Category Archives: Not In Chicago

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Prairie Grass Café, Northbrook, IL, January 2019

As the 2018/2019 Holiday Season was winding to a close, Valeria and I decided to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden. It was a warm day (for January) and we thought t would be nice to […]

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The Chocolate Sanctuary, Gurnee, IL, Nov. 2018

Valeria and I usually save our dining out for when we are in downtown Chicago, where there is a seemingly infinite number of restaurants to choose from. However, there are some interesting restaurants in the […]

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Bondir, Cambridge, MA, Sept. 2018

You may be lucky enough to have a friend who is a professional chef and occasionally invites you over for dinner. While I count two professional chefs as friends, neither lives close enough to drop […]

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Mooncusser Fish House, Boston, Sept., 2018

Boston is known as a seafood town, which is not exactly surprising given its location right on the Atlantic Ocean near some of the best fishing waters in the world (despite some of our best […]

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Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse, Orlando, FL, June, 2018

As I mentioned in a previous post, I visit Orlando, Florida every year or two to attend Photoshop World and learn about the latest and greatest in taking and processing digital images. Perhaps more importantly, […]

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Norman’s, Orlando, Florida, June, 2018

Every year a few million folks go to Orlando to visit Disneyworld, Universal Studios, and Sea World. I go every year or two for Photoshop World and the food, not necessarily in that order. Photoshop […]

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The Southerner, Saugatuck, MI, April, 2018

Let me cut right to the chase on this one. Take a look at this image: Does the sight of a plate of perfectly cooked fried chicken (spicy on the left, regular on the right) […]

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Bar Boulud, New York, November 2017

I spent a few days just before Thanksgiving on a family visit to New York City. Not everyone in my family is a foodie, so 3-hour meals at 3-Michelin Star restaurants were not an option. […]

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Central Park Boathouse Restaurant, NYC, November 2017

I hope you enjoyed the stroll through New York City’s Central Park that I shared with you in my previous blog post. We ended the day having a late lunch at the restaurant in the Loeb […]

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Empire Steakhouse, New York, November 2017

New York. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. When people around the world think of a city in the United States it will very likely be NYC. Most foreigners visiting the US want […]

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