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First taste: Naples of Mullica Hill

Earlier this year,  Mullica Hill favorite Naples Pizza moved from its longtime location at The Old Mill Antique Mall across the street to the Warehouse, a former sweet potato warehouse now converted into restaurant and shopping space. I had never actually been to Naples (the restaurant) before, despite now living in the immediate vacinity for four years. With the recent closing of Toscana in Mullica Hill, the sweetie was curious to give Naples a try to see if it would be a suitable “replacement” for satisfying that occasional Italian-American food craving. And I have to say after one visit there with the sweetie and his father R, I was really pleasantly surprised by how good it was.

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Barbaresco Restaurant (Upper East Side, New York City)

Finding an excellent  yet reasonably-priced meal on New York’s Upper East Side can be a bit of a challenge. It’s not exactly NYC’s trendiest dining destination, and a lot of times it seems that the high prices to be found in restaurants there do not reflect the quality of the food served. With that in mind, coming across Barbaresco Restaurant on a recent evening in the area was a truly wonderful delight.

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Italy 2014 Day 2: Il Giardino Romano (Rome)

I set our alarm for 6:30am, thinking we had 9am tickets for the Borghese Gallery. Ooops. I had, in fact, figured we’d be too tired on our first full day in Rome for an early morning museum visit, so those tickets were in fact for the next day (Saturday), not today (Friday). We had nothing definitively scheduled until 1pm when I had reserved entry tickets to the Vatican Museum.

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Italy 2014 Day 1: Volpetti and Ristorante Sant’Anna (Rome)

I am just back from 17 days in Italy with the sweetie, which we spent traveling between Rome, Naples, Salerno and various stops along the Amalfi Coast. Needless to say we saw a tremendous number of sites, from the Vatican to the ruins of Pompeii and Paestum—we even got to visit a buffalo mozzarella farm!

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3 Days in Chicago: Terzo Piano

"The Bean" - Chicago, Illinois

“The Bean” – Chicago, Illinois

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