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A Day in the Life of a Palate Barista

A Day in the Life of a Palate Barista

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.