Archive for the Tag 'Restaurant'

0

Debbie Shu, my favorite restaurateur

What makes a great one? People like Debbie Shu, my favorite restaurateur, is an example of why we adore the chefs whose foods deliver both sustenance and comfort. Add a great wine list to the restaurant’s mix and there’s nowhere else to go, when sustenance and comfort are what we crave outside of our own […]

11

Excuse me, how long has this bottle been open?

I’ve found myself asking that questions many times, and I’m not afraid to do it when I’ve ordered a wine and it’s just lost that loving’ feelin.’ I was just reminded of this, and realized it’s a good wine blog topic, after having read my PS I Love You member Larry Schaffer on Facebook. Larry […]

15

Regarding: Restaurant Wine Prices Are Outrageous! at Enobytes

I just read a very well thought out and researched story about restaurant prices being outlandish on Enobytes.com. I get why many people think this way, with some actually doing research studies to support their theories. It’s costing more and more to buy wine at restaurants. what was once a $5 wine-by-the glass is now […]

12

I’m siding with Francis Ford Coppola on this one

People who are born with original thoughts don’t steal other people’s great ideas; they trademark their own. They all “get” plagiarism. While they might be inspired by others, they don’t take someone else’s words or images for their own. It’s just not necessary. This is also what makes them leaders, not followers. The question of […]

2

Dan Berger’s “Sound of Tension” Hit a Chord

My Vintage Experiences just arrived, and as I was reading Dan Berger’s lead story, I found myself nodding in agreement. Dan wrote: The “music,” and I use the term quite loosely, was mainly a series of shorter pieces each with an assertive drum beat. Thumping bass notes were thoroughly annoying and a real intrusion on […]

0

Chinois Asian Bistro ~ A Wine List That’s Frequently Stolen

Nothing’s more exciting than when a new kid ends up on the block; most especially when that kid’s brought in all kinds of new, fascinating toys… Enter Chinois Asian Bistro in Windsor, California, offering Pan-Asian cuisine… Right in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country, just minutes from downtown Healdsburg. Their menu is so delectable […]

8

Do you have issues with Corkage? I got over mine…

I just read this Facebook question: “What are your issues about Corkage Fees?” written by Bill Eyer. This question was stemming from a thoughtful blog on the subject at Cruvee Corner Wine Blog, also written by Bill Eyer. First, Corkage fees are defined as what one pays when he or she brings his or her […]

2

Images of Dark & Delicious with Comments From the Crew: Praise and Suggestions

There is no particular order and no captions for the following images. They’re just the best of the best that I shot. It’s the suggestions that make Dark & Delicious each subsequent year, so you’ll see them here as positive feedback. This is a blog entry to let others do the talking. I’m going to […]

2

The More Employees Learn, the More Employers Earn: Restaurateurs Take Note

This saying has never been more critical… And, it seems to ring more true during an economic downturn. This is a time when many, many companies are pulling out of their advertising and PR campaigns, when – in fact – if your efforts continue, you’re now the big pebble on a small beach. This is […]