In real life

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, 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[...]
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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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NASTY SMELL

September 2, 2019     Posted in Background, Business, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

In the process of updating my email processes and while “taking out” the TRASH, I stumbled upon this silly but sadly-typical exchange betweenIn the process of updating my email processes and while “taking out” the TRASH, I stumbled upon this silly but sadly-typical exchange between[...]
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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[...]
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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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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[...]
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INDUSTRY OBSERVATIONS

July 16, 2019     Posted in Background, Business, In real life, News, On The Web, Restaurant

While researching a handful of NYC restaurants last month, recommended by our restaurant consultants—a story for another day—we loved the design atWhile researching a handful of NYC restaurants last month, recommended by our restaurant consultants—a story for another day—we loved the design at[...]
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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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