Friendship

DEAR LOWELL,

So, I recently and quite inadvertently “surfed” freestyle into a local FB forum and enjoyed the many shared fond memories of beloved restaurantsSo, I recently and quite inadvertently “surfed” freestyle into a local FB forum and enjoyed the many shared fond memories of beloved restaurants[...]
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PORTUGAL–DOURO NEXT: IN A BARREL AND THEN THE BIGGEST WAVE

October 25, 2019     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, Friendship, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, Wine

Porto, Matosinhos, Douro Valley, Coimbra, Nazare, Fatima, Obido, Sintra, Lisbon, The Algarve Of our aggressive destination-goals listed above, with justPorto, Matosinhos, Douro Valley, Coimbra, Nazare, Fatima, Obido, Sintra, Lisbon, The Algarve Of our aggressive destination-goals listed above, with just[...]
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PORTO BY DAYLIGHT

October 14, 2019     Posted in Background, Friendship, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, The Lighter Side, Wine

To visit Portugal has been high on our list for a handful of years. I read once that it was coastal, had great wines, still represented many areas ofTo visit Portugal has been high on our list for a handful of years. I read once that it was coastal, had great wines, still represented many areas of[...]
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FROM LONDON TO LISBON…

Kathy and I are back from some head-spinning travel, which was inspired by our daughter’s Master’s presentation at Goldsmith University in SoutheasternKathy and I are back from some head-spinning travel, which was inspired by our daughter’s Master’s presentation at Goldsmith University in Southeastern[...]
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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[...]
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INSANE ON THE JERK

August 20, 2019     Posted in Friendship, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

We all know the definition… “Doing the same thing again and again while expecting a different result.” I so feel like I should love JerkWe all know the definition… “Doing the same thing again and again while expecting a different result.” I so feel like I should love Jerk[...]
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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[...]
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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,[...]
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“…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[...]
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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[...]
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