Monthly Archives: August 2010

Russ & Daughters, New York NY

We had just eaten lunch at The Meatball Shop and were heading out in search of a coffee shop when we stumbled upon one of my old favorites. When I lived in New York,  Russ & Daughters was my destination for … Continue reading

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The Meatball Shop; New York NY

My favorite meal on our last trip to New York was probably the Meatball Shop, on the Lower East Side. One of the problems with hanging out in New York is that you’re always surrounded by people who are far … Continue reading

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Momofuku Ma Peche

A few months ago, I learned a great new term. Eliza and I decided to go up to NYC and hang out with Jeff and Elizabeth at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party. Hearing this, one of my coworkers remarked,”Isn’t … Continue reading

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Could This Be The Ugliest Hotel Interior Ever?

This photo was not altered. It really was that yellow. This is the inside of the Courtyard Marriott in Culver City, CA (near LAX). Don’t look too long, or you might go blind.

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Phil's Ice House

Two things probably determine whether or not you enjoy Phil’s: your feelings about Kolache buns and your tolerance of children. I’m okay with both, so I like the place. I always get the 78704. I’m not normally one for hamburgers … Continue reading

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Asia Cafe: The Unwritten Rules

At Asia Cafe, it’s best not to ask the staff for recommendations. The typical response is a blank stare. But don’t fret. The first unwritten rule of ethnic food is that the harder it is to communicate with restaurant employees, … Continue reading

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