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Lunch at Grandma Tina’s

Lunch at Grandma Tina’s

In between a tequila tasting (or rather a blue agave tasting since it is not officially from “Tequila”) at the award winning Los Osuna and an impressive zip-line canopy tour we stopped for lunch. We were 30 minutes outside the city of Mazatlan and away from the coast. We were deep in the state of […]

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Pedro & Lola’s on the Square

Pedro & Lola’s on the Square

In the heart of the revitalized Old Town of Mazatlán, Mexico visitors find Plaza Machado or Machado Square. It’s place lined with cafes and restaurants. A plaza where both locals and tourists come to enjoy the live music and eat. Pedro and Lola’s, a corner cafe on the square, actually holds the distinction of being […]

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The Wing Bowl Revisited

The Wing Bowl Revisited

This year, I am not heading to Philadelphia for the event, but my college friends will once again take in the wing bowl from the luxury box. I attended twice, and I wrote the story below a few years ago (Jan 2009) attempting to explain exactly what is the wing bowl. Enjoy: For most of […]

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A Slice of New York in Charleston

A Slice of New York in Charleston

On King Street a gentleman stated, “pizza by the slice.” I stopped. He extended his hand to give me a pamphlet. Puzzled, I thought was “by the slice” really a novelty or a selling point? I guess with the American restaurant scene becoming a “chain nation,” it’s true. A single slice might actually be hard […]

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Charleston Crab House is much more than a good Crab Cake

Charleston Crab House is much more than a good Crab Cake

After a taste of the savory barbeque and the classic of shrimp and grits one item still existed on my personal Charleston ‘must eat’ list: crab cakes. So where better to eat a low country pan seared cake of goodness then the Charleston Crab House. With the first steps inside the restaurant the mood was […]

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Charleston Cuisine in Blossom

Charleston Cuisine in Blossom

The vibrant restaurant scene of downtown Charleston makes for a perfect place to take in an evening meal. And after watching the sunset down on the waterfront, I headed up to East Bay Street for dinner at Blossom. Just as my martini arrived, the chef came out to greet the table. With a keen interest […]

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A Southern Staple Sampled at Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q of Charleston

A Southern Staple Sampled at Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q of Charleston

Ah, southern comfort food. Slow cooked savory barbeque. No trip below the Mason-Dixon line can be called complete without a taste. So, on a recent adventure to South Carolina, my first meal (and first stop): BBQ for lunch. I scheduled a lunch with an old friend Tamara and she recommended Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, a centrally […]

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The Tequila Toast with Champagne Flutes

The Tequila Toast with Champagne Flutes

We arrived at the CasaMagna Marriott for a tequila tasting and I immediately noticed blue agave plants as part of the lobby landscape. Not a surprise as the CasaMagna offers its own house tequila; the tequila we came to taste. But, the tasting did surprise. No, not the tequila. Fortunately, I have tasted the difference […]

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