Category Archives: Upstate NY

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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The Brilliance of Damon Baehrel

Make no mistake – chef/owner Damon Baehrel of his eponymous restaurant is an accomplished cook. His food is good, very good, but neither he nor his restaurant are brilliant because his food is revelatory or life changing. Delicious? Mostly, yes. […]





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Dan Barber’s The Third Plate

I used to be a voracious reader, devouring books as if they were Benton’s bacon at a buffet, but then, I centered much of my world around the universe of food. I still read quite a bit, but my focus shifted […]





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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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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2015

With two long, culinary focused trips to Spain in 2015, it is no surprise, to me at least, that this list is dominated by Spanish restaurants. While my travels may not have been as geographically diverse as in some years, […]





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The Docsconz Restaurant Wish List 2016 – An All-American Edition

Typically my list is a very international one, but to honor the landmark result of the US Team at the 205 Bocuse d’Or, I will stay within the bounds of the map of the United States for this list this […]





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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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Clear Ice With Eamon Rockey

If you follow my Instagram feed it should be apparent that as much as I enjoy drinking a nice cocktail every now and again, I also enjoy making them. While I have managed to put together a pretty versatile and quality […]





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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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