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A writing respite

Cooking and writing are fun. It is time for more cooking fun. The Bistro menu is getting a facelift –  the best steak tartare anywhere with...
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A belated Mother’s Day missive

People ask me if my mom taught me how to cook. Truth is my mom was a lovely person, but she could not cook worth...
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The Stanley Cup and poutine

Canada's two greatest exports have a shared heritage. I am talking poutine and hockey. I was born in Canada and lived there a good chunk of...
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They are leaving… you can come out now

For years now the Beach Bistro runs an ad every May. It shows a flight of geese in V formation heading North. It is captioned, "They...
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Judy the elephant and the St. Paddy’s Day parade

The best thing about having a parade is watching the kids watching the parade. At the Bistro St Paddy’s parade, their faces are bright with...
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Election Day

It is election time on our island. We should be grateful that there are good and honest people running and that our island elections...
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Tequila madness

I was young and foolish. It was an evening of bad decisions. The first bad decision was to drink tequila. Salt-tequila-lemon, salt-tequila-lemon, salt-tequila-lemon. As is often the case...
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The Beach Bistro’s Beard House adventure

August is a good month to stay inside in the AC with memories. Some of the Bistro’s richest are our August memories of preparing for...
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Grumpy Lady and Wasabi Guy

I am in the business of making people happy, of creating memorable evenings for people celebrating special days in their lives. It is the...
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Bar Talk… “Warm Florida Coats”

Bartenders are listeners. You sit at the bar. You drink. The Bartender listens. The topics can be tricky. The patron’s ex-wife. This one is real tricky. The bartender has...
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Tales of a craft cocktail bar

People ask me if my mom taught me to cook. Mom was a strict adherent to the Irish cooking maxim, “Take everything that walks, swims...