Archives for June 2010

Review: Pershing Square Cafe & Restaurant, New York City

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 30th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Some days feel surreal.  A recent Saturday was one such day.  After a fabulous breakfast at a diner in Portsmouth, NH, a meeting, a quick stop by home, and a 5-hour car ride, I found myself having a very late lunch/pre-dinner snack at Pershing Square in Manhattan.  Of

Grilled Pineapple Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 28th, 2010| Recipes, Salads
Warm weather arrives in New England, and we become excited to cook outdoors.  Of course, there is the typical fare of hamburgers and hot dogs to please the palate, but a little variety makes grilling so much more enjoyable.

This past Saturday we decided to try our hands at more

The Best Restaurant in the Pacific Hawaii Region

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 25th, 2010| Restaurant News
After ten days of voting, the poll for the best restaurant in the Pacific Hawaii Region closed at the end of the day yesterday.  With a wide variety of restaurants from which to choose, the decision wasn't an easy one.  However, faithful restaurant patrons and Think Tasty readers voiced

Review: Roundabout Diner & Lounge, Portsmouth, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 21st, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
My husband and I traveled to Portsmouth this past weekend for a Saturday meeting.  While we could have driven there that morning, we made a last minute decision to head out the night before.  What better way to spend a hot summer night, then walk the downtown of a

Chef Nick Yanes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 16th, 2010| Chef Interviews
Although Think Tasty has ventured into only two different regions of the country, I have found the benefits to be numerous already.  First, based on the feedback I have received, our visitors are enjoying learning about the myriad of great restaurants across the country.  Second, loyal patrons

Best Restaurant- Pacific Hawaii Region

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 14th, 2010| Restaurant News
Moving south from the Pacific Alaska region, Think Tasty now heads to the Pacific Hawaii region.  Encompassing Hawaii, California, Nevada, and Arizona, we will share our top ten picks from the many that were submitted.  For the next ten days, readers will have the opportunity to vote

Beet & Orange Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 11th, 2010| Recipes, Salads
Summer, the season of salads.  We tend to make many salads at our house, both as main and side dishes in this season.  Some have a base of greens; others are a combination of fruits, vegetables, or both.  Although we have our go-to salads, such as Caesar, we tend

Terrace Kitchen, Lake Oswego, OR

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 9th, 2010| Restaurant News
Last month, Think Tasty readers had the opportunity to choose the best restaurant in the Pacific Alaska region.  With ten fabulous restaurants from which to choose, it was a difficult decision.  Until the last moment, diners provided their votes and left comments praising their restaurants.  When voting

Homemade Tzatziki

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 7th, 2010| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
When one thinks of meatballs, usually some sort of marinara accompanies it.  However, if the meatballs are made of lamb and have seasonings that lean toward a Greek-inspired dish, then you need a sauce to match.  For me, that is cool and creamy tzatziki.  Made with Greek yogurt, cucumber,

Lamb Meatballs

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 4th, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
It is almost the end of the workday on Friday, and yet as I type, I am thinking wistfully about Monday evening.

Thinking about a Monday happily on a Friday?! It might seem odd, as Friday is the start of the weekend, and Monday is the start of the workweek.  So,

Review: Tangierino Restaurant, Charlestown, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 2nd, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to have a weekend of celebrating my birthday.  The actual event was on Saturday, but the celebrations began with cake on Friday night, continued with breakfast in bed on Saturday, and culminated with a romantic dinner for two on Saturday night.  As an