Friday Faves — Blue Moon Emporium, River Tyme Bistro and Simple Simon Bakery

Friday Faves — Blue Moon Emporium, River Tyme Bistro and Simple Simon Bakery

Late yesterday afternoon I popped into River Tyme Bistro and started to order a sensible cup of Peach Rooibos tea, when I small sign caught my eye. "Homemade hot toddies," it said. "Ooooooo," I thought, as I often do. And, that's how I found myself sitting outside on a pretty patio on an ordinary Thursday [...]

Friday faves — Meade Street Bistro, Frios & Mark’s East Side

Friday faves — Meade Street Bistro, Frios & Mark’s East Side

In an effort to provide a little end-of-the-week cheer and, hopefully, add a needed boost to places and people I admire, I'm going to start featuring area businesses that are rising to the challenges of this crazy year. I plan to write about three businesses every Friday. If you know of any similarly admirable businesses, [...]

Hello Newman

Hello Newman

My friend Cathy is creative, compassionate and, like a lot of us these days, confined. As a result, she's gone a little squirrelly. She and her occasionally ornery friend Newman have provided all of us with a delightful distraction from all the angst 2020 has wrought. "This is Newman," she posted one day. "He is [...]