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Director BIO: John McDonald (CROW'S PEAK)

Director Biography – John McDonald

It was a hot summer’s evening on the twentieth day of June, 1995. In those dusk hours in a quiet little hospital in Hingham, Massachusetts, John McDonald was born. 159 more words

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“The poker hand must at all times be concealed behind the mask of inconsistency. The good poker player must avoid set practices and act at random, going so far , on occasion, as to violate the elementary principles of correct play.”

—John McDonald.

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New York Times: Bistrot Leo Open for Dinner


BISTROT LEO After saying goodbye to Sessanta, his Italian restaurant in the hotel at 60 Thompson Street in SoHo, John McDonald has rolled out the welcome mat for this French bistro, its replacement. 107 more words


Mockingbirds Fly Again!

What a delight to come together with my pals to revisit some delightful song cycles by Fran Trester and learn some new tunes!  Celebrating Scott Woolweaver’s birthday (Mr. 274 more words


Providence College Friar John McDonald Retires from Baseball

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At age 40, after 16 seasons in the Major League, John McDonald retired from baseball, and thus comes the end of Providence College graduates playing in the MLB. 269 more words

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Ivy Stark joins El Toro Blanco as Executive Chef and Partner

Chef on the Move (via New York Times)

IVY STARK, who left New York for Chicago after a long stint as the executive chef of Dos Caminos, is back in town, now as a partner and the chef of John McDonald’s El Toro Blanco. 219 more words


The Best Bottles to Buy from the Bottom Shelf, According to Experts

“John McDonald, CEO of Mercer Street Hospitality, recounted to me the rise of premium vodka during his days running MercBar in the 1990s—first Absolut’s explosion onto the scene, then the rise of Stoli’s flavored vodkas, and ultimately Grey Goose “crushing everybody.” But when I mention to him that everyone I know who’s been to Russia has returned with a supreme loyalty to Russian Standard ($16), McDonald is effusive. 132 more words

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