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Rona Gura
May23
Smoking Tips
Posted By : Rona Gura

For all those “smokers,” out there I need tips. After years of asking for a smoker for Mother’s Day, I finally got one.   I always understood my husband’s hesitancy in buying me a smoker. Anyone who knows me, knows I do not eat meat. But I do eat poultry and fish. And every summer when he opened up the bar-be-que, I just wanted to be able to smoke

Rona Gura
May16
Hidden Gems
Posted By : Rona Gura

I love hidden gems. I’m referring to those small restaurants that have been in your neighborhood forever and you can always rely on for a good meal.     One of our hidden gems is Bigelow’s. Bigelow’s opened in  1939. It’s a very small seafood restaurant in Rockville Center  I loved going there as a child, to sit at the counter  with my dad, and eat

Rona Gura
Jan24
Sugary Memories
Posted By : Rona Gura

I recently purchased a new “healthy” cereal. It depicts itself as healthy as it purports to be keto friendly, low in sugar, and high in protein. In reading the box I was intrigued to read, “Do you ever wonder why you grew up but your cereal didn’t?”   That question brought me straight back to childhood. My brother, sister, and I would often to come

Rona Gura
Oct18
Drink of Choice
Posted By : Rona Gura

Last week was one of “those” weeks. You know the type, when you breathe a sigh of relief when you leave the office on Friday night. And, it was Friday night when I left. A judge felt the need to “punish” my client and her soon to be ex-spouse for not settling their case. The punishment? Scheduling a court conference for 4:30 on a Friday afternoon.

Rona Gura
Mar04
OpenTable
Posted By : Rona Gura

I need to thank Nancy for inspiring this blog. One of my favorite apps is OpenTable. I love just clicking on the app and making dinner reservations in a matter of seconds. I will rarely, if ever, go out to dinner on a Saturday night to a restaurant that does not accept my OpenTable reservation. I have also, successfully used OpenTable when travel

Rona Gura
Dec24
Food Hacks
Posted By : Rona Gura

Food hacks are all the rage. To me, a food hack is a new or different way to prepare or serve food. Recently, while on the Weight Watchers app, I watched a video of a celebrity chef demonstrate a truly different way to prepare caramelized onions. I had to try it.   Essentially, the recipe involved taking a whole, unpeeled onion and giving it a l

Rona Gura
Jul09
Top Picks At Costco
Posted By : Rona Gura

  As I have written, Costco has opened in my town. We find ourselves shopping more and more in Costco for our everyday items. And my shopping habits are beginning to change. For instance, I love making roasted chicken. I rarely now, if ever, cook chicken because I cannot buy a raw chicken anywhere cheaper than I can purchase one of Costco’s rotis

Rona Gura
Jul02
Continued Brutality in the Internet
Posted By : Rona Gura

  I have often written about the effect baseless online reviews have had on me and my colleagues. This week it happened to friends of mine, in a particularly vicious way, and it made me extremely angry.     There is a Facebook page called Tri-State Restaurant Club. It can be very informative at times. But, I have also found that people can be ver

Rona Gura
Jun25
In Search For The Perfect Lobster Roll
Posted By : Rona Gura

  At a recent Gotham Long Island Dinner meeting, Nancy asked the following question, “What is your favorite thing to do on Long Island in the summer?” My response needed no thought since it is something my husband and I do every summer, “We search for the perfect lobster roll.”     My answer sparked such a lively conversation that I knew it would

Rona Gura
May28
What Can I get You For Your Burger?
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Today, as we honor our fallen heroes, we also mark the first weekend of the summer. To me, the summer is all about bar-b-que. And when you think about bar-b-que, most people think about hamburgers and hot dogs.     Hamburgers seem to be having a resurgence in popularity. There are specialty hamburgers restaurants popping up everywhere, i.e. Sha

Rona Gura
Nov13
It's All About the Sides
Posted By : Rona Gura

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is almost upon us. And for the first time in several years, I am hosting.   While for most people on Thanksgiving the turkey is the “star” of the show, I am all about the side dishes. I love filling my plate with a taste of every side dish and just a smidgen of turkey. Given that I am hosting, my plan is to have a

Rona Gura
May01
Our Place
Posted By : Rona Gura

I happened to turn onto a rerun of “Cheers” the other evening.  It caused me to think about whether I have a place where “everybody knows your name.” And I realized that my husband and I do. We have a favorite small restaurant that we often go to where they know us by name, have excellent and bountiful Italian food,  and will often make sure they h

Rona Gura
Mar06
Food Mash-Ups
Posted By : Rona Gura

In reading People Magazine this week, I was amused to read about an unusual  food combination enjoyed by  a celebrity. He loves to mix peanut butter into his scrambled eggs. My first reaction was, ”yuck.” But then I recalled an unusual food combination I enjoyed while in high school and decided I shouldn’t judge another’s food  mash-up. Senior yea

Rona Gura
Feb27
Oldies But Goodies
Posted By : Rona Gura

The first placed I lived on my own was  Brooklyn Heights. Since the  law firm where I was working was also in the Heights many of us who worked together also lived close to one another.   When those of us who lived in the Heights wanted a special place to go to dinner our “go-to” restaurant was Henry’s End. It was a small cozy restaurant with a won

Rona Gura
Jan30
It's Coming
Posted By : Rona Gura

Costco. I have learned that it’s one of those places that either you love it or you hate it. My husband and I love it. Although, those that know us will, undoubtedly, say that no one loves Costco more than my husband. And they would be correct. In fact, when my husband met my college roommate for the first time they immediately bonded, not because

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