Lakeland, you beautiful city! We're in our second weekend of business and the support you've shown us is unreal. You've kept us busy rolling dough, pouring cold brew and cold beer, and telling stories about the goods we chose for the Bear Cat & Big 6 Trading Post.
We wanted to take a little bit of time from our busy weekend to tell you how much you mean to us, and to say thank you for your amazing support when we opened. We had a ball serving you and celebrating with you! Here are some pictures from our opening weekend:
Later on our opening day, we had a get-together to celebrate our new space. Even though it poured buckets that night, people stayed and partied in the rain!
Each and every person who made it out to eat beignets and explore and party with us -- thank you! We love you.
There were some people who made it all possible and deserve some extra kudos:
Ashton Events, for their amazing planning and the team that made sure the coolest party ever went smoothly.
Sunshine Canning, for the phenomenal pickle bar and other goodies they shared.
The Corner Store, for the amazing sweet potato salad and the best corn we've ever eaten (ever). They have a spot at the 801 E. Main spot -- come check them out!
On The Avenue, whose music set the tone for an amazing night.
Lady Miaou, who made sure we were dancing 'til the sun came up.
Eddie Green at Southern Food and Barbecue, who made the best dang barbecue.
Acu-Temp, who made a heroic effort to get our air conditioning units installed before the opening.
Wish Vintage, who helped us put together the space for everyone who attended.
And you all, who made it perfect.