Category Archives: Fine Dining

Birthday Surprise at Fresco in Montclair, NJ

Yesterday was my birthday. My husband Mike, son Max and I went to a new-to-us restaurant called Fresco in Montclair, NJ to celebrate. It was our first visit to Fresco, but it certainly won’t be our last. The food was … Continue reading

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A Jersey Woman on the Monterey Peninsula

Mike and I  returned to a place we visited more than 20 years ago: Carmel, CA. A lot has changed in 20+ years: The last time we were in Carmel Mike had all of his hair, mine was bright red … Continue reading

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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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Key West: Tasty Buffalo Shrimp at Alonzo’s Oyster Bar

My husband Mike and I ate very well when we were in Key West. I branched out from the Hog’s Breath garlic shrimp dip! We revisited the fabulous 7 Fish. I ate sausage gravy and homemade biscuits at Pepe’s (which, … Continue reading

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So Different, So Good: 7 Fish and Pepe’s in Key West

Last night Mike and I made our annual pilgrimage to 7 Fish, one of the top-rated restaurants in Key West. When we arrived, the place was almost empty, but when we left? The place was packed with diners waiting outside … Continue reading

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Cafe Lurcat: A Sophisticated Take on Comfort Food…and Donuts Too

When we visited Naples, FL in December Mike and I wanted to eat at a different restaurant than usual; we are trying to bust out of our comfortable choices and try new things, including food. That’s how we ended up … Continue reading

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Be Amazed: A Table Apart in Bonita Springs, FL

My husband Mike and I have eaten at  A Table Apart, one of the top three rated restaurants in the Naples/Bonita Springs, FL area, twice in the last three months, and I hope we eat there every time we’re in the … Continue reading

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Sublime Italian at Angelina’s in Bonita Springs, FL

My husband Mike and I visited the Gulf Coast of Florida, Bonita Springs to be exact, twice in the past three months. And we tried three new restaurants. The food at each is tasty. Very tasty. And each is different. … Continue reading

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Major Fun in New York City

Do you love to laugh? Have fun? Eat? Spend time with family and friends? Me too. Major fun for me involves four things: friends, family, food and silliness. And last week I got all four on a single trip into … Continue reading

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Key West: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Last night my husband Mike and I ate at the Westin’s Latitudes, a terrific restaurant on its own private island. We caught the Sunset Key launch at 6:15 so we would have plenty of time to settle in and watch … Continue reading

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