Complaints… I’ve Got A Few!

Complaints… I’ve Got A Few!

By Bob Lipinski When I’m out enjoying a meal, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a few cocktails, I expect to be pampered; after all, I am spending my money… right? The flip side of this expectation is when service falls short, a meal can become memorable...
Broccoli Rabe With Bacon and Beans

Broccoli Rabe With Bacon and Beans

By Bob Lipinski I enjoy making this dish all year round, savoring its abundant flavors, textures, and colors. Each ingredient adds a different dimension of flavor, and together it’s magical. 1 pound broccoli rabe, cleaned and cut into 3-inch pieces ¼ cup extra virgin...
Rosé Wine: Something For Everyone

Rosé Wine: Something For Everyone

By Bob Lipinski Rosé wines are made in every grape-growing region of the world from a multitude of different red grapes. There is no “true” rosé wine color… there are thousands of red grapes, and each yields a slightly or dramatically different color when fermented....
Wine Cocktails for The Summer

Wine Cocktails for The Summer

By Bob Lipinski Traditionally, cocktails have been made with distilled spirits, mixers, fruit juices, sugar, bitters, and all sorts of garnishes. However, what would happen if we substituted spirits with wine? Now I’m not talking about a “whiskey sour, mint julep, or...
Wine & Bacon: What a Combination!

Wine & Bacon: What a Combination!

By Bob Lipinski There are few greater aromas in the world than the smell of bacon sizzling in a frying pan. In fact, bacon’s mystical “sizzling sound” is reminiscent of the pattering of rain striking the ground. Bacon in one form or another is made throughout the...