Luigi’s

I was so excited last night because we were planning to meet our friends Derek & Lorena for dinner at one of our favorite spots for good beer (and food), North Country Brewing in Slippery Rock. Unfortunately, I found out too late that they don't take reservations, and I didn't realize they didn't realize it…

Taranto’s Boiler

Tarantos1 One of our household rules has always been that you can't play if you didn't work – meaning if you're too sick to go to school/work/whatever during the day, then you're too sick to play ball / go out / whatever later on. So since we'd been planning all week to go out to…

Tatonut Shop

We didn't really come up with a plan last night to have breakfast at the donut shop, so I just went into the dining hall at 6:00 to wait for everyone else. Al was already in there, having not been able to sleep on account of his sinuses, so we sat together to wait. He…

Crazy Kitchen

  Cucina Pazzo I had a lovely birthday dinner the other night at our favorite close-to-home restaurant, Cucina Pazzo. We had had them cater Alex's grad party, and since then, they've remembered us when we go, knowing for example that we prefer to eat outside when it's nice.   Actually, it's pretty much the only legitimate…

Sunday Brunch at SoHo Pittsburgh

SoHo logo I looked online this morning for somewhere in the city to have Sunday brunch before taking Alex to the bus station, so the child wouldn't starve on the 8-hour ride. Some place not too dressy, since he'd be in jeans (rules out Grand Concourse). Some place we wouldn't have to mess around too much…

Novitá

We joined Nikki Friday night at Novitá in Garden City NY (where she is a hostess on the weekends). [Sandy (not me, Mom's friend) said anywhere else it would be pronounced novEEta, but in Garden City it has to be noviTAH.] We were pretty much the only ones there since the weather was so atrocious, so that…

Neisha

Neisha logo On Friday evening, we went to Neisha, a Thai restaurant in Tenleytown that Alex has always walked past but never visited (being on a college-student budget). I wish I had taken a photo of the outside, because it's very striking (I'd noticed it before, too, on our few visits to Tenleytown – it's…