Haru and Roy’s

I went to this restaurant Haru yesterday night. I had passed it a number of times and had seen a few reviews of it in the local media. I’m a big Japanese fan and anyplace that purports itself to be anything close to Morimoto deserves a visit from me.

Well, this place was no big deal at all and I have encountered yet another bad place. What a bummer. First off, and this is big, I was expecting to see a nice mix of sushi and Japanese fusion dishes on the menu. What we got was a two page sushi menu (prices were fair), a very nice selection of appetizers and about 10 entrees. The entrée selection was the big disappointment. There was nothing of interest at all… Lets see, Teriyaki Chicken.. ohh that’s original! Chilean Sea Bass.. huh? There really was nothing that you couldn’t get at any old Japanese place anywhere else.

So I went with 3 appetizers. The Endamame was overcooked, the seaweed salad was inedible and the vegetable Tempura was just gross. All in all, not a very satisfying meal at all.

Anyway, I have some good food news to report however. We liked Roy’s. We went there for restaurant week and it wasn’t too bad. The food was tasty and original. The lobster pot stickers were awesome.. We will be going back soon.

Haru and Roy’s

I went to this restaurant Haru yesterday night. I had passed it a number of times and had seen a few reviews of it in the local media. I’m a big Japanese fan and anyplace that purports itself to be anything close to Morimoto deserves a visit from me.

Well, this place was no big deal at all and I have encountered yet another bad place. What a bummer. First off, and this is big, I was expecting to see a nice mix of sushi and Japanese fusion dishes on the menu. What we got was a two page sushi menu (prices were fair), a very nice selection of appetizers and about 10 entrees. The entrée selection was the big disappointment. There was nothing of interest at all… Lets see, Teriyaki Chicken.. ohh that’s original! Chilean Sea Bass.. huh? There really was nothing that you couldn’t get at any old Japanese place anywhere else.

So I went with 3 appetizers. The Endamame was overcooked, the seaweed salad was inedible and the vegetable Tempura was just gross. All in all, not a very satisfying meal at all.

Anyway, I have some good food news to report however. We liked Roy’s. We went there for restaurant week and it wasn’t too bad. The food was tasty and original. The lobster pot stickers were awesome.. We will be going back soon.

Wired Magazine sucks ass

Wired Magazine just plain sucks now and that’s really sad. I’ve been a subscriber for a very long time (since its 2nd or 3rd year) and I have to say that it used to be my favorite way to gain new knowledge. It used to have amazing articles, and really cool insight into new trends and gear. It used to have really cool graphics and was just plain cool from cover to cover. I still have all of my old issues because it was so ahead of its time I couldn’t wait until the future came so I could look back and see how prophetic it was. I would read an issue and end up with 5 new ideas in my head, 5 new companies to check out and a magazine full of dog eared pages.

That was until about 2 years ago. I’m not sure when it exactly happened. I suppose I could research the editors and staff and probably pin point it but at some point the magazine began to get really dumbed down. It was hard to see in the articles and it still kind of is. That’s because the writers of the articles are all contracted out. But it was and is really easy to see in the ancillary pieces in the magazine. They are literally pointless. They tell me nothing at all. I am insulted every time I read one. I feel ripped off, like my time was wasted.

The magazine now is simply worthless and I will not renew my subscription. In fact, I refuse to read any new issues that come until it runs out. They will go strait into the trash like my junk mail. The magazine that was the hippest thing there was for people like me has now become a “technology for dummies” guide for parents to read so they can see what their kids are up to (even though it is hopelessly out of date in some ways). It has become just crap.

I’m really upset about this simply because now I have to find my info elsewhere. I have to take the time to find a new source and that’s simply not cool at all. There is enough to deal with in life to have to find something as good as Wired once was for me. Fuckers had to sell out to the mass market like everyone else..

Wired Magazine sucks ass

Wired Magazine just plain sucks now and that’s really sad. I’ve been a subscriber for a very long time (since its 2nd or 3rd year) and I have to say that it used to be my favorite way to gain new knowledge. It used to have amazing articles, and really cool insight into new trends and gear. It used to have really cool graphics and was just plain cool from cover to cover. I still have all of my old issues because it was so ahead of its time I couldn’t wait until the future came so I could look back and see how prophetic it was. I would read an issue and end up with 5 new ideas in my head, 5 new companies to check out and a magazine full of dog eared pages.

That was until about 2 years ago. I’m not sure when it exactly happened. I suppose I could research the editors and staff and probably pin point it but at some point the magazine began to get really dumbed down. It was hard to see in the articles and it still kind of is. That’s because the writers of the articles are all contracted out. But it was and is really easy to see in the ancillary pieces in the magazine. They are literally pointless. They tell me nothing at all. I am insulted every time I read one. I feel ripped off, like my time was wasted.

The magazine now is simply worthless and I will not renew my subscription. In fact, I refuse to read any new issues that come until it runs out. They will go strait into the trash like my junk mail. The magazine that was the hippest thing there was for people like me has now become a “technology for dummies” guide for parents to read so they can see what their kids are up to (even though it is hopelessly out of date in some ways). It has become just crap.

I’m really upset about this simply because now I have to find my info elsewhere. I have to take the time to find a new source and that’s simply not cool at all. There is enough to deal with in life to have to find something as good as Wired once was for me. Fuckers had to sell out to the mass market like everyone else..

Hurricane Vincent

I was just reminded that there are other hurricanes than Katrina.. Every year in what has to be a colossal waste of taxpayer money, there is a committee that decides the hurricane names for the year. They choose every name from A to Z. Anyway, as some of you (and now all of you) know, my name is Vincent and interestingly enough, if there is a 22nd hurricane it will be named after me. Most people would feel bad that a hurricane would be named after them, but I’m not. I’ve been waiting since I was a kid.

When I was a kid, they named hurricanes after girls so I was always disappointed. Then finally they started naming them after boys and I started wishing that one was named after me..who actually knows why…

So, if there actually is a hurricane Vincent, I will post again telling you my evil wish for it.. it involves a story about a trip I took one time to Charleston SC. (see here, here, here and finally here for clarification).

I’ve never been to Texas

I’ve never been to Texas and every time I thought about it someone told me not to go, but I’m going there tomarrow morning. I’m going to Austin for 4 days to see the Austin City Limits Festival. My friends are going and I don’t know why I agreed since of the 100 or so shows I can only see about 3 I’d be interested in (Martin Sexton, Decemberists and Wilco).. Also it’s supposed to rain heavily on Satruday.. Should be fun.. I’ll hopefully have something to report to you when I get back. Until then, have a great weekend!

Hurricane Vincent

I was just reminded that there are other hurricanes than Katrina.. Every year in what has to be a colossal waste of taxpayer money, there is a committee that decides the hurricane names for the year. They choose every name from A to Z. Anyway, as some of you (and now all of you) know, my name is Vincent and interestingly enough, if there is a 22nd hurricane it will be named after me. Most people would feel bad that a hurricane would be named after them, but I’m not. I’ve been waiting since I was a kid.

When I was a kid, they named hurricanes after girls so I was always disappointed. Then finally they started naming them after boys and I started wishing that one was named after me..who actually knows why…

So, if there actually is a hurricane Vincent, I will post again telling you my evil wish for it.. it involves a story about a trip I took one time to Charleston SC. (see here, here, here and finally here for clarification).

I’ve never been to Texas

I’ve never been to Texas and every time I thought about it someone told me not to go, but I’m going there tomarrow morning. I’m going to Austin for 4 days to see the Austin City Limits Festival. My friends are going and I don’t know why I agreed since of the 100 or so shows I can only see about 3 I’d be interested in (Martin Sexton, Decemberists and Wilco).. Also it’s supposed to rain heavily on Satruday.. Should be fun.. I’ll hopefully have something to report to you when I get back. Until then, have a great weekend!