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I Am NOT Going To Do Restaurant TAKEOUT During The ‘Stay-At-Home’; I Did, But NO More.

by Anura Guruge


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I am SORRY. But, this has been bothering I.

Yes, we ordered a LOT of takeout, recently — Sunday, March 22, to be exact — and we enjoyed it for the next 3-days. It was good. It was from our favorite restaurant.

Some of YOU know that I am friends with AT LEAST 4 restaurant OWNERS — and countless folks that work at restaurants.

I sure want to help them and support them.

But, ordering and eating takeout seems counter-intuitive.

Yes, I checked the online reports that claim it is SAFE.

That Sunday we got takeout we ate it — OUTSIDE — WITHOUT first microwaving it. That was a mistake.

If you do get takeout MICROWAVE it — ZP IT GOOD — for a few minutes.

Just imagine. Somebody, asymptomatic, coughs on YOUR takeout as they are packing it.

Yes, microwaving will help. Yes, that will kill the virus (I am sure).

OK. I checked with a DOCTOR. Honest. I did. I do have cousins (who still speak to I) who are doctors. SMILE.

She, who lives in the US, tells me that she will NOT get takeout. That is good enough for I.

I had been thinking about Easter, April 12, 2020.

Where to get takeout.

Now … NO.

SMILE.

Sorry.


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Pope Asks God To Stop The Virus (i.e., COVID-19) — So Everything Is Going To Be A-OK. Rejoice!

by Anura Guruge


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the ‘Daily Mail’ original.


Stop! STOP!

It is all going to be A-OK.

The popeVicar of Christ & the Primate of Italy — has finally decided that he is going to ask God to stop this.

About bloody time — wouldn’t you say?

What was he waiting for? Christmas?

I am NOT even going to ask why God needs to be asked.

Wasn’t God AWARE?

Possible. Did God too think it was a hoax?

All this stuff with God is very confusing to I.

Christians tell me, repeatedly, that God does NOT micromanage and that God gave ‘us’ free will. Wel …

So, why hasn’t it stopped already?

Shouldn’t the pope have asked for God to cure those stricken as well.

I am going to start counting days to see how long it takes God to take action.

Join me.

But, STOP.

Everything is going to be A-OK.

Rejoice.


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Maine Restaurants/Bars Still Open For St. Patrick’s Day Partying — COVID-19 Be Damned.

by Anura Guruge



OPEN — for now.
I just called (11:30am).

“Warren’s Lobster House”, Kittery, Maine — OPEN.

 


I just checked. I just called.

Occurred to me last night that I had heard NOTHING about restaurant/bar closures in Maine.

Yes, we are closed — and I knew that was coming.

Massachusetts, of course, was one of the firsts to close …

Maine is really just across the border from MA — just a quick 12-minutes drive through NH.

Kittery & York, on the border, has some great places to eat and be merry.

So, let the partying begin.

I might have to go to Maine just to show my support and solidarity.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


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‘Fat Shack’, Is Real (11-Locations) & Has A Menu With My Name All Over It. Yummy, Yummy, YUM.

by Anura Guruge


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Sampling From Their Mouth-Watering Menu.

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The Menu Items I would devour — Multiple Times.



I happened to catch it on ‘Shark Tank‘ last night — serendipitously. Just like ALL the ‘sharks’ I too was hooked.

WOW. My type of place. My kind of menu. I am NOT kidding. The ‘Fat Shack‘ sandwich above, could just as well be called ‘Anu Shack‘ sandwich. Made for I. I would eat three of four of those in a sitting. I have a prodigious appetite.

And the burgers. Ahhh! That TRIPLE burger. Again, made for I. Has my name all over it.

Nearest location to I is going to be in Colorado or Texas. But, this Summer I am going. I kid you not. I have to go eat here. I will spend a few nights close vby so I can eat there 4 or 5 times.

What a concept. Wish they would open one at least in New York. I would be on the train tomorrow, if that was the case.


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‘Chick-Fil-A’, At Albany (New York) Airport Will Deliver — Albeit Just In The Airport.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to read the story about the College kids that bought a $98 ticket to go in and get some chicken. Story from Albany, NY ‘ABC’ Station.


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I don’t think I have ever had ‘Chick-Fil-A’. So, I am NOT sure what I am missing. Yes, I have heard stories. I just looked. The nearest one to I is in Nashua, which is 90-minutes away. Hhhhm! The next time I am down South I will have to keep an eye.

I heard the story about these College kids that desperately wanted some ‘Chick-Fil-A’ chicken, on my radio, during my morning walk. That it was Albany Airport resonated. I think I have only flown into Albany Airport once (and I am sure I have never flown out of it). But, that was a pretty special flight for I. One I still remember — 52-years later. Yes, it was in 1968! 52-years ago. So, why was it so special. First airport I ever flew to on MY OWN. I was 14. Not sure exactly how it came to be. We, my adoptive parents and I, were travelling in New York state — we living in Buffalo, NY, 1967-1968. We were in NY city, by car. We were driving back to Buffalo, via Albany. Somehow my father had a ticket Albany, which he didn’t want or need. I convinced him to let me use the ticket and fly from LaGuardia to Albany — and for them to pick me up. He agreed. It was to be my Summer adventure. First flight on my own. I had been flying, frequently, all my life. But never on my own. It worked out. It was an adventure. I waited at Albany for them to arrive. So, that was the main reason this story piqued my interest. ‘My’ airport. I am sure there was no ‘Chick-Fil-A’ in 1968.

These kids should have had the gumption to first call up ‘Chick-Fil-A’ before they pooled their money to buy that $98 ticket.

‘Chick-Fil-A’ would have brought the food out for them. Now we all know. I am sure they are going to be doing a roaring business — following this publicity and now that everyone knows that they will deliver.

Only in America.


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‘The Galley Hatch’ Restaurant — A Fabulous Dining Experience In Hampton, N.H.

by Anura Guruge


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This is going to be our new go to dining place in Hampton — even though it is not on the beach, but in town. Does not matter. The fabulous dining experience and great people more than make up for not being able to see the sea.

Kind of a serendipitous discovery for us. We usually go to the coast on New Year’s day — either Portsmouth (and surrounds) or Hampton — which also happens to be our wedding anniversary (I savvy enough to have go married then so that I was unlikely to run the risk of forgetting). Last year we went to Hampton, found this delightful place  ‘on the beach’ and had a great time. Got to know them and liked it so much that we made 3 special trips during the remainder of the year (though it is a 90-minute drive). Then they inform me that they will be closed this New Year’s Day. I was not amused. We asked around and some folks from Exeter told us about the ‘Galley Hatch‘ and assured us that we will like it. They were right.

Very congenial place. I like the set up and the well-kept fish tank was a bonus. I am a sucker for good fish tanks in restaurants (probably because I rarely eat fish at restaurants).

A menu right up our alley. They had some good specials. I can’t be 100% sure but I think that was a special, Greek lamb burger I had — sans the bun.

The staff were exceptional. Very nice folk. We had a good time.

The desserts and sweets were something else, though as some of you know I do not imbibe in my old age. I am still brown from all the chocolate I ate when I was young. Deanna brought some carrot cake home.

Definitely going back. Yes, I will gladly make the drive. Looking forward to it.

That we were treated to a spectacular sunset as we were leaving seemed like an omen. A match made in heaven.

As is my wont, and since it was our anniversary I was slightly dressed up. Nothing too fancy. Just a bow tie, black sweater and an old jacket. But, suffice to say that was slightly more fancy than most of the other men.

At ‘The Galley Hatch’ — a selfie, myway, using a mirror.

So, one of the waitresses suggested that the next time we come we might want to go their more ‘upper scale’ sister restaurant — Tinos — upstairs. They even wanted us to go upstairs and check. We did. Very nice. But, I liked ‘The Galley Hatch’. So next time I am still going downstairs. Maybe I won’t wear a tie. SMILE.

Anywho … if you are in Hampton (New Hampshire) check it out. You will not be dissapointed. You will, as is invariably the case, thank me for the recommendation.

Oh, the main men’s room has an interesting configuration. Nothing wrong. Just amusing. Cracked me up. Definitely check it out too. SMILE.


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