Four years ago in 2014, Marica and Justin opened the Paiku Food Cart with the hope of someday being able to make the leap to brick and mortar.
I am delighted to share with you that their Food Cart Dreams have come true and later next week they will be opening the Paiku Brick and Mortar Restaurant!
Tuesday March 27th from 6 PM – 8 PM they are having a friends and family preview event and YOU are invited!
I am so honored to be hosting this wonderful event celebrating this dream come true!
Come by Tuesday evening and sample some of the wonderful food that they will be serving at Paiku and cheer Justin and Marica on!
Here is a link to the Paiku Restaurant Friends and Family Preview Facebook event page – www.facebook.com/events/1428234223948720
Also – For those who enjoy craft beer – the taps will be working and excellent local craft beer will be available for purchase!
The brand new Paiku Brick and Mortar Restaurant is located in the St John’s neighborhood and the address is 7425 N Leavitt Avenue Portland, Oregon 97203!
I hope to see you Tuesday evening!
Paiku – From Food Cart to Brick and Mortar Restaurant – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 26
Marica and Justin were featured on Episode 26 of the Portland Culinary Podcast.
I got word this morning that Carolyn Hunsinger passed away last night.
Carolyn inspired me to pursue life change when I was a very young man.
I had a brutal, very dark childhood at the hands of my mother made up of every type of abuse you can imagine, and some things you really don’t want to imagine.
The perspectives and skills I learned and used to survive my childhood like — don’t ever talk or open up, don’t trust anyone because they will hurt you, and don’t feel any emotion, were greatly hampering me as a young adult.
I don’t often hear about a bad childhood that was worse than mine.
Carolyn’s childhood was even more brutal than mine, and she had invested years doggedly pursing her own life change.
Carolyn gently shared her story with me and lovingly encouraged me to face and overcome the hell I had been through.
I invested a number of years in my early 20s in counseling where I faced and processed the darkness and trauma I had endured during my childhood.
To this day I am so grateful for the time I spent with Bryan Van Dragt — my counselor.
None of that would have happen without the wisdom, guidance, and encouragement that Carolyn gave me. She “gave me permission” to begin counseling and she helped he to begin to see that I really, really needed it.
I am so grateful for life change that she modeled for me.
While it’s a story for another time — The 3 Z’s — Zac, Zayne, and Zeke knew Carolyn as their quirky and wonderful grandmother, and Carolyn was the closest thing to a “Mom” that I ever had. Today will be a day marked by tears.
May Carolyn rest in peace until the trumpet sounds. I am so grateful for the words of hope found in Rev 21:3-4.
Discover Khachapuri and Khinkali! A Late Night Culinary Adventure!
For more than 5 years now Steven Shomler has been enjoying and celebrating the wonderful Georgian food that Sean and McKinzie – Founders of Kargi Gogo have been creating and it is time for you get your hands on some of it!
This, an event is happening that will give you the rare opportunity to fall in love with this wonderful food!
A Rare Opportunity
Why is this a rare opportunity? Kargi Gogo used to be a food cart, and sadly it closed back in 2015.
Kargi Gogo was such a great Portland food cart that it made the cut to be a chapter in Steven’s first book – Portland Food Cart Stories and Steven has even eaten their wonderful food on the cooking channel.
Saturday Evening Feb 24th 10:30 PM – Midnight
This Saturday evening Feb 24th at 10:30 PM you can join Steven as he devours both Khachapuri and Khinkali at the popup that Kargi Gogo is doing at Basilisk.
Basilisk is located at – 820 NE 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97232.
What is Khachapuri and Khinkali?
Khachapuri is the best cheese bread that you will ever have!
Welcome to 2018! Today is Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 and for some, this is the first work day of 2018.
As we begin the New Year I wanted to touch on one of the MOST important achievement skills you can have.
This skill is foundational toany achievement that you want to make happen.
I am talking about Self-motivation.
Self-motivation is one of the single biggest differences between successful and unsuccessful people.
YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO STOKE YOUR OWN FIRE!
If you lack self-motivation then you will not be able to succeed. Period.
Let me say that again – if you lack self-motivation you not be able to succeed.
This is some thing that my “dad” Peter would have called a cold hard fact.
How Can You Motivate Yourself?
So how can you motivate yourself?
Here are five simple tactics for Stoking Your Own Fire:
#1 Do You Love What You Do? If you love it, it will be much easier to motivate yourself to do it. If you don’t love what you are doing, you will find it very tough to succeed at it.
#2 Do You Have a Want or a Whim? Ask yourself if you really want what you are battling for. If you don’t really want it, then self-motivation will be tough. Go to WantOrWhim.com for more about this.
#3 What is the Payoff? If you accomplish your goal what will the payoff be and does that payoff motivate you? If it does, keep the reality of that payoff in front of you. Post a photo of the payoff where you can see it everyday.
#4 Get Rest If you are in the hunt for your dream and working very hard on a regular basis, and putting in the hours, and all of the sudden you find yourself struggling to be motivated, GET some rest!
Sometimes the biggest reason you lack motivation is because you are exhausted. Once you get some rest, you will find that you will be more effective and more efficient. I am looking at you Zac Shomler!
Speaking of my son Zac Shomler – he has a phenomenal work ethic and he excels at self-motivation!
You can also follow Zac on Instagram – be sure to check out his Instagram stories! They are awesome! @zacshomler www.instagram.com/zacshomler
#5 Have a Battle Winning Soundtrack I use music to stoke my fire. I have a playlist of songs that motivate me that I listen to when I am working at my desk. I also have certain well-curated stations I have created for myself on Pandora.
One of my fire stoking songs is theMoment of Truth by Survivor from The Karate Kid (1984)
Read these lyrics and then listen to the song below and tell that you are not ready to take on the world – or as it was in my case – write your first book or write your third book, or start that company etc.
Moment Of Truth
When your alone You ask yourself What are you searching for
Deep in the night A dream is born One that you can’t ignore
If you think you can find the passion And your ready to take a chance If you really believe you can make it Then the power is in your own hands
It’s the moment of truth Your giving it all Standing alone Willing to fall If you can do it Get up and prove it Get up and show them who you are
It’s the moment of truth It’s all on the line This is the place This is the time You’ve waited forever It’s now or it’s never Nothing can stop you now
Once in your life You make a choice Ready to risk it all Deep in your soul You hear a voice Answering to the call
Though you know that it won’t be easy It’s a promise you made for love For the people that keep believing And the one that you’re thinking of
I am Steven Shomler and I believe in the beauty of your dream!
The New Year is upon us and I hope that you have begun to think about what 2018 will look like for you.
I believe that within each of us is a yearning to have healing come to some of the more broken parts of our lives — to be able to joyfully say, “this is how life was meant to be”
I know that some people have quieted that yearning so that they rarely sense it, or worse yet, some have come to believe that life change can’t happen and they hinder and hassle those who want to live a better life.
I know first hand that:
Life change CAN happen, that
Dreams DO come true, and that
People CAN go live the life they imagine.
Let 2018 by a year where you purposely seek healing in those more broken areas ( in the brokener parts of you life if you prefer) and go live the life you imagine!
I am wishing you a 2018 marked by Joy, Fulfillment, Adventure, and Pleasure! These are The Four Treasures and throughout this year I will be telling you more about them.
As for myself – I am going to continue to seek healing in the brokener parts of my life, and I going to continue to pursue the life I imagine, and enjoy this deeply fulfilling life I have built over the past 6 and half years.
I already some awesome adventures scheduled for this year and I hope that do as well!
May you many times this year exclaim – “Fuck Yeah!”
I so hope that 2018 is filled with hope and joy for you and that as you look to the New Year that you are “Feeling Good”
I love this version of that song by Joe Bonamassa –
I am honored to be your friend & ally, and I believe in the beauty of your dream,
The presenters will be Steven Shomler and Kevin Brusett, with special guest teachers Mychael Clack and Kimberly Johnson.
You will receive the workshop materials, and both coffee and donuts in the morning, & lunch are included with your $50 workshop fee.
If you want to change your life, this workshop is for you:
You will learn why when it comes to success in life with things like romance or finances, so many people “hit the ball and run to third” and are called out. People do this over and over again. Including You.
You will learn the painful and liberating truth that your story got you here.
You learn how to discern your current story and how to change it.
You will learn how to effectively tell your story so you can change your “here”
Workshop runs 10 AM to 2 PM
9:30 Coffee and Donuts!
10 AM Session 1 – Your Story Got You Here
11 AM Session 2 – You Already are a Storyteller and We Can Hear Your Story.
11:50 AM Lunch
12:20 PM Session 3 – Why Storytelling Works and How Storytellers Win
1:10 PM Session 4 – How To Become an Effective Storyteller and Change Your “Here”
“Meet Guest Beertender Steven Shomler, Author of Portland Beer Stories, Creator of the Portland Beer Podcast, Owner of Spark to Bonfire Consulting, and Founder of Portland BLT Week.
Steven has been a mentor of Kimberly’s, and now of both Kimberly and Mike’s, and has been helping them with their storytelling themed taphouse. Steven is a dear friend and supporter of many in the craft beer and craft beverage/food industries and an all-around RAD human. Steven will be giving away two of his books, have more available for sale, and we bet he will sign one for you!
PLUS, learn about our storytelling theme and get a preview of our FIRST storytelling event we will be rolling out, Snaps & Taps. Sports and Wedding photographer Jeff Hinds will be at the taphouse to show you just a little about what we will be offering in our new Snaps & Taps event.
We will also be giving away a few other rad prizes!!
Hope to see you then!
Kimberly, Mike & the Final Draft Crew!”
The Final Draft Taphouse is located at11504 SE Mill Plain Blvd Suite C, Vancouver, Washington