Archive for September, 2011

Foster the People at Terminal 5

Terminal 5 was packed for Foster the People last night. As the band mentioned, they have come a long way from their first New York show at Mercury Lounge. When I saw them in June at Music Hall of Williamsburg I still had enough room to dance and sway. Last night, I was smoshed between [...]

Next Time List: California Edition

San Francisco Ride standing on the outside of a trolly Eat a bacon wrapped hot dog from a man selling them out of his van in the Mission Get a beer at Kozy Kar Eat a burrito at El Farolito Stay at the Phoenix Los Angeles Eat a burger at Father’s Office Eat an exotic [...]

Leftovers: California Trip Rocked

Best Brunch: Brenda’s French Soul Food, San Francisco Cornmeal-Fried Shrimp Po Boy with chipotle rémoulade Beignet Flight (plain, chocolate, Granny Smith apple, crawfish) Best Lived-Up-To-Hype Experience: In-N-Out Yea animal style! I’ve come to realize I prefer a double-double animal style plus extra sauce with plain fries. Because you cared. Hugest Proportions Known To Man: Hash House [...]

While in Los Angeles- The Getty

Timing is everything. While at a bar in Los Angeles (The Woods – valet parking in a strip mall? I don’t get you, LA), I overheard a group of girls talking about a Surfer Blood show they were going to see at the Getty. Come to find out, the museum hosts Saturdays off the 405, [...]

Recap: San Diego Zoo

A trip to the San Diego Zoo was the perfect way to break up our chunk of time in LA. We spent 4 magical hours navigating the Panda Canyon, Polar Rim, Lost Forest and so much more. Did you know you can buy beer and margaritas at the zoo?! Amazing. The koalas were so sleepy. [...]

While in Los Angeles- Playa Riviera

Our first meal was at Playa Riviera in West Hollywood. Our friend, Karen, is an awesome mixologist and treated us to an evening of personalized delights. Go here. Tell Karen what you like and let her work her magic. Also, EAT THIS – Tortillas Florales: maize cakes with organic flower petals and Indian butter   [...]

Driving the PCH: A summer-come-fall horror adventure

Our road trip from San Francisco to LA started with an accidental drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. (I can’t drive and my navigation skills were a little rusty.) We crossed the bridge twice and drove through SF toward the Pacific Coast Highway. Since we had 8 days in California, we decided to take the [...]

A Perfect Day in San Francisco

Spoiler Alert: San Francisco was my favorite city. I loved its walk-ability, amazing restaurants and diverse offerings. Sunday was jam packed full of adventures. We headed to brunch stopping at the Great American Music Hall to check out the schedule. With amazing luck, the manager walked up and offered to give us a tour. The [...]

We Made It! My First Impressions of San Francisco

It’s a small miracle Al and I made our 10am flight to San Francisco Saturday after an open bar Bayside Tigers boat cruise that started at midnight getting us home a little after 4. I am physically unable to pack for a flight ahead of time. My rushed, drunken packing meant a bag full of [...]

Sanity Saver: Pent Up At Native Bean

What would you do if you didn’t have a wireless connection (either your own or borrowable) in your apartment? For 4 months? Al and I have tried to get creative as we suffer through a forced temporary living nightmare meaning no TV, no internet, a broken Wii and a broken freezer (unrelated but still painful). [...]