Restaurant & Bar Reviews


The Pump Room – Chicago, Public Hotel

by on Sep.28, 2013, under Beer, Bellini, Champagne, Chicago, Cocktails, Free Wi-Fi, Gluten Free, Happening, Parking/Valet, Salmon, Steak Frites, Sushi, Swanky, Tartar, Wine

Since the renovation of the Pump Room Public Chicago, we’ve been a handful of times to experience the new space and taste the work of restauranteur Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This spot is sure to deliver a great scene with delicious food and phenomenal service. The Pump Room in Chicago has an extensive history for celeb spotting.



Be sure to start with a glass of wine or a cocktail, the selection was deluxe.



For appetizers try the Tuna Tartar, Salmon Crispy Sushi Rice with Chipotle Aioli or the Pretzel Dusted Calamari, all were delicious and didn’t last long enough to get a picture of. Every dish we had was fantastic, for an Entree it’s really up to your preference, the menu for the Pump Room has a great selection that won’t leave you disappointed.

pump room entrance from Public hotel lobby.

pump room entrance from Public hotel lobby.


Cocktail Menu at Pump Room ~ Try the Moscow Mule!

Cocktail Menu at Pump Room ~ Try the Moscow Mule!


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Asia de Cuba

by on May.02, 2013, under Bellini, California, Champagne, Chicken Club, Cocktails, Dessert, Happening, Lobster BLT, Los Angeles, Mojito, Music, Parking/Valet, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Salmon, Stay Here If You Can, Steak, Sushi, Swanky, Tartar, Tuna, Vegetarian, Wine

Asia de Cuba is one of my fav places to eat in Los Angeles.
Located in the funky Mondrian hotel it offers inside and outside dining.


The food is Cuban fusion and is outstanding.

Calamari salad is the signature starter and is a must. It is a big portion so can be shared.

Tuna pica is also excellent.

The view of LA is incredible .

The mojitos are very good as well. Especially the mango .

Salmon was great.

So was Cuban chicken.

The steak was so good that I forgot to photograph it before I started eating.

The wild decor almost has an Alice in Wonderland feel.


While this is not a cheap place it is definately worth a visit.
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Nobu – Shore Club- Miami

by on Dec.06, 2012, under Beer, Champagne, Miami, Parking/Valet, Salmon, Scallops, Steak, Sushi, Tartar, Tuna, Wine

Nobu is one of the most famous Japanese restaurants in the world. It has outposts all over the world including NewYork,London,Vegas and Miami .The Miami branch is located in the Shore Club on Collins Ave.While the hotel is very funky the restaurant is really simple with no real atmosphere . So you go there for the food.

As I said you come for the food and it is expensive.


We started with tuna sashimi which was excellent.

Rice cakes were good.

Rock shrimp was fantastic

Octopus was fantastic.

Pork belly was very good.

Wontons tasted like wontons.

The most disappointing part of the meal was the sushi.

I enjoyed my meal overall but thought that everything was just a little too pricey.
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Rigsbys – Columbus

by on Nov.18, 2012, under Beer, Bellini, Champagne, Columbus, Free Wi-Fi, Irish Coffee, Parking/Valet, Pasta, Salad, Salmon, Tuna, Wine

Located in the Short North district this is prob my favorite restaurant in Columbus. A short 5 minute walk from the Hyatt it is the perfect place for dinner or lunch.

The restaurant is in an old warehouse type building with exposed brick walls and some great art.

The bar is small but very well stocked and the bar tenders are excellent.

One word of warning though. Even though there is free wi-fi reception is not good so do not expect to get much computor work done.

The food is great. Presentation always very nice and quality very consistant

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Tigin’s Irish Pub – Stamford, Conn.

by on Nov.11, 2012, under Beer, City, Egg Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Futbol on TV, Irish Coffee, Restaurants, Salmon, Stamford, Wine

I was on my way back from judging the ‘Nyemchek Junior All-Star DanceSport Championships‘ in New York and needed to find a spot to watch the Chelsea/Liverpool match on Sunday at 11AM. After much research, a call to AMEX concierge and a bit of investigation I found Tigin Irish Pub in Stamford Connecticut at 175 Bedford Street, what a find as it’s also right near the location of the Tri-state classic DanceSport competition held in March every year. I settled in quickly getting started with an Irish Coffee


The pub is very comfortable but retains an ole Irish Feel.

The food is very good. Typical breakfast fare.

The Irish coffee was brill. One of the best I ever had and there were plenty of tv sets on which to watch the match.
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Amrheins Boston

by on Oct.21, 2012, under Boston, Egg Breakfast, Gluten Free, Irish Coffee, Parking/Valet, Restaurants, Salmon, Wine

Just had a great Sunday brunch at Amrheins in South Boston




Irish Coffee was great to start with, they also had the Francis Coppola Zinfandel on the menu.


The buffet selection was extensive, with your standard american breakfast options and everything from shrimp to steak. Our plates were filled twice!

Meat lovers will be happy if they stop into Amrheins restaurant as well as the standard breakfast lover too!



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Market Boston – Jean-Georges Vongerichten

by on Oct.07, 2012, under Beer, Boston, Champagne, Happening, Parking/Valet, Restaurants, Salmon, Steak, Swanky, Tartar, Tuna, Veal, Wine

The salty and sweet nibbles that are put out at the bar are some of the best in Boston, you could consider coming in for a drink just for this deluxe selection. I started the night with a glass of Sankity Light, a local beer that hits the spot, when you don’t want something to heavy or to light.


I always start with the Tuna Tartar (one that I consider to be the best in Boston)


The Sea Bass is presented in a light sauce that lingers in your mouth, urging you to ask for more!


Market has a happening lounge and restaurant scene, I highly recommend making a reservation at Market in Boston for any occasion!


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Hearsay Gastro Lounge Houston

by on Sep.01, 2012, under Cocktails, Fish, Happening, Houston, Restaurants, Salmon, Tartar, Texas, United States

If you have a chance you should stop by the second oldest building in Houston a renovated old building turned hotspot and awesome gastro lounge in the Houston Downtown area known as Hearsay at their first location 218 Travis Street, Houston, TX



Hearsay Gastro Lounge is in the W. L. Foley Building, the second building on the block designed by prolific Texas courthouse architect Eugene T. Heiner buit in 1889. Much of the credit for the current state of the great building goes to former owner and artist Lee Benner and his six year renovation that started in 1993.


I suggest you book in advance if you plan to have dinner at Hearsay Gastro Lounge we had to book the day of and were squeezed in for a 6PM reservation.

I started with the ‘Whitney’ a fabulous blackberry + vodka + champagne cocktail, had to stop at one as it was soooo good!


The Caprese salad was wonderful even with the under ripe tomatoes.


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Prohibition Houston

by on Sep.01, 2012, under Beer, Cocktails, Happening, Houston, Novelty, Parking/Valet, Salmon, Steak, Texas, United States, Wine

New Address 1008 Prairie Street | Houston, TX 77002
Prohibition Website

Stopped by this place when it was next to the Galleria in hopes of getting into the sold out burlesque show via the waitlist. We were able to sneak a peak at the show (even though we didn’t make the waitlist)









This is a happening old time speakeasy style bar and restaurant. The bartenders have a dress code that identifies their skill levels: vest = first level, suspenders the next level, all black with suspenders = mixologist.


I started with a ‘Southern Lady’

It was a little to strong for my taste, moving on to some wine from their fun selection which also features the beloved Chimay!


We started with the Caprese Salad and the Wasabi Calamari



Finished with the Truffle Mac and Cheese (which left something to be desired)

















Surf & Turf (mostly turf with extra seasoning)









King Crab Role without the roll! (Best Crab I’ve ever had!!!!!)














Next time I’m in Houston I wouldn’t think twice to come back, we had a great time and were surrounded with a fabulous energy (reminded me of one of the SupersShag pole showcases a few years back great taste and good friends) I recommend you book a reservation at Prohibition or just show up at the bar and see what you can get!

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Towne Boston

by on Aug.30, 2012, under Beer, Boston, Champagne, Chicken, Cocktails, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Parking/Valet, Roof Deck/Patio, Salmon, Scallops, Tartar, Wine

Towne is the latest addition to the Lyons group of restaurants in Boston . It is located in Back Bay in the Hynes Convention centre.

The restaurant has not one but 2 of Boston’s celeb chefs, Lydia Shire and Jasper White.

There are 3 bars located on 2 floors and a great outside dining area.



I had the salmon which was excellent.



Deffo worth a visit.
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