We had wanted to eat light the past week. We were doing OK except we ended up having heavy dinners on two nights. Back to square one. Below are what we had last week which we will be blogging about next week. Can you guess what they are?
There is going to be a lot more musings this week. Got lots on my mind that I want to unload for chowtimes readers.
12B Underground Kitchen
All plans are pretty much set. Dinner is confirmed for 31-Jan. That is a Sunday night. We might have three more places available pending confirmation. If any of you want to be put on the standby list, send me an email at email@example.com. This is one dinner Suanne and I look so much forward to.
Chef Todd is a big boy now. He was featured in the papers last week. And then at the same time, he told me that the “donation” is now $65 instead of $50. Wasn’t too happy at all.
Anyway, for those of you who do not know of Chef Todd and the 12B Underground Kitchen, you can read of my experience here.
The Eight Great Traditions of Chinese Cuisine
We just did not have time to get going on this project which I mentioned on the post here. I know I need to get some plans going or else this is going to turn cold … if not already. LOL!
We did go to the Richmond Public Library to get some books about Chinese cuisine. This makes for good weekend reading. Frankly, one can only learn so much from books. It is learning from the experts that makes the most difference. Some of you had sent me emails volunteering to help — I’ll call on you soon!
I just wanted to let you know I am serious about this project.
firstname.lastname@example.org a Spammer?
Oh yeah. It seems that our emails sent from our @chowtimes.com account ended on spam folders of many email clients. I don’t know what is the best way around this but to ask you to check your spam folder and unspam/unjunk us. I think you only need to do it once and we’re OK.
We had been getting a lot of outages last week. This seems to be getting worse as the traffic on the site grows. Last month we had 173,000 pageviews. This month we are on track to surpass 196,000 pageviews. Also I have a lot of “stuff” on the site which makes it heavier than most WordPress blogs.
This somewhat worries me to tell the truth. We were kicked out by our old hosting company last year because we had too much traffic and overloaded the servers. Our hosting plan today is still cheap — just $13 a month. We are seriously thinking of proactively moving to a dedicated plan if the traffic growth continues.
At the meantime, sorry for all the outages. The outages are usually fixed within 30 to 120 minutes.
That’s it for today folks. Looks like it’s going to be another gorgeous day in Vancouver today.
Have a good weekend, eat well and enjoy this Coca-Cola viral video below.