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…

Modern Malt shows some downtown chic

Out of the corner of my ear, I’d heard the buzz building about a new joint in the downtown Syracuse neighborhood of Armory Square. A couple blocks down Clinton Street from the fountains of Clinton Square sits Modern Malt. It’s part of the blocks resurgence, along with Funk ‘N Waffles Downtown. More young professionals are…

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…

The Dinosaur still comes through

My dear wife Karen had the perfect dinner suggestion while she was preparing to leave the Little Bitty for SMG. She’ll cook after she gets home from work? Not this sunny day. I’ll cook because I’ve got the day off? Not this second consecutive day off for me after my final seven-stretch at the store.…

The store makes me hungry

I had spent the day working the opening shift at the store. That’s 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., helping customers, hustling paint, stocking shelves, whatever it takes. My dear wife Karen worked her equally tough day in the advertising department at SMG, making sure her many and varied tasks are done right and well. When…