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Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jun 1, 19, 1:37 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 9,321
Posted By Calcifer

Please let me know where I can buy the magnum for...

Please let me know where I can buy the magnum for $50–I might want to pick up another one after the dinner if I like this one.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jun 1, 19, 6:01 am
Replies: 119
Views: 9,321
Posted By Calcifer

Hmm, I don’t know about Truly Great but I guess...

Hmm, I don’t know about Truly Great but I guess we’ll find out tomorrow! See you soon.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 31, 19, 5:43 am
Replies: 119
Views: 9,321
Posted By Calcifer

I am sure you have lots of lovely things in your...

I am sure you have lots of lovely things in your cellar, but if you’re not in the mood to schlep we could take a 3rd person on our bottle.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 14, 19, 5:20 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 9,321
Posted By Calcifer

While I’m usually all about the Mosel, FH and I...

While I’m usually all about the Mosel, FH and I will be bringing a 1.5L of the 2012 Schloss Gobelsburg Tradition Riesling.
Feb 25, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 233,669
Posted By Calcifer

Walked by the hotel/construction site today....

Walked by the hotel/construction site today. Apparently quite a few people didn’t realize they were supposed to replace the dummy text on this sign. ...
Forum: Japan
Oct 15, 18, 11:46 am
Replies: 72
Views: 6,182
Posted By Calcifer

That was the future PM Obuchi! Doomed to be...

That was the future PM Obuchi! Doomed to be forever known as Heisei ojisan...
Sep 7, 18, 7:00 pm
Replies: 2,857
Views: 722,531
Posted By Calcifer

The vinaigrette and hummus didn’t make their...

The vinaigrette and hummus didn’t make their presence known but I suppose it at least wasn’t soggy that way. And they weren’t joking about it being “a strawberry”.
Forum: Los Angeles
Aug 4, 18, 8:02 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Calcifer

When FH and I started dating I’d make him take me...

When FH and I started dating I’d make him take me to all the nearby Jonathan Gold recommendations whenever I visited him (and got totally hooked on the spring rolls at Golden Deli, which made it hard...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 22, 18, 5:18 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 9,321
Posted By Calcifer

I find the Oatly brand of oat milk highly...

I find the Oatly brand of oat milk highly acceptable even as a milk drinker (Mom is vegan so I have tried a few). If you are a coffee drinker, the vegan creamers taste much better in coffee than the...
Forum: Japan
Dec 21, 17, 7:46 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 13,150
Posted By Calcifer

Nope. 😂 More of a sable girl when it comes to...

Nope. 😂 More of a sable girl when it comes to Tokyo omiyage, so I'll have to leave it to others as to whether it's a good representation of a Tokyo Banana. For me, it was just unpleasant and not...
Forum: Japan
Dec 21, 17, 7:26 am
Replies: 106
Views: 13,150
Posted By Calcifer

Not that KitKats are normally very natural...

Not that KitKats are normally very natural tasting, but these were just overwhelmingly fake smelling/tasting for me and I didn't care to finish one (even in mini size). Of course YMMV, but if you...
Forum: Japan
Dec 20, 17, 7:12 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Calcifer

Have to agree--if you really were asking at NRT...

Have to agree--if you really were asking at NRT about the Tokyo to NRT ticket I suspect they were telling you that you couldn't use the ticket from NRT, not that your bus was full (airport buses...
Dec 18, 17, 7:54 am
Replies: 614
Views: 102,136
Posted By Calcifer

I like the idea of staying in one place, but...

I like the idea of staying in one place, but think I'd suggest Osaka rather than Kyoto if you figure on doing day trips as it's a little closer to other places (and I feel like hotels will be...
Forum: Japan
Dec 15, 17, 10:24 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Calcifer

We had a good experience with the Keisei bus from...

We had a good experience with the Keisei bus from NRT to Tokyo Station on our recent trip (certainly beats paying 3x as much for the same product with the Limousine Bus) but we did not try booking in...
Forum: Japan
Dec 12, 17, 8:10 am
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By Calcifer

Conrad base rooms are really nice and while it...

Conrad base rooms are really nice and while it would be sad not to have that nice breakfast for free there are plenty of options nearby, including a Starbucks in the office part of the building. Just...
Forum: Japan
Dec 7, 17, 4:25 am
Replies: 1,475
Views: 446,882
Posted By Calcifer

I noticed that in the Matsuya Ginza food floor...

I noticed that in the Matsuya Ginza food floor there is a small tasting bar with sake from all over the country and a lot of Japanese whisky. I can't say how pricing is as it's not my drink of choice...
Forum: Japan
Dec 7, 17, 4:17 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,767
Posted By Calcifer

Another thank you for the recommendation of the...

Another thank you for the recommendation of the soy sauce counter at Matsuya--stopped in today and got some nice wheat-free tamari and some mirin.

LapLap, while we were in Kanazawa earlier we...
Forum: Japan
Dec 6, 17, 2:14 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,377
Posted By Calcifer

We went into Marui Annex near Shinjuku 3-chome...

We went into Marui Annex near Shinjuku 3-chome the other day (inspired by lobsterdog's recommendation of the Godzilla store) and thought it could be right up your daughter's alley--lots of shops...
Oct 20, 17, 4:02 am
Replies: 1,361
Views: 263,124
Posted By Calcifer

Applied: 10/15/2017 Approved: 10/19/2017 ...

Applied: 10/15/2017
Approved: 10/19/2017
Interview: Not required
New card arrived: 10/25/2017

Approval letter came from EWR office, where I originally interviewed.
Sep 26, 17, 2:11 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 29,374
Posted By Calcifer

I haven't been in the other two but I don't...

I haven't been in the other two but I don't imagine they're much larger (I was thinking they're sort of Embassy Suites size or so, and the Conrad is an old ES...) The website says they're "from 500...
Sep 26, 17, 11:40 am
Replies: 155
Views: 29,374
Posted By Calcifer

Interesting... worked there 25 years ago when it...

Interesting... worked there 25 years ago when it was the RIHGA Royal NY (Japanese owned/run). While all suites the basic rooms are not particularly large, but the luxury suites were very nice and we...
Forum: Japan
Sep 20, 17, 3:41 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By Calcifer

I'd agree with the consensus on reducing the...

I'd agree with the consensus on reducing the amount of time/touring in Osaka in favor of other places in the region (all mentioned previously).

As a more general thought, is your honeymoon right...
Forum: Japan
Sep 11, 17, 12:21 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By Calcifer

Thanks, AlwaysAisle. Would you recommend...

Thanks, AlwaysAisle. Would you recommend overnighting on the Noto Peninsula even if one were already planning a stay in Kanazawa?

RichardinSF, we already have tickets for the new Yayoi Kusama...
Forum: Japan
Sep 10, 17, 7:00 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By Calcifer

And there's a sake train in Niigata as well. But...

And there's a sake train in Niigata as well. But I was curious about the Genbi. :p
Forum: Japan
Sep 10, 17, 5:51 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By Calcifer

Genbi Shinkansen?

Recently read about this for the first time and am now considering a bizarre routing back to Tokyo on the last day of our rail pass just to ride it. Have any Flyertalkers been on it, and if so what...
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