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Ashley Dingeman

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    During Crisis, We Join Together

    March 17, 2020

    Thoughts about how I’d approach a blog on this topic has been weighing on me for weeks. My concern for Coronavirus started back in January, especially with my wedding coming up in June and my worries about the WHAT IF. Sadly, what if has turned into what now, and as I’ve watched restrictions grow more and more, I feel the struggle of my beloved local businesses and restaurants as well as my friends and family. We’re in a weird time…

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    Alaturco: Where Veggies Shine

    This past year I’ve really adjusted my diet to be more vegetable-focused and less emphasis on meat. There are a lot of reasons I chose to make this lifestyle change, but one promise I…

    March 5, 2020
  • Restaurant Reviews

    Brunch Fuel at The Mercantile

    Have you ever spent days thinking about charger plates? You know, those decorative plates that sit underneath real plates? I’m sorry to admit that recently I have. Wedding planning has been consuming me in…

    February 20, 2020
  • Things to do

    PREVIEW: Chowderfest 2020

    Chowderfest is THIS Saturday, and if you’re anything like me, you’re prepping your stomach for copious amounts of dairy. As usual, I’ve been checking the Discover Saratoga website over and over again to see…

    January 30, 2020
  • News

    Embassy Suites Gives Back to Australia

    I just received a press release that I really wanted to share because I’m so inspired by these efforts. Way to go Embassy Suites & Hilton Garden Inn for choosing to support such an…

    January 14, 2020
  • Restaurant Reviews

    2019 Reflection on Food

    2019 has been a pretty crazy year for me. From getting into full-on wedding planning mode (5 months and counting…) to my dog becoming a tripod (she’s fine) & everything in-between, it’s been a…

    December 30, 2019
  • News

    A New Beginning for Former Bistro Tallulah

    I don’t necessarily play favorites when it comes to local chefs, but there are a few that I’m definitely fond of. Chef Brian Bowden is one of them. Earlier this morning, I found out…

    December 12, 2019
  • Restaurant Reviews

    Autumn Scramble at Sweet Mimi’s

    You know… Sometimes it’s not fair to have a favorite meal. Sometimes it just makes everything else so much harder to enjoy. In this instance I’m talking about the Autumn Scramble (or it could…

    November 20, 2019