Crispin Original Hard Apple Cider
I don’t have a photo of this one because my iPhone 3S kinda sucks and can’t take lowlight photos. I’d say this one definitely lives up to its name
Piroshki and a Pickle - Corbett Ave in Portland
I love my neighborhood, but the number of establishments you can walk to for a quick bite or a drink are pretty limited. So when this place recently opened, Tim was very excited. The place is really nice on the inside, decorated warmly with art and lots of color. There’s chairs up front for hanging out. It was quite inviting. I stopped by on my way home from work one night and picked up...
Cafe de Crepe - Mississippi Ave in Portland
Visited this little gem the other night before settling in at Prost for a few drinks. This cart, along with several others, is parked right next to the Prost patio. I ordered smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, avocado, and spinach on a gluten-free crepe. The gluten-free crepe was a super weird color, kind of black/brown/purple. And it didn’t taste nearly as good as a gluten-full crepe,...
Dandy Warhols at the Bing Lounge
Tim won some tickets to check out the Dandy Warhols at the Bing Lounge for a Kink radio broadcast. He was gracious enough to offer to take me, even though he has a ton of friends who would’ve probably loved to go. What a good boyfriend! The Bing Lounge was good, very small. We didn’t arrive early enough to get a seat, so had to stand, but there really wasn’t a bad spot in the...
I am aware that Domino’s has a rep for being pretty much the worst pizza out there. But since they’ve started catering to ridiculously picky eaters like me with their pseudo-gluten free option, I have ordered there twice. Actually, three times total, but the first time I ordered they were sold out of the gluten-free crust. They are definitely riding the wave. The Domino’s...
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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House - Vancouver, BC
I do not know who Joe Fortes is… it’s probably this guy… and his restaurant was amazing. Upscale steak and seafood. Entrees were 30 to 50 dollars a plate, with some options for over 100. The interior has the typical steak house feel, lots of dark wood and old timey fixtures. There was a piano player stationed on the central staircase, and he played upbeat music which made the...
Cactus Club - Vancouver, BC
The Cactus Club was recommended to me by the hotel receptionist. I was hungry and didn’t feel like venturing out, so I took her recommendation. When I walked in, I definitely found the Cactus Club to be fancier than I had expected. The place was hopping for lunch, and it felt very cosmopolitan. Entrees were about 15 to 20 dollars Canadian, so definitely pricey for a lunch. Lots of meat...
Opus Hotel - Vancouver, BC
Fun boutique hotel. Lots of color and a contemporary feel. They offer juice and water in the lobby. Stayed in an executive suite which was a corner room, so lots of large windows. Yay! But only for one night. Boo. Reds and blacks with a very spacious and clean bathroom. Flat screen mounted on the wall so you can watch from bed and another flat screen in the sitting area. Kind of feels...
Sirata Beach Resort - St. Pete, FL
Stayed for my fabulous cousin’s wedding. Right on the beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Giant beach, several pools, para-sailing, wave runners and those ridiculous giant water tricycles. Only there for three days and it rained the first day (we must have brought the Portland weather). The establishment is right next to a ton of other resorts and beach clubs, including one next door with a...
Westin Copley Place - Boston, MA
Stayed here for the DW Summit. Having attended college in Boston, Copley has always been one of my favorite places. I remember walking the halls of the Copley mall and frequently bars and restaurants in the area. In college, the hotels near Copley always seemed very fancy and impressive, so it was fun to actually stay there as a guest. Rooms were great; it was, obviously, a Westin. So pretty...