Aug 6 2016

Grain House, II

This is the second time, also the last time. The picture below, next to the menu is tea, not coffee. Yelp

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We arrived at 11:30 for lunch to an empty restaurant. There is a woman with two children, about 6 years old, by the bar who didn’t bother to acknowledge us. A cartoon is on the tv the entire time. The kids roam around the restaurant, from time to time as they wish. I understand the working parents dilemma but this isn’t the place to keep your children, especially when you want to establish yourself as a serious business.

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  • Beef tribe is good
  • Lamb wrapped in tinfoil is good
  • Dandan noddle is ok
  • Juicy soup buns/dumplings – Xiaorong Bao is terrible, from supermarket frozen section?
  • Eggplant is too sweet
  • Beef Lo Mein is ok
  • Rice, for Pete’s sake is old and hard

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The dumplings cost $6.25 when Nanxiang charges $5.25 with supiror quality, no comparison.

Aug 4 2016

Georgetown Cupcake

3301 M Street NW
(corner of 33rd & M)
Washington, DC 20007

Is it really delicious, worth waiting for hours? Ummmm … I don’t think so. But their cupcakes do taste pretty good. So to avoid waiting on line, you can order online.

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So far, they’ve opened five more stores:

  1. Bethesda
  2. New York is at 111 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012 (Soho)
  3. Boston
  4. Los Angles
  5. Atlanta

Aug 4 2016

The making of a shot glass

A little community store for kiddie parties as well as for adults.

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They offer wide range of semi finished objects, for kids or customers to make/complete – usually paint it. We order in food from the restaurant next door. Drink, chat, laugh.

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The store will call when they finish baking, about a week to 10 days.


Aug 3 2016

South Street Seaport

Looking over to Brooklyn Height’s Promenade, from Pier 17 @ South Street Seaport.

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Jeremy’s Ale House @ 228 Front Street at the Seaport, was a fave of my husband while attending school near by.

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We passed by City Hall to dinner at Nobu Next Door.

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Aug 3 2016

Downtown and City Hall

It’s a gorgeous summer day in New York. Low or no humidity and temperature is in the 70s. Comfortable to walk and drink out door.

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City Hall is very understated. In the shadows of so many magnificent buildings, the city hall looks unmoved and unyielding.

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Aug 3 2016

Nobu Next Door

105 Hudson Street
New York

Pumpkin wants some Japanese, so we go. It’s a gorgeous summer day. Low or no humidity and temperature is in the 70s. Comfortable to walk and drink out door. Yelp

It’s New York Restaurant Week. Nobu has such a good name – my husband went many times … but, either this is Next Door or I don’t know how to enjoy good food: food, in general, is very average. They ordered from RW and I ordered off the regular menu: spicy tuna roll and yellowtail roll. By far, for high end Jap, Morimoto is a better choice, for your eyes and taste buds.

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The shrimp in the shrimp tempura is hard and rather tasteless; the texture of the steak is ok but also tasteless.

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The desserts are good. Good point – they use handheld credit card swiper.

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