Ice Cream Throwdown

How are you handling the polar vortex? My solution is to fight cold with cold. I’m eating vats of ice cream. I employ a similar strategy when I’m sick: feed a cold, feed a fever. So what if I can’t button my pants come spring?

In Santa Cruz last week, I staged an unofficial throwdown between the iconic Marianne’s Ice Cream and the new kid on the block, The Penny Ice Creamery.

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Ay, There’s the Rub (and the Sauce and Marinade, Too!)

Brooks' BBQ

If your summer travel plans include NY’s Central-Leatherstocking Region (Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame, Howe Caverns, Turning Stone Casino) do yourself a favor and detour through Oneonta (Exit 16 off of I-88). ¬†Currently operated by the grandchildren of the original owners, Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q serves abundant quantities of ribs, beef and, arguably, the best chicken in upstate New York. Continue reading