Archive for the ‘reviews’ Category

Rice To Riches, NY
August 15, 2008

Located at: 37 Spring Street between Mott and Mulberry St, New York City. A small, chic dessert shop, offering nothing but a variety of flavored rice pudding. Inlduging yourself in one of the many flavored rice pudding has always been sought as a delightful sin. Sit back, relax, drool on those while checking out that sweet lady on your side. “it’s rainning, that explains the twisted mood”

Oh! forgot to mention that it was also shown on the Hitch movie, if you guys do remember.

Link Rice to Riches

Decoration 9, Service 8.5, Food Quality 8.5, Money Value 8.5, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

Tropic Thunder
August 14, 2008

A slow paced movie at first, then gets funny later through the movie. I liked Downey Jr.’s acting and accent. Overall, It’s a “good to see movie”

3.5 out of 5

Blue Smoke Jazz Standard, NY
August 14, 2008

Loved the food, the ambience, the service, its money value, the sports bar theme, the plasma t.v sets, the wine cellar, the tattoo lady on the bar, the sauces, and let’s not forget that magic dust of their’s, and their web site is really easy to navigate through. Located in 116 East, 27th street Manhattan, New York.

A must go barbeque place.

Link Blue Smoke Jazz Standard

Decoration 8, Service 9, Food Quality 8.5, Money Value 8.5, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

The Shake Shack . . Attacks
August 14, 2008

Probably one of the best burger ate in life, and the best one during this vacation. Located in Madison Park, NY right in the heart of the Flat Iron District, It’s the Shake Shack Restaurant. Ordered the Shack Buger and a Double Shack, a  regular fries, and a large diet coke. There was a long queue to order. It took us about 25 minutes to reach the order window, and place our order for 1 minute. The lady at the register was VERY friendly again, telling me that I smell good and all, she even got her friend who’s standing on the other register, and told her to check out the smell, NOW THAT WAS STRANGE AND FREAKY!

All in all, I would certainly recommend everyone to go and try the Shake Shack Restaurant, it’s a rare burger experience really.

Link Shake Shack

Decoration 6.5, Service 8.5, Food Quality 9, Money Value 8.5, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

Burger Joint, NY
August 12, 2008

Burger Joint, located in Le Parker Maridien 119 W. 56th St., New York, NY 10019. Topped among Oprah’s top 20 burger places, and among my top 10 burger places of all time. A cozy, small, simple decorated restairant, will limited seating, which I think makes eating there an experience worth talking about, offering limited variety of foods and beverages.

Loved the place, the wall writings and most of all, that sweet lady at the cash register “telling me that I smell nice” haha.

“.. Rocco! your order is ready”

Decoration 7, Service 9, Food Quality 9.5, Money Value 9, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

S’Mac NY
August 11, 2008

This little mac and cheese shop is located in Manhattan’s East Village, at 345 East 12th Street, between 1st and 2nd avenues. I’ve never seen creativity put in a mac and cheese dish before, well, not till I had the chance to try their dishes. They have a huge variety of mac and cheese dishes.

I personally liked the hamburger mac and cheese, and the chicken wings mac and cheese my two cousins ordered, I made my own, and surprisngly all dishes were delicious. This one is a must.

Loved the concept, adored the script.

Decoration 7.5, Service 8, Food Quality 8.5, Money Value 8, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

Angelo’s Pizza
August 11, 2008

Loved the Pizza. Loved the Spaghetti, in fact I had one of the best best spaghetti and meat balls. Angelo’s Pizza is located right beside David Letterman’s Late Show entrance. All in all, the food was nice, the hosts were friendly, and best of all, they serve the best food portions. If you’re like in a “I so hungry, I could eat a whole cow” state, then Angelo’s Pizza is the place to be.

Link: Angelo’s Pizza

Decoration 8, Service 9, Food Quality 9, Money Value 8, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

Never Back Down | movie review
June 17, 2008

A story about a young guy who lives struggled by the death of his own father. A young guy living with anger, shame and blame, convincing himself that he was the reason of his father’s death. A star athlete on the football team at home, but having himself moving with family to a new city opened the door to be known as an outsider with a reputation for being a quick tempered brawler.

Making an attempt to fit in, and at the invitation of a flirtatious classmate, Baja he goes to a party where he is unwittingly pulled into a fight with a bully.While he is defeated and humiliated in the fight, a classmate introduces himself to Jake and tells him about the sport known as Mixed Martial Arts. He sees a star in Jake and asks that he meet with his mentor, Jean Roqua.

t is immediately apparent to Jake that MMA is not street fighting, but rather an art form he wants to master.  Roqua will take Jake under his wing, but it is up to Jake to find the patience, discipline, willingness and reason within him to succeed.  For Jake, there is much more at stake than mere victory.  His decision will not just settle a score; it will define who he is.

TRAILER

Enjoy!!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

His Vision | updated
June 17, 2008

I got it ! finally.

The thing is I normally hate to read books and all, well I probably mentioned that in earlier posts, but there’s something about this book in particular. I’m just so curious to know exactly what aspects does  Sheikh Mohammed really talks about. I had a quick glimpse and judging from what I read, I think I’ll really like the rest of it. Let’s wait and see. .

The book can be found everywhere in the UAE “literally”, and in Virgin Kuwait, “that’s if they still sell books over there”

P.S: Sorry for the bad picture, I took that using my phone camera.

Atlanis, Dubai
June 1, 2008

Atlantis Hotel logo

A paradise island, a breath taking form of architecture, perhaps a romantic getaway. Where? Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. A two towered hotel with over 2,000 rooms to be occupied, 166 suits, including lost chambers, “rooms, under the sea level”.  Atlantis Dubai is considered to be the 2nd of its kind. It is scheduled to be opened on the 24th of September this summer, hosting its guests to a fine, contemporary experience.

Check out the video and pictures below,

Pictures

Lost Chambers

Water Slide

Water Slide “from the inside”