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Denny’s in Vestal, NY

Today is the first anniversary of my father’s death, thus, the theme of this entry is coffee.  I’ll take this opportunity to write something about the Denny’s in Vestal, New York, he went to for coffee every morning  for years … Continue reading

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Number 5 in Bingoland

 The five of us – Marie, Nicole, Lynn, Holiday and myself – wanted a badass meal tonight so we went over to Number 5 (33 S. Washington Street, Binghamton) for steaks.  Number 5 was fire station #5 for 75 years … Continue reading

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Grande’s not so good in Binghamton

The restaurant known as Marinelli’s (not sure if I am spelling this correctly) had closed awhile back.  My understanding is that this was an institution of sorts and that they had good sauce.  Apparently the sauce lives on at Anthony’s … Continue reading

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Chinese take-out just like Mom used to order

We had take-out Chinese food today, the kind I grew up with in New York City.  It was nostalgic to go into the place and see the make-shift pencil holder, which is raw rice in a plastic soup container with … Continue reading

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Red Lobster in Vestal

Well, screw it, we ate at Red Lobster in Vestal, New York today.  I always hated Red Lobster, and I am able to trace this to some super-lousy coconut shrimp in Daly City in 1997.  Matt and I arrived in … Continue reading

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More eating out in Binghamton

We got up late and had a bite at the Red Oak, a seriously inexpensive diner on Front Street that we pass on the way to my Dad’s place.  The Red Oak is, in my opinion, a better value than … Continue reading

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Picnic in Otsiningo Park

Today we picnicked at Binghamton’s lovely Otsiningo Park, bringing  Boar’s Head bologna and liverwurst, since it is one of my short-term missions in life to consume as much of these products as possible given price and availability.  Since the “good … Continue reading

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Tour of Binghamton plus Lupo’s

Steven, Matt and I took a self-guided tour of downtown Binghamton, snapping pictures of some of the interesting buildings.  We also happened upon the Binghamton Walk of Fame.  I put together a separate photo album, but I’ll include the attractive … Continue reading

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Park Diner in Binghamton

Hooray!  Steven arrived in Binghamton today to spend a week with us.  The first place he wanted to hit was a diner, so we took him to the Park, at 119 Conklin Avenue, right on the water.  This is somewhat of an … Continue reading

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Real Chinese food in Endwell, NY

Oh, where are you, braised pork belly with preserved cabbage?  What about you, dry-fried tripe with hot peppers?  And you , whole steamed fish with black bean sauce?  Apparently at the Moon Star Restaurant (3600 George F. Highway,  Endwell).  Who … Continue reading

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