Getting bent at Fort Orange Brewing

September, with its temperatures that can swing 40 degrees in 48 hours, is flying by. If I look at my calendar too far ahead, I get palpitations, so I’m trying to be in the moment as much as possible. I don’t want to miss anything in my haste to get through a month that is … Continue reading Getting bent at Fort Orange Brewing

Moments in Munich

Spending 48 hours in a city like Munich, especially when the weather is outstanding, is practically criminal. I should be embarrassed by how little I actually learned about the city or how to navigate my way around it. I concluded, though, that I do better with that sort of thing when I travel solo. If … Continue reading Moments in Munich

When Pint-Sized is just enough

Saturday night dinner service can sometimes demand a period of winding down prior to heading home. An adult beverage, along with some conversation, can provide the ideal transition between work and rest, with a bonus if you can walk to a place that allows for both.  Lucky Center Square residents have the fairly new incarnation … Continue reading When Pint-Sized is just enough

Music to my ears – Modern English and Albert Cummings

2017 has been a year of great live performances, with a couple of exceptions. The most recent disappointing musical act I saw was Modern English at The Hollow earlier this month. I was so excited for this throwback band - the timing was ideal (the night before a holiday), I had plenty of friends going … Continue reading Music to my ears – Modern English and Albert Cummings

Friday night at S & S Farm Brewery

Back in the day when I owned a restaurant, we had a collection of draft beverages of which I was pretty proud. We worked with local brewers and brought in small production brews that our guests really enjoyed. One of my favorite breweries, S & S Farm Brewery in Nassau, consistently produces some great beer … Continue reading Friday night at S & S Farm Brewery

Best of what’s around – Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds at SPAC

I’ve lost count of a number of things in my life. For instance, I can’t remember if Jeter is 2 ½ or 3 ½ years old. I no longer remember how many times I’ve flown across the Atlantic and while I can count the number of U2 shows I’ve been to (5, soon to be … Continue reading Best of what’s around – Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds at SPAC

Things to love about Germany

We’ve been back for about 10 days and there are some really positive impressions from our trip that I thought to share. How about one for each day we were there? 1. Roads. I don’t think I’d mind paying a 19% VAT if the money went into highways and other infrastructure. We traveled a few … Continue reading Things to love about Germany