Mission Chinese – NYC – Disruptive Chinese Food?

In 2012 Korean-American Chef/drummer Danny Bowien from Oklahoma City opens Mission Chinese in NYC. He brings Sichuan Chinese food which he discovered in his mid 20’s post culinary-school, whilst cheffing in San Fran.  He was instantly intrigued by the cuisine, especially since he found it hard to decode it ingredients, the flavours and how…

Ivan Ramen – The NYC Ramen Guru

Ivan Orkin is a self-confessed Japan nut, having moved to Tokyo shortly after college to live and breath his fascination of the country. There he met his interior designer wife, took on the role as a house-husband, before he became the first American to open…

Lío Ibiza – I got bills to pay!

Coming to the shimmering, shiny Lío was a feast for the eyes, from the very moment you walk into the venue. Our beautiful greeter, takes us into the glamorous space which doubles up as a cabaret restaurant overlooking to sea. We’re located right by the port full…

Hard Rock Hotel – what the ravers eat

There is a reason why I have stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel twice already, it’s simple, I like it. There are plenty of suites, has the biggest spa in Ibiza, a couple of pools, it’s close to everything, whilst overlooking the sea – it’s a ravers…

Village Pub & Grill – My last meal in Vegas

After a three days debauchery in Vegas, I was begging to come home. Before boarding the plane though, my soul was craving something unhealthy but comforting. The Village Pub & Grill was at eye-level and surely a boozer would give me the fix I was…

Lotus of Siam – the Northern Thai Oasis Del Mar

Chef Saipin Chutima and husband Bill Chutima took over the Lotus of Siam in 1999 and quickly became the reigning authority of Thai food in Las Vegas. Not just ordinary Thai food though, but Northern style which has been passed down through multiple generations. It was about…

Craft Steak MGM Grand Las Vegas – delectable beefy heaven

Craft Steak Las Vegas was launched in 2002 and it quickly became a beef lovers heaven with ‘James Beard award-winning’ chef Tom Colicchio Craftsteak at the stove, they have received a AAA Four Diamond rating, 3 Stars from Forbes and Best of Award of Excellence…

MGM Grand Las Vegas – why do buffets’ have a stigma?

The MGM Grand was the largest hotel complex in the world when it opened in 1993, I came here during January 2016 to find out what the cheap as chips buffet was like. I’m going to insert a disclaimer right here though before you past…

The Henry – around the clock comfort food 24hrs a day

The Henry at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas pitches itself as a “modern American eatery with casual upscale charm, The Henry is the round-the-clock spot for a unique twist on comfort food”. After eating here, from what I gather it’s a diner in a sharp suit with…

Hooters – sex sells!

Hooters Casino Hotel means burgers, wings, lots of fried things, salads swimming in ranch dressing, artery swelling deserts, and of course tits. Scantily clad ladies in hot pants are everywhere, thrusting their bosoms whilst taking your order and serving up your burger. Sex sells! I…