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Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor

Life can seem sad sometimes. Like the time when you really really wanted that cookie but the man in front got the last one. Or when you were dreaming of the cool, creaminess of ice cream on a hot day but it instead toppled to…

Brat

Brat

I am well acquainted with the word Brat.  Usually hurled as an almost expletive when I was growing up with my brother, it would not be my first choice for a restaurant name.  It brings back too many memories of rather rancorous arguments. However, I…

Katsune 100

Katsune 100

When restaurants add numbers to their names, I do wonder why. I know that for some, it might make sense if you are struggling to come up with a catchy name, naming your place after an address is a way out of this dilemma.  Alternatively,…

Orrery

Orrery

An orrery is another name for a planetarium.  Not to be confused with ornery, I know a few aunts like that, not restaurants. When people mentioned planetarium to me (which is something not requiring a dictionary to understand), I am brought back to days as…

Aquavit

Aquavit

There are few things sadder than when something great becomes something less.   There was my friend who was determined to be the largest (muscular) man around, so much so that a while ago when he was asked to described himself, in fervent hope that words…