Tag Archive: Food

Sep 09 2015

Happiest Place on Earth?

Denmark or Disney? Who knew it was a contest? As a born and bred (ugly) American, I had always heard that Disney was the happiest place on earth, but now I hear that Denmark is the happiest! Well, it is pretty… Scandinavia is the home of high taxes, short summers and six to eight weeks …

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Sep 02 2015

A Tale of Two Restaurants

With apologies to Mr. Dickens… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was …

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Aug 28 2015

I am feeling a bit faint…

So back in December my wife and I took a trip to Spain for our 20th anniversary and she fainted dead away about two-thirds of the way over the Atlantic. I, of course, am made of sterner stuff. Nothing so pedestrian could ever happen to me with my robust constitution, my travel hardened psyche and …

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Mar 23 2015

Barcelona Part 1

Momentous occasions call for big celebrations, so when my twentieth wedding anniversary loomed I knew I had to do a little better than a pair of earrings. Being a confirmed travel hacker meant it was time to assess the point balances in my airline and hotel accounts and see where I could whisk my lovely, …

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Sep 06 2013

Vue on 30A- A Restaurant Report

30A is a scenic detour off of State Route 98 in the Florida panhandle. It runs along the shore and has precious beach front villages strung along it like charms on a Pandora bracelet. Normally we spend more time on the eastern side of 30A in communities like Rosemary and Seacrest, but we decided to …

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Aug 30 2013

Southside Grill- A Restaurant Report

Norm was right. We all want a place where everybody knows our name. Somewhere where you can say, “Bring me the usual” and they don’t stare at you like you have two heads. I have finally found that place. Bill Darsinos has the restaurant biz in his blood, along with a little bit of Ouzo. …

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Jun 15 2013

Sardinia Enoteca- A Restaurant Report

OK, I will be honest. I booked a brunch at the italian restaurant Sardinia Enoteca with my beautiful and very patient wife because it was a 1000 point reservation on OpenTable. I think we have already established that I can be bought. Sardinia is an island just off the coast of Southern Italy, so I …

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Jun 06 2013

Starbucks Beverage for a Buck

Coffee…mmmm! Caffeine is your friend on a Friday where you need to get one more thing done before you power into the weekend. Starbucks wants to do their part! On June 7th you can pick your self up an iced tea, iced coffee or a refresher beverage for a cool one dollar! You are welcome! …

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Mar 19 2013

London Day Two

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London is nothing if not consistent when it comes to the weather. Cold, gray and damp. Pick any two. Like Lord Nelson, we had no choice but to forge on. Hopping on to the westbound Circle line led us to the Ladbroke Grove stop for the Portabello Road Market. The market is the biggest flea …

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Feb 21 2013

Act Globally, Think Locally

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I love it when a company thinks out of the box…I mean, in the box…or rather with a box! WaterField Designs is one of those companies that makes spectacular products in the US with great customer service and just a WEE bit of attitude! Through the end of February their domestic customers will get a …

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