Инстаграм @eastsidebigtom Michael Fritsch
Happy Easter.....or is it Merry Easter, this one always confuses me. As a kid it was, “Where’s my basket full of candy day” for the first five minutes, followed by, “I only got 82 jelly beans, how come they got 83?” (I’m sure they still wish I’d never learned to count.”.. . Moral of the story: We’re closed for Easter Sunday.. . Side note that I’ll get into deeper during the week: We’re probably going to be closed Sundays from here on out. Some of my best memories as a kid, besides being cheated out of my fair share of jelly beans, were made on Sundays with my family. I want my staff to have that same opportunity. More later.. . Hug your loved ones, and friends, we’re all in this together.. . Love you all,.. . Michael
So, I’ve been gone awhile....... I wasn’t ready to deal with other humans. Granny passed away on February 28th and my heart shattered. She passed peacefully, in her sleep, with my aunt Ida by her side, and I am still processing.. . She’d been an invisible employee for years until I started telling her stories on social media, starting with MySpace and then sharing more of her contributions on Facebook. After awhile she reluctantly joined FB and began to enjoy/loathe the attention.. . Being the first born grandchild of first born parents, I had the good fortune of getting to spend more time than most people do with their grandmother.. . We ran the concession stand at LBA Park together for awhile, road tripped cross country together, and she was the person I called first when we boys caught the bedroom on fire and needed help to clean it up before Dad got home.. . We also got on each other’s nerves. For the last decade we had to put up the other one’s crap daily. I joked, when asked about her presence by customers, that “she came with the place when I bought it.” Actually, she did.. . Unspoken rule with family: Your parents/grandparents take care of you when you’re young, and you take care of them when they’re old. (Implied child/parent contract is what I believe Dad calls it). Granny took care of me for a lot of my first ten years on the planet, I got to return the favor (love) for the last ten years of her life.. . Far from a saint, never claimed to be, and would haunt me to the ends of time if I claimed she was. She was a mother, amazing confectionery maker, gossip, former Mariners fan, crossword puzzle junkie, gardener, orchid tender (just pulled that off in the last year), candy cane crusher (candy cane milkshakes), ironing queen (still never taught me), security guard.. . I miss her....... . I didn’t know a heart could hurt like this..... . I’ll be back soon, I promise.... . I just need a little more time.... . just a little more..... . Michael..
Sunshine in a basket. (Some call them french fries).. . Order yours today.. . Download the Big Tom app:. . Text BIG TOM to 33733 for the link.. . Call ahead: 360-357-4852.. . Order online: eastsidebigtoms.com.. .
So, I called the staff and asked for a photo of the “pizza shack”, but I had a mouth full of tater tots at the time, causing my clarity to suffer.. . “Pizza Shark” is pretty close.. . There’s some kind of lesson here, I’m sure, but at 54 years old, it’s not going to stick.. . If you’d like to eat and order at the same time, we have a solution.. . Download the Big Tom app: . Text BIG TOM to 33733 for the link.. . Call ahead: pizza 360-481-8711.. . Order online: eastsidebigtoms.com.. .
You know how you sometimes run out of room in the crawl space at home, but then remember you’ve got all that wasted room under the deck...... . or is that just me?...... . Pretty sure the folks from @hgtv will not be contacting me about my composting methods any time soon.. .. @keithknight3022 when are we getting a reprint of this shirt? It’s not like you’re busy or anything.😜.. .
Bob’s Bodacious BBQ Burger!.. . Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, mayo, onion straws, optional pickles, beef, cheese, bacon.. . It’s a delicious mess.. . Download the Big Tom app: . Text BIG TOM to 33733 for the link.. . Call ahead: burger 360-357-4852.. . Order online: eastsidebigtoms.com.. .
We love the magnetic letter messages left by customers on our used car hoods in the covered seating area.. .
Have you had these yet? All their food is amazing. If you’ve not been to @thewaysideolympia yet, you’re missing out. We can’t say enough positive things about the entire experience from beginning to end.. . Local food, made by incredible people, who love their community.. . You can taste it in every bite.. .
Applying the garlic butter to the crust.. . Big Tom’s Pizzas. Olympia’s best kept secret.. . Download the Big Tom app: . Text BIG TOM to 33733 for the link.. . Call ahead: Pizza 360-481-8711.. . Order online: bigtomspizzas.com.. .
Turn up the sound while Michael narrates a short story with a happy ending.. . Why you don’t drive off and leave the rear hatch of your wife’s Honda standing open, and why you do have security cameras and alarms that you can monitor and set off remotely while the police head your way.. .
The dinosaurs are restless, and pissed.. . This is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:45 PM.. .
Not quite as fancy-schmancy as the espresso artists around town, but darned delicious. (and mixed better than this one currently is).. . White Chocolate Raspberry..
I got an email from google about my last post and how it could have gone better. I wasn’t amused.. . Dear Google Business: Thanks for telling me I’m not attractive enough to be used in my own posts. Secondly “conversational tone”? It was a video, and I wasn’t swearing, that’s a pretty sweet tone, and a rare one at that.. . In conclusion: Bite me. Next time I’m not going to even brush my hair. Attractive image my butt.. Harumph!.. .
Let’s see, dip ‘em in Goop and eat them, or cover them in sausage gravy, ham, cheese, and sausage, and make a pizza?.. . This is harder than choosing my daughter, Fred’s, name at the hospital while feeling pressured. (Guess I shoulda waited until they flipped her over). . Your choice?.. .
Big Tom: double meat, one slice cheddar, one slice pepper jack, one onion ring, grilled onions, and an ability to unhinge your jaw to fit it in your mouth.. . Download our app: text BIG TOM to 33733 .. . Sunday hours 11:00 - 6:30 .. .
My staff sauces pizza crusts like machines.. . We won’t be sharing photos of what my saucing technique looks like.. . Big Tom’s Pizzas. Olympia’s best kept secret.. . Download the Big Tom app: . Text BIG TOM to 33733 for the link.. . Call ahead: Pizza 360-481-8711.. . Order online: bigtomspizzas.com.. .