Attention Boys and Girls:
I’ve got every excuse in the book but I’m not even going to attempt to explain why my bucket list has gone done the tubes. I will however own it and ask for a reprieve from my friends and fellow bucket list participants.
I know something about me. I’m either all in or all out and for the past couple of weeks I’ve been the latter. Here’s a rundown on my inability to deliver on my bucket… Continue
Added by Bill Campion on June 30, 2011 at 2:13pm —
If you're vacationing in a tropical paradise, there is a lot to see: sandy beaches, gorgeous vegetation, and the crystal clear ocean. But none compare to the real reason people love beaches: the phenomenal sunsets.
Shawna and Geoffrey Simpson, vacationing in Waikiki, missed that sunset when they found themselves having to stay within 250 feet of a restaurant in order for their buzzer to go off. Through this and a series of frustrating events, the couple came up with a way to… Continue
Added by Josh Hersh on February 1, 2011 at 8:33am —
That’s right no New Year’s Resolutions for me. With the help of my partners at Talent Revolution I have discovered a more effective approach to making meaningful Continue
changes in my life and my work. It’s
called living your life 30 days at a time.
This approach works for me because I’m confident I can do anything…
Added by Bill Campion on January 2, 2011 at 8:50am —
I feel like my bucket list has kicked the bucket. Well it may not be time to tell the world it’s DOA however it is definitely in need of intensive care. Yes there is no denying the proverbial train is off the tracks. In the last 5 days I haven’t worked out, I haven’t been conscious about what I’m eating, I drank alcohol on a Monday… Continue
Added by Bill Campion on October 2, 2010 at 4:28am —
I’ve been a little lost the last couple days without a bucket list. Today is September 13, 2010 and it’s time to start anew. Hmmm… So I guess my life is going to be a continuing series of 30 day bucket lists. I’m sitting here thinking that’s a good thing. Several quick things I learned over the first 30 days:… Continue
Added by Bill Campion on September 13, 2010 at 3:48am —
It’s official. I have completed my 30 day challenge. The results are in and I think I’ve earned a C. Here’s the recap:…
Added by Bill Campion on September 11, 2010 at 10:17am —
If you run a bar and you don’t have a cocktail menu, you are leaving A LOT of money on the table. Cocktails allow you to take an ordinary spirit, add an ingredient or two and charge a lot more than you normally would.
Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the extra margins cocktails can give you? I came across this great free website during the week that allows you to choose from over 50 different professionally designed cocktail… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on March 29, 2010 at 6:10pm —
My instinct was to look immediately for the Baltimore restaurants on the Gayot ~ the guide to the good life list of heart-healthy restaurants. As Gayot explains, “A heart-healthy diet has nothing to do with dieting. It's simply a way of eating foods low in sodium, fat and cholesterol.”
Read the complete story and get the list at the… Continue
Added by Dara Bunjon on January 9, 2010 at 4:30am —
Last week many of us spent time reflecting on the things we are grateful for. I write this with a humble heart with the intention to wanted to inspire you to view gratitude from a different perspective.
Times are tough.
We all have less.
Which means, we all have more.
The secret to having more, to experiencing happiness, is gratitude.
n. The state of being grateful; thankfulness
Looking at life though… Continue
Added by Amanda Hite on December 1, 2009 at 9:45am —
Ideas for different gifts for father’s day are coming in fast and furious so I’ve created a list of unique or creative food giftings for dad. Not all of them are for all dads but hopefully this will give you a good selection.
1. Virginia’s most renown Bar-B-Que: Get it shipped to dad. The container holds 4 pounds of the famous bar-b-cue enough to make 16 regular sized sandwiches. Pierce’s Pitt Original Bar-B-Que not only sells their Bar-B-Que they sell ‘Doc’ Pierce’s… Continue
Added by Dara Bunjon on June 16, 2009 at 6:20am —
I suppose that before I go making bold-faced statements like Lodi is making the best Zinfandels in California today
, I should at least qualify it. So if you will,
1. In recent years I simply have not found Zinfandels from anywhere else in the state that have been as consistently good, i.e. Zinfandel-ish, in the $12-$19 retail price range as those from Lodi. In the restaurant business, where I’m coming from, this means wines I can sell for $6-$9 a glass, which is where most… Continue
Added by Randy Caparoso on June 12, 2008 at 2:11pm —
I have this recurring dream. It's almost mid-day. We wake up late, and haven't yet eaten. So after stopping at a tiny charcuterie for some sausages, marinated olives, a round of local bread – tasting of freshly risen dough, not salt or chemicals, crusted on the outside, silky on the inside – and a bottle of wine, we follow a winding brook outside the village in search of a restaurant in the sky.
The vestiges of morning chill are still in the air as our shoes crunch over some loose,… Continue
Added by Randy Caparoso on April 7, 2008 at 9:53am —
Earlier this week I met with a Managing Partner in a Major Accounting firm who told me how their firm was only now beginning to take advantage of the most basic of all marketing strategies to increase revenues - By targeting their existing customers for additional revenue! This strategy is creating huge changes in the accounting profession, not just in terms of increases in annual billings but in the day to day activities of all managers and partners in the firm. They are now being trained in… Continue
Added by Randy Stefan on April 4, 2008 at 10:27am —
in restaurant wine programs today?
This question almost begs a look back twenty five, thirty years ago when I first started in the business, and was literally hand scripting 70, 80 selection wine lists, switching out pages of glass selections and new fangled California “boutique” wines on a weekly basis. Hard to believe, but White Zinfandel was considered an innovation in those days, and Riesling spätlesen
, Sauvignon Blanc and even Chenin Blanc sold… Continue
Added by Randy Caparoso on March 17, 2008 at 8:31am —