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In the five years I’ve been a dog, never have I tracked down the story behind my breed. Yet here I am, discovering how Dachshunds earned that title and learning how a handful of other common … more
Legend has it the original Chef Grumpy was a U.S. Navy cook named Dennis. He dreamed up Grumpy’s Restaurant long ago and reportedly still visits the brick-and-mortar location in Orange Park. … more
I’ve never really flown in an airplane. The only thing I know of flying is what I’ve seen in movies. I can only imagine the joy of pressing my snout against a tiny window and getting lost … more
Clean lines. Polished tiles. Sparkling glasses. The interior of Restaurant Doro might be intimidating, if it weren’t for its chef and owner, Christopher Polidoro. He brings a comforting sense … more
No sooner had I decided to visit the Carolina Coast than my plans were quashed. The reason: There was blue-green algae in the water, a telltale sign that harmful toxins could be lurking. State … more
Last week, I explained the restaurant French Brigade de cuisine kitchen hierarchy system, where each employee knows what is expected based on the station assignment. I also told you that waiters … more
As a dog, I’ve been around all kinds of other dogs. I’ve spent countless hours in parks schmoozing with every variety of breed, size and shape the canine world has to offer. All this … more
Most people never see an insider’s view of the restaurant industry. This week, I’m giving you a peek into one hidden aspect: the hierarchy (next week’s column will have juicy … more
Usually, dogs aren’t much interested in water monsters—probably because they don’t make noise or play with dogs. But then I met an axolotl. I couldn’t help but lean closer and … more
I’m still hung up on sandwiches.  Last week, I promised to tell what I know about these versatile food items, so I’m sharing fascinating sandwich facts with all my adoring fans. (I … more
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