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.
 

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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Dining Out in Stone Harbor

August 26, 2011 2 Comments
Dining Out in Stone Harbor

Quahog’s Seafood Shack in Stone Harbor, New Jersey Last week wrote about one of my favorite restaurants in Stone Harbor, NJ called Jay’s on Third but I also mentioned Quahog’s Seafood Shack as another of my favorite dining establishments down at the Jersey shore. Back in 2008 I wrote about their signature dish, Grilled Barbecue […]

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Restaurant Pet Peeves

August 23, 2011 108 Comments
Restaurant Pet Peeves

What Are Your Restaurant Pet Peeves? I don’t know about you, but when I go out to a restaurant there are certain things that drive me crazy and can ruin the entire experience. Of course if the food is bad, it’s not going to be a great experience. But what about those times when the […]

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Dinner in Stone Harbor

August 15, 2011 0 Comments
Dinner in Stone Harbor

Where to Eat in Stone Harbor, New Jersey I’m sure there are a lot of great places to enjoy a terrific meal in Stone Harbor, New Jersey when on vacation, but there are two restaurants that are must visits for me whenever I’m next door in Avalon.  One is Jay’s On Third and the other […]

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Gemelli’s Is Now On Main in Manayunk

July 10, 2011
Gemelli’s Is Now On Main in Manayunk

UPDATE : Unfortunately, my friend Clark closed down this fine restaurant and I’m just waiting to see where he lands next and what great restaurant he’ll be creating. My friend Chef Clark Gilbert, whose daughter Riley plays basketball with my oldest daughter Nell, just moved his restaurant Gemelli from Narberth, PA to Manayunk, PA. Last […]

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My Birthday Dinner at Vetri

June 7, 2011 2 Comments
My Birthday Dinner at Vetri

Dinner at Vetri On Friday I celebrated my birthday by meeting my wife in Philadelphia and checking into an historic bed and breakfast called the Morris House Hotel. This is a huge deal for us because we can count on two hands the number of nights we’ve both been away from our kids overnight. We […]

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Dining Out In Italy

June 1, 2011 4 Comments
Dining Out In Italy

Dining Out In Italy with Greg Cerretani A few weeks ago, I told you about this year’s Reluctant Gourmet in association with Chef4Students.org culinary grant winner, Gregory Cerretani. Currently enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston and completing his studies in an externship in Italy, Greg is a great student, hard […]

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Sushi Dinner with My Daughter

May 19, 2011 2 Comments
Sushi Dinner with My Daughter

 Eating Sushi with my Daughter These photos were taken with my iPhone so they may be a little out of focus but you get the point. 1 Edamame – $4.95 4 pcs Water Eel – $11.oo 2 pcs Tuna – 6.00 2 pcs Yellow Tail – $6.00 1 pcs Tobiko Red – $3.00 1 California […]

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Blue Plate Special

December 29, 2010 0 Comments
Blue Plate Special

Blue Plate Special Throughout the decades of the 1920’s – 1950’s, a popular restaurant promotion was the “blue plate special.”  Served mostly at dinners and other simple eateries, the blue plate special was a reduced cost meal consisting of some kind of meat, (beef, pork, chicken, fish etc.), with a number of vegetables side dishes. […]

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When in Italy, Eat Like an Italian

October 8, 2010 9 Comments
When in Italy, Eat Like an Italian

An Interview with Food Writer Eleonora Baldwin About Dining In Italy Have you ever wondered where the idea of Fettuccine Alfredo or Spaghetti with Meatballs came from? Or if you have had the incredible opportunity to travel to Italy, how to find the restaurants the locals are eating at? My wife and I honeymooned in […]

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