On September 12, 2017, two days after Hurricane Irma, amid the shambles and ruination of his restaurant, Steve Gober could only guarantee that Stan’s would be back in business by December 15th. Two weeks later, he went on record, with a promise to open on October 27th. (See “Stan’s Emerges from the Mud” at coastalbreeze news.com.) As always, he hoped that someone would show up. Steve kept his promise, and on October 29, his first Sunday of the season, the faithful showed how much they had missed the place. It was the happiest and largest October crowd I could remember. None was happier than Steve.