The 2012 Burger Survey Part 2: Ou le Boeuf????

Part 2-Great Burger Survey It’s been awhile since Part 1 was published and we continue the survey with some US, Asian and other recommendations: From a Silver Member who knows his man meats (in no particular order with some editorial from yours truly):   In & Out (West Coast)-one of the great chains Wing Ding [...]

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Greece and one of its islands (Paros)

These days when one hears “Greece”, one thinks of the huge debt the country has, and whether or not it’s going to fall out of the Euro. My fiance and I chose Paros as a holiday place to spend 10 days in August. What we have found about the people is that far from being [...]

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Beijing Travel, Hotel and Tour Guide Tips from a Regular Visitor

I am so jealous of Bob’s 6x a year visits to China to watch over his investments. He always give great tips and the below is no different. We were in the locker room at our golf club when he raved about the new Air China 777′s from the US, great flat beds with intuitive [...]

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South Beauty-Hot and Good and Growing

When you visit China, there are so many things to be impressed with, rapid growth, hard working people, desire to improve and also failures of foreigners to understand Chinese tastes, how they value money and so many other things!! When I was in the leisure and entertainment business there, I always said that great food [...]

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Al Fresco Dining

My buddy Mike Mcdermott, a Beijing-based ex-pat, filmmaker suggest the following in Beijing: The Source: In a tree-filled setting, serious Sichuan Cuisine-be prepared to speak up and dumb them down if they’re too hot. 14 Banchang Hutong, Kuanjie, Dongcheng district (phone 86- (010) 6400 3736), Beijing Dali Courtyard (Yunnan Cuisine). 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, [...]

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Top 4 Beijing Hotels and some other thoughts on supposed “top drawer”

Where to stay in Beijing? It’s all about what you’re trip’s about because of the terrible traffic. I have stayed at many of them, have not been back in 18 months so I’m hoping that someone out there will have some further thoguths but here goes: St Regis : My favorite in the old embassy [...]

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Kagen-Three Ring Food Circus-Great Food-in All it Does

Kagen is waiting for you. And you must go there. You know how there is always some rumbling about what food to eat when you are with a group, especially in Beijing where people are like NYers because the choices and styles are so different, well Kagen is a Three Ring Circus for food—–Sashimi and [...]

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Pink Loft-Fun, Funky and Thai

PINK LOFT is my favorite Thai restaurant in Beijing. Located below the Sanlitun bar street craziness-although it will never be the same as it once was..This place has old wood floors, comfortable couches and chairs and it just plain feels comfortable. Lots of media types go here and food is very good. #6 Sanlitun South [...]

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Ex-Pats know all the good places……

Hi Chris, Gina and I recommend the following restaurants  to people going to Beijing My Humble House–Fantastic Chinese., great food contemporary setting, high end for China. They started in the Grand Hyatt/Oriental Plaza complex but now have a few locations (1 Dongchang’an Jie, W307 Oriental Plaza, Dongcheng district, +86 (0) 10 8518 8811) , http://www.tunglok.com/restaurants  Review: [...]

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