Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Please Introduce Yourself

Urkel All Growed Up

Anarchy, Even in Civilized London

Maybe Stick With a Rub-On Tatoo

Showcase Showdown

Had a great dinner last Thursday night with my friend, Ambassador Roger Noriega, at TART -- a restaurant located at the Farmer's Daughter Hotel on Fairfax Boulevard.

Roger and I became fast friends when I lived in Washington, DC during the 80s. Now that we live on separate coasts we haven't been as in touch, so it was a nice chance to catch-up.

I've long wanted to try TART, so this was a good opportunity. I really liked its menu of "fancy" comfort food. If you go you must try the macaroni and cheese -- out of this world.

TART is at the Farmer's Daughter Hotel, best known as the lucky place for "The Price is Right" contestants to stay. Located directly across the street from CBS, hotel guests can roll out of bed and 2 or 3 a.m. and still have plenty of time to get in line by 3:30 a.m. to see the show taped and have their chance to "Come on Down!" Or they can just stay in their room and watch it on TV. That seems a lot easier to me.
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I was surprised to find TART has a lovely patio, walled off from the street noise of Fairfax Boulevard.

It was a gorgeous night to dine outside. In fact, it even got a little chilly by the end of the evening.
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Up Close & Personal with Global Warming

Monday, August 01, 2011

London Calling

A transatlantic crossing aboard a Cunard ocean liner is on my bucket list.

In the meantime, I enjoyed brunch yesterday on the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Held in the former First Class Dining Room, I was impressed by the variety of selections and surprised by the quality.

Sadly, after brunch, GeezBob -- who was celebrating a birthday -- and I were no closer to London than when we started.

Next time...
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This mural, above the main entrance to the Grand Salon, tracked the ship's progress between Southampton and New York City.
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Art Deco details can be found throughout the ship.
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