Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gnocchi Bolognese, Gianna's, Carlstadt, NJ

Gianna's is a cozy little Italian Restaurant located in the middle of a large business dsitrict in Carlstadt, New Jersey. I've been there before on business lunches, so it is a natural choice when it's time to talk business over a nice meal. Gianna's was also one of the first retaurants in the area to reopen after Hurricane Sandy and an over-topped levee caused considerable flooding for large parts of town. Even one of the worst natural disasters to hit the area failed to put a dent in the quality of their food...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, enjoy your holiday meal wherever you may be!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shiraz - Greenwood Village, Colorado

As I've said in my last few posts- the Denver area appears to boast a very lively, varied, and vibrant restaurant scene- especially to the south of town near the concentration of technology companies known as the Denver Tech Center. When I stopped for my sushi lunch, I noticed there was also an interesting Persian restaurant in the very same shopping center, so when the opportunity arose, I paid a visit to the restaurant called Shiraz...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Samurai Fine Japanese Cuisine and Sushi, Greenwood Village, Colorado

The south side of Denver is home to a large concentration of technology companies, and the money that comes with them. It also means that the area is a melange of many cultures. In my travels through the area, I found not only a large number of restaurants, but a wide variety of food cultures represented- all within a few scant minutes drive of my hotel. The area had at least three sushi restaurants almost within walking distance- so I took a spin around the neighborhood, and went with the one that my gut told me would be a good one- Samurai Japanese Cuisine and Sushi.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Las Brisas, Greenwood Village, Colorado

Denver is a city that runs mostly under the radar for most people from the northeast. What most of us don't realize is that the mile high city is a bustling, lively community, and home to a surprising number of technology companies and big businesses of all types. This is most apparent in the area callen the "Denver Tech Center" about 30 minutes south of downtown. The area is filled with office buildings, industrial and commercial parks, and all manner of smaller supporting businesses, includinga surprising number of restaurants of all sizes- Las Brisas is one of them.

Friday, November 2, 2012

For the New Jersey Shore

This week, Hurricane Sandy tore through the northeast, devastaing homes and businesses, including many of our old favorites. Many of them may never recover.

Here are some of the places we've visited that we hope will make it through this trying time. The shore may never be the same, but let's all hope that some semblance of normalcy can be restored soon.

Spicy Cantina, Seaside Heights

My Vacation Breakfast in Seaside Park

Jimbo's, Seaside Heights

Rivoli's, Toms River

Berkeley Sweet Shop, Seaside Heights

Klee's Bar and Grill, Seaside Heights

Best of luck to all of you on the shore who are still without power, who have lost homes or businesses, Please keep them in your thoughts, and lend a hand if you can.