Billing itself as “The Best Free Show on Broadway,” n’s Stardust Dineras been open since the 80’s, but it’s décor, memorabilia and food will take you back to the 50’s. However, what are you really going to see at this popular tourist destination in the heart of Times Square? [ ... ]
Relax at the Qua Bath and Spa, play the slots and dress to the nines to party at the Pool After Dark. This is just part of a Caesers Atlantic City girlfriend getaway. Located on the Boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean, Caesers offers entertainment and fabulous dining.
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Cozy is the word my son used to describe our room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Not the first word that usually comes to mind when you describe a 22-acre property with 3,500 rooms. It’s a testament to Hilton’s commitment to creating a family friendly environment at their enormous p [ ... ]
Disney makes the magic look easy, but there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes. I am always inspired by the team of people who create the masterful new Disney experiences. One of the pleasures of my job is getting to spend time talking with and learning from these incredibly creative [ ... ]
Who says you can’t surf in the desert? The Kierland FlowRider opened last year at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s the first of its kind in Arizona and one of the main reasons why I think the Westin Kierland rocks for kids and anyone else that loves to have fun. Kierl [ ... ]
Context Travel is a Rome-based tour company that offers educational walking tours for a number of European destinations. What makes Context Travel unique is its intellectual and educational focus, with experts from a variety of disciplines, including literature, history and art, leading the tours an [ ... ]
Most of us have a memory of getting lost as a young child. I remember the first time I couldn’t find my parents. I was probably about six years old and I was playing in the Barbie section at K-Mart. My Mom kept telling me it was time to go but obviously, as a five-year-old child, I was too b [ ... ]
“This is the BEST ice cream EVER.” My friend Nikki was leaving no room for lowering my expectations of Sweet Rose Creamery. “The salted-caramel ice cream is TO DIE FOR!” OK. Fine. I’ve had salted caramel ice cream. When is it bad?
So I tasted the salted caramel ice cream and it was terrific. But not terrific like, you would keel over and never stop extolling the greatness. It was great. Fine.
The greatness of Sweet Rose Creamery is all about the flavors that other ice cream makers don’t touch, can’t come close to. Once I started experimenting with tastes (metal spoon, not disposable – nice touch), that’s when my taste buds wanted to jump and shout superlatives. Mint ice cream was like eating a bunch of mint leaves, ripped off the plant. Black sesame ice cream was a total revelation – how do they get that toasted flavor in there? It’s not that that is my favorite flavor, but to taste something like black sesame in ice cream – it’s so unexpected that it’s thrilling.
What Nikki was trying to tell me is that this was a thrilling ice cream parlor – that’s true. Where else can you taste Early Grey or Summer Corn ice cream? What they really need to do is have a sample platter: all you get is a quarter size bite of every flavor they have that day. Because as much as I was enjoying the freshness of the mint ice cream, I got tired of it halfway through. I was greedy for more explosive and unexpected tastes. I had mastered the mint. Bring on the Yellow Nectarine Sorbet!
PS: They also have non-dairy desserts, frozen bananas, and popsicles. Expensive and worth it. (Especially if you don’t live in Santa Monica)