Category Archives: Dining

Lobster, How I Love Thee. Let Me Count The Ways

When you visit Maine, most people have to eat the state’s best known food – Lobster (unless, unfortunately you happen to be allergic to shellfish). I spent some of my childhood in Maine & have fond memories of eating the … Continue reading

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“I’d like to order the special, but please hold the side of children.”

 Banning ill-mannered children from restaurants This morning, my local newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times, published an article touting yet another restaurant announcing a ban on kids. Surprisingly, this time it’s a pizza place. Being ‘a picky traveler”, I totally identified with … Continue reading

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Inns of Maine – Camden Harbour Inn

After an exhilarating afternoon of sailing on Penobscot Bay or a drive up US 1, this is the first sight that greets you as you pull up to the front of the inn you are spending the night at. Some … Continue reading

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Discover the Headwaters Cafe – Not Your Usual Convention Center Food

The Headwaters Cafe in Saint Paul RiverCentre seems to be a well kept secret from out-of-town visitors. It’s located on the lobby level tucked down a side hallway as you walk the skywalk/tunnel system that connects the St. Paul Hotel, the Intercontinental, … Continue reading

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Lenten Dining Ideas – Fish & Chips

It is now the week before Easter and if like so many you are abstaining from meat for Lent, you may well be running out of interesting and delicious ideas of what non-meat meals to eat on Fridays. Raised Catholic, … Continue reading

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M ST. Cafe – Eat Your Breakfast

(Fourth in a series about winter travel) We all know that old saying – Always start your day with a good breakfast. It’s especially important on cold winter days. The St. Paul Hotel has the M ST. Cafe (the M … Continue reading

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St Paul Grill – Not Your Average Hotel Restaurant

(Third in a series about winter travel) When traveling during the winter and the subzero temperatures outside happen to have you thinking “Baby, it’s really cold outside, but I’d like to enjoy a good meal.”, one hopes that the hotel you’re staying … Continue reading

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Thank You, Tom Pritchard

On this national day set aside for giving thanks in our country, it is a sad day for foodies here in Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Times announced the loss of Tom Pritchard, one of the “most inventive and influential executive … Continue reading

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Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine

We have dined many times at the Winter Park location of Bosphorous and know well it’s reputation for delicious and authentic Turkish food. Didn’t know this location in the Dr. Phillips area existed but were delighted to stumble upon it one … Continue reading

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Mache Bistro – An Unexpected Culinary Surprise

You usually don’t expect to find an amazing culinary surprise in a small touristy town, but there seems to be more and more towns in Maine that are locales of some really innovative restaurants. In Bar Harbor, that must dine … Continue reading

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