Category Archives: Let’s Talk Restaurants

Richard Walker Pancake House, My Breakfast Dream Come True

My husband Mike travels a fair amount for business. And now that our kids are grown and can hold down the home fort and three cats (and shovel what seems like endless inches of snow) with both hands tied behind … Continue reading

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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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Puerto Rico: Hit and Run Drivers

Hungry for some authentic BBQ when we arrived in Puerto Rico, we headed straight for Bebo’s BBQ, a mere mile or so from the airport. We rolled our shiny blue rental car into an open parking space in the parking … 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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The Great Falls & Libby’s Lunch, Paterson, NJ Landmarks

New Jersey has its own epic waterfalls, The Great Falls, located in the middle of Paterson, our state’s third-largest city. I’ve driven by the falls many times, but never even saw them. Why? If you’ve ever driven in Paterson, N.J. … Continue reading

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A Jersey Shore Vacation: Sandcastles and Family

I realize that our week’s vacation at the Jersey Shore is over, but the memories keep popping up in my head. And I realize that I didn’t do justice to two events: the sand castle competition in Belmar, N.J. and … Continue reading

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A Week at the Jersey Shore: The Condensed Version

My sister Cindy and her husband Bid invited our family of 4 to share a beach house in Manasquan, N.J. last week. It was only the second time my husband Mike and I had a Shore house in Manasquan … … Continue reading

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