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Keep up with my food writing by subscribing to my newsletter Given that I've written on this blog at the snailish pace of one post a year for the last couple, it shouldn't be so hard to admit the thing is dead. But since I became a full-time … [Read More...]

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Rain Modern Japanese Cuisine

I live in fear of eating bad sushi, and luckily there was none to be had yesterday when I gave Rain's happy hour a try. However, good sushi with bad service leaves much to be desired as well. When we sat down we were … [Read More...]

Mr. Villa’s

On Lake City way, just a few blocks from my house is Mr. Villas. It is shabby from the outside, but by the time I woke the BF up at 1pm on saturday, I just wanted food, and Mexican sounded great. It was a little crowded, … [Read More...]

Wingmasters Note

We went in for wings at Wingmasters last night, and I'm sad to announce that Todd, the cook has been fired. I have no interest in this place any more. His wing sauces were what made this bar great.He has an interview … [Read More...]

La Carta de Oaxaca

Oooh, I waited along time to try this place. After repeated attempts to eat here botched by the rumbling of my tummy after hearing that it was a one hour wait, I dragged my parents out here for my Dad's birthday on a … [Read More...]

Cooper’s Ale House

Okay, working on catching up on a few here. Cooper's is the closest bar to the new digs. I went down there last week to check out my options, and what did I happen upon but this girl's favorite thing in the world--PUB … [Read More...]

Thai-ger Room

Holy hell, its been a while since I posted! Ski season (aka hibernation) has in fact set in. In the meantime I have moved into a new house and got a new car (courtesy of the lady in the giant SUV who slammed into me). So … [Read More...]

The Park Pub

Upon an invite to $5 burger night with my middle school best friend and her boyfriend, I headed off to check out what $5 could buy you at the Park Pub. Well, it turned out to be quite a good deal. When I sat down, the … [Read More...]

Szechuan Bistro

First I think I should admit to having ate their food twice in two days. Now I can continue.We stopped in here because we wanted something hot and spicy due to the illness contracted by the ol' bf. It advertised hot and … [Read More...]


24th and 58th in BallardWingmasters is exactly what all dive bars should strive to be. I will issue this with a warning that I would not go in there alone. Nor would I reccomend any other females doing so. Even with my … [Read More...]

Lock and Keel

Lock and Keel is a nice little pub--I thought it was going to be a dive bar, considering my boyfriend wanted to go. Instead of a grill, they go in a different direction, and have a smoker out back. This meant that the … [Read More...]