Monthly Archives: July 2021

๐Ÿ”โคต๏ธ Topsy-Turvy ๐Ÿ”

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Is Topsy-Turvy the REAL “New Normal”?

Today, we’re witnessing an excess of dollars chasing interest, an abundance of jobs chasing employees, a plethora of manufacturers chasing materials and parts, and an overwhelming amount of orders chasing finished goods.

Estimates range from a few months, to a year or more to get back to sustainable levels in our “Main Street” activities.  Meanwhile, Wall Street metrics have – just this past week – shattered all records.

Polar opposite views on the ongoing battle with COVID19 continue to plague decision making.  

The “New Normal” is indeed a bizarro world where all things are the opposite of what they should be.

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Save the date: Tuesday, 11/16/21.

A timely event is being planned for the Pecinka Ferri Culinary Center, and you are invited.

More info to follow…

At Bally, We’ve Got the Foam!

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Yes, we still have foam insulation and are still making walk-in’s with reasonable delivery times.ย 

Knot Lounge and Ottoman by GAR is super comfortable and a great way to chill out and relax by the pool with a cold beverage in your hand.

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๐ŸŒ Meanwhile, back in the real world… ๐ŸŒŽ

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Supply chain issues continue to plague the restoration of normalcy.  

Shortages in raw materials, components, assemblies, and finished goods are exacerbated by logistics snags including a dearth of port workers and truck drivers, displaced shipping containers, and a lack of shipping palattes & cardboard boxes.

A pending shut-down of a major US-based steel mill adds to the woes of computer chip scarcity in all industries.

The inevitable outcome of this perfect storm is price instability, finished good shortages and longer lead times.  Many manufacturers are adopting a novel policy approach by basing billable pricing on that current list price in effect on the date that the merchandise is entered into production, which may vary from prior quotations and purchase orders.

We are fortunate to represent major brands with purchasing clout, but are certainly not immune.  Please plan your purchases accordingly.

We’re back from another trip to the MIK (Middleby Innovations Kitchen) in Dallas.

A preview of the NAFEM show is among the many innovations to be experienced there.

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The latest iteration of the Carter-Hoffmann PUC 
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The Middleby beverage portfolio continues to grow. 
Cooking With Fire

Save the date: Tuesday, 11/16/21.

A timely event is being planned for the Pecinka Ferri Culinary Center, and you are invited.

More info to follow…


A Powerful Restaurateur Stirs the Pot

For decades, Keith McNally knew exactly how to keep people coming back to his downtown spots.

Has he figured out a new formula?

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Will open flame cooking survive?

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Cities Try to Phase Out Gas Stovesโ€”but Cooks Are Pushing Back โ€ข Subscription may be required

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โœ… Yeah, We’ve Got That ๐Ÿ“‹

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Save the date: Tuesday, 11/16/21.

A timely event is being planned for the Pecinka Ferri Culinary Center, and you are invited.

More info to follow…


Terie Osuskyย is quickly earning a reputation in the industry as someone you can trust for knowledge and assistance in the world ofย Commercial beverage equipment.


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Continental will once again be manufacturing remote reach-in refrigeration.ย  This will be expanded to other lines in the near future.

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๐ŸŽ† Happy July 4th ๐ŸŽ‡

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Happy Independence Day from all of us at Pecinka Ferri.

Happy 7/4 from Blodgett

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Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

If you stop getting thirsty you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. Drinking a glass of water before you eat may help digestion and curb appetite.

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450F

The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

In ancient Greecetossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

Strawberries and cashews are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.