Lombardi’s Restaurant. Classic Italian Food with Old World Charm.

Traffic was tight on the Long Island Expressway. I was stressed, angry and worst of all hungry.

I had a mission..and that mission was Italian food. Real, real good and real portions. I was going to Lombardi’s in Middle Island.

From the moment you follow the aroma permeating through the doors, you are immediately greeted by the cordial host and seated at a table with crisp, clean, white linen.

Before you can open you menu, wallah..warm bread is in front of you and water is being poured.

Sometimes I like to keep it simple and stick with the classics. Test the waters gently. On the 2nd swim I go hog wild.

This is how it all went down……..

Guy Fieri. Is He as Annoying to You as He is to Me?

Guy Fieri

Let me set the record straight. I love the Food Network just as much as anyone else.

No…correction. I friggin’ adore the Food Network. I have been a junkie for years, it’s just some of their programming peeves me a tad.

Let’s just jump to the chase. Guy Fieri.

Those two words can either get you bubbly like a fat school girl that just hopscotched over a Snicker’s bar or make you feel as if you are chewing on foil.

I don’t have anything personal him, I am not jealous of his success nor do I long to have his Joan Jett meets Courtney Love hairdo.

Let me share with you my, and the angst of millions of others.

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86th Annual San Gennaro Festival N.Y.C. Sept 11th thru the 21st.


No festival, party or event can epitomize the end of Summer like San Gennaro can.

In my non-humble opinion, it is the best festival all year, every year and MUST be experienced in New York City, to know why.