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Wagamama Entrance in Murray Hill. Photo credit: Edward Kliszus
Restaurants
Edward A Kliszus

Wagamama

Wagamama’s culinary offerings are unique, fresh, and beautifully prepared with authentic ingredients. Seating is comfortable and the Zen-inspired décor helps sets the mood for a pleasant dining experience.

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Saltbae Burger Main Entrance. NY NY. Photo credit: Sora Vernikoff
Restaurants
Sora Vernikoff

Saltbae Burger

Saltbae’s New York Burger consists of six ounces of tender Wagyu beef with lettuce, tomato, and onions. I opted out of the Pepper Jack cheese. With the burger came fabulous French fries. The quality of the beef, fries, and their respective seasonings were over the top delicious. I plan to return soon and sample other burger options. If you’re in the Gramercy Park area and crave a simple but delicious classic meal, you’ll want to try Saltbae.

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The Russian Tea Room, NYC. Photo credit: Sora Vernikoiff
Restaurants
Sora Vernikoff

The Russian Tea Room

The Russian Tea Room continues as a second home for the famous and literati and is an exclusive meeting place by Carnegie Hall.

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The Cutting Room banner. Photo credit: Sora Vernikoff
Cabaret
Sora Vernikoff

Boozy Brunch at the Cutting Room

Mark and Mathew know thousands of tunes and what’s performed works starts with requests paid for via Venmo. If someone in the audience doesn’t like the song they’re playing, they can outbid that song. whereas Mark and Mathew stop immediately and play the new request. If no one sends a paid request, Mark and Mathew play the Baby Shark Song until the audience is numb and desperate for something new.

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European Market in Cape Coral on Pine Island Rd
Florida Events
Edward A Kliszus

European Grocery Market

I continually hear former Northeasterners and Chicagoites asking for recommendations on where to find hot pastrami and rye bread, babka, and blintzes, like those served at the Second Avenue Deli in Manhattan. How about shish ka bob, pizza, pierogis, hand-rolled fresh pasta, bagels, and the like?

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Entrance to Kurant Wine Bar. Photo credit: Sora Vernikoff
Restaurants
Sora Vernikoff

Kurant Wine Bar

I raved about Amy Babic’s Copinette, a restaurant renowned for its amazing American cuisine with French influence. It was time to try her second restaurant Kurant Wine Bar located at 1091 2nd Avenue between 57th and 58th Street in Manhattan.

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Lanes at Bowland. Courtesy Bowland
Florida Events
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Bowland Cape Coral

Cape Coral hosts many pleasant surprises. Some friends and I recently spent a pleasant evening at Nemo’s Sports Bistro at Bowland in Cape Coral. Along with a bowling alley brimming with activity, there is Nemo’s Cafe where diners can relax, play pool and darts, watch live sports, and order bar fare like drinks, wings, and pizza.

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Hotel Zaza in Houston Texas entrance sign. Photo credit: Edward Kliszus
Restaurants
Edward A Kliszus

Hotel Zaza Houston

Houston, Texas has seen a lot of growth in recent years and today has a population exceeding two million. Hotel Zaza is located in the heart of Houston’s famed museum district that sees up to seven million visitors annually.

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Entrance to the Regency Bar and Grill, NY NY. Photo credit: Sora Vernikoff
Restaurants
Sora Vernikoff

The Regency Bar and Grill

If you’re midtown and near Park Avenue, and especially during lunchtime check it out. You might see a famous athlete, television or movie star. One never knows who they will see in The Big Apple or at The Regency Bar and Grill. PS. I saw Ramona Singer from The Real Housewives of New York City. It was a fun sighting!

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View from the water of Rumrunners in Cape Coral Courtesy Rumrunnersrestaurant.com
Florida Events
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Rumrunners

Rumrunners in Cape Coral fits the bill if you’re looking for harborside dining with outdoor seating options and a hearty seafood menu. They also host a wide selection of tropical drinks like their Mint Lemonade and Key Lime Colada.

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