Category Archives: bar food

Key West: Santiago’s Bodega a Hidden Gem

Key West isn’t that big; Santiago’s Bodega is a little less than a mile from where my husband Mike and I stay at the Hyatt Sunset Harbor. As newbies I wondered if it was worth the walk in the August … Continue reading

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Power Lunch After a 5K Run? Bier and a Pretzel with a Side of Wurst!

After Mike and I ran the essential2life 5K in Liberty State Park last Saturday I suggested we have lunch at a sort of throwback restaurant that I read about in The Star-Ledger, our local daily newspaper — Pilsener Haus & … Continue reading

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Hanging with the Regulars at the Bar & Grill

Last night my husband Mike and I wanted to do something besides shovel snow so we went to a bar and grill in Montclair, NJ that makes one of the best burgers you’ll ever taste. When we walk in the … Continue reading

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Potato Skins and Mashed Potatoes: a Two-Fer

A Two- Fer and Mostly Do-Ahead Recipe Sometimes I don’t cook often enough and I find potatoes staring at me with little beady eyes when I open the potato drawer. Rather than meet their accusing little eyes I immediately grab … Continue reading

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Hot Wings

You’ll Love This Incredibly Simple Recipe! Would you like to be more popular during football season? Would you like people, particularly men and teenagers, to gaze at you with soulful eyes when they see you? Try this super simple recipe … Continue reading

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Day 4: Bonita Springs, FL

Walkin’ in Sunshine; Sippin’ at Sunset   My husband Mike and his brother-in-law Phil took off at 9 am this morning for the Hyatt Owners’ Meeting, held weekly at every Hyatt property. It’s a time when all Hyatt Vacation Club … Continue reading

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Day 1: Ft Myers, FL

First Stop     My husband Mike and I took off for a week’s vacation in Florida this morning. We flew Jet Blue so I had a fabulous flight since I watched TV the whole way to Florida. I don’t … Continue reading

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Disappearing Act

What Is Happening? Okay. I’ve noticed a growing trend in my life. It started a couple of years ago, but I chalked it up to my imagination. Let me explain. I like going out to eat alone; when I get … Continue reading

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This Is Hard Work

Figuring Out a Vacation Schedule It’s been pretty tough figuring out a workable schedule on vacation here in Bonita Springs, FL. But by day four I did: To Do: Wake up. Check email messages. Write blog entry. Eat breakfast. Go … Continue reading

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Destination: Bonita Springs, FL

Hyatt Vacation Club Living My husband Mike and I left our home this morning at 6:30 am; it takes a lot to get us moving that early. But I can assure you that it was worth it. . .at least … Continue reading

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