There is currently a thread over on the Wine Spectator Forums about why there are fewer women that post than men, by a lot. To be honest, before reading this, I hadn’t spent too much time thinking about it. I have been posting on the bulletin boards over at Wine Spectator for over 10 years, and have both learned a lot and made many new friends. Continue reading A Man’s World? Nah.
It is hard to believe that anyone could resist these delicious brownies!
Each one of us is, to a degree, a creature of habit. We order the same thing again and again at our favorite restaurants, we go to the same places for gas and groceries. It is comforting. This past weekend, I realized just how much we like to keep things the same. Continue reading Creature of Habit
This is what everyone thinks of when they think of visiting us.
When FKGuy and I left the cold northeast of Manhattan to head south for Florida, the influx of visitors was amazing. We had the guest room booked months out, especially in the wintertime. At first it was a novelty, and they came in droves (“Let’s go to the beach!” or “Let’s go to South Beach!“) Eventually, our regulars got used to just visiting us, with the occasional jaunt to the beach. Continue reading Escaping the Winter
The Counter, Aventura
Burger joints seem to be popping up faster than you can say “medium-rare, please.” It seems the yogurt trend has come to a halt and the new thing is burgers. Between Five Guys (I’ve never been) to Burger Fi (now experimenting with the pop up lounge concept – oy vey) and beyond, it seems there is no shortage of places to get a fast food, decent quality burger. So when the folks at The Counter invited me to try their newest location in Aventura, I was skeptical. Continue reading The Counter, Custom Built Burgers, Aventura, FL
I eat a lot (as you may know), and I write about what I eat. The last time I did a restaurant recap, two and a half years ago, I had written about 44 restaurants in Key West. Now I am over seventy. I am limiting this particular list to Key West (including Stock Island), as . . . → Read More: 2014 Key West Restaurant Recap (A Comprehensive List)
O.P.P. Other people’s pasta.
Throughout my college years, it was difficult to go to a party and not hear Naught by Nature’s O.P.P. Now, it is the sort of thing that is heard on occasion in a movie when referencing the ’90s, or, for instance, when discussing my diet with a friend. They were in from Utah, and we were talking a leisurely stroll to grab some dinner and avoid all real life drama for an hour. The conversation went like this: Continue reading O P P (Yeah, you know me)
Michael Trujillo, President of Sequoia Grove Winery
Last week I had the opportunity to enjoy lunch with one of California’s most well regarded winemakers. Mike Trujillo is the president of Sequoia Grove and has been making wine in Napa Valley for thirty something years. He’s also a cool guy. I met Mike, two representatives from Kobrand, the Sequoia Grove supplier, and four other media-types for lunch at Coconuts on Fort Lauderdale beach. Continue reading Sequoia Grove Winery: Lunch with Michael Trujillo
Another day, another awesome car.
Continuing my trend of driving exceptionally fancy cars this week, I want to share my recent experiences behind the wheel of several different Jaguars. I could start by telling you about the horsepower (somewhere between 380 and 500, give or take) and the torque, but if you’ve read my last post on the Chevy Corvette, you would know I have no idea what I am talking about. Continue reading 2014 Jaguars: The F-Type and More
That’s me, sitting on the beautiful Chevy Corvette.
Nothing says relaxing quite like a drive through the Florida Keys with the top down. Admittedly, I have been missing a convertible since my VW Cabrio ended in flames (through no fault of mine) nearly eleven years ago. Of course, when the folks at Chevy asked if I wanted to participate in a blogger event, and that event involved Corvette convertibles, it took me all of three seconds to respond ”I’m in!” Continue reading Driving the Florida Keys in a Chevy Corvette (and SS)
Bourbon + Mojito = Yummy.
Last week, a friend asked if we had been to the new tapas-style place in La Concha yet, and I was confused. There was a new restaurant in town that I had not heard of? How could that be? My friend then let me know that they were running a local special for the month of February to celebrate their opening. Needless to say, we had to check it out. Continue reading 430 Duval, Dining in the Lobby of La Concha