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reviewed Jeremy Shelton - Shorewood Realtors. February 22, 2011
posted in MBlocal
Jeremy Shelton - Shorewood Realtors
I recently completed a purchase of a house in Manhattan Beach and there is no way I could have done it without the help of my realtor Jeremy Shelton.  As my title states, he was pretty much everything …
reviewed Pages. January 20, 2011
posted in MBlocal
Pages
Downtown Manhattan Beach has plenty of bars, restaurants, clothing boutiques and coffee shops. Now we have a bookstore!! That might sound weird for me to be so excited about a bookstore, but think about …
reviewed El Gringo (Manhattan Beach). January 14, 2011
posted in MBlocal
El Gringo
The restaurants:      They have a few locations, but i prefer the original in Hermosa Beach on 26th street or so.  This was our 4th of July tradition for 8 years in a row.     …
reviewed La Sosta. January 11, 2011
posted in MBlocal
La Sosta
My wife and I ate here recently and we loved it.  The ambiance is great with a lot of candles, small tables, flowing white drapes.  The food was delicious and well above my palate i think. …
reviewed Racer 5 IPA. November 23, 2010
posted in The Beer Snob
Racer 5 IPA
I haven't been a big beer drinker for probably over 10 years. Wine has been more my choice when i'm looking for an adult beverage. But we've had a couple of gastro pubs (Simmzy's which …
reviewed Sun Valley Lodge. October 22, 2010
Sun Valley Lodge
This place has a bowling alley in the basement and an ice skating rink in back. That alone puts it pretty much out in front of most other hotels when it comes to having fun stuff on the grounds.   …
reviewed Four Seasons Hotel - Jackson Hole WY. October 22, 2010
Four Seasons Hotel - Jackson Hole WY
Four Seasons has developed a reputation for having great service and great location. Jackson Hole is no exception. Literally right on the mountain in what is called the Teton Village. It can be a little …
reviewed Amangani. October 22, 2010
Amangani
I hate to say this, but I don't think I you should stay here because you can experience most of what resort has to offer without paying the huge price tag for a room.      For …
reviewed Yellowstone National Park. October 22, 2010
Yellowstone National Park
That's what we kept telling ourselves as we went through park. It's just incredible how diverse the geography is.  We came in through the north entrance and made our way through park and …
reviewed Old Faithful Inn Hotel. October 21, 2010
Old Faithful Inn Hotel
Now there are a lot amazing natural sites to see in Yellowstone, but this man-made site should be a stop for sure.       It's over 100 years old and has weathered a lot, from …
reviewed Pep Boys Automotive Supercenters. September 07, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Set Up:   Okay, it was Saturday of Labor Day weekend and we were about to take a day trip up to Solvang and Los Olivos to do some SoCal site seeing, when leaving town a guy let me know i had …
reviewed Bardot Salon. September 01, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Bardot Salon
   You know when you walk in some place and just get a good vibe??? well, that's what you get at Bardot.  It's a relatively new salon in downtown Manhattan Beach, just opened in …
reviewed Mictlan Surf School. August 26, 2010
Mictlan Surf School
   these guys were great.  We used them 2 days on a recent trip to Punta Mita.  Day one we had 16 people in our group so we took out two pangas (boats) and went over to La Lancha.  …
reviewed Don Pedro's Restaurant and Bar. August 23, 2010
Don Pedro's Restaurant + Bar
In a mall they always refer to the largest tenant as the anchor tenant... for example, a Nordstroms or a Best Buy depending on the mall.  Well, Don Pedro's is the anchor tenant of Sayulita.  …
reviewed Casa Siete - El Banco, Punta Mita. August 23, 2010
posted in Wedding Planning
Casa Siete - El Banco, Punta Mita
This was a once in a lifetime experience for me and my family so we decided to go REALLY big for it and the location, Casa Siete, was a huge part of it.  We just got back last night and has such …
reviewed Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort. August 16, 2010
Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort
Here's the situation.      One our product guys here at Lunch.com, Andrew is on his honeymoon down in Mexico at Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort.  I thought it would be nice …
reviewed Great White Shark Video off San Onofr.... August 12, 2010
Great White Shark Video off San Onofre by Chuck Patterson
   Sure... we've all seen Shark Week on the Discovery Channel where great whites are jumping out of the water, but this is even crazier in my opinion.      First, the …
reviewed Inception. August 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Inception teaser poster
Let me start by saying i don't watch many movies, I'm not a big sci fi buff, and as I'm getting older, maybe I'm just getting a little crotchety.  I'm very aware that by coming …
reviewed Mexicana Airlines. August 03, 2010
posted in Wedding Planning
Mexicana Airlines
It's August 3, 2010 and Mexicana Airlines is having financial trouble.  Just yesterday they filed for bankruptcy protection which is something that many airlines over years have done.  Some …
Four Seasons Punta Mita (Punta de Mita, Mexico)
This place is REALLY nice.  Not just nice for Mexico... it's nice for anywhere.  My pictures really don't do it justice, nor do most of the pictures i've seen online... it's …
reviewed Mole Wireless IP Camera. July 08, 2010
Astak Wireless IP Network Camera, Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, 802.11b/g, Motion Detection, You can View it from your iPhone and Upload your video to YouTube Directly.
I bought this camera a couple days ago from Costco for $199.  After just seeing it on Amazon for $269, i'm really happy with the deal i got!!      I have it sitting in my …
reviewed Converse.com. June 30, 2010
Converse.com
I wear a lot of Converse shoes.  I actually order a lot of custom designed slip-ons from Converse. Mostly because they are super comfortable and in fact I find the custom shoes to be much more comfortable …
reviewed Straus Family Creamery - Ice Cream. June 20, 2010
posted in That's Beat
Straus Family Creamery - Ice Cream
   What a buzzkill.  I just got home from Whole Foods after paying almost $5 for a pint of this vanilla bean ice cream. The cute cows on the container and the huge "i'm organic" …
reviewed Buying a Diamond. June 17, 2010
Buying a Diamond
I recently got engaged and I spent a lot time researching diamonds for the engagement ring.  I'm writing this review because I spent a lot of time educating myself on diamonds and i think i …
reviewed SN Queens Jewelry. June 17, 2010
SN Queens Los Angeles
   I shopped around quite a few places when picking out my fiance's engagement ring.  From diamond brokers downtown to high-end boutique jewelry stores like 23rd Street Jewelers in …
reviewed Fairmont Kea Lani. June 14, 2010
Fairmont Kea Lani
I recently returned from Maui for a co-workers wedding.  We booked our hotel late so i was scrambling to find a good deal in Wailea.  I checked the big 4 there, looking for the best hotel rates …
reviewed NexGrill. May 18, 2010
posted in That's Beat
Last summer i bought 2 patio heaters from Costco made by NexGrill.  The reflector hood on one of them broke.  Normally i would just return the entire unit to Costco and get a new one, since …
reviewed Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. May 17, 2010
Not sure why, but sometimes i just CRAVE a good Margherita Pizza.  It's so simple but so tasty.  I've been hard pressed to find a place in LA that i really like... but i think i may have found …
reviewed Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh). May 07, 2010
Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh)
I found this video to be very interesting.  The size of the players in this space is truly remarkable.  Two stats that really stood out to me are:      25% of search results …
reviewed Lake Arrowhead Resort. April 20, 2010
Lake Arrowhead Resort
I've only been to Arrowhead once and this is where we stayed.  It was nice... it seems like it could be the nicest place in Arrowhead.      Location:  Great... right on the …
reviewed Royal Oak. April 20, 2010
Royal Oak
Old school restaurant to the core.  Before dinner, i bought a plaid wool shirt from the Pendelton Outlet in the Arrowhead Village and I'm glad i did, because it really helped me fit in with the 60-70 …
reviewed The breakfast scene in North Manhatta.... April 13, 2010
posted in MBlocal
The breakfast scene in North Manhattan Beach
As a consumer, i couldn't be happier because there there only used to be 2 breakfast options we now have 4!!!  Potential problem... are there enough cusotmers to keep all the places in business.   …
reviewed Round Table Pizza - Thin Crust. April 12, 2010
Round Table Pizza - Thin Crust
First, let me say that i'm nervous writing a review about a chain restaurant product in this community.  But i have to say... i had the a couple different thin crust pizzas from Round Table this …
reviewed Modern Family: Pilot. April 09, 2010
posted in Modern Family Fans
Modern Family (Episode 1)
I have to imagine that writing a good pilot has got to be one of the hardest things in TV writing.  You not only need to lay the foundation and develop all of the characters, but you need to do it …
reviewed Cafe Rio. April 07, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Cafe Rio
Why Unique:  The most unique thing they do is the freshly made tortillas.  They make both flour and corn right in front of you.  Also, when they prepare their burritos and tacos they toast …
reviewed iPad. April 07, 2010
posted in iPad Buzz
iPad
Last night i just got the 32G iPad.      First off, I'll leave all the detailed fawning over the coolness of this thing to the fanboys, but will say it is super cool toy.  I just …
reviewed 2012 (movie). April 05, 2010
posted in That's Beat
2012 (movie)
Let me just start by saying that this is why i love Lunch.  I've noticed that this film received some very favorable ratings but i personally didn't like this movie at all.  My disagreement …
reviewed Daily Grill (closed El Segundo location). March 31, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Daily Grill - CLOSED
I was never a fan of this place so i'm not surprised it closed.  The food was very forgettable and the vibe in there was just a little off.   I'm looking forward to what might take it's …
reviewed Luv2Nag License Plate. March 30, 2010
posted in That's Beat
Luv2Nag License Plate
I felt really bad for who ever is married to this woman.  She must really take pride in her nagging abilities.  I guess you need to proud of something.  Bottom line: It gave me …
reviewed Fresh Brothers. March 29, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Fresh Brothers
I've heard a lot about Fresh Brothers because they have done a great job embracing the Internet and social media to help grow their business, but i was naturally skeptical.  Last Saturday, i gave …
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