Humans of Corner Kitchen – LisaRose Barnes

Humans of Corner Kitchen is a continuing blog piece we run each month about a staff member in our restaurant. 

Hi, my name is LisaRose and I am the Finance Queen at Westmoreland & Scully (the parent/admin arm for the restaurants)

How long have you worked for Corner Kitchen and Chestnut (also known as Westmoreland & Scully)?
A little over 2 years.

What’s the best meal you’ve had at Corner Kitchen?
I feel like I have a new best meal every time I eat at Corner Kitchen. My husband loves all the creative ways salmon is presented. I’m stuck on the House Smoked Tempeh Bacon Melt from the lunch menu. I could eat that all 3 meals a day, every day. Although I would probably change things up with the Avocado Toast from breakfast.

What kitchen tool could you not live without?
My great-grandmother’s cast iron skillet. I inherited it from my mother, who received it from my grandmother, who received it from her mother. I can do just about anything with it, and I’m convinced it makes everything taste better.

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Fresh-picked corn-on-the-cob served with squash casserole, green beans, and cucumber salad. Can you tell I’m Southern born and bred?

What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
Deep-fried carp with dumplings and boiled cabbage, while living in Eastern Europe. I could barely get it down. But it had been made for me with great care and love, so I have never regretted eating it.

What’s your favorite food movie? (example, Julie and Julia)
Ratatouille! What a sweet, fun story. We lived next door to a 4-year-old when it was first released and she always called it “Rat-a-Tooty.” I have to admit the name stuck at our house.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
Not too long ago I had to throw a football in front of some other people. And let’s assume throwing a football is not one of the things I’m good at. That’s really all we need to say…

What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
“Wild, Wild Country” on Netflix. It was a fascinating take on blind faith, self-aggrandizement, and communal delusions. We really can talk ourselves into just about anything when we want to.

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