Saturday, March 25, 2017

British Airways Lounge JFK: Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

​"Go through the priority line. That way you don't have to wait with the economy class passengers." That was sound advice from the ticketing agent except for the fact that the priority line at...

Andaz Wall Street: A City Asleep

When you think Wall Street, you think Gordon Gecko. I always wanted to work on Wall Street but that 19/100 in Calculus 115 forced me to become an economics major at the University of...

Amazon Locker: 22nd Century Technology 

While we are not quite at the 3 seashell Demolition Man level, we are getting closer. A great stride for all of mankind is the invention of Amazon Locker, a service that takes Amazon...

Stumptown Coffee NYC: What A Wait

I am an espresso aficionado and I am proud to say that I own a Nespresso machine. Those things don't really go together as many would argue that real espresso can't come from a...

Pho @TheSpot: #NotSoMuch

Maybe I don't like pho as much as I thought I did or maybe my review from years ago that NYC has terrible pho is wholly accurate. In my latest disappointment, I visited @TheSpot,...

Hyatt Herald Square: Right Price, Great Location

Sometimes it's nice to pretend to be able to afford the New York lifestyle. Stays at the overrated Park Hyatt NYC are not feasible whether they be on points or a combo of cash and the former. A more enticing alternative is to stay at the Hyatt Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan.

Nha Trang One NYC: Not The Pho Of Life

A reader wrote the following: Eh I don’t really blame you for doing whatever you can to take your hustle to the next level. It’s not like your pho noodle reviews were going to take...

Pho Saigon NYC: Only for the Spring Rolls

For my frequent readers, my modus operandi is clear: Have a couple of drinks, chat with the bartender, then 'OK Google' the terms 'pho near me'. The reviews are meaningless as the highest rated pho...

Via NYC: Better Than Uber, Better Than Lyft

It seems like every day there's a new driver app, especially in NYC. Have you heard of Gett or Juno? Now, there's another one that is better than the rest. It's called Via and...

Junior’s Cheesecake in Brooklyn: Shutting Down the Studio

Sometimes it takes a tourist to visit to get me motivated to see the sights. Almost a decade in Arizona and I never visited the Grand Canyon. In Scottsdale, the main attractions were golf, spring training, and the W pool. In New York, there's so much to do that I've done next to nothing.
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