Category: New York State

A Cuppa at Cupoccino

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Cold Spring for the Holidays

Cold Spring, N.Y. on a snowy day Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

I could make myself crazy going to five different stores to get all of the ingredients for a homemade bûche de Noël along with coffee, after-dinner liqueurs, everything for a very-vegetable Christmas dinner, plus appetizers, snacks, bread for sandwiches afterward—or…

Boscobel for the Holidays

Planning to stay for a few days at the Hudson House Inn in Cold Spring, the Brawny Sherpa and I stop on a snowy Wednesday at Boscobel, an historic house in nearby Garrison. It’s the perfect time for a visit…

Food So Good I Almost Eat the Plate

One place I don’t go to enough is Lalibela, an Ethiopian restaurant in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Ethiopian restaurants are a great choice for mixed couples: carnivores like the Brawny Sherpa can enjoy the beef/lamb/chicken, and vegetarians/ vegans/flexitarians like me have…

Steak and a Sleepover, Rochester

Chalk up on my list of belated discoveries the Inn on Broadway and its accompanying restaurant, Tournedos. The inn, the former home of the University Club of Rochester, was built in 1929 and is now a boutique-style hotel. A short…

If It’s Buffalo, It’s Got to Be the Anchor Bar

I imagine not many vegans or vegetarians wander into the Anchor Bar hoping for a pick-me-up. The place where Buffalo chicken wings were born when the owner’s son and some friends showed up late one night and she didn’t feel…

Niagara Falls from Above

Seeing Niagara Falls from All Sides I both love and loathe Niagara Falls. The roar of the falls almost compensates for the schlock that humanity has allowed to surround it. On my most recent visit, I can’t help but wonder…

New York Road Trip: Reasons to Love Rochester

The George Eastman House and Pizza Bagels Leaving Hamilton and being chased by a dog on the way out of town, the Brawny Sherpa and I drive past windmills that weren’t there years ago and appreciate the scenery. Ahead on…

New York Road Trip: Colgate Inspiration

A Campus Visit Just for the Beauty of It Taking the scenic route on a New York road trip from Westchester County to Niagara Falls, I stop in Hamilton and revisit Colgate University. This place can’t help but inspire. It’s…