MVM UNDEDITED

For those of you who read my column in Merrimack Valley Magazine, thank you! For those of you who don’t receive the magazine, you should considerFor those of you who read my column in Merrimack Valley Magazine, thank you! For those of you who don’t receive the magazine, you should consider[...]
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DEAR MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATORS,

May 1, 2017     Posted in Business, News, Restaurant

Please listen to those who will be most negatively affected by changes in laws “intended to help” them.  Don’t be fooled by the BS.Please listen to those who will be most negatively affected by changes in laws “intended to help” them.  Don’t be fooled by the BS.[...]
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WORLD CLASS PREMIERE AT MRA

Years ago while spending some precious father-daughter time in Manhattan, we stood in the TCKTS line and got cheap seats to see Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano)Years ago while spending some precious father-daughter time in Manhattan, we stood in the TCKTS line and got cheap seats to see Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano)[...]
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RECRUITING THE FOLK IN FOLK FESTIVAL

Every year since we opened in 1994–that’s 23 year’s ago if I counted on my fingers correctly–the city of Lowell is transformedEvery year since we opened in 1994–that’s 23 year’s ago if I counted on my fingers correctly–the city of Lowell is transformed[...]
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KISS OF DEATH?

April 18, 2017     Posted in Background, Business, Fun, In real life, On The Web, Restaurant

Here are some signs that a restaurant might not be around much longer… They drastically change the name and/or concept in the first year. When theyHere are some signs that a restaurant might not be around much longer… They drastically change the name and/or concept in the first year. When they[...]
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LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL–DO THE MATH

April 13, 2017     Posted in Background, Business, In real life, Restaurant

It’s so funny how many people ask me my opinion on the proposed rebirth of old Lowell High School.  I have opinions, as always, but also not tryingIt’s so funny how many people ask me my opinion on the proposed rebirth of old Lowell High School.  I have opinions, as always, but also not trying[...]
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CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES

April 1, 2017     Posted in Announcements, Business, Fun, In real life, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

  I know that working for me is not always easy.  Trust me, being me is not always easy.  The older I get, the more I appreciate some of the “crazy”  I know that working for me is not always easy.  Trust me, being me is not always easy.  The older I get, the more I appreciate some of the “crazy”[...]
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THIS GUY

March 30, 2017     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, In real life, On The Web, Restaurant

Ya gotta love Danny Meyer.  I know I do. Click to read his post-election letter to Union Square Hospitality Group’s employees. [...]
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“NO CHILD SHOULD GO HUNGRY, AS PEOPLE WHO FEED PEOPLE”

That credo was submitted this morning, by Andy Husbands, owner of Boston’s Tremont 647 and a 20 year pioneer of No Kid’s Hungry’s presenceThat credo was submitted this morning, by Andy Husbands, owner of Boston’s Tremont 647 and a 20 year pioneer of No Kid’s Hungry’s presence[...]
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YOU CAN’T BUY LOYALTY

March 16, 2017     Posted in Background, Business, Friendship, In real life, On The Web, Restaurant

  I am always mindful of the prescient things that so many special people in my life share–those who offer their perspectives, their own  I am always mindful of the prescient things that so many special people in my life share–those who offer their perspectives, their own[...]
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