The Ultimate Bucket List

“Not all those who wander are lost.”J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring 

It’s that time of the year where gearing up for the holidays takes precedence over decadence. Why don’t you stop into Anthony’s and delight your palate with our locally sourced fall menu. Preparing for the holidays is a full-time job, and we think you need a little R&R.

We’ve got your taste buds covered with our signature Pumpkin Raviolis, topped with a sage cream sauce and toasted pine nuts. Before the main course, our Roasted Mushroom Salad is sure to wet your appetite. Between Chef Anthony’s Short Rib Ragu, and our exquisite Roasted Lamb Rack, we’ve got you covered this holiday season.

You can see our full seasonal menu HERE.

Our joy is simple, delight our guests. That’s why we are thrilled to share with you that we’ve been selected once again through OpenTable as the winner of Diners’ Choice 2015. This award wouldn’t be possible without each of our guests and their rave reviews. We can’t wait to share our plans for 2016 with each of you. It’s an exciting time for us at Anthony’s.


The holidays are also a time for deep reflection. Gathering with family, counting blessings, and thinking back over the previous year. People often start creating goals around the holidays, and it’s easy to get lost in what didn’t work out and to get lost in plans for the future.

For us, the holidays are a great time for wanderlust.

Anthony’s was built on generations of travelers spanning the globe. From Chef Anthony and his Italian roots to members of our staff, our restaurant epitomizes wanderlust.

While we do think it’s important to plan for the future, how you plan is the ultimate key to having a fulfilling life. That’s why we wanted to share with you our three tips for creating the ultimate bucket list.

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” -Hilaire Belloc

  • The Ultimate Bucket List 

In 2007, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman made a movie about two terminally ill men who escape a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with their bucket lists’ in hand before they die.

With a chemistry that only comes from decades of living, both actors told the incredible story of two people traversing the globe living out their wishes.

Real bucket lists can be hard to accomplish can’t they?

Simply put, we get busy.

They stop making sense when we think about the families we are having, jobs we are nurturing, and all the business that comes from our 9-5 lifestyles. Who has time to check off their bucket list in a convenient manner?

1. The first step in creating a bucket list is realizing It’s not convenient. 

Much like finding a restaurant to eat at, there are a million choices for creating your bucket list and oh so little time.

You have to put aside time for thinking, and plotting a plan. Remember that your bucket list should be filled with the impossible; ideas and goals you’ve dreamt up since childhood. is a website with 10,000 different things you can put on your list. It also gives you a platform to start creating and making your list a reality.

2. Invite others on your adventure

The single most important part of life is that which is spent with others. No man is an island, and creating a bucket list that represents you best will only be possible with input and ideas from those that know you best.

The Buried Life was a show on MTV that featured four friends asking this question:

What do you want to do before you die?

The premise of the show was simple, they would check off their bucket list one moment at a time, and in the process help a stranger do the same.

One of the beautiful aspects of wanderlust is including strangers in what you are doing. People thrive off other people, and living out your bucket list is sure to be contagious.

3. Do good 

At Anthony’s we spend copious amounts of time locally sourcing our food because our passion is creating experiences for our community, by our community. We are driven by a singular goal of enriching our local neighborhood.

When you are designing your bucket list, focus on including things that make the world around you a better place.

Bucket lists aren’t easy to make, but it’s something you will remember for the rest of your life. Life goes by too fast, make sure that you are highlighting your life with travels, and insights that will change yours and others forever.

Happy bucket listing!