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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kobe Steakhouse at Westport - Restaurant Review

The food was good.  I am not a great fan of food from the hibachi but I do like the show.  The problem with Kobe is that one of the chef's was on his game and the other was horrible.  Our chef was the horrible one.  If we had been seated near the other chef's grill we would have had a great time.


I went with four other people and a member of our group tried shrimp for the first time.   He like it.  Tasty shrimp, I like to eat them to.  I got that Land and Sea.  Now this was by accident, they got to me and I hadn't been paying attention.  I read the first thing I saw on the menu.  Again, it was good but not a unique meal.  The drink made up for it though, they were strong and not too hard on the wallet.

My favorite tricks were the egg toss and the onion ring volcano train deal.  I can't touch an egg without breaking the thing.  I don't know how that guy flings it around with a steel spatula.  Amazing.  Kobe is a fun thing to do if you're making a night out at Westport.  We also ended up at the Funnybone and Train Wreck Saloon.  Cost for four at Kobe 120 dollars (2 alcoholic beverages), tickets to Funnybone 20 dollars, drinks for two at Funnybone 50 dollars (bucket of beer, three call drinks), drinks for 2 at Train Wreck 80 dollars.  I was in a group of four but two people didn't drink.  They got sodas or juice everywhere we went.  Value??  Totally worth it I had a lot of fun.

I didn't do this but a bonus is that you can use Priceline to bid for a room in the area if you want to have a hotel party.  Winning bid from 40 - 45 dollars.  You should get the Sheraton Westport Chalet, Doubletree or Marriott Courtyard.

Transformers Age of Extinction

I know I am supposed to write reviews about movies I have seen but in this case I am going to make an exception.   I hate Michael Bay because he is the destroyer of child hood memories.  I was so excited when I heard that this movie bombed over the 4th of July weekend.  Happy Birthday America, our gift, realizing Michael Bay is an asshole.

Then I read the horrible news.  The movie was save by the Chinese box offices.  Why?  Not only do we owe them our soul but they are using the interest to further destroy my precious child hood memories.  Please, China those sweet morsels I've retained from way back when are all I have left.  This is my campaign to stop Michael Bay.  Some one please translate this post to Chinese.  Let the Chinese know that my brain cannot comprehend the crappy rendition of American staples that Michael Bay calls art or artistic license.  My view on his work is that he poorly plagiarizes.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Double Feature Godzilla and Blended at the Drive-In

Alright, I had my first drive-in experience.  It is definitely different going to a drive-in.  I think the big benefit is going to the movies with a large group of people and the ability to bring in whatever the hell you want.  I brought a mixer pack of vodkas, rum, whiskey and a bunch of mixers.   Now that's a good time.  The downside are the trains that roll by and the people in the other movie that have the ultimate sound system and intend to use it.   I honestly got over it pretty quickly.  VODKA, RUM, WHISKEY!!!!!

Godzilla wasn't what I thought it was going to be.  I thought the battle was going to be against Godzilla and different cities were going to be ripped a part.  Another problem with the movie was that it was too dark for an action film and like a lot of action films don't expect a good storyline.  I also expected some more spectacular scenes.  I know this is cliche but I really wanted to see the side of a building getting ripped off exposing some guy sitting on the toilet.  Since, I was drinking I had to  run to the bathroom a couple times.  Maybe I missed the scene let me know.  This is the type of movie you know whether your going to like before you see it.  If you typically love this stuff go see it, but if you don't it's going to be a long two hours.

The second movie I liked a lot more, Blended.  This is your typical sappy Adam Sandler film.  Nobody should admit to liking these but I love them.  I though the movie had a lot of great scenes.  They were predictable but funny.  I will admit liking movies like this is my expression of bad taste but I am going to recommend seeing this movie.  I hope you're pleasantly surprised, let me know in the comments.



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Walking Dead: Terminus Season Finale

Well they've been worried about being eaten by zombies but now I think they gotta watch becoming some people chow.  At lead Rick didn't make it to eating one of those plates they were offering.

So what support from the episode do I have from the episode for my assumption.  Well they have been directed into a cattle car to start.  Next when they were being shot at they ran by a pile of skeletal remains.  That might not be such a big deal if there was livestock in anyone of those scenes.

I will tell you they left so much open I am going to burst at the seems before October.  I am not sure I am going to be able to take it.  Walking Dead is the one show I watch religiously and the church has been closed for six months.  It's wrong, I tell ya.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bad Words Movie Review

There are obviously some bad words said in the movie and it is inappropriate for children but it is very funny.  I recommend checking it out.  There aren't many knee slapping laughs and it seemed like different part of the movie were funny to different parts of the audience.  That seems like something negative to say but it actually make the movie much more interesting.

I liked the story, character development and ending.  The movie kept a good pace so there is nothing to claim about.  Despite some earlier comments I wouldn't say the movie is outlandish, it is simply meant for adults. Definitely make it to this flick if you get the time this weekend.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Omar's Mediterranean and Italian Review

Omar's is a small restaurant located in St. Ann, MI am O just outside of St. Louis.  I am mixed about my experience at Omar's.  The dinner started off strong in terms of the food but quickly unraveled.  The problems are clear.  One of the major issues the restaurant suffers from is a lack of a good POS system and the staff clearly isn't trained very well.  Our server although nice issued a lot of "I don't know's".

So let's start off with the positives.  The waitress was really nice.  The appetizers were great.  I got kibbeh and chicken wings.  The kibbeh was a first for me.  Tasting it on its own it's got a strange spice profile although it is not spicy.  It comes with a sauce similar to tazekeh sauce which creates a perfect harmony with the spice profile of the kibbeh.  I don't know why but I was craving chicken wings.  I didn't expect much from a Mediterranean joint but they were really meaty and are comparable to really good bar wings.

We hit a hiccup when it came to the appetizers.  My wife order the clam fettuccine with clams.   Well the communication from the from to the back got messed up and the cook prepared the normal fettuccine.  That put a delay on my dish the mixed grill which ended up coming out overcooked and cold.  If they hadn't had the issue with having to recook my wife's dish I think everything would have been better.  The other issue is she asked for red sauce and they brought a cream sauce claiming it was a red sauce.  They stirred in some tomato sauce making it pinkish.  Not the most appetizing color.  All that being said the pizzas looked very interesting so I am definitely giving this place another shot.

The other big issue is the atmosphere.  This is a very tiny and very cluttered restaurant.  They have an all you can eat bar.  Some out of place bar stools next to a booth chair and table.  Then the accessories are just all over the place.  They also have those plastic grape things hanging from the lots, which are obviously dusty.  The color profile of most everything in the place is brown and beige.  They could do a lot by just reducing the amount of shit in the place.  Then they could brighten up some of the brown paneling with a little color.  They could do wanders with a little elbow grease and a couple buckets of paint.  They could also update the furniture but I can understand that they are probably struggling.

Well I think with a little community support this place could become a gem.  I overheard a carry out customers stated he had been in three times that week so they have to be do something right.  I can also say that a lot of what I had seemed to be homemade.  I'd recommend checking this place out.

Oh one more thing.  Owner's listen up.  It is cool that you don't sell pork, I get it, but get the turkey bacon out of the restaurant.   I didn't have anything with turkey bacon but if you had bacon before you'd be insulted.  Replace the bacon with something completely unrelated like summer sausage, get creative.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Non Stop Movie Review

To enjoy this movie you'll have to put your brain on the back burner.  It was very predictable although I wasn't right about everything.  The pickings in the theater are pretty slim right now but I would still skip this movie.

It does keep up a pretty fast pace and has a few plot twists. The key to enjoying this movie is to actually not try to think it through.  Just sit back and relax if you do chose to see this flick.  There are some Speed moments as well and by that a mean some scenes are complete bullshit.  For instance a character in the movie gets wrecked against cockpit twice and continues to resume his task like it never happened.  The experience didn't even shake off his glasses.

The worst part of me was when everything unravels the reasoning behind the plot.  The best part of the movie was one of the characters reaction to the little speech that results.  I was hilarious.

SPOILER ALERT

Alright at the end of the movie the hijackers are two soldiers that are upset with the fact that America really hasn't changed since the war and 911.  So they are bring to light that America really isn't safe by framing the Air Marshall.  The white hijacker state he never planned to escape the flight and the black hijacker reacts like what you talking 'bout fool.  The scene wasn't meant to be fun so I ended up being the only one in the movie theater who cracked up.  The social stereotypes were so evident in the movie I found the situation funny.