Friday, November 21, 2008

Waters Edge Grille

Our new restaurant, Waters Edge Grille, is now open. We serve only the finest fish, seafood and steaks you can find. Check out our web site Waters Edge Grille. Come in on Sunday from 11am-2pm for our brunch buffet. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Villa Rentals

A very good friend of mine, Steven Smith, has started a new venture called Whats Beyond. The purpose of this business is to locate villa rentals all over the world. These Villas are some of the coolest places to go on Vacation with your family or friends. This site puts you in direct contact with the people who actually own the properties ... NO MIDDLE MAN!!! Please check it out and let me know how it worked for you.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Benny's Tavern is born!!!

For those of you who think you can run a restaurant in a 80 hour work week --- YOU ARE WRONG!!! I have been open now for 5 weeks and I have been putting in about 120 hours a week. Because of the new scene I am in, I had to create a myspace BlogBenny's Tavern. Please check it out for upcoming events. As for this space I will update it only for the personal stuff.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Benny's Tavern

Sorry it has been awhile since my last post, but I have been working overtime trying to buy a sports bar/restaurant. It looks like Monday will be the day. Keep your fingers crossed ... PLEASE. I will update more on that if it does happen.

On the rocket front ... I have had a couple of engines burn out through the side putting the rocket into a flat spin. If anyone knows the cause of that please let me know. I have been using Estes "E" motors. I also can't seem to control the launch direction. Rocket leaves straight and then goes anywhere(Not wind related). This is getting frustrating because I keep losing rockets (3 this year). Also looking for a good place to launch around Richmond. Soccer started for the kids so my favorite place is out.

Monday, February 12, 2007

The Melting Pot

Wow what a restaurant!!! My wife, Mary, took me out for dinner tonight at a place called "The Melting Pot". This is a Fondue restaurant. I thought fondue was dipping bread chunks in melted cheese ... boy, was I wrong. We started out with a bottle of champagne, then went into our first course, dipping bread into melted cheese. This concoction was a mix of 4 cheeses, pesto, marinara, and white wine. YUMMY!!! The next part was a ceaser salad, ok. Then ... we had the lobster with a coq au vin broth. Basically you stab some meat with a long fork and poach it until done, dip it in a sauce, and stick it in your mouth ... you go to heaven. The last was a bunch of fruits that you dip in chocolate. Pretty good, but I would rather eat food than desert. This was the most unique meals Mary and I have ever eaten. I would totally recommend it!!! We took Hannah, our 4 year old, and she loved it as well. What a great dining experience!!!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Bella Vino

Mary, Hannah and I went to the grand opening party at Bella Vino this evening. This is a small wine store located in a strip mall near Buffalo Wild Wings on Hull Street Road. We had an outstanding time. They featured several wines from across the globe. Our favorites were a 2003 Nipozzano Riserva and a 2004 Red X. The Nipozzano is a Chianti which is begging to be served with some sort of pasta. The Red X is a blend(Can't remember the blend) that is from the California Central Valley. This is one of the most unoffensive wines I have tasted in while, and at $14 a bottle it won't break the bank either. I got 6 bottles of the Nipozzano and 12 of the "X".
This store is owned by the Vadella family, one of my neighbors. They have done a great job merchandising the store and their inventory is very global. It will be very nice to stop by Bella Vino on the way home and pair up a nice bottle of wine, no matter what the cuisine.
Hannah had a great time as well. She hooked up with the youngest Vadella. They spent a couple of hours coloring, writing stories and chasing each other around the store. It was very nice for us that Hannah had something to occupy her time.
It is nice to see a decent wine shop move close to our nieghborhood and I look forward to shopping there frequently.

Tim White Tourney

I have just been told we will be hosting a captains choice tourney on Sat April 14, 2007. The proceeds will go to help our Pro, Tim White, get to Oregon to play in the National Club Pro Championship on June 21-24. Get you team together and sign up at the clubhouse. This should be an excellent event. Go get'um Tim!!!

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