Posted: Jan 29, 2006 5:49 pm
Thank you, thanks.
Ace Hotel is ace--describes itself as "hipster" and it is, but when done that well, what the fuck is wrong with that? Will be back.
Lipstick Traces store: Also fantastic. I'd love to have the same sort of shop in mem. They had Grey Ant clothes, but the sale had sold all the sizes that weren't 2 & 4. I bought cool earrings and a fancy candle.
The coffee shop next door to LT: Great shots of espresso, nice staff.
Flying Fish restaurant: Great calamari, good ahi poke, bad seafood pasta (was sick all night) and TERRIBLE service by the management who moved us mid-meal with promises of a comped cocktail...and did not come through. Someone will be getting a curt note...and I never do that shit.
Etta's Brunch: Can you say "Marriott Hotel Brunch"? Starbucks burnt coffee. Huevos rancheros with dry flour tortillas. Gelatinous "chipotle hollandaise" on the eggs benedict. There was real dungeoness crab on that so that was good. Muy overated. Maybe the dinner is better.
IKEA: Hilarious. We attacked and conquered that crazy place. Didn't have to pay sales tax cos we're from Oregon (love that). Got tons & tons of good and needed stuff for the home for just over $500.