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by ferry Bryant The teepee sign in front tells it all. "No Shoes,No S h i r t ,N o P r o b l e m ! " T h e B i g Kitchen Restaurant,under t h e o w n e r s h i p ,m a n a g e m e n t , care and concern of Judy Forman is a place where everyone is welcome to "come as you are and be f v o u r s e l ." l u d l ' . r n dh e r s t a f fo f s i x - a l l Golden Hill resrdents-cater t o t h e v e g e t a r i a na s w e l l a s the carnivore with luscious breakfasts nd an appetizing a and nutritious luncheon menu. And while the food is tantastic,the ambience is what makes this place so s o e c i a lt o t h e h u n d r e d sw h o count themselves as " r e g u l a r s . "M o r e t h a n j u s t a p l a c et o e a t ,t h e B i g K i t c h e n i s where people meet to talk a b o u t t h e i r l i v e s ,p l a n t h e i r futures, exchange ideas, make new triends, get a job t i p , s e l l a b i k e o r a c o u c h ,o r fust "hang out" and enjoy life.

and champagne!"Sounds And I don't rvant to take a like somethingtoo good to c h a n c e o n l o s i n g w h a t i s s o pass p! u specialhere. I wondered where this "The best thing' that g b r o w n - e y e d ,m i l i n d y n a m o s happens here," Judy learned art of operating the a boasted,"is when customers successful restaurant business. set me straight, c o m e i n , p o u r t h e i r o w h She " a n d f a s t ! l b o u g h tt h i sa y e a r c o f f e e , c o m e t o t h e d o o r w a y here ago,afterwaitressing for a n d c a l l o u t t h e i r o r d e r t o t h e . t h r e em o n t h s I d i d n ' tk n o wa c h e f, p i c k u p t h e i r o r d e r , t h i n ga b o u tt h e b u s i n e s sn d , e n j o y t h e n r e a l , c l e a n t h e e a n d l ' m j u s t p l e a s e d h a t I t a b l e , a n d f i n a l l y ,l e a v em e a ' t tip! This is rny goal. So far I m a d ei t a y e a r ! " I learned that Judyworked h a v e a b o u t 1 6 t r a i n e d t o d o 1 0 y e a r s i n M o t o w n a s a t h i s . " C y n d yC o r d l e a d r n i t t e d to being one of those already juvenile'delinquency services worker.This help t r a i n e d . " 8 u t , " s h e i n s i s t e d , did her."lt hada profoundeffect " l c o m e h e r e m o s t l y b e c a u s e o n m y a t t i t u d e t o w a r d itsjust so nice to be in a place e p e o p l e , " s h e r e c a l l e d . w he lrl e .p e o p l e s m i l e a n d s a y 'H o '" "Those yearstaught me not to be judgmental,_ now and That one-year anniversary l'm simply not suiprisedby -anything. party on the 17th should be " Fora whiletherewastalkof s o m e t h i n g t o s e e .B u t " p a r t y " expanding to accolnmodarc r e a l l y i s n ' t t h e r i g h t t h i n g t o it. Maybe it can best be the'big a r i d g r o w i n g call described as another tappy numbers. This wasdropped, however."l'm not in thisfor d o y i n t h e c o n t i n u i n g m o n e y , " J u d y e x p l a i n e d" l c e l e b r a t i o n o f l i f e i n t h i s .
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