Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quick Hits

- Finally, a hotel in New York that has some personality, decent rooms, and a nice vibe! The Bowery is a great place that combines a bit of Shutters (Santa Monica) with an old-world European boutique hotel. I stayed there two weeks ago and will try to go back.
- Restaurant recommendation: Room 39 at Mission Farms in Leawood. Nice, small room with good atmosphere and decent bar, good wine list, and very good food. We split the filet and scallops and both were very well-prepared and presented.
- Restaurant non-recommendation: I can't in good conscience call this a "restaurant" but the pizza and salad from Zepi's Pizza, a new establishment at 130th and State Line, was flat-out horrible. What's the over-under on how long that place will stay open?
- If you're a foodie, check out this blog: It's written by Christian Haas, creative director at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Be sure and read the review of The French Laundry--probably the best restaurant in the U.S. Christian's favorable review of another Thomas Keller restaurant allowed him to snap a coveted reservation at The French Laundry in Yountville, CA.
- TV recommendation: Catch "Trust Me" on TNT starring Tom Cavanaugh and Eric McCormack. The episode on "Do Thumbthing" was hysterical. It hits very close to home given the fictional client is a wireless company. It's the comical side of advertising compared to Mad Men's version of the ad world in the 1960's.

1 comment:

  1. I aqree completely about Zepi's Pizza. It is worse than the elementary school pizza at lunch. Room 39 sounds good and Zest is another restaurant in Mission Farms that was very good.