Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hurricane Sandy affects restaurants on East Coast

Having just moved from the East Coast to the West Coast about 2 weeks ago, I was devastated by the recent happenings of Hurricane Sandy back home. I am grateful my family and friends are safe, but my heart goes out to all those affected in CT, NY, and NJ especially. As a Hartford Restaurant examiner, I wrote a recent post regarding dining establishments in the state, post-Sandy, which can be seen here.

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Top Halloween Parties!

I realize I just barely made the Halloween cut-off here, but figured I’d share this article I wrote a few weeks ago in case any last-minute partiers out there wanted to know what’s up… check it out.

Top Haunted Bars

If you think your beer goggles have you seeing something whacky at your favorite bar… it might not be the booze. There are more haunted bars than you may imagine, and there’s no better time of year to pay them a visit. Here are my picks for top haunted bars.

My Tuscan Love Story

My latest post for The Cooking Channel’s “Extra Virgin” blog is about my experience in Tuscany in the fall of 2006… wine lovers, take note! Read my Tuscan Love Story

Oktoberfest 2012!

While I greatly miss Oktoberfest of 2006, when I was fortunate enough to actually be in Germany that fall, there are many replica festivals home in the States as well. Here are my top picks for local places to celebrate Oktoberfest 2012!

Career or Side Gig: Top Bartending Classes

Whether you’re looking for a new career or just a way to make some quick cash on the side, bartending can be a viable option for a variety of people. Here are my top picks for bartending classes.