OK, let’s get picky

You never know what you’ll run into at mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA. And you never know what some folks will choose as their hobby. Put two-plus-two together and you get … Yankee Stadium constructed from toothpicks! And the star of the show, the world’s largest toothpick bridge. Hover over a gallery…

The big sell continues

Visitors to Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA come from many miles away, they tell us. Different counties and regions and, yup, many from our neighbor to the north, Canada. So tourism people have recently set up a space in the Canyon wing to sell other hot spots, products and people that…

A taste of the Beatles takes over the country spot

I unfortunately noticed on my last trip to Syracuse I noticed that Cowboys Saloon gave up the ghost. Too bad. My dear wife Karen and I enjoyed our meal and happy hour beverages in the spot that replaced Toby Keith’s bar and restaurant. Syracuse’s mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex moved quickly enough to put…

The Big Sick makes me feel good about romantic comedy

Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani really lived The Big Sick. And the writer and stand-up comic/actor had enough smarts – and guts – to take their how’d-we-meet story to paper together and allow producer Judd Apatow and director Michael Showalter put the touches on it for the big screen. Lucky us. This is an…

Everywhere Everywhere leaves me feeling nowhere

Another movie taken from the pages from a YA novel, is this romantic excursion Everything, Everything. I’ve stopped treading so lightly to these Young Adult fests, having been thoroughly pulled into the treatments of The Fault of Our Stars, Paper Towns and, episode by episode, the dystopian-ness of The Hunger Games and Divergent. So I…