Category Archives: Dining Out

The Sweetest Weekend and the Best Dessert Wine Ever!!

We spent the weekend in Chicago with my daughter and her boyfriend- who turned into the fiance over the course of the weekend! They are both chefs,  so of course, and to my perpetual delight,  weekends spent with them are … Continue reading

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Brancott Estate at The Beach House Restaurant

I dread the bite of winter and savor the lingering warmth of Indian summer. We took a tour on the bike along the South Shore of Long Island and ended up in Patchogue. If you know Long Island,  then you … Continue reading

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My Beef With Bar Snacks

Recently I have taken an informal survey into what I call the bar snack situation. Bar snacks are meant to whet the appetite. They are meant to be crunchy, salty, crisp or savory or any combination of these. Chicken wings … Continue reading

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Lawson Pub Redux!

It was my birthday dinner. I chose Lawson Pub for two reasons. In its previous incarnation at the same location I enjoyed many fun nights with friends. So one of my reasons was purely nostalgic. The other reason I had … Continue reading

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Perfection at Pine!

The twinkle lights beckon warmly. The valet takes our car. We step inside F.J.Pine on Bronxdale Avenue  http://www.fjpine.com/history.html  and take a step back in time. Warm and homey ambience, brick wood burning pizza oven, wine related signs and decorations… someone … Continue reading

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School Night Rule

George’s job requires him to get up very early every day. We have a long standing “no going out on a school night” rule. After realizing that the summer was quickly slipping away and that we had not been out … Continue reading

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Arturo’s Pizzeria – a Real Slice of New York!

It was a warm summer Saturday night and we decided to take a ride on the bike. We headed into Manhattan and Greenwich Village. We had some pizza in mind. Arturo’s on W. Houston Street is a true slice of … Continue reading

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Finally Friday!!

It’s been a rough two weeks. I had to trade wine for pain meds. I added some new and stressful things to my life and had to figure out how to time manage it all. Not fun. So I had … Continue reading

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Bagels,Bike Blessings and Bordeaux

This past Sunday was the monthly HOG ( Harley Owner’s Group ) meeting. One thing bikers love to do is eat and every meeting involves plenty of bagels and coffee prepared for us by our lovely Loretta. After the meeting … Continue reading

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Blueberry Pancakes Are Good For Your Memory

Pancakes always remind me of my beloved grandparents. I especially love blueberry pancakes. I grew up in a house where my mother never knew that PopTarts were supposed to be toasted before eating.  My mother served them raw. She is … Continue reading

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