Outdoor Dining: Old Favorites, New Finds

My how time flies. It is almost August, the days are getting shorter, and the evenings of patio dining will soon be a distant memory. I still haven’t made it back to my all-time favorite outdoor dining spot, the patio at the Black Forest Inn, for a mug of Pilsner Urquell, a pair of bratwurst […]

Gypsy Jazz, Caviar, and a Wailer Sighting

  About a dozen Rake readers and friends showed up last Wednesday – at my invitation – for dinner and a show at T’s Place. You can find better Malaysian dishes elsewhere, (like at Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine) but the Ethiopian dishes were hearty and flavorful, prices extremely reasonable, and the contemporary jazz by Ethiopian-born bass […]