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Review: Z Food & Drink, Manchester, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 25th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
With the kids having plans for Friday evening, my husband and I had a couple hours to ourselves.  After a busy week of work, we decided that dinner at a restaurant would be a great way to spend those hours.  Although we have an assortment of favorite restaurants, we chose

Review: Bistro Elan, Palo Alto, CA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 4th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
My friend Chris recently enjoyed an evening of fine dining with his wife.  Kindly, he wrote a review of this restaurant and shared it with me.  Click here to read his review, which has been posted on our sister site, Good Life Review.

If you live near Palo Alto, it

Review: Janie’s Uncommon Cafe, Londonderry, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 23rd, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
On a Saturday morning with no children at home, my husband and I decided to go out for breakfast before engaging in a day of shopping.  Leaving our house around 9:30, we were pretty hungry, so we wanted to eat before we started any of our errands.  This made choosing

Nespresso Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 14th, 2009| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
One of my favorite beverages is coffee.  After breakfast I brew a pot, and as I work from a home office, I enjoy refilling my cup throughout the morning.  I am slightly particular about how my coffee is served, though.  I like it with a pinch of sugar and some

Review: Jewell & the Beanstalk, Manchester, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 9th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
Every Thursday, my best friend and I have a scheduled business meeting.  Conveniently, it is planned to coincide with breakfast or lunch at a local dining establishment.  As there have been many of these meetings and we don't want to travel too far on a workday, we have visited many

Review: Oceanaire, Boston, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 30th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
For one of my husband's Christmas gifts, I planned a surprise trip to Boston for a night.  Traveling to our hotel in the early afternoon, we discovered that Oceanaire was right around the corner.  Having been to this restaurant for the kick-off of Restaurant Week in Boston, we were

Thanksgiving Review

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 2nd, 2008| Tasty Thoughts
Our Thanksgiving was quite enjoyable.  My husband and I spent the morning cooking and working at a leisurely pace.  Arriving at our friends' house just before noon, we completed the cooking of appetizers immediately, as everyone was hungry.  Both the Spiced Cauliflower and Baby Pears with Goat Cheese

Review: Longboards, Ka’anapali, HI

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 14th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews

On a Thursday in Hawaii, we decided to start our night a little later and began our walk down the beach path around 7. We had seen a restaurant named Longboards that looked quite appealing the previous day, as it had outdoor seating with beach chairs in the sand

Review: Gaylord’s at Kilohana, Lihue, HI

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 7th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews

While staying on

Review: Keoki’s Paradise, Poipu Beach, HI

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 1st, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
Traveling to Kauai for the first half of our honeymoon, we have enjoyed many meals of fine dining.  Every day has begun with an incredible buffet at the Grand Hyatt, so we have not needed lunch after such an indulgence.  However, today we drove to Waimea Canyon and hiked about

Review: Cafe Soulstice, San Mateo, CA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 24th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
In California on a business trip this week, I had a lunch meeting scheduled for Tuesday.  Not being from the area, I asked my lunch partner to choose a restaurant, and she suggested Cafe Soulstice.  With two locations (both situated within Equinox Fitness Clubs), we opted to meet

Review: Polcari’s North End, Salem, NH

by TK September 18th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
The family Italian restaurant is an often done experience.  Every town in America, no matter the size, has at least one Italian restaurant. This usually means you can get pasta covered in some form of marinara sauce.  Throw some Italian bread on the table and some parmesan cheese out of