Wearing the flag and name proudly

My dear wife Karen and I are trying the restaurants around A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville slowly but surely. A recent weekend search for a good breakfast led us down Old Liverpool Road, just short of the railroad tracks, to the American Diner. The owners are proud of their love for…

At dinner time on Freedom of the Seas, mostly I ate

Our scheduled dinner time on the Freedom of the Seas was 5:30 p.m. We got there on time. We ate our table. Mostly, we enjoyed our appetizers, entrees and desserts. Yes, sometimes plural on the same night. Every night, we had the choice of eating either a buffet at the Windjammer Cafe or extra-charge meal…

A new routine: Friday lunch at the library

Day-by-day, I’m settling into the routines of working as a communications specialist at the Liverpool Public Library. Yes, I’m again talking lunchtime here. Early on, I posted about the lovely two-block walk to eat on the bench by the Onondaga Lake Park marina. Not on Fridays, though. Not anymore. On the final work day of…

It’s not Cape Cod, but it is Red Lobster

With the new job at the library starting in May, my dear wife Karen and I had to scrub the annual June week at the Happy Cottage in Cape Cod. So last week’s dinner at Red Lobster, thanks to a Father’s Day gift card from my wonderful daughter Elisabeth and great significant George Three, had…

A Taste of the 20th year

A couple of weeks back, Rick from Syracuse radio station TK99 sent me a Facebook request for a few minutes of my time. Could he talk to me for a show he was putting together for the 20th anniversary of the Taste of Syracuse, please? Sure, I replied. Then, I thought: Has it been that…

Not so mighty tacos

The new addition to the Central New York takeout food parade caught my attention as I drove down Route 11 coming home from the store one day. Mighty Taco. Didn’t you have those out in California?, I quizzed me dear wife Karen. She concurred. We went this past Saturday of our three-day holiday weekend, after…