Valet Confidential

Find out what I've been keeping under my hat


Have you seen this bowl?

I’ve been meaning to write this up since Memorial Day weekend, when I first went to Mac’s Shack in Wellfleet for this season, ordered the tuna poke, and met the perfect rice bowl. Unfortunately, I was sans camera that trip, and I wasn’t sure if I could adequately describe the perfect rice bowl in all of its perfection, so I decided to wait until I went back and remembered to bring a camera. Well … that was … oh … three weeks ago … and I did get some pics … I was just too dang lazy to do anything about writing this up … until tonight, anyway.

So … here’s the deal … they have these great bowls at Mac’s Shack this year … they’re flat on the bottom, so they sit just fine on the table, but they’re also just a little off-center so that they rest comfortably in your palm, your fingers cupping the straighter edge of the bowl, and have an indentation for your thumb … in short … perfect.

[what looks like milk in those wine glasses is unfiltered sake – really!]

Well … almost perfect … the problem with them being … I CAN’T FIND THEM FOR SALE ONLINE!!! I even got the name of the vendor where the restaurant bought them, but it’s definitely a wholesale vendor in New Jersey without any online ordering capabilities (and almost certainly not in the lot of 4 or 6 that I want).

If any of you faithful readers have any bright ideas (other than liberating a bunch of bowls from the restaurant), please let me know. Especially if you’ve seen these bowls for sale somewhere with your very own eyes. I was thinking of offering some sort of reward, but I don’t know if there’s anything I can really offer other than my eternal gratitude (and a public thank you via this here blog thingy).

If all else fails, once summer ends, I suppose I just might swing by and ask Mac if he’d order a few more if/when he next places an order with the vendor.


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