Category: Reviews

Restaurant Review: Guantanamera Restaurant (Hell’s Kitchen, NYC)

While on vacation, I will often look for experiences  that help me understand and define the character of the city that I’m visiting.  After living in New York for over 10 yrs, I realize that I definitely take the City for granted and have not delved into finding its heartbeat as much as I would when visiting a new location. Fortunately, there are those around ...

Hotel Review: The Claridge Hotel (Atlantic City, NJ)

Originally opened in 1930, the historic Claridge Hotel stands out from many of the other resorts on Atlantic City’s main strip, as it is one of a few stand-alone hotels near the boardwalk.  While most people heading to Atlantic City will first look to book a room in one of the many casino resorts, the Claridge Hotel acts as a viable option ...

Restaurant Review: MamaSushi (Inwood, NYC)

Like many of the other restaurants in the area, MamaSushi is located in a relatively small, but cozy venue, alongside a row of hole-in-the wall bars on Dyckman Ave, one block north of the A train. With names like the Campesino, the Chimi and Las Terrenas, you quickly realize that the rolls you’re choosing from aren’t going to ...

Review: Old Lahaina Luau (Maui, Hawaii)

I really couldn’t think of a better way to top off a weeklong trip on the beautiful island of Maui, than to attend the Old Lahaina Luau. With the beautiful ocean as your backdrop, this traditional Luau will provide an evening of entertainment which focuses specifically on Hawaiian dances (if you want to see a ...

Show Review: Ulalena (Maui, Hawai’i)

Photo Credit: mauitheatre.com While planning out our evening activities, I happened to fall upon an advert for Ulalena in one of the many brochures at our hotel. I’m usually not the type to scour through advertisements in magazines as I prefer finding my info online, but in retrospect, I’m incredibly happy that I did as Ulalena ...

Restaurant Review: Nai Tapas Bar (LES, NYC)

Just another one of those inconspicuous Manhattan restaurants, whose storefront doesn’t do justice to the experience that is awaiting inside.  A few weeks ago, a group of friends had agreed to meet for a birthday celebration at Nai Tapas Bar, located on the Lower East Side.  For larger groups, Nai provides a delicious fixed menu for $40 per person, that ...

Hotel Review: Providence Biltmore Hotel (Rhode Island)

Located in the heart of downtown Providence, the Biltmore is conveniently location in close proximity to City Hall, the Rhode Island Convention Center, various museums, Brown University, and plenty of dining options.  After a long ride on the bus from NYC, it was nice to see that our drop-off location was only a block away ...