Contrary to its bland exterior in Loehmann’s Plaza, the interior decoration of Sign of the Whale restaurant is reminiscent of the captain’s rooms in a 16th century pirate ship-dark wood paneling and arches shine in the dim glow of muted yellow lighting and cool air.
Upon entering this Italian eatery, I smell it – the unmistakable aroma of mozzarella cheese bubbling with heat in a nearby oven. As a displaced Italian girl, I thought no one could compare to my little Italian grandmother’s cooking. Chef Roberto Donna and Chef da Cuisine Amy Brandwein, came remarkably […]
The street was mobbed with people attending a huge chowder fest in downtown Troy, N.Y. I was there to help judge the competition, but it still was too early and the sun was getting a bit too much for me. So, I ducked into Ryan’s Wake, a dark, cool tavern […]
WASHINGTON — President Bush may rue the day when he declared Iraq the “central front in the war on terrorism” after running out of all his other official rationales for the unprovoked invasion of that Persian Gulf country.