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.
 

A la carte or Prix Fixe

September 30, 2010 0 Comments
A la carte or Prix Fixe

The Carte Before the Course Imagine being a traveler in Europe in the 17th or 18th century, plodding your way through the narrow roads of the hinterland.  There are no mechanized vehicles of any kind.  Distances that can be traversed in hours by modern means require days, even weeks, by foot or hoof. Naturally come […]

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Breakfast in Avalon, NJ

August 30, 2010 2 Comments
Breakfast in Avalon, NJ

The Best Breakfast In Avalon, New Jersey There are many fun places to go out to breakfast in Avalon but in my opinion, the best breakfast around is the one we cook at the house. There’s nothing like cutting up fresh local Jersey melon, peaches, and plums, adding a some fresh blueberries and raspberries to […]

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Back Bay Seafood Crab Cakes

August 17, 2010 5 Comments
Back Bay Seafood Crab Cakes

The Most Delicious Stone Harbor Crab Cakes Could be the best crab cakes I’ve ever tasted. I’ve heard about Back Bay Seafood in Stone Harbor, NJ for years. People have told me they have the best crab cakes and crab chowder on the island. Last night I had the opportunity to taste their crab cakes […]

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The Harriton House Extravaganza at City Tavern

July 19, 2010 1 Comment
The Harriton House Extravaganza at City Tavern

The Harriton Association’s Epicurean Extravaganza In June, my wife and I were happy to be invited to the Harriton Association’s “Epicurean Extravaganza” fundraising event, where we played the role of “Epicures.” The event, held at the City Tavern in Philadelphia, sampled authentic 18th-century recipes that Charles Thomson and Thomas Jefferson enjoyed. Walter Staib, Chef and […]

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As Good As It Gets At Osteria

May 23, 2010 1 Comment
As Good As It Gets At Osteria

Osteria Restaurant in Philadelphia Thursday night I experienced one of those perfect meals that a foodie can only dream about- good friends, great food, incredible wines and three superstar chefs to hang out with at one of the best restaurants Philadelphia has to offer. My good friends, Barbecue Bob and his wife Bert invited me […]

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On Time Restaurant Service Goes Both Ways

May 6, 2010 0 Comments
On Time Restaurant Service Goes Both Ways

The Truth About On Time Restaurant Service It’s About Time by Chef Mark R. Vogel Why is it that some people are always late? Sure, we all have times where unforeseen circumstances prevent us from being punctual. But by the same token, we all know individuals who time after time, can never be on time. […]

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Anniversary Dinner at Savona Restaurant

September 25, 2009 2 Comments
Anniversary Dinner at Savona Restaurant

Recently, my wife and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. We started our romantic evening at my 9-year-old daughter’s school open house where we met the parents of the other kids in her class and learned about the upcoming year. That put us in the mood to go out for a romantic dinner at an […]

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Jay’s On Third in Stone Harbor, New Jersey

August 25, 2009 1 Comment
Jay’s On Third in Stone Harbor, New Jersey

When Looking for a Great Restaurant in Stone Harbor, New Jersey Just because you are at the Jersey shore doesn’t mean you can’t find innovating food and be stuck eating sausage and peppers, overcooked fried flounder or any of the other foods we equate with beach resorts. Last night we had a fabulous meal at […]

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Dinner at Sola’s in Bryn Mawr

September 10, 2006 3 Comments
Dinner at Sola’s in Bryn Mawr

My Dinner at Sola’s on the Mainline Friday night our neighbor offered to watch our two young daughters so my wife and I could go out for an impromptu dinner. I said yes before she could even finish her offer. We decided to try a new (new to us) restaurant called Sola in Bryn Mawr, […]

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