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Fernando takes Manhattan

Fernando takes Manhattan

With Mom’s 80th birthday wrapped up nicely at the end of January, it was time to turn my attention to Fernando’s, which is usually some kind of surprise. Bad for me, I also have a bad habit of setting the bar too high. For his 43rd, for example, I hit him out of nowhere with...
Going Greek

Going Greek

Greek cooking is not one of my specialties. Whatever fondness I may have for lemon, garlic and roasted meat, I’ve just never really put it together in any substantially Greek way. That’s not to say that Grecian cuisine is not a part of my daily routine. Ideally, a morning begins with Fage 2 percent yogurt...
Birthdays on a boat

Birthdays on a boat

The big plan was to take a cruise out of Tampa for my mother Dora’s 80th birthday. With removing shoes, the 3 oz. fluid rule, and on and on, world traveler Dora is no longer much a fan of flying. So this was perfect – she’s about a half hour from Tampa. Further, this RCI...
New Italian neighbor

New Italian neighbor

After learning of it via a friendly neighborhood tweet from ANC Commissioner Mike Bernardo, we spent last Saturday at our neighborhood’s new Italian bistro, Tortino. We grabbed a couple buddies with extensive Italian experience – one’s last name is Pesce, for God’s sake – and then grabbed a table. From the exterior, Tortino isn’t much...
Convention Center cuisine

Convention Center cuisine

Few may be thinking about food so soon after Thanksgiving, but I’m compelled to mention two newish standouts in my neighborhood (which I consider to be anything within a couple blocks of the convention center). First, there’s 901 bar and restaurant. Penn Quarter it may be, but I can walk there easily from my home...