Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cigar City Brewing

I’d never been to a micro brewery tasting before, so when I heard about a Cuban dinner and beer tasting at Padrino’s, I asked Martin if he’d like to go. Since it combined two of Linda’s least favorite things—beer and … Continue reading

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1982 Bordeaux

Ron organized this 1982 Bordeaux tasting at Bull  & Bear. Words cannot express how much better a tasting this was than the 1986 Bordeaux event in New York last week. That said, I still don’t see what all the fuss … Continue reading

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Zucchini Casserole

A Somewhat different version than the one I usually make, this one has no marinara, just fresh tomatoes. Ingredients: 1 lb. zucchini 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 chopped onion 3 cloves garlic 1 lb. tomatoes, chopped seasoning 1 cup Italian … Continue reading

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Linda’s Gazpacho

Linda made some delicious gazpacho last night. She started with a recipe from Food Network and modified it. Ingredients 2 cucumbers, diced 3 large tomatoes, diced 1 red pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced … Continue reading

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We finished our trip to New York with an authentic French Bistro lunch at Benoit. We’d spotted this place in our walks around the neighborhood of the hotel, and it looked just like a Paris bistro. So before catching our … Continue reading

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Eleven Madison Park

A jam-packed day of culinary adventure in New York City! The City’s Top Rated Zagat Restaurant — But Why? Our day began with Lunch at Le Bernardin, the city’s top rated food according to Zagat, the only place rated 29/30. … Continue reading

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Spiderman: Turn Off the Suck

When we first planned this trip to New York, I asked Ron if there were any Broadway shows he wanted to see, and he mentioned Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark. Having heard how awful the show was, and that it … Continue reading

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The 5 Browns

The 5 Browns is a classical music group of five siblings—Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody and Ryan Brown—who play piano. Five pianos. All Steinways, all at the same time. They put on a great show last night at the Plaza, playing … Continue reading

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