"Then we would cook cornmeal porridge, Of which I'll share with you ..."
 Bob Marley, "No Woman No Cry".
"Caribou Coffee",  Minneapolis,  summer 2008.

When the coffee is all gone only frowns remain....  
Bakery,  Kabul Afghanistan,  March 2008.

The baker kneels over a vertical wood-fired oven called a "tandoor". Bread - called nan locally - is
produced by forming the dough to shape, and sticking it to the side of the oven. The smell is
delicious, and fresh nan cost about 30 US cents when this picture was taken.
(Food prices in Afghanistan have since soared).
"Box lunch" courtesy of The Bellagio,  Las Vegas,  2007.
Yet another frown suggests that even with smoked salmon,
there is no pleasing some pilots.
"Carnegie Deli", Broadway NY, winter 2006.

The "Broadway Danny Rose" sandwich.
Sandy's "Sweet 16", 2007.
"Green Parrot",  Key West FL,  winter 2006
New Orleans, 9/2008
Mozarella, summer 2008

You will still see longshoremen in boots and you'll find plenty of locals rubbing elbows in
line with visitors, veterans, politicians and movie stars.  
Mother's  remains true to its
working class origins. Nobody gets treated better (or worse) than anybody else.
As Jerry Amato says, "Everybody gets fed. Everybody comes back."
"Marquesa Hotel"  Key West, summer 2008.
"Corona Cigar Co."  Orlando FL, 9/2008
A fine wine!  New Year, Florida 2008.
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco 5/2009.
Tamarind's Creamy Seafood Chowder ( tuna, mahi mahi, snapper, salmon, shrimp, basa and maybe some other fish too! ) with HOT and POTENT Pepper
Wine on the side
Hot Baked Artichoke & Mozzarella Gratin
Roasted Garlic Hummus, Black Olive Salad and Toasted Pita
Sesame Seared Tataki of Tuna with Hoisin Vinaigrette
Tamarind Club Garden Salad  choose our own Mango Dressing, Balsamic / Dijon Vinaigrette, Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing, Honey-Mustard Mayonnaise
Salad of Blue Cheese & Sugar Spiced Walnuts and pear vinaigrette
Peel and Eat Shrimp with a Smoky Chipotle Cocktail Sauce

Filet Mignon Pepper Crusted in a Cream and Cognac Sauce
Jerk Roasted Rack of Lamb with Tamarind-Mango Sauce
Pan Seared Breast of Chicken with Baby Tomatoes, Fresh Basil Pesto and Toasted Pinenuts
Spice Rubbed Tuna pan seared ( rare unless you specify otherwise ) and served with Wasabi Sauce, Pickled Ginger & Soy
Pan-Seared Sea Bass with a Lemon Dill Sauce
Penne Pasta with Steak Tips and Mushrooms in a Rich Beefy Sauce
Homemade Beef Lasagna served with Garlic Bread and your choice of a Caesar or Garden Salad

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream & Hot Butterscotch
Triple Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream
Frozen Lemonade Pie drizzled with Limoncello
Carrot, Coconut, Pineapple and Roasted Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Mango Cheesecake
Tamarind Club, Tortola, British Virgin Islands 8/2010.
Sam, Anne, Paul, Ryan, Katie (the dog), and me.
                              Thanksgiving 2010.
Mojito Time!  Florida, 5/2011.
Courtesy of British Airways,  6/2012.
(object on lower right of box is unidentifiable),
possibly a small rock thrown up by the landing gear ?
Thanksgiving, 2012.
Christmas, 2011.
"Citrus Club",  Orlando FL,  9/2008.
(Sam assembles the hammock)