Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween

We have had a couple of Halloween parties, where the Champagne took second place to some of the costumes and ingenuity of the attendees.  I remember that we were planning on our first party and I was working non stop … Continue reading

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Another Day and Night in Manhattan

After a night of fine Northern Italian cuisine, I found myself back in the trenches of another apparel show, this one was held at the Rihga Royal Hotel.  Once again the hotel rooms and suites were converted over to become … Continue reading

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A Taste of Italy in Midtown Manhattan

On a trip to Manhattan for business, yes it sometimes gets in the way.  I was staying at the Lombardy Hotel.  It was a unique hotel, in that it was managed by a company, but the building was a condominium … Continue reading

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Plums and Beaujolais

In the early days of the seventies, wine was not as prevalent or as popular in restaurants and clubs.  There was a chain of restaurants in some of the Holiday Inns in the area called Plums that catered to the … Continue reading

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Filumena at the Stratford Festival

A quick two hour drive is the city of Stratford, Ontario in Canada.  It is also the home of the Stratford Festival, a wonderful collection of theatrical productions and Shakespeare.  There are several theatres just off of the Avon River … Continue reading

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Meriwether’s

For several years, my Bride’s office was not far from a quaint English styled restaurant on a main drag in the metro area.  Before I had met my Bride, I used to hear about this restaurant from an older co-worker, … Continue reading

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Cuban Food at St. Armands Circle, Florida

I had some projects to do around the house today, and I had the Godfather 2 playing for background entertainment.  There was a key scene that takes place in Havana, and I remembered having a fine dinner of Cuban cuisine.  … Continue reading

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