Death threats and angry chefs – when restaurant reviews go wrong


Eating nice food for a living sounds great, but there are downsides: from being unmasked to finding out, after you’ve published a glowing review, that there were rodents in the kitchen. The UK’s top critics spill the beans ‘The rat droppings were exquisitely cooked’ … CheeMc restaurant, which didn’t quite live up to Jay Rayner’sContinue reading “Death threats and angry chefs – when restaurant reviews go wrong”

what cha gonna have? “Pancake Circus” still serving it up right!


Hungry?  You have two choices, chain or adventure.  Many people opt for the chain, because its familiar.    In New York, there are hundreds of authentic Italian Resturants , yet on any givin day you will find a long lines at the Olive Garden near Time Square. While the chains are predictable , when I’m traveling IContinue reading “what cha gonna have? “Pancake Circus” still serving it up right!”

restaurant review: JOHNNY CARINO’S- “The bread was good”


With the exception of the magnificent Biba’s, good Italian eatery’s are in short supply in Sacramento.   Most of the popular Italian Restaurants are chains.  The Olive Garden,and Buca De Beppo’s . All of the Macaroni Grill outlets have closed in the Sacramento Area. On this outing, we chose the Johnny Carinos in Natomas.    Even though the restaurant was half full, many tables were dirty.Continue reading “restaurant review: JOHNNY CARINO’S- “The bread was good””

Review: MARKET CLUB unglamorus and straight foward-just good food.


The egg, easy,medium,hard,scrambled, sometimes poached and boiled. Difficult to ruin and the center of most breakfasts. When choosing a place for breakfast, my friend and I prefer non-chain restaurants, where many of the items (eggs,potatoes,pancakes) is poured from a box and where the meat is sliced so thin that it can only be eaten withContinue reading “Review: MARKET CLUB unglamorus and straight foward-just good food.”