Alabama to Connecticut 

I was just talking to this mother son team who stopped in for breakfast. They loved their Bacon Egg & Cheese Bagels.

So I was prying into his story trying to catch a story. Turns out he’s traveled for work for the past decade and each year he’s reduced his tangibles that he moves from place to place. We boiled it down to the basics and agreed that you could easily get away with a yoga mat and a cork yoga block as a bed and a pillow. I could do it, but he stated the obvious – it’s not socially acceptable.

Then we concluded that he would never get married if he didn’t own formal bedroom furniture. 

The Business Board

This thing is actually a lot of fun. We have this game where the not so cool people try and to sneak their cards and I take them down. Look close – these are the cool people.

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 8.49.02 PM

Then there are the cards that didn’t make the cut.

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 8.51.59 PM

And they all got a story. Like that AcquiFlow – it involves a gun toting Texan and a “grower” who looked like he might have a drug habit. I don’t claim to know what is factually true, but I participated in the show.

Modigliani in Steamy’s Café Bathroom

Here’s a poem from a loyal Steamy’s patron. It’s an example of the magic that happens at Steamy’s.

How elongated the plunge of your neck, how flushed

your cheeks. Women sit in
envy, their backs to your almond eyes. Men confront your masklike face

with a warm outpouring of praise aimed at your twisted contours. They say Amedeo may have given away
your original for a bagel

and a latte.
Your narrow nose, your pursed lips

move many to stay for as long as it takes. Pale splash of rose and purple flesh
match the décor of lavender soap,
slightly damp floor.

I am relieved—
fears of public accidents wiped away

knowing when my poem is written, my Mocha Monkey Smoothie
downed —If I have to, I can go again — and more fluid than Picasso’s

cubes, more open than Mona Lisa’s smile,

you’ll be there.

Margaret Stetler ©2015

Screen Shot 2016-01-03 at 7.38.22 PM
The poem is framed next to the art

Writing workshops coming soon 🙂

Online Metrics – Rate Steamy’s on Google!

I get emails from Yelp, TripAdvisor,, FB, and at least 1 more online presence that like to inform me of how I’m doing on their site. Most of the time they want to sell me an additional service.

Recently I got the informing email from Google. It Looked like this

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 10.21.16 PM

That’s when I realized that the only reviewer I care about is Google. Don’t misunderstand that last statement. FB, Instagram, restaurant this and that are all important, but I’d like to focus everyone’s effort on the all mighty Google.

Please Google us and Rate us. I’d like this graph to do at least a 100% increase in the next 30 days. And I only want to see 5 star reviews. If you are unsure how many stars Steamy’s deserves then come in and let us make you something delicious.

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 10.21.39 PM

I appreciate your time in advance and don’t forget to Order Online.