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


Monday, April 30, 2018

I Have To Admit He's Right

In this Trumpworld era, where our Republican President makes himself look foolish and contradicts so many things that he says, this Republican candidate for Nevada governor makes sense.
Visiting Las Vegas can be costly when you figure in all of the resort fees, taxes, kitchen appreciation fees and entertainment fees. This guy wants to put a stop to the newly imposed Room Tax increase, which was created to fund the Raiders football stadium.  I agree.  
Read more about it...Click on the link.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mob Museum: The Underground is Now Open!

If you needed a reason to visit The MOB MUSEUM in Las Vegas, THE UNDERGROUND is now open. Despite claims of "a still for display only"...not true.
The STILL is working and producing Moonshine. The small BREWERY is also working. The current batch of beer will be ready in about 20 days. Crafthaus, in Henderson, is the brewer of the Museum's bottled beer. The bar was doing a brisk business this afternoon with locals and tourists enjoying craft cocktails. Very talented mixologists crafting period and modern-day cocktails. It's a talent and a show. Stay thirsty my friends (I think someone else said that).

What is the Mob Museum you ask???  <<<< Click here

HINT:  If you're driving there, expect to pay either $5 or $7 parking fee. If the lot is full, you will be directed to park in the lot "on the other side of the wall" making sure you park against/along the wall. Otherwise,  you will get a $20 parking ticket.  There is a FREE Downtown Loop bus hitting all of the Downtown area, not The Strip, which stops across the street from the museum, so you might as well leave your car there all day.  Look for the large pink signs. You can't miss the pink bus, well actually it's a van.

Thursday, April 19, 2018