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1999 Stories by Ron M. Beigel

Archives: 2000 | 1999
  • Left Holding a Bag

    published December 21, 1999

    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... More >>

  • Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina, Just Fry

    published December 14, 1999

    Background CheckArgentines have many European origins. Since the country was only sparsely populated before the arrival of the... More >>

  • Venerable Enough for the Veep’s List

    published December 7, 1999

    In an apparent effort to demonstrate his knowledge of pop culture, Al Gore's presidential campaign staff recently disseminated a list of his... More >>

  • Hold the Damn Mayo

    published December 7, 1999

    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... More >>

  • Living a Full Life

    published November 30, 1999

    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... More >>

  • With Relish

    published November 23, 1999

    What I'm Thinking The history of the hot dog is a lot like the process of making a hot dog. No one can seem to agree on what it... More >>

  • Bean there, done that

    published November 16, 1999

    What I'm Thinking I wandered into my local Boston Market recently as the woman behind the counter was on the phone trying to contact the... More >>

  • Using their noodle

    published November 9, 1999

    What I'm thinking When a restaurant decides to concentrate on pasta, it's always a good idea to put the word "pasta" in the name to avoid... More >>

  • Can you picture this?

    published November 2, 1999

    Piltdown Man was an early 1900s paleontological "find" that in 1953 was proven to be a hoax, instead of the "missing link." Experts who thought... More >>

  • The big wonderful

    published November 2, 1999

    Background check Ever since the original Cooking With Jazz in Whitestone opened, I have been a regular, making the trek to Queens with... More >>

  • Comfort comidas

    published October 26, 1999

    WHAT I'M THINKING I was channel-surfing the other day and happened across a Spanish-language channel from New Jersey. A sports reporter was on the... More >>

  • Past and repast

    published October 19, 1999

    What I Was Thinking Driving around L.A. last year, looking for a place to get a quick breakfast, I realized that something was missing:... More >>

  • Sacred Chow

    published October 12, 1999

    Background Check With all the exotic spices, tasty blending of vegetables and variety of breads and chutneys, who needs the inventory of... More >>

  • Mex and match

    published September 28, 1999

    Background Check Too often, Long Islanders who want to break out of the humdrum head for Manhattan. Only in the city, the thinking goes,... More >>

  • Pleased to Meat You

    published September 21, 1999

    Background Check In the past few years, Portuguese or Brazilian all-you-can-eat grills have cropped up throughout Long Island and the city.... More >>

  • Ted Rosenthal's jazz-o-rama!

    published September 14, 1999

    A few quick lessons in how you, too,can triumph in the crazy world o' jazz, even if you're a 6-year-old kid in Great Neck who is tired of taking... More >>

  • Fast, cheap and in control

    published September 14, 1999

    Background Check This is the restaurant formerly known as the American Food Stand. It opened on an unlikely stretch of Highway 4 years ago... More >>

  • Brando Didn't Get Fat By Accident

    published September 7, 1999

    Background Check People seem to have trouble finding Bayville even with their Hagstrom's out. This is okay with Bayvillagers. Outsiders... More >>

  • It Ain't The Motion, It's The Meat

    published August 31, 1999

    Even though eating food at a topless bar is as wrong as having sex in a restaurant, you have a God-given right to trustworthy consumer information... More >>

  • Bread Amid the Circuses

    published August 24, 1999

    What I Was Thinking Napeague Stretch is not so much forgotten as passed by, literally, by the sweaty multitudes heading for Montauk. Pig... More >>

  • The Royal We

    published August 17, 1999

    I've been to every other Thai place in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens. At this one, we're accompanied by our friendly neighbor and his wife. He... More >>

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