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Monday, July 9, 2001


If you call chef Kevin McGowan (pictured) this summer, you can bet you’ll be spending less time in the kitchen. McGowan’s business, Who’s in the Kitchen? is all about making your life easier - specifically, making your dinners and even your picnic baskets, so you can get out of the kitchen and do what you love to do. Comment.

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I am constantly amazed at the repertoire of the current breed of backyard grillers. Whether the grill is a $10 supermarket cheap-o or a top-of-the-line gas behemoth, the choice of foods to be grilled is always the same: hot dogs and hamburgers with the odd smattering of ribs thrown in for good measure. Comment.


Nothing beats sitting outside on a bright summer day, and Brooklyn’s garden cafes bring diners out of hibernation in droves. Comment.


Nothing short of a blackout could compound the heat and humidity of summer in the city more than Mayor Rudy’s ban on outdoor boozing. Comment.


Batten down the pork chops Lucille, it’s barbecuing season. And while some people can’t seem to buy a grill big enough to satisfy their cooking needs, and the number of essential grilling accessories has grown too large for even a highly evolved consumer to handle, outdoor grilling remains a foolproof way to make a meal into a celebration (provided you can keep the Fire Department away). Comment.

Baseball returns with a bang       

Cyclones: There will be nothing written here of the onslaught of national media and grandstanding politicians who attended Monday night’s happening at Coney Island. Comment.

Ghosts of ballparks past at Keyspan      Park

Cyclones: "Nothing compares to Ebbets Field," said Ralph Branca, the former Dodger, as I tailed him through the visitors on-deck circle at Keyspan Park Monday night. Then, just to add emphasis, he looked back over his shoulder staring me dead in the eye and repeated himself - five times. Comment.