department planning before I even got back home, he was so informative! Fascinating. I learned so much about waste treatment and why its so important. We take so much for granted, turn on the water, its there! Flush it/pour it down the drain, its gone! But everything goes to the bay and they have to clean up all our "s#*@" (pardon my french but its true) before it ruins our waters. Its all a delicate eco-balance of chemistry and engineering. One thing that shocked me was that they have several amazing school programs available were they'll go into the classrooms for the whole day and provide an amazing, interactive, scientific presentation on how the whole system works and why its important, pay for all the materials, and maybe 2 out of all the schools in Marin are taking advantage of it, the rest don't want to be bothered! Wow, I thought our schools were hurting due to money, I think its due to complacency!
Then, I got 18 pages of logo ideas from Craig Clark my brothers best friend and graphic designer extraordinaire! Its going to be so hard to pick! I sent him an idea I had been all set on and just needed cleaning up, and WOW! Now I'm thinking a whole new direction! Deciding is going to be hard, but fun! There's stuff for pizza boxes and packaging, cards, logos, banners, menus, mats.....endless. I love the little tag, "All the world needs is a little pizza". Do you think it should say, "a little more pizza", or good pizza?