8973 - Two years that I enjoyed a lot! (at ages 20...
Trouble with the Tribbles - By Edward Gorey. (scroll down a smidgen, for the comic, but the rest is good too) thanks, jwz! Been a while since I posted a cannibal link. A teenager claims to have killed his room-mate then eaten parts of his brain and internal organs. The 19-year-old, named only as Robert A, has confessed to murdering the 49-year-old man he met in a homeless...
8972 - Weds
Hm, Discovered the DC Game Night lj community (also Chez_turtle) . Possibly a go for Sunday side of our walkabout weekend? (since we have Monday off.) - Then agian, there’s always TCEP14. There’s a schedule online now, too. I suspect that I’d prefer the informal local game night to a con, but who knows? I figure that I’d prefer a more casual setting with an informal group....
Outpost Games (3/5)
Now called Outpost Games - will visit and review soon. (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
8971 - tues
Extra-Random very rough draft entry. Read at own risk, dear journal. Current health issues - getting corrected a little at a time Allergies - need to get blood work done in top of October for shots Teeth - Bridge for broken tooth, and 2 fillings. Floss, kids! Back-leg ortho workup. Monday night after our appointments, BHK, Chris, Larry and I all met at the Lebanese Taverna for Half-price...
8970 - monday
And another one gone… WACO, Tex., Aug. 27 — Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington. From New York Times Lunar Eclipse Tonight!...
Shauna D.'s Review Of Acme Bar & Grill (4/5)
Cajun in New York City? Why not? A friend swore by this place and I trusted her. I tried the watermelon martini. I like fresh fruit drinks (never anything with schnapps, please). At first, it… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Azuki Sushi (3/5)
Little did we know we would have to wait hours for our hotel room at the W up the street. We had gotten to the hotel early so we decided to just walk around until we found something light. Azuki fit… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of W New York Union Square...
I’m really sort of torn about giving this place 4 stars. Two years ago, after being disgusted by our amazingly tiny room at the Washington Square hotel, we switched to the W, uncaring of the price.… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Go Japanese Restaurant (1/5)
Gross. About 1 o’clock in the morning, I had the jones for noodles. Ah, let me tell you, it’s not so easy to find noodles in the middle of the night when the Concierge just replies they have no idea… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Ben Benson's Steak House...
Um, where am I again? Oh yes, Midtown! We hadn’t been having the best seafood on our trip so we decided to stick to red meat. We had a “light” skirt steak lunch. I really liked the sauce provided… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Republic (3/5)
Republic is a trendy, trendy, trendy place with matching high prices. I had a decent wonton noodles soup but it was $9. I know we’ve spent a lot of money eating already on this trip but I was still… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Koutoubia (3/5)
Driving past Koutoubia to go to Baran reminded me I hadn’t reviewed this place yet. We started with drinks at the bar. I had the Le Momo which is essentially a vodka tonic with crushed mint. Not bad.… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of White Horse Tavern (3/5)
After being terrified of Chumley’s, we came here. The White Horse is a mildly sticky dirty bar but it was practically sterile compared to the plague-ridden Chumley’s. I don’t know if it’s changed… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Chumley's (1/5)
I like the historical value of the place but it was a serious dump. There were flies all over the place (people were covering up their drinks with napkins) and the beer and cider were piss poor.… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Mendy's At Rockefeller...
The fourth star is for convincing me kosher pickles is a necessity in life for me now. I never liked American pickles (give me good Asian or Middle Eastern pickles any day) but taking a bite out of… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Blue Ribbon Brasserie (4/5)
I curse this restaurant, I really do. Ever since I had the bone marrow here two years ago, I’ve been futilely searching for something like it in L.A. I found it amusing later when I was flipping… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Temple Bar (4/5)
We decided to stop in for a drink (or five) before heading to dinner. I loved this bar but then I love dark bars where you forget who you are sometimes. The calamari was absolutely the best I ever… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
0827072020.jpg, originally uploaded by scottobear. outside value city … cranes and sunset (via Scotto’s Wall Scrawls)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Lombardi's Pizza (3/5)
** this visit happened approximately 2 years ago A friend has been telling me about this Lombardi’s place for years now. And he was so in love with the baked clams. So, we headed there for lunch.… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Gonzalez y Gonzalez (3/5)
I’d been warned about Mexican restaurants in NYC but after our flight was delayed and many hours of travel, we popped into the first place that looked like it could serve us a stiff drink. And that’s… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca...
I count the tasting menu I did here a couple of years ago the best meal in my life. Ever since then, I had been anxiously waiting for Batali to open a place in L.A. It was wonderful meal (see… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Osteria Mozza (5/5)
When I heard Batali was coming to town nearly two years ago, I could not wait. So, it was so gratifying to finally be able to sit down and just experience what was sure to be an amazing night. We… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of W Los Angeles Westwood (5/5)
Maybe because I already love the W hotels but this one could not have been any more perfect. Note this review is for the bar only. I loved how huge the Whiskey Blue lounge was. There was seating… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Motherlode (1/5)
I just can’t bring myself to like Motherlode. I think the drinks suck and the last time we went, they charged $18 for one cape cod and one bottle of water. Unless there was some freakin’ Stoli Elit… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Baran Restaurant (4/5)
+1 Decor- very dark browns and reds +1 service- everything we asked for was answered with a pleasant “absolutely” +1 food +1 easy parking My friend put me in charge of finding a great place to take… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Solar de Cahuenga (4/5)
I couldn’t bear another night of take-out from Sha Sha Cafe (which is good but not every week) nor driving to sucktastic Burbank so I mentioned Solar de Cahuenga as a possibility. Isn’t it funny that… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
8968 - sunday funday!
Still too hot to do much of anything out and about in the Crisco soup-like atmosphere, so we opted to take in lunch at the Sbarro’s in the Annapolis Mall and then hit a movie. Who knows why we woke up at 7:30 on a Sunday, but it gave us a solid head start. We finally caught the Simpsons Movie on the big screen… I was surprised - it was a lot better than I was expecting… pretty...
8967 - sat - BHK b'day!
A brief summary: BHK’s Birthday! I managed to butter her nose by sneaking caches of a dollop in the nightstand (on a plate), and then by instilling enough paranoia in her to make looking for it in there ridiculous. A year ago today, I proposed to her - more a gift to myself, or us both. I’m happy that she said yes. We visited the bayfest from about 11:30 to 1:30… got home...
8966 - Friday
A year ago today, I landed in Maryland. Life’s been pretty damn good ever since. A lot of groundbreaking stuff has happened in the year between then and now.. most of it documented here, some not so much, as I’ve been really spending a lot of time enjoying life more than documenting it. I’m married, living in a new state, a new job, a new everything, really…. I really...
Shauna D.'s Review Of Shik Do Rak (4/5)
+1 Very diverse diners (i.e. not all Korean, so a non-Korean like me felt comfy) + 1 Hey, some of the wait staff spoke English (mainly the dude waiters) +1 Black raspberry wine (like fruity sangria!)… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Nanbankan (5/5)
You can probably tell I love Japanese food from reading my reviews. I just feel there’s so many great things about it- everything from ramen, curry, teppanyaki, shabu shabu, SUSHI/sashimi, getting… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Mori Teppan Grill (4/5)
I don’t know what it is about Glendale but I hate it. Okay, that’s kind of strong, huh? I just feel the food is so-so and once all that development is completed next to the mall, it’s probably going… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
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Shauna D.'s Review Of Irori Japanese Restaurant...
This place is cool. In fact, it’s KEWL. Ha, so old school. From the moment you take off your shoes and stick them into the cubbyholes by the front door (please do that, I do not want to trip over… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Hurry Curry of Tokyo (5/5)
Geez, how long have I’ve been coming to Hurry Curry? Over 10 years at least, maybe closer to 15. I used to come at least once a week for a year when I was working on a musical at UCLA. Back then, I… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Hurry Curry of Tokyo -...
I was pretty excited about this location of Hurry Curry opening up in Pasadena years ago since I love the one on Sawtelle so much. Well, it’s not quite the same. It’s still spiffy on the curry but… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
Shauna D.'s Review Of Kouraku (5/5)
Thanks for the memories, Kouraku! (gah, I feel so emo!) When I was a little girl, my mom and I would traipse all over Downtown. We either eat at Kouraku or Clifton’s, always stopping at Thrifty for… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)
MiRIAM w.'s Review Of Eamonn's: A Dublin Chipper...
I may well be Restaurant Eve’s biggest fan so naturally I had to try Cathal Armstrong’s fish and chips outpost, Eamonn’s. I love the interior. The mirrors make the small space feel much bigger than it… (via Scotto B. on Yelp)