Einstein & the Bomb

On Netflix – Using archival footage and his own words, this docudrama chronicles what happened after the scientist fled Nazi Germany and dives into the mind of this tortured genius.

Q-tips say: Yes, we did enjoy it. Especially enjoyed that we watched Oppenheimer & then Einstein & the Bomb. Interesting movie indeed.

The documentary film focuses on the suffering and pain of a man who, although innocent, feels the weight of the consequences of his ideas on his shoulders. The most convincing moment of a project that for long stretches obtains the opposite result to that achieved by Oppenheimer that is, making the analysis of a fundamental historical phase for the world we live in today.

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Connors Steak & Seafood Restaurant 2/20/24

Connors Steak & Seafood Restaurant - Sarasota, FL | OpenTable

  Steak/Seafood – 3501 S Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL,  (941) 260-3232 , http://connorsrestaurant.com

Q-tips say:  They offer the same menu to eat in/to go/take out

Go and enjoy! Good food, drinks and ambiance & great service.

Began with sharing: A dozen Blue Point Oysters & shared fresh bread with delicious champagne butter.

Libations: Old Fashion up (dirty ice on the side – ice from the shaker) & Perfect Manhattan up.

Mrs. Q had: Grilled Rainbow Trout & Couscous & Brussel Sprouts on the side.

The Mr. had:  LOBSTER CRAB BISQUE Soup & Blackened Fish Trout & Mac & Cheese & Coleslaw on the side.

Photo of Connors Steak & Seafood - Sarasota, FL, United States. Cosmopolitan

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Blue point oysters


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Lobster Bisque
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Shrimp & couscous
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Widowed surgeon Tom has struggled to raise his two daughters alone following his wife’s death a year ago. Things seem to be on the right track for the family, who live in a gated community, because they have close friends nearby and Tom is in the early stages of a new relationship. But the situation takes a turn for the worse when Jenny, Tom’s oldest daughter, goes missing along with her boyfriend. Tom enlists girlfriend Sophie, a police detective, to help locate the teens, but her new partner is working her own agenda. As the investigation intensifies, Tom unearths dark secrets about the people closest to him in his affluent neighborhood. The drama series was created by mystery novelist Harlan Coben.

Q-tips say: Was just ok. A series – Starts with a murder and a disappearance in episode 1, and every next episode brings new clues (alongside new questions), so that more and more the mysteries get solved.

Told over eight 45-minute episodes, the story went up down and around the town before all was revealed in the final episode. How do so many people with a wide range of careers afford to live in a posh, gated community?

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Peridia Golf & CC Mon. Madness – Subs & more madness

2/19/24 – Monday Madness – Sub & more Madness

Monday Madness – you get 50% off Well Drinks, House Wines, Beer & Beverages & All you can eat buffets.

Q-tips say: Yes, go if you like Monday Madness. Enjoyed the food/drinks and seeing neighbors in the hood. Enjoyed wings & NACHO Madness & Slider Madness. Pizza Madness/Subs & More Madness was just ok. The Best part was visiting with some neighbors in the hood.

The Q-tips say: Slider Madness was good. Many people went for seconds but minus the buns.

Mrs. Q says: We will stick to WING Madness, NACHO Madness & SLIDER Madness & probably PASTA Night.

Slider Madness had: You can choose from: Beef patties, lightly breaded Chicken patties, pulled Pork. A selection of toppings: lettuce, cheese, onions, several condiments & a variety of salads to choose from.

Slider madness – FYI -the buns do not have seeds.
Bourbon Perfect Manhattan
Bourbon Old Fashion
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During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.

Q-tips say: Yes we did enjoy it. The movie is 3 hours long. We watched the entire movie one night.

The film not merely captures the splendor of New Mexico’s desert panoramas but contrast the external coolness and internal turmoil of Oppenheimer, a brilliant mathematician and low-key showman and leader whose impulsive nature and insatiable sexual appetites made his private life a disaster, and whose greatest contribution to civilization was a weapon that could destroy it. 

Mrs. Q says: “Oppenheimer” rediscovers the power of huge closeups of people’s faces as they grapple with who they are, and who other people have decided that they are, and what they’ve done to themselves and others. 

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Slip Away

A  spiritual journey of compassion, redemption and unconditional friendship between two solitary souls at opposite ends of life.

Aging widow Fall (Partnow) finds joy wherever she goes, from the aisles of the local supermarket to the melody she hears grumpy busker Adam (Jesse Pepe) playing in the park. She offers to pay him for piano lessons, and his desperation leads him to teach her on the Slipaway, the docked boat where she lives. Fall’s happiness is contagious, but Adam’s past threatens to unravel the work she is doing to improve his life in the present.

Q-tips say: Yes, we enjoyed it. Slip away is a simple and sweet film.

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Bradenton Riverwalk 2024

2/16/24 –

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon walk with Chicago neighbors, Michael & Helen, who are visiting FL.

Bradenton Riverwalk –   452 3rd Ave W., Bradenton, FL 34208

Q-tips say:  SEE IT! Go and enjoy.   You can park for free in downtown Bradenton (by City Hall/police station) and follow the walkway under the bridge to get to the park.  There are great pieces of art to look at, sculptures, a pier, a walking dock, benches, covered swings and a playground for children to play in & they can enjoy the water park. It ends at the downtown marina close to city hall and Old Main Street where several restaurants await after this long refreshing walk that passes under the US 41 bridge.  Also, you might see a Tropicana train go by.

The playground was very large, clean, a variety of sets that included a jungle gym, swings, fountain, large grass field and lots of fun!!

There is plenty of lightening & while sitting for a few moments enjoy the river breeze, joggers, rollerbladers, bikers, dogs being walked (pet friendly ) and also an out door stage area where it looked like plays or entertainment could be found.

After enjoying the Riverwalk went to Pier 22.  ENJOY!  

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PIER 22 – 2/16/24

PIER  22 -1200 1st Ave W., Bradenton, (941) 748-8087      pier22dining.com  

Pier 22 – Good drinks, food, ambiance & great visit with Chi-town neighbors.

 Q’s had: Old Fashion – Maker’s Mark Whiskey, simple syrup, orange bitters & Perfect Manhattan.

After Happy Yappy Hour at our house, we ventured out to Pier 22 for a delicious dinner after a nice walk along the Bradenton’s Riverwalk.

Our neighbors from our Chicago condo had on their Fl visit had:

Helen had: Fried Alligator sandwich – breaded scaloppini gator, fried leeks, honey mustard, Provolone, lettuce, tomato. What did alligator taste like??    Yes, it tasted like chicken.

Michael had: A Grilled grouper sandwich w/a 1976 side salad.

Mrs. Q had: A small 1976 salad: Iceberg lettuce and Parmesan dressing finished with applewood smoked bacon crumbles, chopped egg and Parmesan cheese.

The Mr. had: A blackened Grouper sandwich w/a 1976 side salad. 

Baked Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Spring rolls
Braised Ribs
Braised Ribs
Corned Beef sandwich
Fried Alligator
Fried alligator sandwich
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Photo of Stonewood Grill & Tavern - University Park, FL, United States. Lovely interior

STONEWOOD – 5415 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34276, (941) 355-3315

Q-tips say: Go & enjoy!  Bar bites in the entire restaurant. Great service by bartender/waitress – Kaylee.

Happy Hour:  I had my usual Old Fashion w/ their Happy Hour Bourbon with dirty ice on the side.  The Other half had: Perfect Manhattan w/ dirty ice on the side. 

We shared the pretzels & had dinner. 

 Mrs. Q had: CHICKEN POT PIE – Tender white chicken, mushrooms, carrots, onions, peas, suprême sauce, baked puff pastry.

The other half had: Perfect Manhattan  – NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER – Chopped clams, diced potatoes, onions, celery, cream & BUFFALO SHRIMP – Lightly seasoned, flash fried, bleu cheese crumbles, bleu cheese aioli, mild buffalo sauce – all sauces on the side.

Photo of Stonewood Grill & Tavern - University Park, FL, United States. Freddy m the bread basket. Yum!

Pretzel sticks

Buffalo Shrimp
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Salmon appetizer
Stone Bits

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Rosebud’s Steak & Seafood –

2215 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229 (941) 918-8771


Rosebud Steak & Seafood

2/13/24 – Q-tips say: Had good dinner/drinks.

YES, to Rosebud. Go in the Dining Room.

During “snow bird & spring break time,” make a reservation for the dining room.

The dining room is much nicer & not as loud so you can actually carry on a conversation especially during “prime season“. Go to the dining room & ask for TOM – One of the nicest people & server we have met.

We shared the bread & butter.

Mrs. Q had: Old Fashion up – dirty ice on the side.

Mr. Q had: Perfect Manhattan up – dirty ice on the side.

Q’s shared: A half dozen of Oysters & shared the Caesar salad with anchovies.

Dinner: We shared the Center Cut Pork Chops – Two center cut chops from the loin. Thick and juicy, au jus.

Mrs. Q’s side: A loaded baked potato with toppings on the side.

Mr. Qs side: Rigatoni Bolognese – Rigatoni with meat sauce and grated Parmesan.

Some of our favorite dishes: Awesome Prime Rib dinner, delicious fish items such as Salmon, several whitefish choices, ribs, shrimp, best Liver & Onions around. Go in the dining room & enjoy.

Photo of Rosebuds - Osprey, FL, United States. 1 Dozen Oysters
Raw oysters
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Complimentary Delicious warm bread
Orange Roughy
Orange Roughy

Loaded Baked Potato

Baked Potato
Photo of Rosebud's Steak & Seafood House - Osprey, FL, United States. Baby  Veal Liver w/Sautéed onions & bacon
Liver & Onions
Photo of Rosebuds - Osprey, FL, United States. Caesar salad
Caesar salad w/ anchovies
French OnionFrench Onion Soup
Center Cut Pork Chops
Center cut pork chops
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