Category Archives: Dining Discoveries

Okay with Oakley’s

It’s the place you drive by a hundred times before you decide to stop.  It’s in that awkward-to-get-to little strip mall, wedged in between a DQ and a mattress shop.  It doesn’t have any parking to speak of, or a … Continue reading

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Dear Server

Dear Server, First of all, thank you for taking care of us tonight, although every time you use that phrase, I look around to make sure there’s no one sneaking up on me with black leather gloves and a silencer.  … Continue reading

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Being a Decent Diner

Spending a fair amount of time in restaurants and having worked in them when I was younger, I know how tough the job can be.  There’s no reason for us as patrons to make it even more difficult.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Back to Bern’s

A couple of our friends, Nate and Mary, are getting married and then moving away for an exciting opportunity owning a restaurant.  They wanted one final fling at Bern’s Steakhouse, one of America’s best, before they left.  We were happy … Continue reading

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Getting a Drink at Disney (Or Not)

I’m not often critical of Disney customer service.  They wrote the book on it.  Every company should follow their model.  Except when it comes to booze. The most difficult thing to deal with, at least at Disney World here in … Continue reading

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Harry & Izzy’s: A Gamer Tradition Continues

It’s now a several-years running tradition that while attending GenCon (coming up in August), the Best Four Days in Gaming, I get together on Thursday evening with good friends Scott and BDM for a trip to Harry & Izzy’s.  We … Continue reading

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Return to the Cooking Place

The first major meal of our week-long celebration of my 50th birthday was at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge’s signature restaurant, Jiko.  We’ve been to Jiko a number of times before, and we’re pretty much in agreement that it’s our favorite … Continue reading

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Food in Philly

First of all, anyone who would spell ‘food’ with a ‘ph’ for the title of this piece deserves the worst kind of torture—consigned to be in Center City Philadelphia, near the delights of Reading Terminal Market, but allowed only to … Continue reading

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50th Birthday Party Menu

I’m turning 50 in September.  Generally, I don’t mark birthdays as anything significant, but this seems like a good excuse to have a crazy party and do one of the things I have the great pleasure to be able to … Continue reading

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Eating at the Best Four Days in Gaming

A self-identified nerd, I’d be remiss in my responsibilities and certainly lose much of my geek street cred if I didn’t attend GenCon on an annual basis, so last week (courtesy of my friends at Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast, who … Continue reading

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