There’s Salads and then there are Salads!

It’s all about great Food! I have that recipe from Cowboy Ciao for Stetson Chopped Salad, which serves two. Israeli or Pearl Cous Cous (cooked) 2 oz Arugula 2 oz. chopped Roma tomatoes 2 oz. diced Smoked salmon 1 1/2 oz. Asiago cheese 1/2 oz. Pepitas 1/2 oz. Black currants 1/2 oz. Super sweet dried corn 1 oz. Pesto Buttermilk … Read More

Opa again at Crazy Jim’s Restaurant

I’m always one to extend birthdays so today I took Joanne out to lunch to extend her birthday. She made time in her hectic schedule as Director, Media and Public Relations, for U-Haul to a fabulous lunch at Crazy Jim’s. It was her choice. We both ordered Gyros. Had traditional humus as an appetizer. They know how to make humus! … Read More

Calabrese Restaurant in Gilbert Arizona?

You would think I was Italian with all this focus on Italian restaurants but I promise I love all types of Food! I have to admit this is a little surprise of a place in Gilbert, Arizona called Baci Bistro. Small Ma Pa restaurant which serves up traditional Italian. After a long day of moving from Chandler to Gilbert a … Read More

Famous Dave’s Barbecue that Sticks to Your Ribs

Yum, Yum, Yum! Famous Dave’s is very yummy. Not being a huge fan of getting down and dirty with my food but I loved this experience and love the fact they are aces in great marketing. To help me keep them top of mind in barbeque, Lauren, our lovely dining host gave us a bottle of Famous Dave’s Rich and … Read More

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

You can’t fool a kid who grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut about pizza. To this day nothing compares to Dominic’s Pizza in Waterbury especially the sausage pizza. They made their own sausage and it fried in small round balls. Though some pizza aficionados would argue that in New Haven’s Italian section of Wooster Square, Sally’s and/or Pepe’s serves the best … Read More

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant – Opa!

I’ve been a close friend of Manos Magagiannis for over 10 years, he’s been like a brother to me. Manos’ mother comes to visit him from Greece and cooks up a feast for his dear friends when she’s in town. It makes it very hard for me to eat Greek Food without a certain bias. My Big Fat Greek Restaurant … Read More

Marcellino Ristorante

After seeing “Meet the Fockers” we dined at Marcellino Ristorante on E. Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Andre Bormanis’ friends, Gary and Nary Sacks suggested the restaurant. Marcellino is wonderful! Delicious is every sense of the word! Owned by Marcellino and Sima Verzino, interestingly enough had a restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, a few streets from where I lived in Manhattan. I … Read More