Peter’s Blog

We Love Our Team!

Recently, I went to a corporate chain restaurant for lunch with my sister. In the middle of the table was a tablet. This tablet allowed us to order our food, play games, “buzz” staff for help, check the time on our order, and pay our check. We could spend virtually...

Employee Spotlight – Ivo Baca

We hired Ivo Baca as a lead host in 2013 and he has since cross-trained to many positions at Za, EVOO and the bar. He helps out in almost any front of house position. He is often my first call to fill in and is happy to help whenever (and wherever)he is needed Ivo’s...

EVOO & Za Private Party Reviews

Here are some of our amazing party planner reviews. We hope our food and service speaks for itself! Book your private party today! I picked Za for the lunch portion of our staff outing largely because I knew you had good food, and the price point and...

Spotlight on Colleen & Peter McCarthy

This month's employee spotlight in celebration of EVOO's 20 year anniversary is our founders, Peter and Colleen McCarthy, with introductions and questions from their business partner Steve Kurland. I first met Colleen and Peter when I lived in...

French Fries

At EVOO we try to make as much of our food in house as possible, French Fries are no exception to this. Even if Thomas Keller, one of the best chefs in the world, cops-out using frozen fries at his Napa Valley restaurant Bouchon. His reasons are valid, however, in my...

The beer is here!

  EVOO 20 I.P.A., Hazy Anniversary I.P.A. After almost a month of planning, brewing and waiting, EVOO 20 I.P.A., a beer made in collaboration with Cambridge Brewing Company has arrived.  We are going to start pouring tonight, this one-time-only brew will be available...

Employee Spotlight – Dan Harrington

Our best attribute is our employees We are celebrating our twentieth anniversary next month so we are spotlighting a couple of the best, long-term, most-important-to-our-success employees in our Employee Spotlight. Last month it was long time kitchen general Randy...

EVOO 20 IPA, part 3, the first taste.

I tasted our beer! We have been working with our friends at Cambridge Brewing Company to brew a beer in celebration of our 20th anniversary.  Today after a week of fermenting, I stopped by CBC to check on the progress, the beer is looking and tasting great.  It's...

EVOO 20 IPA, part 2.

Brewing has begun. The brewers day starts early. This morning we began the brewing process of our EVOO 20 IPA, a collaboration with Cambridge Brewing Company to make a beer celebrating EVOO's upcoming 20th anniversary.  The crew at CBC accommodated us with a later...

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