Announcements

FROM LONDON TO LISBON, PORTO

Three hours after arriving in Porto, Portugal, for a week of discovery, research and play–lying next to Kathy, our daughter Tara on the loft-bedThree hours after arriving in Porto, Portugal, for a week of discovery, research and play–lying next to Kathy, our daughter Tara on the loft-bed[...]
Read More »

FAMILY STYLE

When the email arrived that James Beard Nominee, Chef Jamie Bissonette (Toro, Little Donkey, Coppa) would be hosting a Bourbon and BBQ dinner @ Chef AndyWhen the email arrived that James Beard Nominee, Chef Jamie Bissonette (Toro, Little Donkey, Coppa) would be hosting a Bourbon and BBQ dinner @ Chef Andy[...]
Read More »

THE IDEAL

August 28, 2019     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, In real life, Restaurant

On a busy Tuesday night, I stepped to the expo window thick with the slips of diners orders to watch over my cooks through the kitchen “window”–tableOn a busy Tuesday night, I stepped to the expo window thick with the slips of diners orders to watch over my cooks through the kitchen “window”–table[...]
Read More »

KEEPING MY HEAD UP

August 15, 2019     Posted in Announcements, Background, In real life, News, On The Web

Have you ever noticed the frequency of beautiful sunsets in Lowell? I’m not sure if it’s vantage or something else. I have a theory that theyHave you ever noticed the frequency of beautiful sunsets in Lowell? I’m not sure if it’s vantage or something else. I have a theory that they[...]
Read More »

REYNOLDS WRAP

June 19, 2019     Posted in Announcements, Business, Contributors, Fun

Trusted since 1947 for a reason! Or a hundred. Think about Reynolds wrap for a minute. For starters, think of another aluminum foil brand. Can’t? NowTrusted since 1947 for a reason! Or a hundred. Think about Reynolds wrap for a minute. For starters, think of another aluminum foil brand. Can’t? Now[...]
Read More »

A WEEKEND OF BOUNDLESS LOVE AND PRIDE

A triumphant nephew’s high school graduation, ongoing restaurant-trends research, Father’s day and an unanticipated citywide celebration of love andA triumphant nephew’s high school graduation, ongoing restaurant-trends research, Father’s day and an unanticipated citywide celebration of love and[...]
Read More »

IN 2500 WORDS OR LESS–THANK YOU!

Cobblestones 25th Anniversary Party occurred this past weekend, and I am hard pressed to properly evidence the excitement, the energy, the excellence,Cobblestones 25th Anniversary Party occurred this past weekend, and I am hard pressed to properly evidence the excitement, the energy, the excellence,[...]
Read More »

“…cobblestones indeed.”

How to survive twenty five. For starters, read the small print. I thought for sure the sign said “Shelagh”–one of my wife’s Kathy’sHow to survive twenty five. For starters, read the small print. I thought for sure the sign said “Shelagh”–one of my wife’s Kathy’s[...]
Read More »

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DO YOU REMEMBER..?

Do you remember when our French Onion soup was called Five Onion Soup, from our original menu 25 years ago? It’s the same basic recipe, but we mayDo you remember when our French Onion soup was called Five Onion Soup, from our original menu 25 years ago? It’s the same basic recipe, but we may[...]
Read More »

“HOW LONG CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT?”

Man, and another one gone… All Papa Gino’s, another Outback (and Bonefish)(and Carrabbas), another British Beer Company, Noodles, over 50 ChipotlesMan, and another one gone… All Papa Gino’s, another Outback (and Bonefish)(and Carrabbas), another British Beer Company, Noodles, over 50 Chipotles[...]
Read More »