Although the name Shiloh has many stories behind it, ours is a love story that begins with a dog and develops into a family of 6.
In 2001 Kymberly moved backed to Houston from Breckenridge, Colorado and began working for Jeff Miller in a fine dining establishment, Redwood Grill. The relationship blossomed and soon Jeff and his wife took Kymberly under their wing and all became close friends. As Kymberly worked for Jeff he began devising a plan to bring his nephew (Jason) down from Dallas to open up a fine dining restaurant of his own (Jason grew up in all of Jeff’s restaurants and found the accounting career not for him, his heart longed for the restaurant business). As the plans moved forward it was decided Kymberly would work at the new restaurant, Bistro 829, even though the drive from her house would be 45 minutes. The first employee was hired.
Meeting after meeting Kymberly sat in on and learned about the business, all along Jeff would comment about how funny it would be if Kymberly and Jason dated. Kymberly, being in a relationship at that time, just laughed it off.
May 2002 Jason moved down to Houston and construction began on Bistro 829. As with Shiloh’s construction, long hours of sweat and love went into Bistro, so not only was Jason a newcomer from Dallas he was also so busy he didn’t have time to get to know people. In short his only friends were the future employees-who at the time was Kymberly.
Eventually Bistro was opened and Kymberly and Jason had become friends. With Kymberly living so far away, and the lack of fine dining waitstaff, she worked doubles with an off period between 2 and 5. Not knowing anyone in the area to hang with for those 3 hours she offered to take Jason’s dog out for walks since Jason was working all day.
She remembers the day clearly; Jason explained that Shiloh was a toy Yorkie and that he was “kenneled” in the bathroom while he was at work. Jason gave Kymberly a key and directions to his apartment. Upon entering the apartment she expected to hear cries or even barks, but nothing was heard. As she made her way up the stairs nothing prepared her for what she was about to see. With only a baby gate between them, Kymberly saw Shiloh for the first time. The word toy does not begin to explain Shiloh accurately, he was no bigger than a squirrel and weighed no more than 2 lbs. Needless to say they fell in love immediately.
From that day on Kymberly walked Shiloh everyday that Jason worked and she worked. Shiloh and Kymberly’s relationship grew and so did Jason and Kymberly’s. On Feb. 21st 2004 they married, July 6th 2007 their daughter Josie was born, March 2009 Chewie a Blue Heeler was added to the family and June 2010 they moved to Macomb to open a fine dining restaurant named after the dog that brought them together. To this day Jason will say, “My wife fell in love with Shiloh, before me.” and Kymberly will admit it is the truth.