Susan Todoroff adds a cafe
restaurant. Susan painted them with a turquoise translucent wash.
"It took me three tries to get the right color. George also framed the slate blackboards, made the tables. He just knows how to do things."
"It's not rocket science," says George modestly. A quiet and soft-spoken contrast to Susan's sunny vivacity, he is on site a lot. He owns several businesses that supply cable TV and computer technology for horse racing tracks, but they can be run from afar and require only a light touch.
Juicy Kitchen, Susan says, offers "everyday healthy gourmet food." That means, she says, that there's "not a lot of salt, not a lot of fat, not a lot of sugar in our baked goods. People have always appreciated that in my home-delivery business, but I didn't know how that approach would carry over into a restaurant."
Todoroff found her way into the restaurant business via catering. She's heavily involved in the sustainable local food movement, which is how she snagged Dan Vernia as her chef.