Food & Dining

The Chowder Barge

How could someone describe a restaurant that floats on an old barge, is “rustic”, has a really basic atmosphere, but has some of the best clam chowder that I’ve ever had?  Great! The Chowder Barge is a restaurant located in Wilmington, California that is within Leeward Bay Marina.  This part of Wilmington is along a…

Want a Great Burger? Try Charlie’s Best Burger!

Today while we were traveling around town taking care of errands, we found ourselves in the middle of having our car repaired during lunch.  Being limited in our choices for lunch, we looked around for a place to eat and noticed that some guy named Charlie had opened a hamburger place across from where we…

A Scotch Drinker’s Scotch

I’ve been a connoisseur of good Scotch for many years now.  I’ve been drinking Scotch almost exclusively since my early 20’s and that is, well, some time ago.  I’ve sampled most of the really great Scotches and in my later years, I settled on Glenfiddich 30 as one of my all-time favorites.  I have to…

The Perfect Martini Recipe

In my endeavors to find the perfect Martini, I always found myself a bit disappointed when I would be at a nice bar or restaurant and order a Martini, only to find that there was something wrong with it.  Something that I did not like about it.  This eventually forced me into a personal quest…