The makings of a good Thai soup

So now you get to see what I brought back to the library from Bangkok Thai. My usual order, No. 20, travels well the way they pack it at the Liverpool restaurant. The broth and beef lives in one hot container. The noodles and veggies live in another. They get combined in the big bowl…

Yes, we could make them at home

It only took one pass through the frozen food section and a few minutes of hard looking in the Asian food sauce aisle to come home with the right ingredients to re-create the potstickers meal we’d savored so much at TGIF. I think my dear wife Karen’s version turned out even more succulent potstickers, if…

Maybe we can make these at home

A Friday night dinner at, yes, TGIFs, pleased my dear wife Karen and I probably more than expected. We wanted to remember what went into their Blood Orange Cooler. Yes, my dear wife is the type who will buy those ingredients and whip one up at home. We also went for the Pot-Stickers an appetizer.…

I see lobster, I eat it

A dinner at The Oyster Company has become a tradition for my dear wife Karen and I. We don’t even have to drive to arrive to their fine dining. One block over, three blocks down, and I’m ready to order the Cioppino. It’s one of their entrée staples, but I ask for it my own…

A warm welcome to the Salt City Grille

My colleague and friend at the library, Sara, pulled me aside in the big room and said that I just had to take my dear wife Karen to dinner at the Salt City Grille. She talked highly of the food, ambiance and service. Good call. We both liked what we used to get when the…

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…