Category Archives: Gastronomy

Sweet Indulgence.

What could be more self-indulgent than a quick trip to NYC for no real good reason at all?  Sachertorte, that’s what. I mean, when you’re off the rails already, why not? Let me explain. “Um, we were just there,” said … Continue reading

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End of an Era: Farewell to Downey’s

It was everyone’s favorite restaurant that they never went to. People saved up the prospect of dining at Downey’s as they would lock away a gold coin – something shiny and wonderful to enjoy in the future. But, alas, they … Continue reading

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Hungry in Manhattan: The Prix Fixe Lunch, Part III

It is a fact. I have better taste in food than in clothes. And this is why, the first time we stepped inside Café Boulud I momentarily considered flight. The graciously appointed dining room brimmed with what author Tom Wolfe, … Continue reading

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Hungry in Manhattan: The Prix Fixe Lunch, Part II

“But doesn’t it feel like you’re in the middle of Grand Central Station?” Well, yes. And no. Perched on the west balcony of Grand Central Terminal is Cipriani Dolci, a tiny jewel in the crown of the famed string of … Continue reading

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Hungry in Manhattan: The Prix Fixe Lunch, Part I

The best-kept dining secret in NYC is really no secret at all – like leaks out of the White House, everyone seems to know the scoop: the best way to enjoy snazzy Manhattan restaurants is to skip the exorbitant dinner … Continue reading

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A Grand Introduction: Mackinac Island

We didn’t know jack about Mackinac. It was only during the twenty-minute ferry ride from Mackinaw City over to Mackinac Island that we realized we’d been saying it all wrong. Despite that “c” at the end, it’s pronounced with an awww, not an aacckk. I later … Continue reading

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Glen Arbor: Lake Michigan with a Cherry on Top.

Glen Arbor sits pretty, right on the pinky finger of the mitten that is the lower peninsula of Michigan. It gazes fondly to the northwest over Lake Michigan, making for some terrific sunset views and it boasts the lovely Big and … Continue reading

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