Restaurant Reviews

From Mexico to you with love

“Women, melons, and cheese should be chosen by weight.” — Spanish proverb

What's happening around town, or the first mistake the Fox ever made, tho it wasn't really a mistake

“The reason fat people are happy is that the nerves are well protected.” — Luciano Pavarotti

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I left a restaurant out of my column that should have been included. Of course it had to be the Big One, my annual Welcome Back Legislators double whopper. I thought I made a mistake once before, but I was mistaken.

A tale of two cities

“Too much of a great thing can be wonderful.” — Mae West

Tarbell’s
3213 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, Ariz., 602-955-8100
www.tarbells.com

mark & isabella
425 S. Teller St., Lakewood, 303-934-7800
www.markandisabella.com

Welcome back, legislators, Part II

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” — Gloria Steinem

HERE’S PART II of my favorites in the area near the Capitol or a short shuttle ride away.

Welcome back, legislators

“Some people like to eat octopus. Liberals, mostly.” - Russell Baker

THIS IS THE 17TH ANNUAL “Welcome Back, Y’all” column, with muh recommendations for scarfin’ grub within walking distance, or not more than a short ride from the state Capitol.

A fat man's prayer

By Victor Buono

Lord, my soul is ripped with riot,
Incited by my wicked diet.
“We are what we eat!” said a wise old man;
And Lord, if that’s true, I’m a garbage can.

Stuff - And lotsa of it

“The egg cream is psychologically the opposite of circumcision — it pleasurably reaffirms your Jewishness.”Mel Brooks

IT’S BEEN SOMEWHILE SINCE I WROTE A COLUMN ON “STUFF”, or potpourri or whatever you wish to call it. I call it ramblings, cuz that’s what it really is. There are facts, comments, observations and stuff. It’s also been a while since I’ve done some bashin’, so today’s a good day for that too.

Four Bugger joints that rock

"Where do you go to get anorexia?” — Shelley Winters

Y’ALL KNOW THAT I LUV BUGGERS more than anyone in the world ’ceptin‘ perhaps the late Ken Monfort who reportedly ate a cheesebugger every day for lunch. But while I do luv muh buggers, I gotta make room for a tuna sangie, a hot dog or something different once in a while. I’m really not fanatic about it. But I do luv muh buggers. Maybe a bit fanatic.

YOU SPEAKA ITALIANO? YOU EATTA ITALIANO?

If you are going to America, bring food.” — Fran Lebowitz

TIME SURE DOES FLY WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN, and I can’t think of anything more fun than the fifth annual Italian Food and Wine Festival to be held at Belmar in Lakewood from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21.

The 1908 Democratic National Convention

It was one hundred years ago that the Democratic National Convention was last held here. Some facts you may not remember about that momentous year, but that are certainly vivid in my memory. I was just a mere tyke back then.