After a layoff of 10 months to devote research and writing time to some other projects, my food-and-restaurant blog Notes On Napkins will be coming back in January 2017, right after the holiday bustle has receded.
It will resume being an informative companion to Dowd On Drinks and Dowd's New York Wine Notebook, occasionally with a little bit of crossover between the blogs when dealing with topics involving both food and drink, but mostly dealing with their specialty topics.
Both will continue to concentrate on New York's Greater Capital Region (and a slice of western New England), but won't hesitate to go farther afield when something interesting comes up,
As always, your participation is welcomed. That includes submitting comments on posts, or sending along news of special events, menu changes, major staff changes, openings and -- sometimes regrettably -- closings, and other news tidbits. If you put this email address -- email@example.com -- in your contact list right now you'll be all set to participate.
Meanwhile, a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year to all. Looking forward to getting back together with you in 2017.