Holiday Party 2011

Everyone loves traditions, especially when they involve free food, dancing and prizes, and we are not any different here at Pagliacci. Our annual Holiday Party for our crew always draws a big crowd, and this year was no exception. In years past, our crew has bobbed for smelt, raced Green Machines, and carved Spam. [...]


When I was growing up, the concentrate used to dispense Coca-Cola came in large metal cylinders that weighed (what was to me) a ton. At a friend's restaurant, we would get a glass and put in varying amounts of the four flavors that were available: Cola, Lemon Lime, Root Beer, and Orange. We called them [...]

Inaba Farms

Not long ago, our Associate Managers took a road trip to the Yakima Valley and visited Inaba Farms in Wapato, one of the farms that supply us with some of our produce. The Inaba family has been farming in the Yakima Valley since 1907, when Shukichi Inaba and his brother came over from Japan and [...]

It's Showtime!

The holiday season always brings special joy to movie fans. They eagerly await the slew of new films that are released every December. It seems that this year will be especially good for fans of books made into movies. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, based on the bestselling novel by Stephenie Meyer was [...]

Hala Kahiki

A highlight of a recent trip to Maui for the winners of our Associate Manager contest included a tour of the Maui Gold Pineapple farm. In addition to being the farm that provides us with the fresh pineapple we use for our pizza topping, it is the only working pineapple farm in the United States [...]

A New Leash On Life

By day she handles our Accounts Payable, on evenings and weekends Erna Muller is usually writing. Her hard work has paid off with her recently published book, A New Leash On Life (Volume 1). It is about a cop who is sent back to Earth as a police dog to learn humility from a precocious [...]

Ice Skating, anyone?

Besides skiing, I am hard pressed to think of a more old school winter sport than ice-skating. A study from the University of Oxford theorizes that an early form of ice-skating developed in southern Finland around 4000 years ago. Skates as we know them were invented in the Netherlands in the 13th or 14th century. [...]

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