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Ron M. Beigel

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  • 16 years ago

    WHAT I WAS THINKING The year 2000 was almost upon us. It was time to leave angst-ridden contemporary America behind and return to a simpler time, the Colonial era.   BACKGROUND CHECK Food maestro Michael Meehan is a Long Island-centric chef, ...

  • 16 years ago

    WHAT I'M THINKING If shopping is the one religion we Long Islanders all share, then December must be Holy Month. The Internet is a decent alternative for the mall-phobic among us, but sooner or later, you're going to find yourself in one. My wife ...

  • 16 years ago

    Background CheckArgentines have many European origins. Since the country was only sparsely populated before the arrival of the Europeans, there is little indigenous cuisine. The biggest culinary influence is geographical rather than historical. Th...

  • 16 years ago

    What i was thinking When I first heard about the vandalism at four McDonald's in Nassau County last month, I figured that some food critics had gotten together and taken a stand against bad hamburgers. One of the spray-painted messages left behind...

  • 16 years ago

    In an apparent effort to demonstrate his knowledge of pop culture, Al Gore's presidential campaign staff recently disseminated a list of his favorite movies, books and recording artists. Long Island turned up on the music list in the form of Clark...

  • 16 years ago

    What I'm Thinking Chinese buffets are the latest dining fad on Long Island. Places are cropping up faster than you can say "I'm as fat as Buddha and I can't take it anymore." Buffets at Indian restaurantsand Brazilian/Portuguese rodizios serve a v...