Restaurants

As much as I love to cook for my family, sometimes I really love going out to a good meal. Whether on vacation or at home, I’ve had the pleasure of eating at some great restaurants. I’ve written about those experiences here. As well, find many other articles on different aspects of restaurant dining, from service (or lack of service) to ordering a la carte or prix fixe.
 

In Search of the Perfect Lobster Roll

August 15, 2016 0 Comments
In Search of the Perfect Lobster Roll

My Wife & Daughter’s Pursuit of the Perfect Lobster Roll While Touring New England Colleges Contributing Writer – Meg Jones Last February, we coupled my daughter’s wheelchair basketball tournament in Baltimore with a search for the best lobster roll in the area.  That was pretty successful, and a lot of fun, so we decided to […]

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Eating Pinchos in San Sebastian

April 17, 2016 0 Comments
Eating Pinchos in San Sebastian

Top Dining Experience in Spain On our journey through northern Spain, we stayed in the city of San Sebastian where I had one of my Top 5 favorite dining experiences. Our guide Jess started us out in a very narrow bar, Bar Paco Bueno, that was packed with locals enjoying pinchos (I’ll explain in a […]

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Eating My Way Through Northern Spain – Barcelona

April 5, 2016 0 Comments
Eating My Way Through Northern Spain – Barcelona

In Barcelona, It’s All About Tapas I’m just back from a trip to northern Spain that included stays in Barcelona, San Sebastian, Logrono in the Rioja region and Madrid. All I can say is wow, these people know how to eat, drink wine and live. It was one of the greatest food adventures of my […]

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Dinner at Restaurant Cerise in Bryn Mawr

March 24, 2015 0 Comments
Dinner at Restaurant Cerise in Bryn Mawr

Dining Out in Bryn Mawr – Restaurant Cerise One of my favorite restaurants in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia is Restaurant Cerise. It took over from a burger joint that just so happened was called Burger Joint and did a complete makeover of the look and cuisine. Chef Ben Thomas, a graduate of  L’Academie […]

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Dining Out In Washington DC

April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Dining Out In Washington DC

Our Dining Experience In The Nation’s Capital Over Spring Break we visited Washington DC for a few days going to the great museums, monuments and even were able to tour the White House which was a blast. Because Maddie was in her wheelchair and could not climb up the stairs, we had to go through […]

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Bobbys Burger Palace Visit

June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Bobbys Burger Palace Visit

Bobby’s Burger Palace by my daughter Nell I’m thrilled to introduce my daughter Nell (she’s the one on the right) as a contributor to The Reluctant Gourmet. We dined at Bobby Flay’s restaurant, Bobby’s Burger Palace, and I asked her to do a quick review of her experience. I’m trying to get her more involved […]

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Outdoor Dining in St Croix

January 2, 2013 4 Comments
Outdoor Dining in St Croix

Some of My Favorite St Croix Restaurants I don’t know about you, but I love open-air restaurants near the ocean. I especially like funky joints with lots of character and tons of energy. Add some great food, a good selection of adult beverages and lots of locals – even better. I’m down in St. Croix, […]

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Dinner in Avalon New Jersey

July 17, 2012 1 Comment
Dinner in Avalon New Jersey

The Diving Horse Restaurant in Avalon, NJ While we were in Avalon, New Jersey on vacation, I enjoyed a near perfect day at the beach.  It started with a daily 2-mile walk on the beach with my wife Meg, a little grocery shopping and then an afternoon on the beach in Sea Isle with some […]

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Rib Daddys Ribs and Steaks

April 5, 2012 0 Comments
Rib Daddys Ribs and Steaks

Don’t Judge a Restaurant by its Cover We’ve all heard the expression “don’t judge a book by its cover,” and that also holds true for restaurants. I’m down here in Key Largo where everything is casual and I mean casual.  I even went to a local clothing store to buy a Hawaiian style floral shirt […]

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More Dining Out in Italy with Greg Cerretani

September 23, 2011 3 Comments
More Dining Out in Italy with Greg Cerretani

When In Italy Today is my 16th anniversary of marriage to my wonderful wife Meg. We honeymooned in Tuscany, Italy for a couple of weeks back then enjoying the beautiful landscape while dining on exquisite food. So I thought it only appropriate to post this article from Greg Cerretani, the culinary student who received the […]

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