• 5789 Alton Pkwy
    Irvine, CA 92618
    4.0 étoiles
    1 check-in

    Huge square-shaped, flat-bread pizza with a variety of choices.

    I'm a big fan of thin crusts, so if you like it thick and doughy, you might want to try one of the other pizza places across the street.

    Shared a large Charred Steak pizza, and actually felt HEALTHY eating it.  Must have something to do with its flat-breadiness and super fresh ingredients.

    I feel like the pizza could have come with a teeny bit more steak and the seasoning had a slight southwestern feel to it (not my thing). Trashcans were nowhere to be seen...

    I really liked the booth seating for some reason.

    Restroom is super clean, smells amazing and they have the softest TP ever (at least for a pizza place).

    Can't wait to try their other pizzas!

  • 8821 Central Ave
    Montclair, CA 91763
    5.0 étoiles
    1 check-in

    This place made for a fun and delicious girls night out!

    Very spacious on the inside, not too many people on a Friday night.

    Our table got a serving of the maple-bacon-chili-cumin popcorn. This was a pleasant item to snack on until getting our meals.

    Backyard BBQ Burger: I knew I had to get this, and I was not disappointed!  This burger consisted of mac and cheese, bacon, and melted pepperjack cheese atop a succulent medium-rare patty...all between a toasted brioche bun.  The chipotle bbq sauce is sweet and spicy, and I'm glad I ordered it on the side so I could control how spicy my burger got (I ended up using almost all of it because it was so tasty).

    Pear Cider: A large glass, filled to the brim. Most of the girls enjoyed this.  They have a very small selection of alcohol, but don't let that deter you.

    Dolce: Not even mid-way through our meal, we got up to look at the desserts behind the glass display (there is no dessert menu).  So many pretty delectable items!  We settled on a half espresso, half chocolate dessert called Dolce. I split this with a friend, and it was the perfect way to end the evening!

    Can't wait to come back :D

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  • R. Primeiro de Março, 66
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ 20010-000
    5.0 étoiles

    Every time I go to Rio, I love checking out the exhibits here. This July, I got here just in time to check out the Picasso and Spanish Modern Art exhibit. Pretty awesome. Though the Japanese art exhibit a couple years ago was super cool.

    Just FYI, they don't let you take photos of the artwork, but will let you take pictures of the placards with descriptions.

    The top floor has a permanent money and president office exhibit. Don't miss out on that.

    Price to get in? Free.

    Dat line tho. It wrapped around the building, and then some. There are lots of street vendors outside selling filled churros and popcorn. But there are also some sweet and savory snacks available inside. There's also a book shop.

  • Praça Marechal Floriano
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ 20031-050
    5.0 étoiles

    I've been in awe with this building ever since I was 4 years old.  Each time I go to Rio, I take a picture here with my mom.  And every time, tickets are sold out.  Finally, I got the opportunity to go inside and see a ballet! Yay!

    I've seen it pre-renovation.  And it's so shiny on the top. It's so beautiful inside. You should really go. Get your tickets as soon as you get there. I was lucky enough to score some tickets. They were also pretty pricey. Like R$250 (they had run out of GA tix). I decided I was going to go no matter what.

    You can buy some snacks, candy, scotch, or champagne during intermission. It's fancy. Fortunately the stand on the left takes credit card. Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to purchase my tiny espresso.

    They sadly don't have a souvenir shop, which I was totally bummed out about. I would have probably bought all the things.

    The shows are often late at night, so a lot of people take the taxi for safety reasons. If you're not dressed too fancy, you can get by taking the metro.

  • R. Dias da Cruz 255 lj 110
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ 20720-010
    3.0 étoiles
    Premier à donner un avis

    Came here for a late night small bite with mom and uncle.  It's within the Shopping Center do Méier.  

    Ended up getting a chicken salad sandwich and milho verde milkshake.  

    The sandwich was okay, though I suspect there were ungodly amounts of mayo in there. The milkshake, I got out of novelty, since it's made with green corn flavoring.  You can definitely taste the corn, but it was way too sweet for me.

    I prefer Girafas for fast food, but it was closed at the time.

  • $$$ Hôtel
    Rua Bolivar 119
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ 22061-020
    1.0 étoiles

    This hotel is kind of terrible.  It's surprisingly expensive for being so terrible. I don't know who in their right mind would pay the price they have listed on the wall. We booked and pre-paid 9 nights at this hotel online due to moderately okay reviews.

    The building itself is super old, and you can see how antiquated it is when you get your room. There was also only one elevator functioning, which was shared by guests and service workers. I feel sorry for the ladies who clean.

    The light above the desk in our room didn't work either. There was a small gap around the in-wall AC. What does that mean? That means massive mosquito attack at night.

    Also, you need to use your room card to power on the electricity.  I couldn't leave things like camera, phone, laptop charging when I was out of my room. That was pretty inconvenient.  

    The shower was kind of grimy. There is no ventilation or window in the bathroom. So if you're sharing a room with someone, I highly recommend that you use the restroom in the lobby to go #2 so you don't kill your partner.

    Their free Wi-Fi is ridiculously slow. I had to power-cycle one of the AP's to get access again.

    Breakfast was the same lackluster and dull offering every day.  Their juices really really suck. They're super watered down, sour, or completely out.  How difficult is it to make juice? They also don't consistently set tables. Some are missing coffee spoons, others are missing forks, yet others don't even have coffee mugs at all.  

    The hotel porters made feeble attempts to open the door for us, so I always opened it.  I'm not sure why they need two of them. The receptionist was incredibly rude to my mother and not helpful at all.

    Regarding the facilities: fitness center had pretty old equipment and at least 3 of them were broken.  Total safety hazard!  None of the treadmills worked. Seemed completely abandoned. Kind of creepy.  I peeked my head in the sauna, and it was not a pleasant smell.

    The only redeeming thing were a few people that were nice to us there on our last day before departing. Would have been nice if they were the ones who initially greeted us.

    I don't recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • 385 S Lemon Ave
    Walnut, CA 91789
    4.0 étoiles
    1 check-in

    This place is right next to Waba Grill.

    I tried the Oolong w/strawberry and lychee. I think I'll have to get it fully sweetened instead of half, and I usually don't like things that sweet. I like that their drinks are more natural, using real fruits.

    Cinnamon Sugar Egg Puff was delightful with the sweet condensed milk buttercream.

    The horchata macaron is so delicious! I could probably eat a dozen of them...

    Not a huge fan of the coffee I tried (both hot and cold).

    Also tried the strawberry banana nutella egg puff with mochi inside.  Honestly not a big fan.  The strawberries were kind of sour, and you could barely notice the Nutella.  The mochi didn't add much in my opinion.

    Salted Caramel cupcake: A little too dense and too salty for my taste.

    The staff is really nice.

  • R. Barata Ribeiro 774 lj 1
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ 22051-002
    4.0 étoiles
    21/07/2015 Avis mis à jour
    1 check-in

    So I probably came here at least 4 times during my stay. Mostly because it was located conveniently close to the hotel I stayed at and open 24 hours.

    Met the manager who was super nice.  Learned that they do delivery too.  I saw the boys get on bikes to make deliveries.  Kind of amazing since traffic is so scary there :O

    Tried the cacau, and it was creamy, sweet, sour, and unexpected.  I still don't know if I like it, but I definitely killed my curiosity. My mom loved this.

    Pudim de leite was quite good with a small cafezinho.

    Also got pizza to go. They made it for us fresh, packed in aluminum and threw in several packets of ketchup, mayo, and mustard.  Despite being fresh and all, I wasn't big on the flavor.

    4.0 étoiles
    03/07/2015 Avis précédent
    Simple lanchonete to curb my hunger.

    They didn't have fruit juices I wanted, despite being listed on…
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  • Rua Uruguaiana 11
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ 20050-093
    5.0 étoiles

    I came here just a couple weeks ago.

    So when you walk in they give you a card, You go to the counter and order things and they charge it to the card. Then you pay and give it back to the person who initially gave it to you.  That was a new experience for me.

    You'll find that the pastries have amusing names, such as "Nun's Belly," "Chocolate Napkin." "Egg Napkin" and "Tibia."  Of course, that's me translating literally from Portuguese.

    As I write this, I'm currently craving a bombinha! Excellent pastries!

    Totally coming back here next time I'm in Rio.

  • R. da Alfândega 381
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ 20061-021
    3.0 étoiles
    Premier à donner un avis

    This place tends to get really busy, but it's one of the options that stays open late, and it has a lot of lighting.  I got the bauru, which was okay.  I just ate the meat and salad along with a caldo de cana.