The Kitchen is open

We’ve been going on a golf trip to Alexandria Bay, NY, for over a decade now. We have our habits. We’ve tried a few places. And considering the size of the place, it is pretty rare that we even try to discover something new. On Friday night, a few guys were going to go to Cavallario’s Top Of The Bay to munch on Burritos and quaff some A-Bombs. But Turk and I didn’t really feel like it. We searched the area for something different, something fresh. And we found The Kitchen. We went on a reconnaissance mission, to assess the location, the menu and available space. At the gate, a friendly greeter happily answered our questions and gave us a quick tour. The Kitchen is located in The Captain Visger House, a beautifully renovated bed and breakfast, it is a Victorian house located in the heart of town, right across…

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A mulligan at Western Skies

After my first round of golf of the year (which brought down my handicap, surprisingly) at the Western Skies Golf Club in Gilbert, Arizona, our foursome settled down on the patio at Mulligan’s to share a pitcher of Bud Light. I know. Mulligan’s is branded as the neighborhood bar & grill, it is a typical 19th hole. Nothing fancy, but it still has 14 HDTV’s, which were broadcasting either the PyeongChang Olympics or the Honda Classic golf tournament, where Tiger Woods seemed to be the only player the camera could find on the course. The patio is overlooking the practice facility, which is too bad because #1 features a nice water fountain. I was hungry after the round, so I picked up a menu. It featured the typical after-golf fare, with a Southwestern twist: chicken wings, nachos, short rib tacos, burgers, hot dog, etc… The Cubano sandwich looked interesting, but I felt a…

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Meatball sandwiches!

Founded in 1934, The Prescott was one of Ottawa’s two original licensed drinking establishments, The Lafayette being the other. Located in Ottawa’s little Italy, the business started as a corner store with founder Antonio Disipio making his own sausages and serving cheap beer. The Prescott Hotel was named as such in 1941 because the hotel was the last building on the highway to Prescott, a town 65 miles away, hence it’s nickname, “The Last Chance”. The spot is spacious and can accommodate a lot of people. It regularly hosts live bands and acts from the Ottawa area. The three telephone booths are still in place, labeled French, English and Italian in order to facilitate access for customers. This old school tavern is still popular after all these years, people gathering to watch a game, have a pint and grab some grub. And that’s what 8 of us were doing this…

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