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America’s 10 Oldest Restaurants

I found this article very interesting and wanted to share it with my dining friends and readers.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ~Carla  Old ’76 House Tappan, New York “The oldest dining room in America” is how owner Robert Norden, 49, describes the Dutch tavern, built in 1686. Diners savor blueclaw…

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What Are the Best Apples for a Great Fall Apple Pie?

What Are the Best Apples for a Great Fall Apple Pie? First off, an admission: I’m not much of a sweets person. Would I rather eat apple pie, or pizza pie? I often ask myself. You can guess what I reward myself with for answering that question correctly.* *Okay, I’ll tell you: it’s pizza. But…

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SOCIAL DINING: MAKING SPACE

Technology helps to arrange the seating for a perfect social dining feast or have a blind date for foodies. Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers! Selecting the perfect mix of people and organizing them all around a table without upsetting anyone is one of the most difficult tasks when organizing an important dining occasion…

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Some Things Never Change

Some Things Never Change

Restaurants pay a lot of attention to the consistency of their dishes — using the right ingredients is important. But to this local restaurant, consistency has more than one meaning. This was taped in 2012 and still holds true today for this restaurant mogul of Herrin dining.  

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15 Etiquette Rules For Dining At Fancy Restaurants

Some restaurant etiquette is just common sense: Don’t speak when your mouth is full, don’t tell rude jokes during the meal, and always cover your mouth when you cough. Others can be a bit more nuanced. Who pays after a business meal? Where do you put your napkin when you stand? And how exactly does…

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7 Clever Summer Fruit Recipes

Cara Eisenpress As summer gets fully underway, our cravings for the season’s fresh fruit know no bounds. But while biting into a juicy peach is its own pleasure, sometimes you just want to get a bit more creative with all of that sweet and succulent (not to mention affordable) bounty. Say, a blackberry tart with…

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Who Gets Invited to a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner?

By Jane Williams, eHow Contributor A wedding rehearsal dinner traditionally takes place on the evening before the wedding day. After the details of the wedding ceremony are discussed and it is rehearsed, the groom’s family hosts a dinner to celebrate the upcoming day and give toasts and well wishes to the happy couple. Aside from the…

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How to Plan A Romantic Getaway

by Sarah Stefanson Whether you’ve been a couple for ages and need a break to reconnect or it’s your first weekend away together, when you plan a romantic getaway you must remember that it requires some research, effort and enthusiasm. Arranging a trip for just you and your girl can be a relaxing respite from your…

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5 Tips for Planning a Surprise Party

Surprise parties are increasing in popularity. So much so that sometimes guests assume a party is a surprise even when it isn’t! This can often lead to confusion so whether you’re hosting a surprise birthday party or a surprise bridal shower, here are some tips to get you started so you make sure the surprise…

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Rehearsal Dinner Tips

Rehearsal Dinner Tips

A wedding is something you’ve planned since you were a child, whether you’ll admit it or not, but not everyone thinks about all the things leading up to the big day. The rehearsal dinner is one of the most important nights before the wedding; it allows both sides of the family to come together and…

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