New York Deli, Broadway style

My awesome daughter Elisabeth texted me that she and fiance George would be coming over on a day of my choice with sandwiches from Touch of Broadway Delicatessen. Thank you, giver of the gift card. On the chosen day, I texted back my request for hot pastrami with sauerkraut, provolone and spicy mustard on dark…

Great truck food again in 2022

Add the Food Truck Battle to our growing list of family traditions. In fact, George Two joined my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth and fiancé George to the New York State fairgrounds on a warm and sunny Saturday. George Three and I immediately jumped on the Bold Coast Lobster truck line, longest of the…

Big, tasty food at Brewer Union Cafe

It’s an easy drive up to Brewerton if you’re in the market for a biscuit as big as you’re head. Terrific daughter Elisabeth chose the Brewer Union Cafe as the restaurant stop this time around for her, hubby-to-be George Three and my dear wife Karen and I. Elisabeth called ahead from the car after we…

A pretty spot for outdoor lunch

On a recent Thursday I had to run over to Onondaga Lake Park to snap off some photos for my job at the library. Picnics at the Park was in the midst of its weekly feast on wheels. It’s replacing Taste of Syracuse this trying-to-get-back year of 2021. A duo performed rock hits. It was…

The eating on the Cape was fine and safe

My dear wife Karen and I found our favorite restaurants safely distanced in this shifted-to-September annual Cape Cod getaway. We wore our masks, noted our chunks of six feet and admired how they spaced there tables, inside and out. Some meals were noted in separate previous posts, yum-yum to the Ocean House, Red Nun, Sundancers…

We taste the Polish Fest food at its home

After my terrific daughter Elisabeth’s consistent admiration of the posted specials from the Utica Polish Community Club online, my dear wife Karen and I took a Thursday post-work drive east to meet her and George Three for a feast. This, after all, is the place that we have regularly chosen from the many stands that…

A taste of vacation right here

My dear wife Karen usually partake in our first pina colada of the season in Cape Cod. Ah, but that week in 2020 was pushed from June to a month later in the summer season, what with the virus. We could not wait that long. The Retreat in the Village of Liverpool was happy to…

My daughter takes out from a tasty Polish place

The texts from my smart daughter Elisabeth really made me a bit jealous this time. She and George Three brought back from the Utica Polish home a boatload of takeout food. They had taken advantage of the family special from the Utica Polish Home. Hover over a photo for a description. Click on an image…

When life gives you kielbasa

My terrific daughter Elisabeth included one huge ring of kielbasa in my pile of Christmas gifts. She took a trip to the Polish place in Utica to secure it. It sure made for a superb centerpiece of my Polish dinner, accompanied by pierogi, sauerkraut and beans. I had plenty left over to bring to work…

We did have a beverage or two

I almost forgot. My dear wife Karen did manage to get in a drink or so during our fabulous Cape Cod vacation. On the deck, I enjoyed a wine of Cabernet Sauvignon vintage while she chose a pre-mixed tequila pour. At the Red Nun, we both favored the Wachusett draft, blueberry style. Karen’s online research…