• Culinary Travel

    Restaurant Week-Restaurants Work to Bring in Travelers and Locals

    Tweet My daughter Ginger works at the trendy Esca in NYC’s Theatre District. She asked me to remind my readers that NYC Restaurant Week runs from January 24 through February 6, 2011. Esca is one of more than 300 restaurants participating in offering prix fixe three course menus for tempting patrons. In the case of Esca patrons can select the lunch for $24.07. If you are visiting New York for a Broadway show during this time, Ginger reminds me that you will need to reserve your seating for dinner before a show before you arrive. This well known restaurant books early but may be available for the second seating since…

  • Community Building Resources

    CLE and the Elegant Fries

    Tweet michael d symon is such a class act. While most Clevelanders woke to rants in their email, on web pages and in print about LeBron leaving town in such a public way, Chef Symon was graciously in his comments on his public page. His comments stayed with me all day. I decided to visit his B Spot restaurant since I had a meeting on the east side that afternoon (and I never pass up a chance to visit Eton in Woodmere when I am in the area). Imagine my surprise when I was expecting the Best Hamburger in America (and it was!) and getting the bonus of the Best…

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    Its Not Raining Meatballs But The News From Italy is Exciting!

    Cleveland weather being what it is lately, I look out and see more snow (although it seems to be melting). On top of this, we saw our hopes for hosting the Italian World Cup team in a few years here in Cleveland dashed by the US Cup Site Selection committee. However, Dani in Italy has sent me a couple of great tours for Tuscany this year. I hope some of you will be interested