The Agony and the Ecstasy of New Years Eve Drinking

I would tip her big!!! or Else!! We said “don’t get loaded, not “no loading”. A reminder of excess…. On the Road to Mandalay with my buddy Scully: A modern day version of harold and the Purple Crayon—Fred and the Purple Cocktail Aint Life Grand-A boat, some fish and a wooden leg! Cheers JL!!!!! Love, [...]

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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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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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The McDonald Family Discovers Skiing in Japan

Blue Contributor/From the wife of a golfing buddy who has an adventurous family! Skiing in Japan: We flew direct from LAX to Narita airport on American. Narita is one hour outside of Tokyo so we took an airport shuttle to the domestic airport, Haneda. It was super easy. We spent the night right in the [...]

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Chic Boutique Hotel in Rio

World Traveler Diamond Contributor Suggests: Hotel Santa Teresa – Maybe my new favorite hotel in South America – I like my room (#35). The bar AND restaurant are THE chicest in South America. I have never seen more beautiful people in one place – ever! This boutique hotel has tropical gardens, panoramic pools, and a fully-equipped [...]

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Hip Hotels and Restaurants in Shanghai

Gold Contributor who does a lot of business in Shanghai Suggests: Below are some of my current favorites in Shanghai. Hotels: My favorite hotel is the Meridien.  It has a great location at the end of the Nanjing Road mall, a spectacular business lounge and very nice rooms. http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1945 789 Nanjing Road East Shanghai 200001 [...]

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Hotel and Hotel Bar Survey (Fall 2010)

HOTEL AND HOTEL BAR SURVEY We reached out to many members for the Hotel and Hotel Bar Survey and here is a compilation of our results.  You can find most of these already individually blogged in their Destination: World Traveler Diamond Contributor Suggests: – Hotel Del Coranado, San Diego-wine bar, great sunsets – Hotel Ruissie, Rome-drinks [...]

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Happening Bar on Juju beach north mumbai

I’ve now been to this fabulous Gin mill twice, when visiting Mumbai –  AURUS. It knocked my socks off and tells the story of the new and emerging scene in Mumbai.   When you finally arrive, coming off a long day working hard and late (as they do in Mumbai), all the oppressive assaults of [...]

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Lexington BBQ #1 in Carolinas-Global BBQ and Grill Survey

Nothing fancy, just amazing Carolina bbq. Great pulled pork, slaw to die for and amazing peach cobbler. I visited Lexington, NC, just outside of Charlotte and was given specific instructions to only go to THE Lexington Barbeque restaurant. Easier said than done because every BBQ place mentions Lexington BBQ in its name-to get the unknowing [...]

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Global BBQ and Grill Survey: Blacks BBQ-Texas

When 5 Texans,  from different walks of life and from different cities and backgrounds, all tell you that their favorite BBQ place in Texas is BLACKS BBQ-well you listen. And then you look at the below picture…and you salivate….. And because you can’t be part, at least not for awhile, there digging in, you buy [...]

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