Category Archives: Family

The Docsconz Top Twenty Beverage Experiences of 2016

I have never previously ranked or put together a list of my top beverage experiences before, but then I can’t recall ever having as full and exciting a year of cocktails, spirits and wine as I had in 2016! This […]



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A Mother’s Love – Homage to My Mother on Her Cenetennial

Today marks the centennial of my mother’s birth. She’s not around to celebrate, having passed away 24 years ago, but her memory doesn’t fade from my mind or the minds of my siblings. We all enjoy good food and a […]



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Eleven Madison Park Made It Nice!

Disclaimer alert: My family and I are certainly known to the restaurant and I received a significant discount as well as no corkage fees for bringing a couple of special bottles of wine. My son, L.J., works at Eleven Madison […]



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Our Newest Cats!

If you follow my Instagram feed, you know how much I love my cats. I got very excited when a friend, who raises cheetahs, asked me if I would be interested in taking a couple of his newest litter of […]



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Two Equals One (Restaurant) in Chapel Hill

Math is a funny thing.I don’t typically find it intuitive. It always gave me headaches in school, but I somehow managed to get through it. Sometimes, though, it makes complete sense. Such is the case with Chefs Kim Floresca and […]



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North and South – A Visit to the Carolinas and Beyond – Part 2

The start to our trip was rewarding, but exhausting. One may ask, why go to the Carolinas in the very heart of the hot summer? The answer to the exhaustion and the question is one and the same – the […]



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North and South – A Visit to the Carolinas and Beyond – Part I

The Carolinas and The South as a whole are hot and I am not just referring to the weather in August. The food scene has been hopping for some time with a resurgence of interest in traditional ingredients, techniques and […]



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The Crimson Sparrow – A Delicious Detour

I wouldn’t have taken the detour on our journey south if I didn’t think that it was going to be good, but I didn’t realize how good it was actually going to be. Hudson, NY is a generally sleepy, but […]



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My Most Memorable Meal of 2014

It didn’t take place at a restaurant, so it didn’t make my Top 25 List, but it was pure magic nevertheless. Perhaps it was all the more sweet because it took place at my home, but I suspect a meal […]



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Cooking Honest: StarChefs’ 2014 Day One

Cooking Honest: The Power of Authenticity in the Kitchen
The 9th annual International Chefs’ Congress kicked off as they always do, with hands-on workshops led by some of the world’s best chefs. Right out of the gate, New York favorite Paul […]



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