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Music Reviews
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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Plus Greta Van Fleet, Chasing Lovely, Heather Newman

This sister duo is the hallmark of the direction pop-folk is taking. It’s airy with ambient rock instrumentation to elevate emotional swells, while fearlessly tackling relatable topics on the journey to self-discovery. Under all those descriptions are two lovely young women forging their way onto the music scene with heart and words of wisdom...
Dining Reviews
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Friday, January 12th, 2018

Bruce Visits the Twisted Grape Cafe & Wine Bar

My first thought was that it looked like a tea salon. There are tables and chairs of all kinds, mixed and matched, cushioned loveseats and a comfy-looking armchair. The aquamarine walls are decorated with framed photos and prints, and there are sturdy cabinets and shelves...
Dining Reviews
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Friday, December 29th, 2017

By Bruce Collier

My family and I visited 17 restaurants for review in 2017. They were Grayton Seafood, Café Organic, Bella Sera, David’s Catfish, Bamboo Jamaican, Pho Eva, Surf Hut, Black Pearl, Dewey Destin Seafood (Crab Island), Pazzo Italiano, Al’s Beach Club and...
Book Reviews
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Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Plus Our Favorite Books of 2017

The premise of this dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel is that evolution is starting to go backwards—women are having babies of an earlier human species, often to the detriment of the mother’s life. In order to preserve the human race as they know it, the government is...
Adult Beverages
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Monday, December 4th, 2017

Just the Liquor Talking with Bruce Collier

Meet Beaujolais (BO-ZHA-LAY). For government administration purposes it’s a part of the Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of France. Wines of Burgundy are some of the most respected (and sought after) vintages in the world...
Book Reviews
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Monday, November 20th, 2017

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

What did Julia Child, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Richard Olney, Alexis Lichine and Alice B. Toklas have in common? All lived a significant time in Paris, loved cooking, eating and writing about French food and wine, and tried with varying success to earn their living doing one or all three...
Music Reviews
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Monday, November 20th, 2017

Save the Date - Record Store Day Black Friday is Nov. 24

The cover pictures one holding her viola like a best pal, the other hoisting her fiddle like a gunslinger taking aim. The duo (with side musicians including “Ensemble Appassionato”) hits all 16 tracks running. They joyously attack every piece on their play list, which includes Brahms...