1:05 p.m. A customer asks which signature ice cream is my favorite. Well, my top three is Dawson’s Pile, Guavalicious, and Oh My Pumpkin Pie. Peanut Butter Extreme and Red Velvet Masterpiece is pretty good too. You can’t go wrong with Cookies Galore. Or S’more Please. Or The Palate. Does that help?
7:00 a.m. Roll out of bed. Sneakers and jeans today. A full day at Palate is my workout of the week.
7:15 a.m. Long-board through Sanford. I can feel the town still sleeping. Storefront windows are dark. Air-conditioning crackling them awake.
7:30 a.m. Open up Palate. The smell of brisket wafts across the street from Fuel BBQ.
7:45 a.m. Early-morning customers linger outside. One of them helps me unfold the side-lot tables. Talk about eager beavers.