Category Archive: travel

UK: Bob Bob Ricard

Press for champagne. Oooh, really? It’s like those buttons at Korean restaurants in LA except, maybe even better. I first heard about Bob Bob Ricard from Catty’s post sometime last Fall. This was… Continue reading

UK: Franny’s Pop-Up

On my second night in London, we wandered around Soho and saw Franny’s Pop-up. It was the last weekend of the pop-up so it seemed like fate we should go check it out.… Continue reading

Minty in the UK: Dinner at Fox & Grapes

I was in the UK for 11 days and after a delayed and long flight, I  made it to my friend’s house in Wimbledon just slightly frazzled, mostly sleep-deprived and very much excited.… Continue reading

San Francisco Flashback: Musee Mechanique

I’ve always wondered about the crab places at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Who has the best? What about those cold salads? Or should I just buy one to take my chances? Maybe… Continue reading

Vesper Bar: Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

After dinner at B&B Ristorante, we were wandering around Las Vegas trying to decide where to go. Somehow we ended up at the Cosmopolitan and I remembered the Vesper Bar.  Downtown Cocktail Room… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Hash House A Go Go

I’ve been hearing about Hash House A Go Go for years now. Usually my “diner” blow-out meal after a long weekend of drinking in Las Vegas is the Peppermill but we decided to… Continue reading

Las Vegas: China Poblano

  Before the Black Keys concert in Vegas a couple of weekends ago, we descended upon China Poblano for eats. The five of us ordered a slew of dishes and it was great… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Bellagio Buffet

  There’s something inherently gluttonous about Las Vegas. It seems eating at a buffet is a must. The last few trips took me to the buffet at the Wynn but it didn’t seem… Continue reading

Las Vegas: B&B Ristorante

Back in the Summer of 2005, I went to Babbo. It was across the street from our hotel and we had heard it was really good. I remembered thinking at the time I… Continue reading

D.O.C.G. at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

After we got to Vegas, the first thing we did after a four hour drive was not to gamble but to seek the nearest cocktail and food. It was around an odd time,… Continue reading