Sunday, September 15, 2019

There Is Better Beer Out There

Went to Texas Roadhouse tonight in Fairfield Ca, where "mass market" beer is in full swing with people enjoying Bud Light and Coors Light. Regrettably my first choice, was Samuel Adams in a bottle, second was Modelo, usually good on tap, but not tonight. Really? How could I have ever consumed this stuff years ago? My tastes, and tastebuds,  have certainly changed for the better.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

No Shortage of Mexican Food in Las Vegas

My immediate thought as I look at the new sign is Red Lobster and/or Chili's! There is certainly no shortage of very good Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas, but "Modern Mexican" and "Grandma"? All good Mexican food is "Grandma's" food

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Yeah right, Oscar!

How can Uniteds' CEO claim to "de-stress" travel, when the airline raises fees, reduces leg room, and keep adding seats while reducing the overall quality of the product?

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Way It Was and Should Be

John's Grill
63 Ellis St.
San Francisco, California

I have an affinity for "historic" restaurants and the career waiters and waitresses that work there and John's Grill is one of those places.
I ordered the grilled Pacific Red Snapper with veggies and a baked potato. The nice size portion of fish was very good and meaty. The fresh green beans and carrot, as well as the baked potato, were perfect. Sitting at the bar and having two glasses of wine, with generous pours from the busy bartender, was a show in itself. Oddly, my credit card was declined, even though I had used it within the past hour. I did not get any attitude from my waiter and just gave him another card, no issues. I did not have dessert so I can't say anything on that. I left a happy person!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


The best part of flying Southwest to or through Midway was dining at Harry Carry's, with good food and long-time employees. Many including myself were saddened when it closed, rebranded actually by a new food vendor.  Good News, they're coming back!

                               Here's the rest of the story from Eater Chicago edition

Saturday, June 9, 2018

RIP Anthony Bourdain

What I learned from Anthony Bourdain was where to eat in different cities that I have visited and to look, smell and ask about what you're about to eat. It also doesn't hurt to compliment the waiter, server and host.
I have learned about obscure as well as popular  eating places and trusted Anthony 100% on his choices, more than I can say for other celebrity chefs, but that's another story and many know my feelings on him. Hint: there are two chefs with spikey blonde hair, the other one is female.
Anyway... It was unfortunate that Anthony had to live with demons most of his adult life and  decided to end it tragically.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Resort Fees, Parking Fees. Be Aware!

Visiting Las Vegas for the first time or returning?  Things are constantly changing here but fees are a turn-off and can cost you a fortune.
Courtesy of the LA Times and Anthony Curtis.

Click here>>> Fees