Hanson’s Shoe Repair: A Speakeasy

  wenty’s era enthusiasts and mixologists unite! A modern twist on the speakeasy is quickly bringing those in the know to their knees. Err, phones. If you want entry into this quaint and lively third floor Pine Street bar, you’ll need to call Hanson’s Shoe Repair for the daily password. Grab that ‘ole rotary and … Continue reading

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Dine About Town: San Francisco

Enjoy Dine About Town January 15 – 31 $18.95 lunch | $36.95 dinner 2 or 3 courses Here’s the info you need: Participating Restaurants and Menus Browse and book at Open Table Click within the map below to see the restaurants’ Google+ reviews and Zagat scores on Google+ Local, and access menus and make reservations … Continue reading

fish tacos NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week

#nycrw Enjoy NYC Restaurant Week  January 13 – February 8th $25 lunch | $38 dinner 3 courses Here’s the info you need: Participating Restaurants Restaurant Menus Browse and book at Open Table Click on each venue below to check out NYC Restaurant Week participants Google+ reviews — complete with scores and +ZAGAT summaries — and … Continue reading

Lasanga with Pinot Noir

Cheese Lovers Lasagna with Pinot Noir

Lasagna is an all day event at my house. I begin in the morning preparing the sauce from scratch. No jarred stuff, just a crock pot on low and lots of love. I’ve toyed with the same family recipe for nearly 15 years, varying some ingredients depending on my mood, and the mission to continue … Continue reading


Pigs & Pinot: An Annual Sonoma Event

Photo: Hotel Healdsburg Pigs & Pinot If you’ve ever doubted the decadence of pork could pair eloquently with wine, here is your opportunity to melt all fears. Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot celebration deserves a spot on your calendar this and every spring. March 23rd will kick-off with an Iron Chef style event challenging two teams to … Continue reading

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Bechamel Sauce: The Base for All Cheese Sauces

Bechamel Sauce is the Beginning of All Things Creamy Easy bechamel sauce as the base for any cheese sauce. Once the roux is ready, add other cheeses, spices, seasonings, vegetables you like. Use this sauce to make grandma’s Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese!

Starbucks: My Third Place rocks it for free!

UPDATE: I found a wonderful video about a guy named Dan. He digs into his pocket every day to patients at the Michigan Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Watch this video for a dose of true humanity. http://www.starbucks.com/everylove He’s even started a donation site at Dan’s Coffee Run. A funny thing happened on the way … Continue reading

Munster Burger

Fiddler’s Green

Photo from Florida Burger Lover Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub rem·i·nisce /ˌreməˈnis/ Verb: Indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events. Synonyms: remember, recollect A colleague recently turned 29, yes for real, not 29 again. As per usual, the birthday person selects the lunch venue and the fun ensues. What kind of fun? Well, I guess you’d have … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy Help

While some time has passed since the great storm, many states were not equipped or prepared for the massive destruction brought by Hurricane Sandy. Living in a hurricane prone zone, I expect the worst, and frankly plan for mediocre. In Florida we are used to the warnings and don’t get too hyped up about major rain. … Continue reading

Beer vs. Wine Dinner at Cask & Larder

Sunday December 9, 5:30 p.m. at Cask & Larder Brewmaster Ron Raike and wine director Chad Doss will pair beer AND wines with a special four-course dinner for only $75 (plus tax and tip). Complete menu at www.caskandlarder.com. In case you haven’t heard, they brew on site…hello! You decide the winner in this friendly pairing competition. … Continue reading