1999-10-16 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

There have been pros and cons about the famous seafood restaurant, Lundy’s, in Sheepshead Bay since it reopened almost two years ago. I attended the opening and delightfully devoured the fresh oysters, clams, and shrimp in every form; their clam chowder and lobster entrees and more. Last Friday evening, Helene and Peter Danzilo and Tom Connors and I decided to dine at Lundy’s and see for ourselves if it still lives up to the reputation the old Lundy’s attained. Three of us ordered the Shore dinner and agreed it "shore" was good! Since I love oysters, I ordered them as starters. A hearty white or red clam chowder was especially tasty. Included was the Shore dinner entree that consisted of a whole lobster, a half of chicken, boiled new potatoes, cauliflower, and broccoli. If that wasn’t enough, an overload platter of mashed potatoes, cream-chopped spinach, seasoned so well we all went back for seconds, asparagus, carrots, and more. It was just divine. Nothing like pie a la mode and coffee to complete the meal. (Their blueberry pie is a winner). Of course, all this was accompanied by delicious bread, rolls and the well known Lundy’s tiny biscuits. It was a fun evening and we all agreed it is still one of Brooklyn’s great restaurants. The special that evening was a new dish, a white tuna that I probably should have tried, but since I didn’t it will give me a good reason to go back again. They said "It is fast becoming a favorite." If you go there let me know what you think, especially if you try the white tuna.

Did you hear? Bill Foge is commissioned to decorate the public hall of the Public Library with lithographs of his works. The unveiling will take place sometime in December. I hope they send me a notification.

The American Revolution Round Table Literacy Club will meet at the Frounes tavern, 54 Pearl street, Tuesday, December 14. There will be a reading by a costumed actor on George Washington’s papers.

Thanks for the nice compliments on my nails and hair…I have Janet and Gary to thank for that. Tell Gary you want his T and T (tint and trim) or C and C (color and cut) special. He did a nice job for me for the award dinner. So glad you like it.

Rose (Gary’s dancing wife) and Gary visited Rose’s niece, Dorothy Puleo, and son, Michael Puleo, after much persuasion…Gary was reluctant to go because of the long drive to Larchmont. Their hostess solved the problem. Door to door stretch limo was ordered for Rose and Gary and Gary felt like "The Donald" campaigning for office. The evening started with a swim in the olympic sized pool followed by a divine dinner with candlelight and roses. What a nice way to spend an evening. Gary was so thrilled he would go back again anytime.

Sunday was "Mudders" Day at the races in Belmont. Not the best day for betting but it was just fine when you are with a winners circle of friends: Helene and Peter Danzilo (our hosts for the day), Jean and Jim Brady of the B.P.S.C. and Tom Connors. None of us hit the jackpot or came home ahead of the nags, but we most certainly had a pleasant day. I ran into Kathleen Marquadt, grandchild of much admired Kay Fortescue, who passed on awhile ago. Kathleen’s husband, Charles Marquadt, is the basketball coach at Molly College. She was also with her darling son, Charlie, who is a member of the Yellow Soccer team at Breezy Point.

Speaking of horses…there is a brand new plush toy on the market called "No More Night Mares," a unique line of night light plush horses: Comet, Moonbeam, and Lucky Stars based on characters from an original legend written by the company’s founder, Dawn Van Zant, and her 12 year old daughter, Callan. It tells a story of a mythical herd of wild horses from long ago, erased from history, only to be found by the legends of the night…the "Night Mares" protect and watch over all who believe in them. They now gallop across the internet and are creating this season’s hot toy. Log on at www.wildheartranch.com. It features a kids club with stories, games and message boards and an online horse research center, horse rescue and more. The three horses come in large and small sizes and are beautifully made and wonderfully huggable for any child at any age. A great present for birthdays or holidays.

TRAVEL:

Caribbean cruise …seven days on Premier Cruise Line only $399.

Myan cruise…$539 includes port charges. Year round from Ft. Lauderdale on Premier Sea Breeze.

Holland America $599 includes port charges October 16 from Ft. Lauderdale.

Alaska cruise 2000 from $818; cruise tour $1393.

TWO FOR ONE…2000 Panama Canal on ms Massdam $1289.

Puerto Valiarta air/land Velas Vallarta…$525.

Ten day southern Caribbean $1299.

Give me a call and away we go!

More specials on WNYX-TV at 8:50 a.m.

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