“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” - Rakifi
Sometimes the past is so cool you want it to repeat itself. This iconic photo hangs at Geppetto’s. It is a centerpiece of sorts. As a Thank you to our staff… we had the font recreated and t-shirts made by No Dinx out of Albany. They did an amazing job!
We love our staff! Our gratitude runs deep.
Whether pre game or post game… if you’re hungry… we deliver… all of Salem and Keizer! 503.378.1271
We also have a great crew in house tonight. If you feel like getting out and joining us in a family friendly atmosphere… come on down to the little red door at 616 Lancaster Dr. NE in Salem.
The past is in the past… but sometimes it’s fun to live it a bit!
We have some extra shirts. If you’re interested… come and see us or call for delivery. $20 (S, M, L, XL, 2X & 3X). Only while supplies last.
A final note… tomorrow night there will be a concert at Queen of Peace Church in south Salem. It is free. If you enjoy these Stardate posts… the author… who is also a composer and performer will be playing with a pretty amazing band of musicians from 6:30-7:45. This only happens once a year... If you feel invited… reach out for further info.
Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at Geppetto’s! We were closed today… will be open Black Friday to fuel your fire! 11:00am-9ish.
Off Center Hits the Spot!
Sometimes it’s church.
Lunch yesterday, Patty's Off Center Cafe, was awesome. Roger had the house made veggie burger. I opted for the quesadilla. Equally as wonderful were the conversations bouncing about.
“Who needs a break?” Patty inquired of their staff. To which I replied, “I do.” She didn’t hear me… but Roger did… and he laughed out loud. (LOLd)
There was lots of laughter in the room, talk about daily life and grocery needs all while a customer was on the phone planning a trip to Mexico.
Bob passed by with a Ruben sandwich that looked delicious. Worth noting… the words YUMMY! and HELLO! were drizzled on the buns in 1000 Island!
You couldn’t do this, I thought, if you didn’t love what you do. Gathering and great food brings such joy to community.
As we left we stopped to thank Bob and Patty through the kitchen window.
“Thank YOU.” They said.
“Anything you want me to write about in my next post?” I asked.
“Tell everyone we won’t be here tomorrow. Bob said. We’re headed to church on a Sunday for the first time in seven years.”
You see… Patty’s is short staffed too. Closed on Sundays until more help is in place.
“That’s okay.” I said.
“I’m looking forward to a time when things will be better for all of us. And btw… (as I tapped on the counter)… this right here… is church.”
Sometimes it’s breakfast.
Sometimes it’s lunch.
Sometimes it’s dinner
Sometimes it’s church.
Treasured Crew Member Jumps Ship!
Remember Bradley? Pietro’s Bradley? The Bradley who saved the day when the gas company shut us down because of a leak? Well, it is with a bit of sadness that we inform you… tonight is his last night as a Geppetto’s Employee. Pietro’s has offered him a position of great responsibility which will require more of his time and talent.
We have learned a lot from Bradley’s quiet wisdom. His restaurant management experience brought knowledge with a sense of peace and calm. If Bradley made mistakes he owned up… which let everybody know that everybody makes mistakes… even those with the most experience. That’s how we learn how to manage situations and grow together as a team. He says he’s still going to come around for his deep dish pepperoni, jalapeño and a cold beer. I will miss having him here with regularity but realize… life lived well… is about seeking to serve and striving for full potential. Rarely do we get to stay in the same place to get there. Change is good.
Honestly… I know Mondays and Tuesdays weren’t the busiest nights for delivery… nor the most lucrative for a driver. I have a feeling… deep down… that Bradley was here mostly because he knew we needed help. He was right. It’s been nice to know he is here… and his driving kept me off the streets… which was good for everyone! May the road rise to meet you, Bradley and may the wind be always at your back.
In other news… Geppetto’s is taking an indefinite break from breakfast. More on that later. Stay tuned!
Also... Anne, the Unicorn, is really shaping things up around here. Better organization is well underway!
Our Taste of Autumn Pizza is back!
A sweet and savory blend of Tuscan chicken, butternut squash, roasted red bell peppers & fig with Feta and smoky Provolone cheese atop our house made creamy garlic ranch sauce. (traditional thin crust)
SM $18.95 MED $23.95 LG $28.95
Dine In, Takeout and Delivery (All of Salem and Keizer) seven days a week 11:00am - 8 or 9ish. 503.559.7210