Penelope Corcoran

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  • 20 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    I don't have to tell you that first impressions can make or break a restaurant. How many times have you been treated to haphazard service, long waits or so-so food on your initial visit to an eatery? These are not things we forget. Bad first impre...

  • 24 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    Wise visitors to Sedona know about La Mediterranee. Located on the second floor of a Route 179 motel, this funky coffee-shop-cum-ski-chalet turns out Middle Eastern cuisine that pleases New Agers, vegetarians and carnivores alike. After all, what ...

  • 24 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    South American cuisine" has a way of sounding exotic. More exotic than it really is. After all, we North Americans use many of the same ingredients in our own cooking. So how different can it be? They eat corn, potatoes, beef and chiles. We eat co...

  • 24 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    If I said 'Tis the season," I bet I'd raise an eyebrow or two. The holidays are over, babe," some of you would say. Long gone. Dead as that bottle of champagne we killed on New Year's Eve. History." Well, readjust your thinking caps. I'm not talki...

  • 24 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    Today is Christmas. I'm no Scrooge. Instead of putting some poor restaurant through the ringer today, I thought I'd share with you some of the "gifts" I've received--in the form of new restaurants--in 1991. Here, then, in no particular order, are ...

  • 24 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    When you contemplate eating at a French restaurant, do you fret about what to wear? Do you fear some snooty waiter will allow you to unintentionally order brains for dinner? Do you suffer from "which fork" anxiety? If stress seems a natural prelud...