Category Archives: General restaurant reviews

3 Days in Chicago: Terzo Piano

"The Bean" - Chicago, Illinois

“The Bean” – Chicago, Illinois

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Oh Outback Steakhouse, what has become of you?

Okay, okay, I know. Outback Steakhouse is a “casual dining” chain and I really shouldn’t expect much from them based on that. I’m not going in to one of their locations expecting foodie-quality dining and a high-end restaurant experience.

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5 Days in Lansing, Michigan: Quick Bites and a Return Visit

Over this past Memorial Day weekend, I went on my annual “pilgrimage” to MediaWest*Con in Lansing, Michigan. I’ve been attending (and dealing) at MWC for over 15 years now – scary to realize, and only have missed perhaps two years during that time. But it’s only in the past few years I’ve been at the con with my own wheels instead of flying in, so I can drive around and eat away from the convention hotel and walkable restaurants.

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Italian Times Three in NYC: Caravaggio, Bottega del Vino, and Gallo Nero

Recently I enjoyed a three-day stay in New York City for a conference and then a little relaxation and “playing tourist”. It was a nice getaway for the sweetie and I, and as it happened we ended up dining Italian three times, at three quite different restaurants around the city. Each meal was enjoyable with its own unique pluses – and a few minuses here and there.

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Two lunches at Treviso in Sarasota Florida

We spent the bulk of two days at the Ringling Estate in Sarasota, exploring not just their impressive art museum and attending a conference on Paolo Veronese but else enjoying the lush estate grounds, touring the Ca’ d’Zan Mansion and the Circus Museums (because yes, the Ringling in the museum name is THAT Ringling, from the Ringling Brothers Circus.)

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