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  February 15, 1999 - Issue 25 - Philadelphia Edition
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Squirrels defeated at Guadacanal

The famed Weston Hunter-Killer added lots of crushed hot peppers to the cylindrical bird feeder in an attempt (failed attempt) to drive the squirrels away and encouage the small birds to come. Well, the squirrels of Pennsylvania just laughed at the hot peppers, continued to eat their merry way through another half container of bird seed, and scared all the birds away. It was not our intention to create a squirrel feeder. This would rank only slightly above creating a feeder for chipmunks. Hmmmmm? What to do?

Down at the village hardware store they sold cages for the model of bird feeder we have. The cage is essentially a wire cyclinder that fits around the bird feeder. The mesh size is small enough for the Chickadees and other small birds, but too small for the squirrels.... That's the theory. $16.95 was a reasonable investment for such a good idea.

Bingo! It works! The squirrel have given up, surrendered and agreed to leave the territory. The small birds are back and feeding in the front yard. Yyyes! The Hunter-Killer strikes again.

Little Anthony Eats Cereal

This past couple of weeks little Anthony has started to eat his first solid foods. No longer does he has to order the same thing off the menu each time he goes to the Ritz. Milk!

At the suggestion of his pediatrician, Dr.Zolway, Mr Cutie Pie started off on rice cereal only for the first two weeks. Having no difficulty with this, he's now added oatmeal cereal to the menu. If this continues to cause no problem, why we'll be into fruits and vegetables in no time.

Anthony, ever seeking greater knowledge, turned to the famous Weston Food Critic, for his suggestion on a good restaurant in the new neighborhood. The Weston Food Critic suggested "The Old Guardhouse Inn" not far from the new homestead. Anthony checked out the menu and thought the prices were a bit high for the milks and cereals. Ever frugal, little Anthony decided to stay home and eat for the weekend.


Ruby's is located in the King of Prussia Plaza. This shopping mall which is made up of the Plaza and the Mall is the largest shopping mall on the East Coast that the Weston Food Critic has ever been to. Ruby's was our choice over Friendly's and the Italian Delight and over a dozen counters at the Food Court for Sunday lunch. It's a family restaurant with about two thirds of the tables occupied with families with children. The decor is 1950's, with 3 working Harley Davidson motorcycles on display, red plastic covering the booth seats and formica table tops. An elevated model train track carries working model trains around to ent3ertain the patrons. For lunch we had a "peanutbutter milk shaked", low fat french fries, an Aloha Burger( with terriyaki sauce and a slice of pineapple that will make you want to hula!) and a Caesar salad sandwich. Everthing was very well prepared and very tasty. Price for the lunch before tip was $17.50 The decor was fun and reminded me of the 50's for sure... actually a bit nicer than most places I frequented in my youth. We'd rate the decor a 22, the food a solid 20 and the service an 18. A fun place and a extra good place to bring the kids.

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In other news
Garage Shelving
David has decided to add more shelves to his garage as storage areas for his many computer shipping cartons, etc. So, it was off to Home Depot for more screws, anchors, L brackets, and shelves.

The new(40 years old)house has very generous storage space. It's really a two car garage, with two more half garages on each side. David's keeping the floor space clear with the intention of only storing items such as lawn mowers, or snow blowers on the floor surface.

Kaya Restaurant
Kaya is a Korean restaurant located at 1924 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. Rachel discovered it recently and in the past two months, she's made four dinner engagements there already! Something must be good.

It's quite authentic Korean cooking with all the waiters cooks and hostests speaking Korean and perhaps half the customers there on a Saturday night, Korean too. We had a couple of dishes, Japchai ( transparent noodles and vegetables) and the Korean bar-b-que beef. Both were excellent. On a Saturday night, service was terrible. We waited more that 30 minutes before the waiter came to take our order, and then when the food came, it came out missing some of the side dishes... like kim jee and rice.

The decor is clean and oriental. In spite of the poor service, we are going back there again tonight. Price for a dinner for two ( without alcohol) with tax and tip cost a bit over $40.00. The Weston Food Critics rating is : Food,20; Service 5; and Atmosphere, 20.