Category Archive for: ‘Food & Libations’

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Thai Select- support local small business & cuisine

The current health crisis has also brought an economic crisis. During this time I find it is imperative to support my local restaurants by ordering takeout and dining outdoors when safe and possible. Many small businesses, especially restaurants, need our patronage so they can weather this incredibly difficult storm! I adore Thai food and one of the best in my …

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East-West Coffee and Wine- support local!

Even before the current health and economic pandemic I believed in supporting local business in my area. I run a small business so I understand how important support is essential for their survival.  If we don’t offer our patronage then we have a bunch of chain dining venues run by multi nationals. My area is slowly opening up with outside …

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Schloss Biebrich one of my favorite sparkling Rose wines!

These are trying times. In addition to a health crisis we are dealing with isolation, working virtually, separation and the great unknown. At times it is just a good idea to pop open a bottle of a sparkling rose. One of my favorites is Schloss Biebrich which is available at Trader Joe’s not only does it taste amazing but the …

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Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company- St. Michaels

I decided that my Mother who has been inside her home for the past three months should get out for her well being and get some fresh air. I had to take care of some business on the eastern shore of Maryland so I picked her up and we took the one and half hour drive to scenic St. Michaels. …

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Shamshiri black tea my Nirvana!

Anyone that knows Iranian-Americans knows we are passionate about our fresh brewed black tea! Black tea was on the stove brewing in everyone’s house in Iran all day long. It is something about pouring tea and enjoying it in the company of friends and/or family and savoring the moment. Black tea has shown to have an ample supply of antioxidants …

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All-Clad Square Grill Pan my go to for quick meals!

During this time of shelter at home I have been preparing all my meals. The positive part is that I know what I am eating and use healthy ingredients. The down side is that since I wasn’t home a great deal before my pots and pans needed to be updated. I ordered online the All-Clad square grill pan through Williams …

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Le Vistamar- Hotel Hermitage- Monte-Carlo

Sitting on the terrace at Le Vistamar when the weather permits is a joyous occasion. The setting overlooking the Monaco Harbor and old Monaco is breathtaking. Not only is the setting mesmerizing but Chef Benoit Wiltz’s cuisine is fresh, sustainable and totally Mediterranean. Chef Witz uses local vendors for his seasonal dishes and you can taste the freshness in the …

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Via Quadronno- Quaint dining and libations- New York

Located on a quiet and charming street on East 73rd street in New York City sits Via Quadronno. A quaint Italian restaurant/café that serves a great coffee, pastries, casual lunch fare and dinner. Like Italy it has a coffee bar where one can pop in for a quick expresso, sit on the stools in the front area to dine or …

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Moma Terrace Cafe NYC

The new Moma terrace cafe is a wonderful new restaurant where art and design meets seasonal small plates.  My family and I had lunch on New Years Eve after viewing the new galleries. The terrace cafe is located on the 6th floor with indoor and outdoor dining when weather permits.  The art inside the terrace cafe is stunning and the …

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Cafe Schober– Zurich

I was in Zurich recently for business and I had to stop by the iconic Café Schober for pastries and coffee! Located in the old city of Zurich, this authentic café is ornately filled with mouthwatering delicious pastries. They are known for their Gugelhupf which is a traditional cake made with almonds and raisins. Café Schober was founded in 1842 …

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