Bye bye generic fast food chain, hello modern mecca! As part of a plan to be revealed today in Amsterdam, the company will announce a massive effort to overhaul its 12,000 locations worldwide. Those bland tiles and tabletops are going to be traded in as Burger King looks to be more sit-down than drive-through. The concept, called 20/20, calls for a sleek interior…
More than just delicious food, what do we want these days from a modern restaurant? How about an environment that whisks us away from our troubled day, a place where we can swing back sake shots with our closest friends and dish about the latest gossip? Take me to a place like Maya Bar in Monaco where the design speaks to my sensibilities, where traditional meets…
The way I see it, if you’re going to spend money at Sona anyways, don’t be a penny-pincher with the 6 course menu: go for the 9 course menu. At around $300 per person (with the wine pairing), you’ll leave feeling satisfied and happy, which is a good thing because it offsets the crummy feeling you’ll have tomorrow knowing that you’ve just been evicted and that your roommate is looking for…Continue
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I usually go for their Alfredo Slab, but there was one weekend morning recently where I really needed some of Cheebo’s fried bread with honey.
To rid us of our hangovers, the lady friend and I dined on the chilaquiles and the porkwich. The chilaquiles had an entire farm of eggs mixed in (great bargain) and the porkwich was a nice rendition of a Cuban sandwich. Not unlike how…Continue
When I saw that SBE was associated with XIV, I honestly expected a sleazy restaurant, complete with overpriced food/drinks, a snobby waitstaff and one really shitty menu.
Quite the opposite, however. Food is terrific, the waitstaff is bend-over-backwards-friendly, and prices are extremely affordable. At $8 per dish, you can pick and choose your own tasting menu--we had 11 dishes and that was…Continue
I've lost count of how many restaurants Celestino Drago operates, but his new Drago Centro offers no new surprises--which is a good thing since his establishments are pretty damn reliable when in the mood for great Italian.
Everything I tried was solid. We started with the langoustine carpaccio and charcuterie starters, and moved on to split the lobster fettuccine (cooked perfectly al dente)…Continue
Yes, The French Laundry does make for a memorable meal, but I don't think it's the tantric orgasm that many make it out to be. To be fair, however, I thought the meal was comparable to the one at Sona, but a pinch short of those found at…Continue
I've said it here and I'll say it again--I've never had a bad meal at any Batali joint, be it New York, Los Angeles and now, Vegas.
Carnevino is purely about meat--sure, you can can sides and appetizers, but beef and more beef are what this place excels at. If you have to get…Continue
From what I hear, warm evenings in San Francisco are pretty hard to come by, so when it is balmy out, the restaurants lining the Belden Place alleyway become an outdoor circus.
Having snagged a great seat at B44 with equally great friends, we merrily ate our way through small plates of tapas (the grilled morcilla sausage and paella were criminally good) and drank our way through bottles…Continue
Not unlike the virtual chronological tour I gave you here, my last day abroad was pretty low-key. I woke up, read a book on the balcony, had a crêpe (2 to be exact) in the town square in Fira, then headed back up and took a nap.
The chicken crêpe was so-so (reminded me of chicken pot-pie) but the dessert crêpe was memorable just…Continue
I admit, I never really tried Vietnamese food but Tamarine is a nice introduction to the cuisine without diving into the deep end for anything too funky.
It's an upscale, Vietnamese restaurant catered towards the Western palate, but I did leave feeling like I broadened my horizons, even if but a little.
Angelina Jolie was sitting at the next table and I get the sense…Continue
Not the most authentic sushi you'll find (they have a roll called the "Ultra Bitchin' Roll), but goddamn if Pink Godzilla isn't a fun spot to get a cheap meal.
Dinner splurge for two (oysters, 5 different rolls, and Hawaiian poke) ran me $40.
Wish I knew about this place sooner because expensive sushi dinners in the past had me stealing my roommate's snowboard boots and selling it on…Continue