A lovely job at The Preserve

The new food and drink place on Spencer Street in Syracuse won me over. The Preserve is lovely, outside and in. A Saturday visit by my dear wife Karen and I made my quite happy. We arrived a few clock strokes before 5, without reservations. The hostess seated us immediately at a barroom hightop after…

Wanted: Buyer for my favorite Thai restaurant

I never knew I liked Thai food until I started working at the library. Then my boss Diane took me to Bangkok Thai, and I ordered the No. 20. Now our whole Communications Department goes, oh, every other week, to discuss business matters and eat great food. Hover over a gallery photo for a description.…

Now that’s a plate worthy of the Dinosaur

Our friends Georgia and Bert had an idea for Easter brunch. Upstairs at the Dinosaur had a little get-together planned, she informed my dear wife Karen. Two settings were available, noon and 3 p.m. I said I’d rather go early. I walked through the buffet line and said yes to the Spanish frittata, ham, prime…

Cobblestone pizza to go, yum

I’ve been talking up the pizza at The Cobblestone lately. Ever since my dear wife Karen and I decided on a Friday night after work that a trip to the cool-looking bar on the corner in the Village of Liverpool for some pub food was in order, in fact. We selected a plain cheese pizza,…