Superbowl Sunday brought out the fans early in Kennedy’s. About 25 men from the Baron Dekalb Knights of Columbus gathered for their annual Superbowl brunch and were having a great time warming up for the game.
In the dining room, Jim Dunn celebrated his 85 birthday with his children and their spouses: Jim and Margaret, Marion and John and Peter; his grandchildren Zack, Alex, Matt and Alison; his brother and sister-in-law Ed and Mary Gannon. Jim was a customs officer for years and has since retired. We wish him many, many years of good health and happiness.
Since snow was headed our way I took off for the big town early to attend a Superbowl viewing at the Globe Restaurant on Park Avenue South, close to the Park Avenue Country Club where droves of people were cueing up for entrance.
The Globe, a beautiful brasserie-type restaurant, has two bars—a round one in the front and another semi-circle toward the back. The room is sleek in white and silver. It is extra large and has an elegant aura with a high ceiling and low-key crowd.
Though the owners don’t want it to be known as a sports bar they do have a huge screen in the back of their L-shaped area with ample seating for comfortable play-by-play watching. There was a delicious barbecue-type buffet offering fried chicken, spicy as well as teriyaki chicken wings, baby back ribs, an outstanding five-combo dip for nachos that could tickle anyone’s taste buds, potato salad, green salad coleslaw and marvelous vegetable, turkey and cheese filled heros that could satisfy any hungry fan.
The Globe also does catering for only $15 a head, and for an evening of food and viewing at the restaurant only $25 per person. They expect to host the Academy Awards screening there. What a perfect place for a happening such as that. The Globe looks like it will have a sunny future.
I am heading for Turks and Caicos (outer islands in the Caribbean) this week to videotape travel agents on a FAM at the new, all-inclusive, Allegro Resort there. A FAM, in case you don’t know, is a familiarization tour for agents to inspect a destination and its properties and tourist attractions. I have never been to Turks and Caicos, and if you haven’t either I may have some interesting information for you on my return.
Did you know the Chinese New Year is coming up February 5 and it is the year of the dragon? For good luck you must pay your respects to parents, teachers, spouses, friends and colleagues, eat fish and mandarin oranges for good fortune, have a vegetarian meal for the many virtues of Buddha, wish everyone great wealth and prosperity, and do not sweep the night of the New Year—it brings bad luck.
The photos seen this week are related to last week’s stories on the Rockefeller Center Montreal Fashion on Ice Show with the owner of Tristin and America Co., Gilles Fortin and the "Life in the Theatre" Achievement Awards at the Players Club honoring Eli Wallach and Ann Jackson and some of their celebrity friends who paid them tribute. Sending pictures E-mail is supposed to be a quick process. In this case it just didn’t happen that way. But, better late than never.
Greece and Turkey . . . Seven nights in Venice, May 8 through November 6, plus two additional nights free in London, Paris, Venice or Rome.
Tunisia, Spain and France . . . Seven nights, July 2 through October 22 from $700, plus two additional nights free in London, Paris, Venice or Rome.
Egypt, Israel and Greece . . . 11 nights, October 1 through October 23, $1,600, plus two additional post-cruise nights.
Black Sea, Canary Islands, Egypt and Israel, May 6 through November 1, plus two additional post-cruise nights.
Baltic/Fjords . . . Seven nights for $700, July 4 to September 10, two additional nights free.
Winter sale on Costa, $649 Eastern Carib from San Juan, February 22 through April 23.
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