I honestly do not believe what amazing friends I have. Realizing the time frame issue (that I had to be finished in a week) so I could relinquish the oven to Chef Dario, I called in a lot of favors. A LOT. Chef has to cure the oven itself for 5 days before he can start cooking in it, plus they need to get some kitchen time in before they open, so I need to get a move on. So, I put out the bat signal and had so many artist friends come to help me, I am humbled. I told them I'd keep them in lunches and wine, and they went for it!
So a delicious local staple, Small World Restaurant, around the corner became my go to spot for everything to keep the people fed and happy.