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Some idea

So, Delancey is opening its doors on Wednesday, August 12, at 5:00 pm. I’m a little short on words to describe how I feel about that, but maybe this picture will give you some idea.

Brandon feels pretty much the same, I think. Maybe with a touch of queasy on top. Or maybe I’m just projecting. Hard to say.

Nah, actually, we’re very, very excited. This is the part that we’ve been waiting for. It’s been a long time coming, and though I don’t know that we’ll ever feel completely ready, we’re close. Or close enough. I just hope we get some sleep sometime soon, because apparently, I’m already having a hard time keeping my eyes open.

And we’re in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave. The restaurant has no air conditioning. I’m going to sit here and massage my temples for a while. That’ll help.

But hey, you know, today is the fifth anniversary of this blog. Five years. Five years! It’s pretty amazing. You’re pretty amazing, people! Thank you. You make me so happy.

And it’s also our second wedding anniversary. That’s not so bad either.

Between now and the 12th, we’re holding soft opening dinners. My mother arrives today to lend a hand, and then my in-laws come next week. I might not be able to write a coherent sentence for a while, but I’ll have photographs for you. For sure.

See you in a couple of days.

P.S. To those who have asked questions about various aspects (lights, desserts, etc.) of the restaurant: I promise, promise, to answer them soon. I could talk about that stuff all day.

P.P.S. For local readers: I’m so, so sorry to say that the soft opening dinners are sold out. We opened them first to family and friends, and then to a mailing list that Brandon has been compiling, and they went fast. We can hardly believe it. But if you would like to get information about future special events at Delancey, please send an e-mail to delanceyseattle (at) gmail (dot) com with “mailing list” written in the subject line.


Blogger Peter G said...

Congratulations! Good luck with the restaurant...I'm sure it will be successful!

1:14 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Heather in SF / @HeatherHAL said...

Best wishes for a great opening! It's a most auspicious day (my bd!) so I know all will be fantastic.

1:29 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Rodica said...

I see Delancey and I are sharing a birthday :)

Congratulations and best of luck!

1:46 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Vanessa said...

So exciting! Can't wait to see the pictures!

1:49 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger tickledwhimsy said...

EEK!. Best of luck, it's going to be mindblowingly amazing!

1:59 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Lickedspoon said...

What a thrilling time for you. Congratulations on five years of your marvellous blog, happy wedding anniversary, and many congratulations on the restaurant - not long to wait now. Remember to breathe!

2:08 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Singapore Short Stories said...

Congratulations for the 5th anniversary of your blog!

2:19 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Aude said...

Dear Molly,
I can say that I read your blog quite religiously, even if I don't often comment.
Anyway all the best with everything, Delancey looks already promising & I wish I could sneak in for a pizza !
Que du bonheur !

2:37 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Victoria said...

Good luck,

Congratulations, and


Your book is on display in the New and Notable Authors Section at the brand new huge Barnes & Noble on East 86th Street, NYC. Another congratulations to you.

2:41 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Pille said...

Happy wedding anniversary, dear Molly! And blog anniversary. And good luck with the Grand Opening!

3:06 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

This is so exciting to hear! The fact that you are sold out already for your soft dinners: that's great news!

4:09 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Blushing hostess said...

Congratulations and best wishes on all these milestones! Well done, a banner year.

4:11 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Claire Mauksch said...

I will be in line on the 12th!!! So exciting :)

4:12 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Carole said...

you two are inspiring. looking forward to your tales of restaurant life.

4:29 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Shelley said...

Woohoo! Congratulations!

4:57 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Gemma said...

Triple congratulations on restaurant, blog, and anniversary! Hope the soft opening goes amazingly well and looking forward to hearing more about those desserts and, even more importantly, the pizzas very soon.

Gemma x

4:58 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Alina said...

What an adventure!!! Best of luck to you both. May it be a raging success!

P.S. I'm planning on trying out your French yogurt cake today (and I'm quite excited about that!)

5:01 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Pamela said...

Good luck!! Can't wait to read all about it.

5:08 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Jess said...

Thinking of you here in Cambridge. Celebrate it all.

5:28 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Oh my gosh, so exciting! Good luck, and congratulations x 2 :)

5:30 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger petoskystone said...

congratulations on your wedding anniversary-here's to you,your better half, & *many* decades of joy. best wishes for your opening!

5:35 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Amélie said...

Congratulations: on your wedding anniversary, blog anniversary and on Delancey!
I absolutely love your blog, which I've been following since January (even though I don't comment much). Thanks for all the great recipes, and thank you for writing so well.
Rest assured that if I ever visit Seattle, I'll make a reservation at Delancey! :)

5:39 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Ricki said...

Congratulations on both anniversaries and your opening--major success in all three! :)

5:47 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous fanny said...

Molly, now I just want to go to seattle very bad so I can get to visit Delancey. it looks like the loveliest place ever(I love love the lights). pretty pretty.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you on the big day.

xx fanny

5:48 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Andrea [bella eats] said...

To Molly and Brandon,

Best of luck, and many congratulations! What an amazing 5 years it has been... I hope to make it to Seattle very soon to visit what is sure to be an incredible restaurant!

5:49 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Laura. said...

yay, congratulations on opening! on anniversaries! all the mind-blowing support! and on keeping your sense of humor and wits about you (for the most part at least--which is all any of us can hope for, right?).

5:54 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Lisa said...

My word! So many amazing things. I'm so happy for y'all. And I think the sense of readiness you feel -- close enough -- is just the right amount. It's probably the right amount of all sorts of enormous things, from opening a restaurant to saying, "I do!" to having a baby.

6:03 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Flory said...

i've been reading this blog for a long time (about four years), and i really really liked it when i found out that your blog AND wedding anniversaries fall a day after my birthday. it's a nice feeling. i wish i were in Seattle to visit Delancey, but my sister will hopefully eat some pizza for me. good luck!

6:18 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Flory said...

and i left out the obvious, but congratulations all around!

6:19 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger hannah said...

you guys are the best. happy five years & two years! hip hip!!!

6:29 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger neigeblanche said...

Congratulations on your double anniversary!

Sending you some good luck vibes from London for the opening of Delancey. May it be everything you hope for and more...

6:31 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) said...

How exciting! Amazing and so deserved.

6:34 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous jen said...

YAY!! Congrats you two silly, tired, amazing people!!

6:47 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger turtle and dragon said...

Smashing news, all of this is so exciting and I am sure Delancey will be a tremendous success! Enjoy the journey. Melanie

6:51 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger JennyMac said...

Huge Congratulations to you both. I am very excited for you. I will be there in spirit by having Pizza that night. K?

6:51 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous radish said...

happy anniversary on the blog AND marriage! it's also my parents' wedding anniversary :) all the best with the restaurant - i'm sure it's both stressful and exhilarating!

6:57 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger sararah said...

Best of luck with the opening, I am glad the time has finally arrived! I can't wait to try it out on my post-PhD defense trip to Seattle. Yep, this little nerd all the way in Iowa has added you to her "things to do in Seattle" list :D

Good luck and stay cool! (Although Pizza oven + 100° weather hardly sounds like a recipe for that!)

6:59 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Sarah Beam said...

Would you believe that I thought of you and Brandon right away when I read the news reports about this ridiculous heat wave ya'll are having? This is apparently what happens after reading your blog and your book. I would swear we are friends now.

7:07 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Laura said...

I living vicariously, maybe one day I will be in the same place as you guys.

Can't wait to hear more about it. I was working at a restaurant during the opening and it is super exciting, completely adrenaline driven.

Have fun! And Buona Fortuna!

P.S. Molly, you wouldn't believe this but the random word the computer is asking me to type is "table". It is a sign! Never happened before.

7:18 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger pinkbathtub said...

Congratulations all around! I just finished the book and loved it. I look forward to trying some of your recipes.

7:35 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous DC Sarah said...

I am so, SO excited for you both. Congratulations on your anniversary, the blog, and of COURSE Delancey. I can't wait to visit Seattle and when I do, Delancey is one of the 1st places I will want to go! Kick some ass!!!

7:37 AM, July 29, 2009  
OpenID katieleigh said...

So excited for you!! Happy anniversary - to the blog and to your marriage. I'm sure opening night will be fantastic. Can't wait to hear all about it!

7:51 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger marsha said...


8:10 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger MyLastBite said...

Will be making a special trip from LA for sure! Congrats and happy anniversary to you both.

8:11 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Laura said...

congrats!! What wonderful milestones. Hope you enjoy the excitement of the openings.

8:22 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous codfish said...

Congrats to both of you--anniversaries, openings, everything!

Thanks for allowing us to play along.

8:26 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Margaux said...

Love the post, and huge congrats on setting the date! And on five years of blogging! Looking forward to hearing all about the official opening!

8:34 AM, July 29, 2009  
OpenID bferry said...

so much great stuff here, molly. congrats on the anniversary, the opening, 5 huge years here, etc. cheers to you both!

8:37 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Anne Zimmerman said...

As a former Seattle-ite who makes trips back often, I will put your spot on my list!
Can't wait to hear more details.

8:39 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous elenagold said...

dear molly,
just wanted to send you a little love. i think you are the bees knees.

8:44 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger girlcreateslove said...

looking forward to some pizza!! even in this heat, I'm still heading out to Ballard for some za.

8:48 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous lisa said...

Woo hoo! Will you be taking reservations? Know where hubby and I are going for our Anniversary this year! :)

8:57 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger caroline said...

You and Brandon are too cute.

My significant other and I are starting a business together, so your story is especially inspiring.

9:05 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger claire said...

oh molly! i was so wanting to come. but we will. we will come and eat and eat and eat.
and then eat a little more.

your little photobooth squares make me so happy.

so many yays! to you both.

9:16 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Penelope said...

I am beyond thrilled for you both, warm wishes for the opening and what is ahead :)

9:35 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Calvine said...

So many things to congratulate you on - how exciting! Very much looking forward to hearing about the first few weeks of the restaurant. Hope the five year anniversary means there are many more years of blogging to come!

9:41 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Cheryl Arkison said...

Congratulations! It certainly has been a life-changing 5 years.

9:54 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Meg Trainer said...

opening a restaurant is akin to having a baby! i know that when i have opened mine ~ and many, i never felt ready, but opening night happens ~ and i just know that yours is going to be fabulous! i walk by occasionally and love what i see ~ a whole lot of love ~ which is truly the most important ingredient in a great restaurant! i can't wait! fire the oven!!!

10:04 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I'm thrilled for you both, I'm so disappointed that I'll be missing eating there next week when I'm in town. I was hoping it would be open, but I know how those things go. Best of luck!

10:08 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous mindy said...

Congrats and good luck. I wish I could be in Seattle to eat there soon!

10:10 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger natalia said...

good luck!!!
i wish you nothing but the absolute best.

10:30 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger courtney.singer said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck - though I honestly don't think you'll need it.


You inspire me every day.

10:46 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Amber said...

How exciting! Congrats on both anniversaries too - hope you guys are able to celebrate a little in the midst of all the business. Wish I lived closer - my b-day is the 13th and pizza sounds delicious for a birthday dinner.

11:00 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Darina said...

Congratulations! So many things to celebrate. I'm sure the restaurant will be a great success.

11:15 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Linda said...

molly & brandon & delancey!
you will be great!

11:36 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Mollie said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I are coming next Wednesday to Delancey for the soft opening. We are so excited for the restaurant and for you guys. And we are also totally pumped that we get to kick off our vacation where we will be celebrating our 7 year anniversary by eating at Delancey! for datenight! the night before we leave!

11:45 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger anya said...

Heartfelt congratulations on everything - the blog's birthday, the wedding anniversary, the restaurant! And above all, on being able to dream and act on your dreams!! That's awesome, guys! I bow in your direction!

P.S. Wish Amsterdam (NL) were closer to Seattle. I dream to visit Delancey one day!

12:15 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Ema said...


12:15 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger jodi said...


i hope i can get in when i am in seattle in a few weeks.

12:18 PM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Hillary said...

Oooh how exciting! Congrats on everything - the blog birthday, the anniversary and the restaurant! I'll have to try out the restaurant when I'm in Seattle again!

12:30 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger kendall*micayla said...

congratulations to you two crazy people :) and congratulations to you, molly, on your blog anniversary!!
i am so so so happy for you both.

12:36 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Eleana said...

Your post is adorable with the pictures! And congrats on the opening ... I'm definitely going to have to make a trip to Seattle soon now

12:41 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Lael said...

Yay! I'm so thrilled that Delancey's opening is the day before my arrival in Seattle/Bellingham for a couple weeks. I'll surely be by (at least once)! Best of luck, Molly and Brandon!

12:48 PM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

5 years?? Wow, you got on the blogging bandwagon awhile ago. I'm happy to have found you.

12:57 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Lorrie said...

Congratulations! May you have another 5 delicious years and then some!

1:39 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Jill said...

yay for your opening! Its my birthday that day too and Ill be thinking of you guys! I can;t wait to see the website once its done and see the menu! One of these days I need to get to the pacific Northwest!
Such cute pics btw.

2:16 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger elizabeth said...

happy anniversaries! and happy delancey. happily, i now have a trip to seattle to plan.

2:45 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger MartiniForYourThoughts said...

Congratulations both on the restaurant and the five year anniversary! i am just starting my blog about the industry, hopefully it will still be here in five years!

3:10 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Julien said...

congratulations!! this is so exciting. and your restaurant looks graphically divine. the lights, chairs, all the design details & colors, i'm really impressed. and i'm sure your pizza is fucking fantastic, of course.

3:36 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Alejandra said...

I love that first picture. Congratulations on EVERYTHING. You rock!

3:36 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger kathleen said...

Everything of the very best for the opening..and congratulations on seeing all your hard work come together - so exciting!! No wonder you can't sleep...

3:41 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Amy I. said...

Wow Molly, a big congrats to you guys on the restaurant. I can't wait to visit. And 5 years! What a huge milestone. So much to celebrate, hope you get some sleep soon :)

3:46 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

lots of things to say congrats about.


4:15 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Hannah said...

congrats on both anniversaries!!!
i so wish i was a local and could be there august 12th. your friends and family are very lucky.
good luck. :)

4:18 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger laura said...

Happy fifth blogiversary! Here's to five more.

4:19 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Kelsey B. said...

Congrats on everything. The pictures are adorable!

6:16 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger diana said...

So exciting to be out on the skinny branches!
Looking back over my own life, big risks have reaped the highest rewards.

6:34 PM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, the blog anniversary and having an opening date for the restaurant. We'll be over to eat with you as soon as we can.

Caroline and Andrew

8:03 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger indigo said...

so very exciting! astrologically speaking, Delancey is a Leo, & so will draw attention naturally & be very comfortable in the limelight... best of luck in the final stretch!

8:10 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger RachelleLouise said...

Hi Molly! Congrats on the popularity of the soft opening dinners! And your second anniversary! We're about to have ours as well! Hey, I saw the Delancey Twitter about grinding down the course grey salt... how about putting a bunch of it in the food processor and making the grains smaller that way? Would that work? You've probably thought of it already though... Take care!

10:42 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Rina the Mama Bear said...

Eeeeek! So exciting. Only the BEST wishes for a smooth and fabulous opening!!!

10:57 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Mélanie said...

Happy anniversaries.... :)

11:03 PM, July 29, 2009  
OpenID lisazahnwrites said...

Congratulations! On all of it...I wish I could be there.

2:19 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Fuji Mama said...

WAHOOOOO!!!! How exciting! Can't wait to hear reports of the grand opening!

3:11 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger neigeblanche said...

Congratulations on your double anniversary!

May Delancey be everything that you hope for and so much more. Good luck for the grand opening.

4:57 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Swiss said...

My sister's birthday - now I will always remember. Wish I could be there that day but will ASAP!

And THREE congratulations!

6:13 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger zephyr said...

Sending many good wishes. I'm sure Delancey will be a wonderful success--and that you'll both survive and happily celebrate many double anniversaries!!

But...I'm scratching my head wondering why...even without record breaking heat this summer, wouldn't a small wood fired pizza place want air conditioning...even in Seattle??...even just a small in the wall unit?? I'm swooning even as I imagine what it must feel like.

6:20 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Danielle said...

this is just adorable. and congratulations!

6:40 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger coral said...

Oh, wow. Reading your last few posts, I've been thinking when you gets through this - facing your fears head-on and working so hard - you're going to feel like a warrior. Invincible. And I already see it in the change of tone and total openness of this post.
A hearty congrats x3 to you and Brandon!

8:01 AM, July 30, 2009  
Anonymous The Leftoverist said...

What a horrible time for 103 degrees! Clearly, it's not stopping you, though. Happy anniversary, Happy blog anniversary, Happy Restaurant Almost Open. Stay cool.

8:35 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger sarah ahearn bellemare said...

happy happy all around! big congrats and i look forward to a trip out west to taste it all in person! sounds as exciting and as stressful as a wedding!
xo *s

9:45 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Ruth said...

Congratulations on this very exciting venture. Best of luck to you. I can't wait to hear how the dinners turn out.

Sending some cool breezes your way.


10:24 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Alice Q. Foodie said...

Yaay! Congratulations, Congratulations and Congratulations! ;-)

11:08 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Jen said...

Congratulations to you both! My husband and I opened Victrola just shy of our second wedding anniversary. Creating a business together was one of the best things we ever did! I love reading your posts about starting Delancey..it brings back such fond memories for me. We will look forward to having a meal at your place when it opens.

11:13 AM, July 30, 2009  
Anonymous Sam@BingeNYC said...

Congratulations on both anniversaries AND the restaurant opening! So many happy things to celebrate. Best of luck!

12:17 PM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger amelia said...

I'm so excited for you! I have already made my aunt in Seattle promise that we will go next time I visit (she lives quite near). Best wishes!

12:42 PM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Picnicking in Dreamland said...

So awesome. Congrats for everything. See you at Delancey next week....

1:24 PM, July 30, 2009  
Anonymous Renate K said...

Congrats! I've been following the progress of your restaurant and love your style. I can't wait to see more photos and I'm especially excited to see what kind of art you display.

3:47 PM, July 30, 2009  
Anonymous {kiss my spatula} said...

we were in ballard this past weekend and looking for delancey, but couldn't find it. now we know - and looking forward to the grand opening. YAY!!

3:59 PM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Claudia said...

Warmest wishes on all anniversaries and enjoy with those you love. Your mother berry pound cake continues to win fans and it is so very fine to watch someone make dreams come true - through hard work.

4:08 PM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Kelly said...

Good luck! I can't wait to visit Seattle again so I can eat at your new fab. restaurant.

5:28 PM, July 30, 2009  
OpenID allisonia said...

Congratulations - on the date for your opening, the blog-anniversary as well as yours and Brandon's anniversary! :)

7:18 PM, July 30, 2009  
Anonymous Broderick said...

Congrats on the anniversaries!! I've been enjoying the blog for a few years and the time has flown by. Looking forward to hearing more about the restaurant!

8:14 PM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Bakerslove said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! I wish you the best for what is sure to be nothing short of an amazing experience. Remember, you will sleep much MUCH later, but nothing is more rewarding than following your dream. Cheers!

9:00 PM, July 30, 2009  
Anonymous jchrisdtx said...

I suspect the restaurant will be a huge success. I was through Seattle earlier this month and wondered where the place was and whether it was open yet. Now i will have to come back.

9:24 PM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting! Love the photobooth photos--captures it perfectly.

10:12 PM, July 30, 2009  
Anonymous cruz said...

Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations! Your cup runneth over?!

10:51 PM, July 30, 2009  
Anonymous michaela said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.

11:12 PM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Margaret said...

Bonne Chance! I hope the opening goes well; thankfully it's cooling down so AC or lack of it shouldn't be an issue. I'm hoping to try it when I'm in Seattle visiting my daughter, as long as you offer vegetarian options. :) P.S. Read your book and loved it then I made my dad read it and he loved it too.

11:45 PM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger Circe said...

Cute photos!!

Congratulations and best of ALL possible luck! I've only just recently begun following your blog, but it's quite inspiring and captivating, as I'm sure your restaurant will be!

Congratulations on so many anniversaries, and now, another for in future!

Much Success! I wish I weren't on the opposite coast so I could visit Delancey!

Happily awaiting more news and photos... whatever you can send our way! Remember: BREATHE! (Even more important than sleep, I think?)



7:04 AM, July 31, 2009  
Blogger Erin Maupin said...

Oh Molly! Congratulations to you both on both anniversaries, and the opening of Delancy. I wish I lived on your coast becuase it'd be a much quicker trip to come for dinner! Thanks for keeping us updated- all the best to you!

8:16 AM, July 31, 2009  
Anonymous Dawne said...

Your new restaurant just adds to my ever-growing list of reasons to visit from Vancouver.

9:10 AM, July 31, 2009  
Blogger michaela said...

I should feel luck that I've got a table for next Thursday then! Happy blog-aversary and wedidng anniversary! You've had a couple of exciting years.

9:39 AM, July 31, 2009  
Anonymous Susan in Miami said...

So glad you're back! I've been checking in to your blog periodically and was so happy to see you've made it thru and are writing again. Congratulations on the restaurant. Trust your instincts on being in the kitchen but please, please don't stop writing! I only wish I lived close enough to try your restaurant...I'm jealous of all the readers who'll be able to. Happy Anniversary on all counts

4:08 PM, July 31, 2009  
Blogger Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

It's sounds like your going to have a baby :). In a way, you do. You can never be ready as much as you try, and you learn so more on-the-job than any preparation you might make ahead.
So happy to hear about your success in selling all the seats to the pre-opening dinners. But that was expected...

6:00 PM, July 31, 2009  
Blogger Nan said...

Hurray for you! My husband and I are in the biz...opened our doors in 2005 and I know what a whirlwind it is...greatest luck to you both!

6:16 PM, July 31, 2009  
Blogger Christine said...

Big time congratulations! What a journey this has been and a lovely road still stretches out before you.

6:24 PM, July 31, 2009  
Anonymous themaidastouch said...

Congratulations and thank you for sharing the journey with us.

10:49 PM, July 31, 2009  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

I'm happy I popped in. I was wondering about the heatwave... who would ever think you'd need AC in Seattle?? I'm so happy to see that all is moving along. I'll have to send my sis to Delancey to check it out until I can manage to get up there for a visit. Cheers!!!! & Congrats on your anniversary too... we just celebrated #14 :) It's a great thing to be in love, isn't it?

11:08 PM, July 31, 2009  
Anonymous noonair said...

isn't it amazing when the moment finally comes after so much sweat, blood + tears go into something? best wishes for the freshness + fervor of a precious beginning. I made the potatoes with salsa verde and they are divine. thank you

12:13 AM, August 01, 2009  
Blogger Cookie baker Lynn said...

Happy 5 years! Happy 2 years! And congratulations on the opening of Delancey!

9:39 AM, August 01, 2009  
Blogger Ashley said...

congratulations x3!!!

11:14 AM, August 01, 2009  
Blogger The Needle and the Handsaw said...

How very exciting! Congrats, can't wait to visit.

3:09 PM, August 01, 2009  
Blogger Alisha said...


Never commented on your blog before, but congrats!

I'm a relatively new reader, as I just randomly picked up your book at the local B&N and began reading a few months ago.

One word...breathtaking.

You summed up all I have felt about food in my life. It left me laughing randomly in an airport, crying while reading late at night in bed, and often just smiling to myself at random points during my day only to have my husband ask "you ok?" I had to read slowly so I could savor each page.

The book has earned it's spot on my kitchen counter with my other books, and it's a spot I hold dear.

Thank you. Thank you for being real and connected to what you do. It's a true inspiration in life :)

And congrats on your anniversary and restaurant. My husband and I took our honeymoon in Seattle; it's truly an intoxicating place. Hope we can visit your niche there soon!


3:55 PM, August 01, 2009  
Anonymous Nina said...

hi molly and brandon, congrats! break a spoon :). wishing you nothing but the best on your opening day. you have so many rooting for your success and happiness from near and far.(n.c.p. on flickr)

4:54 PM, August 01, 2009  
OpenID savorybutsweet said...

Happy five years!

That's so exciting and thrilling about Delancy's opening. I'm sure it's terrifying but thrilling.

1:38 AM, August 02, 2009  
Blogger Kathy said...

I just finished "A Homemade Life" -- it is possible to savor something while gulping it down too?!? If so, that's what I did with your delightful book.

We live in Boston, but we'll be sending out happy opening wishes to you and Brandon cross-country. To use an over-used Boston simile, Delancey sound like the place where everyone knows your name.

8:48 AM, August 02, 2009  
Blogger shari said...

happy anniversary + happy delancey opening, you two. i think you're the tops! one day, i , too, will join the crowds and sit in a beautiful green chair and have a dreamy meal. can't wait. until then, cheers! xoxo

12:47 PM, August 02, 2009  
Anonymous Laura Gaskill said...

WOW. Congratulations on all counts!!! Amid all the chaos of opening a restaurant, I hope you can find a moment to take a deep breath, and just REVEL in all that you have accomplished.

5:24 PM, August 02, 2009  
Blogger Lady P said...

so many congratulations to throw your way
and sighs of relief that you are both seemingly in one piece and your sense of humor in tact

7:18 PM, August 02, 2009  
Blogger lilalia said...

All the veryvery best! 5 years, what a wonderful accomplishment. I wasn't here from the beginning, but perhaps the last 2-3 years. It has been such so much fun following your travels/trails. Saluté to the next 5 year!

7:38 PM, August 02, 2009  
Blogger Mabel said...

Congratulations :) Good luck with everything!

7:21 AM, August 03, 2009  
Blogger clairehelene7 said...

Happy anniversaries! I'm excited because I'm visiting Seattle the week after your opening, which means I'll have to visit for a pizza! Yay!

7:59 AM, August 03, 2009  
Blogger gsvee said...

Yeah! I just found you back and the restaurant has an opening date. NOW I can plan our trip to Seattle - I actually have been waiting to hear so we could stop by. But my big question is this: did Iris ever get around to designing her pizza for you? I am excited to hear...

9:54 AM, August 03, 2009  
Anonymous erin said...

So glad you're back, there are many food blogs out there but few capture the essence of why I like to cook and inspire me at the same time. Your restaurant will be on my "must hit" list next time I'm in Seattle, I'm sure you'll be booked for quite some time! Happy launch!

3:44 PM, August 03, 2009  
Blogger Mia Zucca said...

Good Luck!

3:51 PM, August 03, 2009  
Blogger likeschocolate said...

Good luck!

8:22 PM, August 03, 2009  
Anonymous jessiev said...

YAY!! congratulations! and good, good luck. we'll be thinking of you!

9:14 PM, August 03, 2009  
Anonymous Kristina@Trivial Bliss said...

Congratulations...5 years, that's great. And happy wedding anniversary, too. We love following you. The restaurant opening feels so exciting, all the best for this!

1:30 AM, August 04, 2009  
Blogger smaro said...

Hurray!! Happy Opening!!!

5:37 AM, August 04, 2009  
Blogger jbeach said...

Congratulations and happy days ahead!!

Made your roasted potatoes with salsa verde last week - yum.

Boyfriend's mother is in love with your book and making all kinds of recipes from it. Thanks! ;)

12:19 PM, August 04, 2009  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I was in Seattle this past weekend and checked to see if you were opened yet - seems I just missed your opening - I am sure it will be fantastic - break a leg!

1:14 PM, August 04, 2009  
Blogger Aggie said...

I just picked up your book today...can't put it down. I'm new to your blog...best of luck to you with your new restaurant and congrats on 5 years of blogging!!

6:26 PM, August 04, 2009  
Blogger Martha said...

Congratulations and Good luck !!!!!!!!

7:21 PM, August 04, 2009  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

We are so excited to have you come to our little neighborhood. My husband and I have peeked through your windows a number of times to keep updated on the progress. We're thrilled you're finally opening and wish you all the success in the world!

8:51 PM, August 04, 2009  
Blogger Shannon said...

Hello Molly! Your blog has inspired me to start my own blog, and I'd love for you to check it out! www.SundaysWithGeorge.blogspot.com. I am striving to have a blog that is as professionally done as yours. I take a photo for each post and put it up weekly. Thanks for sharing your hard work and talent with us!
Love, Shannon

8:47 AM, August 06, 2009  
Blogger ahalya said...

Congratulations on your opening, and your wedding anniversary! I hope Delancey is a huge hit... I wish I lived in the area so I could give it a try!

9:57 AM, August 11, 2009  
Anonymous Su-Lin said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday, your anniversary and now the opening of your restaurant! Good luck, Brandon and Molly!

5:11 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I've been really enjoying this warts-and-all account of opening a restaurant. Despite the trials and tribulations, you stillmake it look worth doing. Best wishes!

10:02 AM, August 16, 2009  
Anonymous diving Boracay said...

Best wishes to you! You look very happy and excited about it.Good luck on your opening!

6:31 AM, August 26, 2009  
Blogger kim said...

I just received your book as a birthday present and I have been savoring it bit by bit! I have been enjoying your articles in Bon Appetit for years and am thrilled to find your blog! Your writing reminds me so much of Laurie Colwin, (whose books I read over and over!) Good luck with the restaurant I'm looking forward to hearing more about it and hopefully getting there one day!

6:51 AM, September 03, 2009  
Anonymous Janet said...

Happy anniversary on the blog and marriage. Best wishes.

7:53 AM, October 16, 2009  
Blogger cara said...

Hi Molly,

I love reading your column in BonApetit, can't wait to try the kale and pasta recipe!

Best wishes,


5:40 PM, October 19, 2009  
Anonymous Janet Mooreland said...

Congrats all around. Looking forward to hearing how things progress for you.

8:31 AM, November 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Molly
Just finished your book A Homemade Life and you can't imagine my surprise when I saw the bread and chocolate recipe and the radishes and butter recipe. My mother is French and I used to spend summers with my grandparents in a little French village near Poitiers and every day at 4 o'clock my grandmother would give us "gouter" which was a chunk of fresh bread from the baguette we had just bought from the boulangerie across the street and a piece of dark chocolate. I've tried to replicate it for friends but it's very difficult without the right bread. Even bakeries who claim to bake "French" bread never bake it long enough and it's never as crispy on the outside or as full of holes on the inside as the geunuine article is. Enjoyed your book very much and many of the French recipes were very familiar to me. If I'm ever in Seattle I will definitey come to your restaurant. I hope you are able to cook the food you want there with the horrendous mainstream food supply that is available to us Americans.

5:25 AM, December 02, 2009  
Blogger nom. nom. nom. said...

Molly! I had a pre-thanksgiving party with some vegetarian friends and the bread pudding from your mag column totally saved the day. It was a huge hit. Glad to see that your back and finding balance (why is that always so hard to do?)

1:22 PM, December 07, 2009  

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