After talking to a friend of mine who lives in Australia and just visited the United States, it occurred to me that tipping is something that many people just don’t seem to get right. People in other countries are always confused by the fact that we have tipping at all, but I’ve often found myself […]

Suffice it to say I eat out often. It’s probably because my wife and I both have unconventional jobs that lead to us being out of town for long periods of time. When we’re in town, and because we’re not always sure how long we’re going to be here, we tend to buy very little […]

When I first moved to New York, one of the first restaurants I discovered was Friendly’s. For those of you who aren’t in the know, Friendly’s is a combination restaurant/ice cream parlor, very old style, which has its own special ice cream brand of tastiness that’s out of this world. I have to admit that […]

It took me years to get into Stella’s Diner, which is just off Hiawatha Blvd near Carousel Mall. It’s not that I didn’t want to go. It’s that I’m the type of person that sometimes has to be convinced that it’s worth waiting a long time to get into a place. What finally did it […]