In real life

SHG. #1 is Number Three.

The titled hashtag above (#) means, “number.” It reads as “Number one is number three.” The “three” for, the 3rdThe titled hashtag above (#) means, “number.” It reads as “Number one is number three.” The “three” for, the 3rd[...]
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HELLO NASHUA!

A restaurant owner friend of mine said recently: “Everyone wants the hell out of Massachusetts. They’re killing us.” I knew what she meant—IA restaurant owner friend of mine said recently: “Everyone wants the hell out of Massachusetts. They’re killing us.” I knew what she meant—I[...]
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HOLIDAY WISHES AND…

December 23, 2019     Posted in Announcements, Business, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

Chag Sameach! (First things first). To all my Jewish family, friends, neighbors, guests…Happy Hannukah! And, on Wednesday, Merry Christmas to the naughtyChag Sameach! (First things first). To all my Jewish family, friends, neighbors, guests…Happy Hannukah! And, on Wednesday, Merry Christmas to the naughty[...]
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HOT MESS

November 15, 2019     Posted in Background, Business, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

We’ve been exploring the fun of the hospitality business of late. Like most “studies”, it Is not without purpose–one that willWe’ve been exploring the fun of the hospitality business of late. Like most “studies”, it Is not without purpose–one that will[...]
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THE FOOD! FROM LONDON TO LISBON

This will be the last “installment” of London to Lisbon, a trip with so many more culinary highlights than ever expected. (If you are clicking inThis will be the last “installment” of London to Lisbon, a trip with so many more culinary highlights than ever expected. (If you are clicking in[...]
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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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“EVERYDAY IS A DISASTER”

October 27, 2019     Posted in Business, In real life, News, Restaurant

For years I’ve felt the initial rush of joy and jealousy for my restaurant-owner kin when visiting vacation destinations where it is difficult orFor years I’ve felt the initial rush of joy and jealousy for my restaurant-owner kin when visiting vacation destinations where it is difficult or[...]
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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, 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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