Dinner Power & A Beer Can Chicken

While our son was growing up, we worked crazy long hours. I’m not complaining, just stating a fact. One other fact of our life is that we always ate dinner together. Even if it meant me riding my bike home from Gleason’s Boxing Gym like a mad woman to get to Gourmet Garage before it closed, then making dinner by 9:30; that’s what happened at our house most every night.
I don’t think any of us ever really thought about it too much; it’s just the way it was. We watched a movie together while we ate, checked to make sure homework was done. Regular stuff.
Dinner has always been our connection time and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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STELLA!!

What is it about the quest for pizza? It’s a noble journey for a humble food. It’s a never-ending search for crust, tomatoes and the perfect topping. It’s a mystical journey in search of satisfaction and everyone defines satisfaction differently. Ken Starr has absolutely NAILED it with Stella, his new pizza place.

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Cocktails on the roof: 1920 v.1.Italy

I’ve said it before, but its wonderful to have a cocktail guru who comes through from time to time with needed bits of wisdom. That would be my friend Mitch who recently mentioned how good a 1920 cocktail is. The “1920” is a hook up between a Manhattan and a Sazerac and the recipe goes…

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