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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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.)

Bourbon Steak Miami, Miami Spice Menu

The private dining room at Bourbon Steak Miami

I was invited to a preview tasting of the Miami Spice menu at Bourbon Steak Miami earlier this week. Miami Spice runs from August 1 through September and offers a $39 three course set menu. At places like Bourbon Steak it also represents a great value.

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Secrets of a Successful Dinner Party, Part III

The roast vegetable platter I made for a recent party. Simple, delicious, and mostly gone at the end of the night.

By now, you have invited guests and planned out a welcome drink (and by “planned out“, I mean “purchased a couple of bottles of bubbly.“) It seems like it is time to move . . . → Read More: Secrets of a Successful Dinner Party, Part III

The Square Grouper, Cudjoe Key, FL

For several years people have been telling me how good The Square Grouper is, but I have yet to make it there. Why? Well, generally speaking, once I am in Key West I see no good reason to drive another 22 miles north for a meal. I would stop on a drive south, but they . . . → Read More: The Square Grouper, Cudjoe Key, FL

Santiago’s Bodega, Key West: Lunch

Steve showing off bottle #1.

Over the weekend we had lunch plans with some friends. After the inevitable back and forth discussing where we should go, we settled on Santiago’s Bodega. It had never occurred to me to go there for lunch, as we usually find ourselves there for dinner. The menu is the . . . → Read More: Santiago’s Bodega, Key West: Lunch

Michele Chiarlo Barolo, It’s What’s For Lunch

It seems like it is all about wine these days on the blog, and that is a good thing. I received an email a couple of weeks ago, and after a quick scan (and seeing the words “Chiarlo“, “Barolo” and “Lunch” all in the same paragraph), I decided to read a little closer. Turns out, . . . → Read More: Michele Chiarlo Barolo, It’s What’s For Lunch

Creature of Habit

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 . . . → Read More: Creature of Habit

Il Posto, Hollywood, Florida

Tuna tartar. Just say yes.

Hollywood is not exactly a foodie Mecca. Sure there are some okay places, and there are the food trucks downtown on Mondays, but generally speaking, Hollywood restaurants leave a lot to be desired. So it was of great interest to me when Il Posto opened recently at the corner . . . → Read More: Il Posto, Hollywood, Florida

Key West Food and Wine Festival, Part II: The Pied Piper

The day started with an afternoon of pinot noir.

Saturday afternoon of Key West Food and Wine Festival always brings a lot of fun, usually in the form of Duval Uncorked. This year, we started our afternoon at the Santa Barbara Pinot Noir seminar, put on by the folks at Flying Goat Cellars and . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival, Part II: The Pied Piper

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