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Restaurant Review: The House of Smooth Curry at The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review, I was invited to lunch at The House of Smooth Curry.  Photos are both my own, and of the restaurant. In Bangkok, one is never bereft of choices.  Hotels pop up left and right, … Continue reading

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The New York Grill at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan

Disclaimer: Disclaimer: In `exchange for lunch at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, I am writing this review. It seems I can’t get enough of this hotel.  Could part of that be because I once made Bill Murray laugh by uttering … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: andpizza, Manhattan, New York, USA

Disclaimer: In exchange for this restaurant review, I received one pizza. A fair question would be, why would I review a pizza chain based in Washington D.C.?  Not only that, but New York, New York is the land of (good) … Continue reading

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Kozue, The Peak Lounge, and the New York Bar at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan

Disclaimer: In exchange for meals and drinks at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, I am writing this review. Although I had known about the Shinjuku Park Tower before, I have to make two confessions.  One, I used to think … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Fast Food Patron in Saudi Arabia

You might think I was too full to remotely consider eating lunch or dinner after that buffet experience in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  You might be right…but still, local food was on my mind, so how else would I try some … Continue reading

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Countries Better Than Yours?: Kababistan

In spite of being amused by the presence of a world passport, perhaps I should consider a move to somewhere greatly influenced by Asia Minor. After all, how brilliant would it be to shop at a place called “Bread Country?” … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: UNO MAS, Bangkok, Thailand

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review of UNO MAS, my associate and I received a comped dinner.  Photos are courtesy of both Mr. Mark Reardon and UNO MAS. “Spanish food in Bangkok, Thailand?”, you reluctantly utter…why not, I say.  After … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: The National, Manhattan (New York)

Note: A colleague treated me to dinner at The National, located in the The Benjamin hotel in Manhattan, NYC.  I’m writing this review as a courtesy. Source: http://www.thenationalnyc.com/Gallery.aspx The National, located at 50th and Lex (east side of the street), right by … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Sky Cafe (Indonesian), Elmhurst, Queens, New York

It’s difficult to say where it all began.  Life, that is.  Or my introduction to Sky Cafe, an Indonesian restaurant in New York. Every now and then I go to Philadelphia to visit a college buddy.  He introduced to me … Continue reading

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New York Restaurants: One Entebbe Roll, Please

West 181st St. in Manhattan, New York is home to a large Dominican population.  Can’t you just tell by the sign? To be even more accurate, this part of town is also near a significant Jewish community.  That likely explains … Continue reading

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