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reviewed Conservatory for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa. April 07, 2010
Conservatory for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa
Okay, coffee shops are a dime a dozen these days.  You've got your franchises like Starbucks and Coffee Bean, your mom and pops, but they don't even compare with the Conservatory.  Bar none, …
reviewed HSS Surf Shop. November 19, 2009
HSS Surf Shop
This store has been around as long as I can remember.  Located on the corner of Main and PCH directly across from the found HB Pier, this store has a prime location.  I recently had to go there …
reviewed Spyder Surfboards. November 03, 2009
Spyder Surfboards
There are a ton of great surf shops in the Southbay, I've already written about one of them, ET Surfboards.  Generally though, you don't get a lot of sales or discounts in from these types of stores …
reviewed Le Saint Amour. November 03, 2009
Le Saint Amour
This restaurant is new to the Culver City scene only being open the last 6 months.  The restaurant is crafted in the style of brasserie's found all over Paris. My wife and I had seen this place open …
reviewed Jiraffe Restaurant. November 01, 2009
Jiraffe Restaurant
My wife and I visited JIraffe for the first time on our second anniversary.  We had heard about Jiraffe through some friends and they were really high on the place.  We were told that this was …
reviewed Apple MacBook Pro MB990LL/A 13.3-Inch.... October 31, 2009
Apple MacBook Pro MB990LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop
I've been on the fence for a while now.  I have an 24" iMac at home that my wife and I use as our home computer.  The problem is is that the iMac has become my wife's go to computer …
reviewed ROLAND TD4S V-DRUMS Compact Electroni.... August 27, 2009
ROLAND TD4S V-DRUMS Compact Electronic Drum Kit
I've been playing music ever since I can remember.  I think my parents started me off on piano until the 6th grade when I discovered the drums.  The drums changed my life, I became obsessed.  …
reviewed Lost Rocket Surfboard. August 21, 2009
Lost Logo
      I've been looking for this surfboard for a long time.  The search for the magic board is endless and I think I've found my small wave magic board.  Currently I'm riding …
reviewed ET Surf. August 21, 2009
ET Surf
ET Surf has been around forever from what I understand.  One of the best things that could have happend to me when I started surfing was to be introduced to this shop.  This is a full service …
reviewed Cafe Bizou. August 21, 2009
Cafe Bizou Front
I've been to Cafe Bizou quite a few times.  The reason why is that this restaurant sits at the half point between where my wife and I live and where her folks live so this makes it an easy drive …
reviewed Tender Greens. July 28, 2009
Tender Greens Front
Tender greens is a cool little spot in the downtown Culver City area.  I live right down the way from this place and I find myself coming back here time and time again.     …
reviewed Tasca Wine Bar. July 06, 2009
Tasca Bar
If you live in Los Angeles and enjoy food and wine, you will have noticed a recent upswing in wine bar openings.  A lot of these places try to capture the trendy vibe that comes along with the LA …
reviewed Google Chrome. June 25, 2009
I've been using Google's Chrome browser lately and I've been falling in love with it. Knowing the internet is becoming more and more dependent on javascript for a rich internet experience, Google as always …
reviewed Pizza Stone. June 05, 2009
Pizza Stone
I've always wanted to make pizza at home.  I tried using a baking pan but that caused my pizza to turn out undercooked.  Low and behold, I discovered the secret to making pizza at home is to …
reviewed Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in t.... April 21, 2009
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary
I don't really read autobiographical novels very much. I decided to read this book on my vacation on a recommendation from my wife.  We both enjoy watching the Food Network and keeping up with celebrity …
reviewed Samsung LNT5265F 52-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV. April 21, 2009
Samsung LNT5265F 52-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV
I always told myself that upon marriage(whoever she was), that I would splurge and get myself a nice TV.  I was under the impression from various friends that after marriage, it gets infinitely harder …
reviewed HP Pavilion dv9000 PC Notebook. April 21, 2009
HP dv9000t
I've been using this laptop for about a year now.   I'm going to make this review very straight forward since I know most people looking for a laptop really just want the pros and cons.    P …
reviewed Engadget.com. April 21, 2009
I've been a fan of engadget for a few years now.  It's a really great site for keeping up with all kinds of gadgets that are popping up around the world.  If it's "gadgety", then it's on there.  …
reviewed Prison Break. April 20, 2009
Prison Break
My rating for this show is a generous 3 out of 5 since the first season was so good.   At this point, if I were rating it based on the current season, I would give it a 1.  The original …
reviewed CNN.com. April 20, 2009
I primarily use CNN.com as my daily news source for world news.   I like CNN.com because of it's format which allows me to quickly scan through the headlines and see what's happening in the …
reviewed Friday Night Lights (TV show). April 20, 2009
Friday Night Lights
This is a show that I've really come to enjoy watching.  Thank goodness for tivo since Friday Night Lights is on Fridays on NBC.  This is one of those well rounded shows with different layers. …
reviewed Osteria Mozza. December 29, 2008
Osteria Mozza
I'm a huge Mario Batali fan.  If you don't know who he is, he's one of the iron chefs on the Food Network show Iron Chef.  When I was dating my wife while she lived in New York, I would fly …
reviewed Kishi Auto Repair. December 29, 2008
I've been going to Kishi's for the last 5 years.  I had the opportunity to meet Kishi when he was still around.  Apparently, for the last 30 years his wife has lived in Japan and he traveled …
reviewed Advocare Meal Replacement. December 29, 2008
Advocare Meal Replacement
Lately, I've been so busy that sometimes I forget to eat! Part of it is because I forget to pack food for myself and part of it is sometimes it just takes too much effort and time.  In order to figure …
reviewed Amazon.com. December 29, 2008
Homage to @arichards    Why shop at Amazon.com you ask?  It makes shopping for gifts, so easy and fast.  Based in New York with cheap shipping that's short  No …
reviewed Rockport Evander Shoes. December 23, 2008
I was looking for a pair of dress shoes that would work in business casual and formal settings without breaking the bank.  I finally found them.  This shoe has everything you need from a dress …
reviewed NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. December 23, 2008
Nokia Theatre Street level
I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought tickets to watch John Mayer(my wife's favorite) at the Nokia Theatre LA Live(from here on reference as NTLL).  So my first concern with going to this venue …
reviewed Brooks Beast Running Shoe. December 23, 2008
Brooks Beast Running Shoes
Over the years, I've tried a lot of different running shoes but have never been able to find one that works for someone who weighs 200lbs.  Most shoes are designed for the runner who weighs around …
reviewed Logitech Harmony 880 Remote Control. December 23, 2008
Harmony 880 Remote Control
Getting married is great and what makes it even better is the excuse it gives you to go out buy electronics to fill your home with.  With all the electronics that are out there, you end with so many …
reviewed Toyota. December 10, 2008
If reliability and comfort are what you are looking for in a car, then Toyota should be high on your list of cars to check out.  I'll admit, Toyota's don't make the most stylish cars on the road, …
reviewed Etnies Shoe Company. December 10, 2008
Etnies Angle
I'm not a skater but I like to wear their shoes.  I do occasionally break out my surf stick(skateboard designed to mimic surfing) and cruise around on that.  Here are the reasons why I like …
reviewed Rip Curl E Bomb 3/2 Chest Zip Fullsuit. December 09, 2008
Rip Curl Ebomb Wetsuit
I've been surfing for a few years now and I've got to say that Ripcurl has got the wetsuit making process down.      I buy 2 wetsuits a year.  In preparation for the upcoming …
reviewed Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Fo.... November 13, 2008
The book is an easy read, has entertaining experiments, and his writing style makes this a book that's hard to put down.    Some of the ideas he tackles in his book are:  -people …
reviewed The Unit. October 30, 2008
The Unit
This show is all action all the time. My only gripe is that the backstory with the wives really slow the show down sometimes but otherwise how would you have an elite fighting group without wives to come …
reviewed Versailles Restaurant. October 30, 2008
I've been eating at Versaille for the last 10 years or so and the menu hasn't changed much over the year.    Highlights of dining at Versaille:  1) Carry a nice selection …
reviewed La Dijonaise Cafe et Boulangerie. October 29, 2008
La Dijonaise
This is my regular go to Saturday post-surf morning breakfast joint in Culver City.  LA magazine has listed the croissant at La Dijoinaise as the best in it's Best of LA issues and I have to agree.    …
reviewed Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken. October 29, 2008
Honeys Kettle Fried Chicken
If you love fried chicken, then you'll love Honey's Kettle-Fried chicken. KFC and Roscoes have nothing on Honey's Kettle. Located in the posh area of downtown Culver City, this fast food type sit down …
reviewed Eli Stone. October 29, 2008
Eli Stone
There are several reasons why I like this show:    1) The plotline moves quickly. This is my biggest gripe about Heroes.  2) The show has some great actors and actresses …
reviewed Apple iPod Video 30 GB. October 29, 2008
Apple iPod VIDEO 30 GB (Black)
Every few months there's a new generation of Ipod.  They grow thinner and smaller with nice touch screens.  I look at the new ipods and I scoff at the touch screens that do not provide any tactile …
reviewed Powerade Zero. September 19, 2008
Powerade Zero image
Recently, I've started jogging in the early morning to lose some of the weight gain that comes from the stress of transitioning jobs.  As I was finishing my workout and was feeling extremely light …
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