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Dinner at Lake Luzerne

Dinner at Lake Luzerne

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Transportation to Dinner


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Alice – my ride


We’ve ridden at Bennett’s Riding Stable before. Usually a slow-paced ride through scenic woods and mountains. This time was different. On friendly, well-behaved horses, ten of us were led up an hour-long, narrow winding mountain trail. When we arrived at the top, the Chef had grilled shrimp and bacon-wrapped scallops waiting for us as an appetizer. All food and cooking equipment was brought up by horse and ATV. The dinner tables overlooked Adirondack valleys and lakes. When we made our dinner reservations we also made our orders – chicken, salmon or steak. Everything was done perfectly. After dessert we rode back down through the twilight lit woods. It was an experience that we won’t forget.


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The Kitchen


20160830_173750The Dinning Room


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Dinner


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Dessert


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Dinner at Lake Luzerne

If you’re in the Lake Luzerne area in Upstate New York, dinner on a mountain-top arranged by Bennett’s Riding Stable is worth looking into.

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Hollywood Beach

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We just spent a lazy week and a half at the Marriot on Hollywood Beach. The hotel is on the beach, only separated by the Broadwalk, a 2.5 mile long, 30 foot wide pavement open only to pedestrians and bikes. I say lazy because except for a lunch in Little Havana and a dinner in South Beach we never left Hollywood. We spent most of our time on the beach and were able to walk to plenty of very good restaurants, either right on the Broadwalk or the Intercoastal.

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Capones Flicker Lite – Chicago-style deep dish pizza – MENU

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Ocean Alley  – seafood on the Broadwalk – MENU

The waitress took this pic and I don't know how she got those colors.
The waitress took this pic and I don’t know how she got those colors.

GG’s Waterfront Bar & GrillMENU

GG's Waterfront Bar and Grill


Taverna Opa – on the Intercoastal – MENU Hollywood, FL _ Greek Restaurants And Dining At Taverna Opa Restaurants_Page_2


Rocco’sMENU

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The Taco SpotMENU

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Little Havana

 

El Pub Restaurant, 1548 SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) MENU

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La Tradicion Cubana – Calle Ocho & 13th Avenue


South Beach

 

The Delano – Rose Bar

Delano Rose Bar

 

Dolci – MENU

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Hot Springs, AR

We recently spent a long weekend in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It’s been a resort for a long time thanks to the mineral water spring and spas. Until about the time Las Vegas came of age in the 1950s, Hot Springs was also a gambling mecca attracting Hollywood celebrities and gangsters. They even have a gangster museum 

I’ve always appreciated Southern cuisine and Hot Springs has some great restaurants. We started every morning with grits and eggs (and donuts) at our hotel restaurant (The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa). Grits aren’t too common in NYC so I look forward to them whenever I’m in the South.

An Arlington Hotel breakfast
An Arlington Hotel breakfast

We had a great dinner at KJs Grill – chicken fried steak, French fries and local draft beer surrounded by paintings and photos of Marilyn.  

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It wasn’t all Southern American food, there was some Southern Italian too. We had a terrific meal at Luna Bella that included arancini as good as any that I’ve ever had in New York. The same owners as KJ’s and more pictures of Marilyn.

Mineral water public fountain
Mineral water public fountain