The 2012 Burger Survey Part 1-Passion, Red Meat, 20% Fat, Satisfaction

  This is how it all begins…you order, the salivary glands start working and then it comes and you look, confirm all the pickles, sauces, onions and cheeses are properly stacked (as if it mattered!) take a deep breadth and ATTACK. This is Part one of the 2012 Great Burger Survey, thank you all so [...]

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London—New culinary tastes, hip hangouts and luxe hotels

This article was excerpted from the Wall Street Journal’s Insider’s Guide to London. With local tastemakers putting down roots in diverse neighborhoods including Belgravia, Covent Garden, Shoreditch and Hoxton, London is swingin’ once again. “Serious dining” now complements London’s vibrant nightlife, revolutionary style, aristocratic structures and gorgeous gardens. At around 2 a.m., you might catch a [...]

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LONDON CALLING-OR SHOULD I SAY “CURRY CALLING”???

Let’s start at the beginning, bad as it is… Passport Control UK OK, I know the economy is bad, but there is no reason to arrive at 930 pm and have 3 people taking care of about 250-1 hour at least. Think how many beer’s those thirsty tourists could have had to help the economy! [...]

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Al Fresco Dining Survey—London and English Countryside

London: La Poule au Pot, Pimlico  (Diamond member)   La Famiglia, Chelsea, “great Italian food.” (Gold member)   English Countryside:   Cherwell Boat House, Oxford. “Al fresco dining inside or out and a pint on the river before or after if you fancy” (Diamond member) Sir Charles Napier, near West Wycombe. “Great kitchen, wine list, beautiful [...]

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Zetter Hotel-East London Hip Boutique

From one of the world’s foremost jewelry writers: The Zetter Hotel The Clerkenwell neighborhood in which The Zetter is located is vintage east London: urban, hip, fashionable. Perfectly situated for visitors doing business in the financial district of the City, the hotel is also conveniently located near the eastern neighborhoods, meaning easy access to authentic [...]

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Royal Automobile Club-Old World London Club

Recommendations from an old friend, savvy investor and world traveler: London:  Royal Automotive Club on Pall Mall.  Private but many arrangements with US clubs.  Spectacular public rooms and athletic areas.  Old world charm but recently totally refurbished. Free superb breakfast and wifi.  Staff give outstanding service; they cannot do enough for guests.  Need to wear [...]

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Like Mick Jagger-Eternally Hip places to eat in London

Even after all these years, the below places can still wiggle, shake, attract the eye candy and satisfy the palate in London: Cecconi Woolsey Nobu

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When Curry Calls-Some good reliable Indian eateries in London

Some reliable Indian Restaurants from a dear friend who can do vindaloo with the best of them: Tamarind (Mayfair) Cinnamon Club (Westminster) reliably good for Indian.

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Tapas in the air and new hip places to eat

From one of my best food advisors, Steve Robertson, some recommendations for food: New Tapas : The Salt Yard, Polpo Great Asian recommendation: Roka (Asian cuisine)

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Private Equity Coughs up some winning Indian

Mr Robertson, my old friend was quick to respond with my request for some top flight Indian to suggest to some co-workers visiting London: Amaya – Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, SW1 – 0207 823 1166 Rasoi Vineet Bhatia – 10 Lincoln Street, SW3 – 0207 225 1881 Trishna – 15-17 Blandford Street, London, W1U 3DG [...]

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