Archive: Dining

Tips for Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  2 Comments

This post covers our tips for enjoying and saving money at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, an annual event at Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California. Basically, what Food & Wine Festival is to Disney California Adventure, the Boysenberry Festival is to Knott’s Berry Farm–except literally everything on the menu features boysenberries. That might sound odd at […]

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Best Ramen in Los Angeles: Tsujita LA v. Daikokuya

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  2 Comments

Thanks to Little Tokyo and Little Osaka, Los Angeles has a thriving Japanese culinary scene, which is probably best evidenced in its many delicious ramen shops. We’ve tried many of these restaurants in Sawtelle and Little Tokyo, and think the two best choices for ramen are Tsujita LA and Daikokuya. It would seem that many […]

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The Tam O’ Shanter: Walt Disney’s Favorite Restaurant

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  5 Comments

The Tam O’ Shanter in Los Angeles, California was a popular dining spot for Walt Disney, his animators, and Imagineers. This restaurant is a must-do in Los Angeles not for its cuisine (although the food is above average), but for its rich history. In this post, we’ll take a tour of the Tam O ‘Shanter, and […]

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Paradise Cove Review & Luau Tips

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining, Points of Interest  •  18 Comments

In this post, we will review Paradise Cove Luau, and compare it to other luau options in Oahu, Hawaii. We’ll share photos from our experience, discuss whether we think the luau offered good value for money, and provide some other tips and thoughts about attending a ‘traditional’ Hawaiian luau in Oahu. If you’re like us, […]

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To Honor America

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  29 Comments

The words “hero” and “patriot” get thrown around a lot these days, to the point that they are almost devoid of all meaning. Well, I’m about to regale you with a tale that will remind you all what it means to be a True American Heroic Patriot™. In this post, I share the exact moment […]

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Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum Review

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  11 Comments

This post reviews Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, which is located outside of Tokyo, Japan. In our review, we’ll offer photos of Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, our thoughts on the ramen, and whether it’s worth your time and money to go here while visiting Tokyo. On our last visit to Japan, we went to two ramen museums, including this one in […]

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Review: Is the Robot Restaurant Worth It?

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining, Points of Interest  •  25 Comments

Have you ever done LSD? Me neither. At least, that’s what I thought until I went to the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo, when I had an experience that can only be explained as an acid trip. What, exactly, the Robot Restaurant is (it really doesn’t involve food or robots) is sorta beyond description. The […]

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Fear & Kawaiing in Harajuku, Tokyo

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  10 Comments

“Psychedelics are almost irrelevant in a town where you can wander in a casino any time in the day or night and witness the crucifixion of a gorilla.” ~Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas I feel like that’s as good of a quote as any to set the tone for our review of […]

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Reason 1,982 to Visit Canada: BeaverTails

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  13 Comments

A review of a fast food restaurant? Really digging the bottom of the barrel to invent reasons to visit Canada, eh? Oh no, this isn’t just a fast food restaurant. BeaverTails is an institution, serving the pastries of the gods. With its signature combination of fried rodent tail and sugary goodness, BeaverTails aren’t just a […]

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The Consummate Carnivore’s Guide to In-N-Out Burger

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  30 Comments

Welcome to my ‘Consummate Carnivore’s Guide to In-N-Out Burger’. I don’t want to hype it up too much, but this post could change your life. It was originally going to be an In-N-Out Burger review, but that didn’t seem appropriate. In-N-Out is a California institution standing alongside Disneyland, Space X, Steve Jobs, and Terminator, and […]

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