Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 30

Tupelo Honey Cafe – time to travel to Asheville, NC

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Tupelo Honey Cafe – An Award Winning Asheville, NC Restaurant High-quality farm-fresh ingredients + innovative dishes + artistic atmosphere. I was drawn to Asheville, North Carolina in early October hoping to experience a perfect Fall weekend. The city was quirky and quaint, and prides itself on local, hand-made goods- from crafts to beers to farm-to-table food. After …

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Jan 30

The Great Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse

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Written by Sarina Fiero – LadyChowChow.com reporter from Syracuse: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a landmark in Syracuse, New York; a local legend that you should definitely not miss if you are in the area. If you can’t make it to Central New York, there are now also Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations in Rochester, Harlem, and Troy, New …

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Jan 29

Paisano’s Restaurant – Rutherford, NJ

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Paisano’s Restaurant 132 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ Phone: 201-935-5755 This is my favorite Italian restaurant anywhere and that says a lot when you live in the NY/NJ area!  The restaurant decor is interesting and tasteful and each of the several rooms has its own unique style (plus there is a lovely outdoor garden for the warmer …

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Jan 29

Berkshire Bakery – The Best Bread

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Americans love Best of Lists. The 10 places you should visit this year. The ten best beauty products of 2013. The ten best careers for the future . Lists are an indicator of how we live.  Give it to me fast and furious because I am too busy or too lazy to figure this out …

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Jan 28

Chef Ken’s Pots de Creme – Normanside Country Club – Delmar, NY

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This is a dream dessert. The easiest and you would never guess it from the final product.   1/3 cup cream 1/3 cup whole milk 1 cup semi sweet chocolate 1 egg 2 tbsp sugar Pinch of salt 1 tsp of vanilla Heat milk and cream until boiling point Place other ingredients in blender and …

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Jan 28

PJ’s Family Restaurant in Wellfleet, MA – Yum in a Bun

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  Want to eat the perfect summer day! Well try the Lobster Roll at PJ’s Family Restaurant. If that doesn’t taste like a perfect Cape Cod Summer Day I don’t know what does. Sun strong with a steady ocean breaze, rolling waves on the National Seashore beach….. ahhhhhh! No sand in the Lobster roll though. …

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Jan 27

Bravo! A Real Cheese Shop in Albany – The Cheese Traveler

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“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” ― Avery Aames, The Long Quiche Goodbye “Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate.” – Gina Barreca   The newly opened Cheese Traveler is a haven for those of us obsessed with …

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Jan 25

Maple Pumpkin Polenta At Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck

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Not thrilled about Maple Syrup and I really don’t like Polenta but this dish is wonderful. Figure that out! Ate it at Gigi’s in Rhinebeck and am trilled the recipe is in Gigi’s cookbook, Hudson Valley Mediterranean.  Wonderful as a side for any hearty meat dishes. Gets applause at a dinner party plus it is very …

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Jan 25

To Spoonk or not to Spook is the Question! I say Spoonk

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How you Spoonk?  What is that? The easiest way to describe it is to imagine lying on a bed of nails, but they really are only plastic flowers. I was skeptical but it is amazing and habit forming. The acupressure mat has 6200 stimulation points or flowers which stimulate specific reflex points throughout the body to release blocked …

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Jan 24

The Brass Bell in CapeTown

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Written by Sylke Chesterfield – LadyChowChow.com reporter:  The Brass Bell in CapeTown . We ordered the Kalk Bay Platter for Two, which consisted of Grilled Prawns, Pan Fried Hake, Calamari and Black Mussels served with Salad, Rice and Chips. We accompanied this order with glasses of Chenin Blanc, South Africa’s signature white wine. The star of …

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