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Eating Humble Pie–Or Should I say Crepes?

Media on Main’s Café Palm: An urban feel inside; a little South Beach outside.   Well, for almost a year, my friend Susan Rimar has been telling me to go try Media on Main’s Café Palm. She promised a great cappuccino, with thick foam, just the way I like it, and really, really good crepes. […]


St. Patty’s Day Thoughts

Well, here it is: The lucky leprechaun is about to share his pot of gold—or at least his pot of corned beef and cabbage. Libby’s, Mattison’s, Patrick’s and, of course, Lynches Pub will be serving up the traditional Irish dish on Thursday. Make sure you buy your Irish soda bread from Morton’s Market—the best in […]


Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s New Menu Items–Now That’s Amore!

I like Carrabba’s. It is a lively spot with outstanding brick oven pizza, and it offers really good spaghetti and meatballs. It always delivers on consistency, and I have yet to meet someone who didn’t love the chicken Brian.  Founder Johnny Carrabba and his uncle, co-founder Damien Mandola, are longtime friends of mine. In fact, […]


How long would YOU wait for a Greek salad?

Heck, I would settle for a bowl of steamed broccoli after 45 minutes! Now that we have our newest member of the family—Norman, the part-basset hound, part-beagle, part-hound dog—we look for restaurants that offer outdoor dining. I had a hankering for a Greek salad and tzatziki a few weekends ago, so we ventured downtown to […]