Category Archives: Strategic Dining℠

Executive Presence: Putting the U in Punctuality

Punctuality, Period. It sounds so second-nature and unessential to dwell upon, yet being on time speaks volumes about a person— good volumes. Time management skills and preparedness will pay off big time in this dominion, and your punctuality will give … Continue reading

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Modern Hosting Realities: The Wine Service

Traditional etiquette says that when at a meal table, the server will maintain your wine service. In high-end restaurants, this is true, for the most part. But at less formal restaurants, waiting for the waiter to fill your glass may … Continue reading

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Prix Fixe Business Lunches NYC: An Insider’s Guide to Choosing Your Destination

What does your first job interview after college have in common with your retirement dinner? Aside from bookending your career, these two events will likely involve dining out. Business meals are a “necessary evil” of business life, and NYC professionals … Continue reading

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Take-Out is Out of the Question

On your routine grocery-shopping trip, it’s a handy idea to pop something healthy and long-lived into your basket. Case-in-point: the delightful Delicata Squash, abundant in autumn and winter, is sturdy enough that you need not be in any hurry to … Continue reading

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Fiber For A Day in Three Easy Moves

Consume high fiber foods to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and diverticular disease. Bonus: it keeps you regular! Continue reading

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A Failed Business Opportunity

Recently I arranged a lunch for two people who I knew and thought that there were great opportunities for them to work together. The first few minutes of the lunch went really well – my two guests were laughing and … Continue reading

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The Model of a Great Networking Event

I’m not a big fan of the typical networking event, however, I’m always intrigued by ‘unique experiences’. The kickoff of Running With Heels was all that and more. I left feeling like I had shared experiences with the women at … Continue reading

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A Tipping Question In My ‘In Box’

I love it when people send me an email containing a dining question. Here’s one that was received this morning. Hello Goldie; Is it customary to tip the same percentage for the dinner and the wine? Several of my friends … Continue reading

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Landing The Plane – A Restaurant Tip for Hosts

Restaurants have different protocols, but many high end eateries will not bring the check to the table until it is specifically requested. More than one host of a business meal has looked awkward at the end of a meal- uncertain … Continue reading

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Don’t be Embarrassed to Order Tap Water

Have you ever detected that certain challenge in a server’s delivery of what has become a standard question at high end restaurants: “would you like still or sparkling water”? Then after a pregnant pause, for effect, they will finish the … Continue reading

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