Onlywood, Key West

Yes, it is half eaten. I could not resist. The photo had to wait.

I have been in Key West long enough that it is time to start adding some restaurant and activity updates. We’ve been to Onlywood several times, including once this week. I was sick with a bad cold, but did not . . . → Read More: Onlywood, Key West

Wine Dinners: Tribeca Grill and Maloney and Porcelli

The wine lineup at Tribeca Grill

While most dinners for us tend to include wine, they can’t all be called “wine dinners“. Of course, once we planned this New York trip, we started contacting the winos – er, wine lovers – that we know there to connect for dinner. Monday night brought us to . . . → Read More: Wine Dinners: Tribeca Grill and Maloney and Porcelli

Cayo Mexican Cantina, Key West

Peri-Peri chicken is absolutely the star of the show here.

The food truck scene in Key West has recently gained some steam, despite city efforts to make things more difficult. The city loves coming up with new regulations, and often can’t decide who should have to abide by these new rules. Shockingly, they haven’t . . . → Read More: Cayo Mexican Cantina, Key West

Key West Food and Wine Festival, 2015: Discount Code and Tickets

And then this happened.

You know how I love to give you stuff, just because you swing by and read my blog? Well, it’s that time of year again!

The 2015 Key West Food and Wine Festival promises to be better than ever, with a whole bunch of dinners, brunches, . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival, 2015: Discount Code and Tickets

Rosh Hashana, Part II: The Recap

Chicken soup with kreplach. If you’ve never tried them, you should.

They came. They ate. We celebrated the new year. Rosh Hashana has come and gone, and all that is left is a food coma. Yes, five days later. As promised, here are some photos. No, I didn’t save you any.

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Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Holiday Meal

The chicken soup is now resting comfortably in the freezer.

What? Wait, a minute. Isn’t it only September? Yes, it is. And that means, while it is not quite Christmas yet, the Jewish Holidays are fast approaching. The holidays are, in a way, the ultimate dinner party. Everyone has their holiday favorites, there are . . . → Read More: Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Holiday Meal

Dog Days of Summer

These two love to go hang out with their friends!

It is no secret that in the three years Babka has been a part of the family, FKGuy and I have become real dog people. We even added another to the mix a couple of months ago, and Latke has been adjusting quite nicely. . . . → Read More: Dog Days of Summer

Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Mishaps

Mini Bailey’s cheesecakes. They taste even better than they look.

After all the careful planning, invitations, prep work and factoring in everyone’s dietary needs, even the best laid plans can go off the rails. The key, however, is to go with the flow. That is it. Don’t panic. Ever. Not even when your friend . . . → Read More: Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Mishaps

Social Eating. It’s Good For You. (Sort of.)

YUM.

Several months ago, I had a conversation with my mother-in-law about social eating, getting older, and how more elderly people benefit from eating with friends. (The actual conversation was a bit longer than that…) It made me realize how much more I eat when I am with friends, which is most of the . . . → Read More: Social Eating. It’s Good For You. (Sort of.)

Brunch: My New Favorite Party

The bar setup is crucial to any good party.

There is a lot to be said for a midday party. I can still get to bed at a normal time; cleanup can be done earlier; it can almost always be served as a buffet; everybody loves brunch food; and a Bloody Mary bar is . . . → Read More: Brunch: My New Favorite Party

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