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Wednesdays are for food and wine

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If you look at the top right of this blog, you’ll see I’ve laid out a schedule of the features I intend to write about as this blog progresses. I want SaintPetersburg 2.0 to be about something more than Saint Petersburg elections or Florida politics so that when a reader comes here for analysis and insight, maybe they’ll read about another topic they find interesting — and our communal bond will grow all the more. One of my passions is…

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SaintPetersblog 2.0

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One ticket was for a flight bound for Saint Thomas, the other was destined for Long Island. To say that the flights were headed in different directions is an understatement, because for me, the only thing they had in common was they were both surrounded by water. Last November, I had to choose which direction I was going in by deciding between a flight to New York or the Virgin Islands. I am writing this letter — my Christmas letter…

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Happy 4th of July

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Happy Fourth of July from Port Jefferson. It was a year ago today that I “left” Parkshore Grill. It was also a year ago today that Jenny and I spent our first real night together, after six weeks of sneaking around. A year ago today I would have never thought, if not dreamed, I would be in Port Jefferson, New York, for the Fourth of July. As it is, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. There’s something very cool…

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Toast wins Best of Long Island

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I haven’t run a winning campaign in a couple of years, so it feels especially good to find out that our restaurant has won the award for Best of Long Island. Here’s what they wrote: Port Jefferson is a progressive little town, more like its New England counterparts just a ferry ride away. Toast embodies that small town feeling: It’s the sort of breakfast-and-lunch coffee shop where they remember your name. This hip little spot also features local artwork for…

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