Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Gem of a Champagne at Del Frisco’s Double Steak

The non-vintage grand cru cuvee Andre Clouet 1911 had just arrived at Del Friscos and was not even printed onto the wine list. This is a time asking for a hidden gem paid off big! [caption id="attachment_533" align="alignnone" width="1154"] Sommelier at Del Friscos, Sorry For The Halo Effect of Low Lighting[/caption] This is an expansive…
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Lisbon Gives San Francisco a Run for Steepest Hills

I would argue that Lisbon is hillier than even San Francisco! Whew! The pitches of many streets is quite intense, hence the tram system up select streets in Lisbon. [caption id="attachment_526" align="alignnone" width="1224"] Lisbon's hills and trams[/caption] [caption id="attachment_529" align="alignnone" width="1224"] Lisbon Trams and hills[/caption] On many very hilly cobblestone sections, the stones are worn down to…
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Kao Pancake House- Kapolei, Hawaii

Hawaii!! How awesome to get there! [caption id="attachment_524" align="alignnone" width="1224"] Kapolei, Hawaii[/caption] Yet, how expensive! Many beach resort hotels are very aware they hold a captive restaurant audience with their vacationers. Many resort vacationers do not rent automobiles as the “resort” is often their final beach destination. Therefore these same vacationers are often hostages to…
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A Rainy Winter Saturday in Paris

My day started by enjoying a cup of tea and opening the flat’s window to get a feel of how cool the day might be. The added benefit of the open windows with the cooling breeze was listening to the pealing of church bells from Paris’s oldest church a block away (the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés). [caption id="attachment_502"…
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