And there he was, like a glow of light. I still remember the hard year of 2009 and its dreary and endlessly rainy summer. 2008 was the worst year of my life but ’09 was the most painful. The day I met Nick Stellino, however, was a spectacular one with Continue reading
Sometimes, I hear someone put something so perfectly, I get turned on. As a lover of words (my moon is in Gemini) and former slight stutterer, I actually get mad at myself for not coming up with a beautiful phrase when I Continue reading
If it’s good, Max Heusler probably knows about it. If it’s good, Max Heusler will over-indulge in it. Back in the mid 90′s, he had many huge boxes filled with Continue reading
This March 15, 2014 will mark the 10 year Anniversary of 2nd Avenue Deli’s 50 Year Anniversary celebration. Back in 2004, they rolled back their prices back to 1954, the year they opened. Before I explain the economics of what I predicted would happen (and did), first allow me to rant about Continue reading
The theory of Six degrees of Separation does not apply to Damion Williams. He knows so many people, the theory would have to be re-named 3 Degrees of Separation. I first met Damion through a mutual friend, Chris. It was a cold December evening in ’96. Me, Jon,Chris, and Damion started the night by Continue reading
My theory ( which is not really a theory, but a fact ) about whenever the weather climbs up to 50 Degrees, people break out the flip flops, is always being proven right. What is the emergency? Why the rush? I’m a water sign, so Continue reading
I Once Knew A Sweet Girl Who Laughed Like This
Brains and Beauty make a powerful combination. When you add Southern Italian to the mix, watch out ! Serena Palumbo, a native of sunny Salerno, came to the States as Continue reading
Below is our letter to Lloyd’s Baia in Vietri, on the Amalfi Coast.
It is written in TWO LANGUAGES (English AND Italian).
The Italian comes AFTER THE ENGLISH version.
Two photos: One at beginning of article, the other at the end.
To The Marinelli Family, Patrizia Liguori, the Maitre’ d, the Chef and the whole staff of Lloyd’s Baia,
We, Gianluca and Barbara, wish to publicly thank and praise your magnificent Hotel and Restaurant. I, Gianluca, have never in my life Continue reading
For most of my Life, Bucatini all’ Amatriciana was my favorite dish. Everytime I go to Rome, where this Pasta dish is King, I immediately drop my bags at the hotel (after checking for bedbugs) and go to any one of my favorite restaurants and order it. Though I eat much less Pasta than I used to,