Category Archives: Dining Discoveries

Harry & Izzy’s: A Gamer Tradition Continues

It’s now a several-years running tradition that while attending GenCon (coming up in August), the Best Four Days in Gaming, I get together on Thursday evening with good friends Scott and BDM for a trip to Harry & Izzy’s.  We … Continue reading

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Return to the Cooking Place

The first major meal of our week-long celebration of my 50th birthday was at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge’s signature restaurant, Jiko.  We’ve been to Jiko a number of times before, and we’re pretty much in agreement that it’s our favorite … Continue reading

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Food in Philly

First of all, anyone who would spell ‘food’ with a ‘ph’ for the title of this piece deserves the worst kind of torture—consigned to be in Center City Philadelphia, near the delights of Reading Terminal Market, but allowed only to … Continue reading

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50th Birthday Party Menu

I’m turning 50 in September.  Generally, I don’t mark birthdays as anything significant, but this seems like a good excuse to have a crazy party and do one of the things I have the great pleasure to be able to … Continue reading

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Eating at the Best Four Days in Gaming

A self-identified nerd, I’d be remiss in my responsibilities and certainly lose much of my geek street cred if I didn’t attend GenCon on an annual basis, so last week (courtesy of my friends at Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast, who … Continue reading

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Jiko, The Cooking Place

When Canadian friends Gavin and Sarah came visiting, it seemed natural to offer them part of the Florida Disney experience which many people simply miss:  namely, one of the signature restaurants.  In this case, we chose Jiko, The Cooking Place, … Continue reading

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Our Favorite (Mise En) Place

It had been most of a month since we had been back to our favorite restaurant, and The Rocket Scientist’s return from a week of traveling provided the right opportunity.  We had visions of a sundown hot tub, so we … Continue reading

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