Big Fish in Smaller Ponds


Growing numbers of ambitious young chefs and restaurateurs are abandoning the bright lights and big cities and establishing thriving restaurants in secondary markets.

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In recent years, Charleston has been making its mark as a real up and coming Restaurant city. From Sean Brock’s “HUSK” and “MCCRADY’S” to the traditional “FIG” or HMGI’s “Magnolias”, one can expect a great meal every time out. However, if you just want some down-home, simple fare that is always fresh, tasty and terrific, […]

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NUTRITION–Dehydration and Brain Function

If you happen to live in any of the 48 contiguous US States, you’ve probably experienced this summer’s record HEAT WAVE. Temperatures have broken records nearly everywhere. In New York City alone on July 22d, the temperature in Central Park recorded 105 degrees, w/ a Heat Index of 116 !!. Similar or worse conditions showed […]

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Cooking Tips – Tidbits — July 4th BBQ

Well, here it is again—THE BBQ wknd of the year. Of course, when the Declaration of Independence was signed back in 1776, the founders were talking about a document which said to England (and King George): ” We’re no longer under your Command, Laws, Rules, we are a FREE nation……” I don’t believe they were […]

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Menu of the Week — Strawberries

JUNE —  The month for weddings, the longest day of the year, warm weather, flowers, the Pearl (the gem of June) and , of course, Strawberries…..and Strawberry Festivals. Virtually anywhere you travel in the USA during this month you’ll find a festival somewhere…..strawberries and fresh cream, or vanilla ice cream and naturally, strawberry shortcake. The […]

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On The Road — Chicago

Just to follow up on my last blog, which is several weeks now I know…..but here it is: There is a restaurant just outside of town, in the old Meat Market district, which Chicagoans consider the “avant garde” place, nearly impossible to get a reservation(it’s said a minimum of 3 months is standard) and supposedly […]

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On The Road–NRA Show Chicago

Well, back from another year at this largest of all Restaurant Shows in the USA……The McCormick Center is so large it is next to impossible to actually talk to all the manufacturers, suppliers and operators there. However, I did manage to find some terrific companies who have great products. I usually arrive at the Center […]

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