Zoila’s Bistro

Just a bit back I had the opportunity to go to Zoila's Bistro, New York 302, Circleville, NY.  A Latin restaurant tucked away in a little strip center behind the deli right at the junction of Route 302 and Goshen Turnpike. I'll admit the decor wasn't my style but … [Read more...]

Yumm Garlic and the Polar Vortex — One way to survive the cold in Middletown

It's post New Years and everybody is kicking off their good healthy habits; working out and eating clean.   Seriously you gotta cheat every now and again.   If your going to cheat it might as well be during this Polar Vortex that's so freaking cold all you want to do is … [Read more...]

Magical Christmas Shopping Downtown Middletown

Have you peered in the windows of the downtown Middletown shops, restaurants and stores? Beautiful hardwood floors; brick interior walls; superior high ceilings;  the history; the beauty; just waiting to be discovered. Especially at Christmas something about the … [Read more...]

Tooties Luncheonette –A Local Tradition

Still going strong, manning the grill, cooking everything fresh and made to order its “Tootie” Predmore. It was 58-years ago in the mid 1950’s when Tootie opened his first Luncheonette in downtown Middletown.   It was located across from the then Sears and Roebuck … [Read more...]

How to Order Sushi Like a Pro

Recently I'm having the unique experience of working with some very talented Chefs from different parts of Asia , at the O Sake Restaurant at 21 West Main Street in Downtown Middletown.  They've taught me a little about their culture and food, including sushi, and I'd … [Read more...]

Gunk Haus Restaurant

On the way back from a day trip to the Ashokan Area in the Catskill Mountains we made a stop at the, Gunk Haus Restaurant, in Clintondale about 45 minutes from Middletown.   We we’re glad we did. After a hard day of sightseeing autumn leaves and a short hike to a … [Read more...]

Get Ready Middletown, DQ about to OPEN

   I stopped in to get you the scoop and actually got one.   Not just a scoop but a real DQ. A Dairy Queen Classic with a perfect curved top.   It was served by, Nancy, one of the managers of the new, DQ Grill and Chill, that will be opening on Tuesday October … [Read more...]