Category Archives: Food

Strawberries

I hate strawberries. They conjure an image of the red, bulbous, pockmarked nose of a rheumy-eyed weathered and wizened old sailor or, worse, Bill Clinton. I hate it when restaurants use strawberries as a garnish, cut and bleeding all over an otherwise perfect fruit … Continue reading

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What’ll Ya Have?

Reading menus can be very stressful. Choosing your meal can be agonizing. It can make or break your dining experience. One of my daughters has anxiety attacks when faced with a new menu and always chooses the same thing in restaurants where she has eaten … Continue reading

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Sunday Memories From My Daughter

Stability in a Chinese Restaurant.

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Fast Eddie is Back

I have finally emerged from my Hurricane Irene-induced hiatus. Given Irene’s long gestation period and the media frenzy as it slowly worked its way toward us, we had a bit too much time to prepare. We stocked up on enough food to survive … Continue reading

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Hurricane Advice

Hurricane season is upon us on the east coast of the USA. Every day we watch tropical storms forming in the Caribbean and track their projected path, constantly looking at weather updates to see if they will wreak havoc with our weekend … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee

People are very particular about their morning coffee. It has to be just right or they start the day on the wrong foot. I take mine strong and black and I have at least four cups. I prefer Nespresso (Ristretto or Roma) or … Continue reading

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Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse

For the grand finale of Family Time, we celebrated my mother’s birthday with some Jewish soul food at Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse on the lower east side of Manhattan. My mother grew up eating the kind of food they serve at Sammy’s, and it’s … Continue reading

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