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Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill Las Vegas review

While in Vegas for the WSOP, I had a little time to checkout a new Sushi place at the new Cosmopolitan. Actually, it took us a little while to find the place because it was not on the ground floor ...

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WSOP 2011: My POV

As usual, my predictions were completely wrong. The online armageddon did not cause the numbers to free fall. In fact, the numbers were slightly up, and as you can see from the picture below, registration lines showed it. Even with ...

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Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu review

For the last 2 months, I’ve had to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii 4 times. 10 years ago, I stayed at the Ala Moana Hotel so I decided to stay there again. Unfortunately, the entire hotel has been changed to a ...

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Assaggio Ristorante Italiano in Honolulu Review

One of my favorite dishes is Veal Piccata, so when I was told about a good Italian restaurant in Honolulu, I decided to try it out. It’s located inside the Ala Moana shopping center, so it’s very convenient if you’re ...

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Genki Sushi in Honolulu Review

While in Hawaii, I decided to try out a chain sushi place called Genki Sushi. This place has the conveyor belt system like they have at the Frying Fish in Los Angeles. In case you’re not familiar with this system, ...

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Rokkaku in Honolulu Review

While in Honolulu, I decided to try an upscale Japanese Restaurant located in the Ala Moana mall called Rokkaku. Although this restaurant uses authentic ingredients, the dishes are not old school traditional dishes by any stretch of the imagination. Since ...

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Best Buy at Vegas Airport

People are pretty used to a lot of vending machines, including the Redbox that rents out DVDs.  A new one I saw at the Las Vegas airport was a Best Buy vending machine chock full of nice gadgets, including iPhones, ...

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Okada at Wynn in Las Vegas Review

As you may have read, my sushi hunting in Vegas has been a complete fail for me so far. A little disillusioned, I asked my researcher friend to find me a decent sushi place. She found Okada at the Wynn ...

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Hamada in Vegas Review

After being fully burned at BarMasa at Aria, I was over with the over-priced Asian-fusion crap and decided to checkout something more traditional. I inquired about a traditional Japanese restaurant that a local would go to and was told to ...

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