Slovenian Wine + Florida Lobster = A Great Evening at The Flaming Buoy

A couple of weeks ago, while the dogs were taking me for a walk, my friend Fred (co-owner of The Flaming Buoy) came running out of the restaurant. He shouted from across the street “We’re having a winemaker dinner with the Edi Simcic people. Want to come?” Of course, I don’t need to be . . . → Read More: Slovenian Wine + Florida Lobster = A Great Evening at The Flaming Buoy

How To See (Wherever) In One Day

One of the most appealing reasons to go on a cruise is also one of the drawbacks. You get to see a lot of places in a short amount of time, with minimal packing and unpacking. On the other hand, you can’t see any place in depth. Or can you? Here are some tips . . . → Read More: How To See (Wherever) In One Day

5 Simple Tips for Planning a Marvelous Honeymoon

Is sitting on the beach at a fabulous resort your idea of a great honeymoon?

It is always honeymoon season. Weddings are a year-round occurrence, and honeymoons go along with them. I’ve been planning several lately: Europe trips, cruises, Hawaii and more, so I thought it was time to share with you the top . . . → Read More: 5 Simple Tips for Planning a Marvelous Honeymoon

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar, Key West

Yes, there are tiny mermaids in my cocktail.

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar is new on the Key West dining and bar scene, and it seems like it is here to stay. Housed in the former Finnegan’s Wake space, it was something else in between. (I can’t even recall the name of that short-lived place.) . . . → Read More: Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar, Key West

Life in Florida: Hurricane Season

Our view this week.

Hurricane Season is the price we pay for balmy winters and year-round sunshine. It is simply part of life in coastal Florida. Fortunately, we have not had a storm in eleven years and many people had become complacent.

This week Matthew showed up as an unwelcome guest. He is battering . . . → Read More: Life in Florida: Hurricane Season

Best. Challah. Ever. Recipe Included.

The traditional egg bread served on Friday nights and Jewish holidays has many variations. I’ve taken one for the team and spent months experimenting with challah recipes. I am happy to tell you that I have come up with a great one, so if you are looking for the best challah recipe . . . → Read More: Best. Challah. Ever. Recipe Included.

Happy New Year, It’s 5777

The schnecken always beckon.

This Sunday night begins Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. We welcome the year 5777 with gefilte fish and brisket.

In honor of Rosh Hashana, our family is all coming to Key West, where we will be joined by friends for many a festive meal. Gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, . . . → Read More: Happy New Year, It’s 5777

Wine Dine Key West: Let’s Eat!

We couldn’t let a little rain stand in the way of a pleasant lunch!

Key West’s newest restaurant month is in full force. Wine Dine Key West makes multi-course dining affordable. At $20 for a two-course lunch or $35 for a three-course dinner, the possibilities are astounding. This marks the first year of the . . . → Read More: Wine Dine Key West: Let’s Eat!

Key Plaza Creperie, Key West

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Miami Spice: Il Mulino, Sunny Isles Beach

An array of bread choices at Il Mulino.

Miami Spice month-and-a-half is an excellent opportunity to try new restaurants, or old favorites, with a pre-set three-course menu for $39 per person. My parents seized the opportunity to take us to Il Mulino for our anniversary. When we lived in New York, we were one . . . → Read More: Miami Spice: Il Mulino, Sunny Isles Beach

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