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@Annoddah_Dave Whoa.....what are all these assumptions about my knowledge of hostess bar protocol? LOL
1 year, 3 months ago on A (foodie) peek inside Club Evergreen
What is this? A warehouse space for ants?
1 year, 3 months ago on Atelier Bow Wow’s Yoshi Tsukamoto
@Annoddah_Dave Thanks for reading, AD!
1 year, 3 months ago on Nonstop Movies: 'White House Down'
@Annoddah_Dave Yup, hopefully I'll get to review that one. Curious about that film because it's so close to release yet there's hardly any buzz on it. Not a good sign.
1 year, 4 months ago on Nonstop Movies: 'Monsters University'
@Melissa808 @DianeSeo Eh, call me fo go too!
1 year, 4 months ago on Part II: Where real Koreans eat Korean food
@WillL @DianeSeo @Annoddah_Dave Hey, Peppa's is some good grindz! LOL
@WillL Oh, and I think you're thinking of nokdu jun for the other word for bin dae dduk.
@WillL When Don Day used to be called Sarang Chae they had really good bin dae dduk. I'm pretty sure they still serve it there. I believe Jun's Cafe on Beretania serves it as well although I've never tried.
Hmm....not really digging the presentation of some of their dishes. Could look more appetizing. The vegetables in a pot is a cute idea but it's like clever for the sake of being clever and not sure if it's really necessary. The presentation of the squid ink pasta and sweet potato gnocchi isn't so great either.
But Melissa says the food was great so I will go try one day.
1 year, 4 months ago on First look: Arancino at The Kahala
@Annoddah_Dave Haha, hmm...I guess I'll take that as a compliment? LOL Thanks for reading AD!
@Grant Shindo BYOB? Well, why didn't you say that in the first place? LOL Now I'm even more anxious to try!
1 year, 4 months ago on Late night at The Whole Ox
@Grant Shindo Yeah, based only on the picture, that was my "beef" with the kim chee hash. The pieces should be smaller to make a more effective dish, more like the "hash" name it bears.
And I while I can maybe understand the prices justified by the labor, that doesn't necessarily mean that consumers are willing to pay for his labor when they can get something similar for considerably less elsewhere. Also, other places serve "gourmet" loco mocos at similar or lesser prices with the added benefit of ambience and wait service. But I suppose the required tip at those places must also be considered as a price factor.
I guess time will tell if this model works for Yu or not.
Hmm...I don't really see what's different about the super loco that justifies its $16 price tag. Looks pretty similar to other loco mocos that are half that price. Even if the taste is better, is it $16 good? I'm still not sold on his menu and prices but will reserve further judgement until another outing. I've only been to Yu's Whole Ox once and wasn't impressed with the quality nor the prices. But I will give this late night menu a try. That Korean hash doesn't look too appealing either.
@Annoddah_Dave Haha, I heard about that interview. I guess you can be excused when you've been around as much as that guy.
1 year, 4 months ago on Nonstop Movies: ‘Now You See Me’
@islandgirlinnc I'm really hoping that the writers surprise us and that the connection between McG and Wo Fat is not family. If so, I'd be so so so so disappointed. And yes, there will be a Season 4. But the show is moving to Fridays next season.
1 year, 5 months ago on ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Recap: ‘Aloha. Malama Pono’
@Melissa808 @landsberglaw Aw, I never watch the show live so I miss all the #H50 Twitter feeds. And yeah, I kinda wish Fong was a little tougher in that scene but let's face reality, if a known Yakuza killer ever entered our office, we'd all be pissing our pants. LOL
The next time you need a pidgin consultant, you call me. Okay?
1 year, 5 months ago on Behind the scenes of the Today Show in Hawaii
@Annoddah_Dave Thanks for being a faithful reader AD! It is very much appreciated. Let's all hope for a better Season 4 of the show.
@Melissa808 You'll have planny of chances to check em out. Lots of films this summer slated to play with the new sound system at Ward Titan XC.
1 year, 5 months ago on Nonstop Movies: ‘Star Trek into Darkness’
@chant808 Hmm, I might have to check that show out. I'm currently watching the American version "Elementary" on CBS.
@Annoddah_Dave Yup, this is definitely one for the big screen and big sound!
@808marv I don't think it has much chance for success on Friday nights, to be honest. 5-0 always appeared to be going after a younger demographic but you won't find that on Friday nights when they're all out of the house. I know for me personally the day change will make it much less accessible to watch and will probably watch a few days later on my DVR if at all. But I could be wrong.
1 year, 5 months ago on 'Hawaii Five-O' Recap: 'He Welo `Oihana'
@Annoddah_Dave I know, right? That airport scene with Danno and his daughter made no sense to me if Dr. Asano wasn't gonna show up. I was like, okay, what was that scene all about?
This show needs a revamp stat. Kill Mama McG, kill Wo Fat, and let's hope Season 4 is more streamlined and focused on the 4 key characters.
@WERUreo So sorry but I haven't gotten around to watching it yet. But thanks for reading. I know that I've been slacking a little this season but I promise a recap for the last 2 eps. Please keep reading!
1 year, 5 months ago on ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Recap: ‘Imi Loko Ka `Uhane’
@Grant Shindo Yeah, this film really used the 3D well, unlike Iron Man 3. Did you hear that lady in the audience scream during that moment in the climax? LOL Glad you liked the movie, old sport.
1 year, 5 months ago on Nonstop Movies: 'The Great Gatsby'
@Melissa808 I like pretty things.
@Melissa808 @Annoddah_Dave Haha, yup, was my 3rd time on KHON. They used to have video links of our segments in the beginning but I don't think they do that anymore. So I just go home and watch my DVR of the segment on repeat like 100 times until I fall asleep with a content smile on my face. =p
@russkar Haven't been to Home yet but have heard good things.
Yes, I will be there at Kitchen on Thursday! Been waiting to go back already!
1 year, 5 months ago on New(ish) eats: Underdogs Sports Bar & Grill
Um...faces should've been mosaic'ed to protect the innocent. LOL Can't wait to go back and try more stuff.
@Annoddah_Dave AD - Unfortunately summer's not the best time for cerebral stuff but you may want to check out The Great Gatsby which opens this Friday. Review to come out later this week.
1 year, 5 months ago on Nonstop Summer Movie Preview
@Melissa808 Haha, nah I went to Kona Kai that night. But yes, let's do that EG visit! We've been talking about it for years!
1 year, 5 months ago on Omakase Challenge: Sushi ii
Haha, I don't think there's any way I could've gone as far as you guys. But seeing your pics on Instagram that night did inspire me to go to another sushi establishment I frequent and had myself a wonderful meal as well. Thanks for the inspiration!
@Annoddah_Dave Yes! I would love to see another Sherlock Holmes film! I love RDJ in that role and I thought the 2nd one was way better than the first.
1 year, 5 months ago on Nonstop Movies: ‘Iron Man 3′
@Terrysagirl You and Melissa could very well be right that the show has given itselfmover to camp. Ifnthat is indeed the case, it's really sad.
I still don't think Tyler's talk show host was supposed to be annoying though. I think it was just her personality coming through.
@Amy1 Hmm I really don't recall any Chinese characters in this film. But I do know that there is a different cut of the film specifically for China so perhaps he's in that version?
If you do see him in this film please respond back and let me know.
@Annoddah_Dave Maybe 2 bags! But don't pay extra for the 3D on this one.
@islandgirlinnc Yeah, Tyler was absolutely horrible. Like I said in my post, I don't know how she continues to get work. And yeah, Wo Fat, as stretched out as his storyline is at this point, deserved better than that.
@WERUreo I can tolerate Max's character as long as they don't get too silly with him. Masi Oka isn't a strong actor and his deficiencies are exposed even more when forced to stretch with the silly side gags they've given him such as dressing him up in costume several times in Season 2. I think he was at his best playing modest and shy when he had that bank teller girlfriend that one episode.
@Melissa808 Just read the latest Yelp reviews and this place is getting torn apart. Wondering if it's just loyalty to the original chef or they simply don't like the changes or probably both. So far I have to side with the haters for now. Is there really a $120 steak on the menu? YGBFKM.
But yeah, like I said, willing to give another shot so call me when you like go.
1 year, 5 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Justin Yu
Those are some seriously steep prices for an establishment that is self serve and where you dine on a picnic table. The last time I went Chef Bob had just left and there were some noticeable changes. The prices had gone up and the menu selections were different. The burger used to be $11 (per my original Yelp review in Mar 2012). Now it's $2 higher with just the addition of a scoop of mediocre mac salad added to it. I tried the fried chicken sandwich and didn't think it worked too well. I thought it was an okay dish.
I'm thinking that they will have a hard time keeping customers with those prices. People fell in love with what the original chef offered. After one visit with the new one, I'm not sold yet. But I am willing to give another chance (or two) to make sure.
@Annoddah_Dave I love Elementary! One of my favorite shows!
@Melissa808 The tone of the show has never been deliberately campy during its 3 season run. I think if audiences are seeing it that way then it's even more a testament to the ridiculous writing we've seen. No, this show has now entered "wanna be serious, actually is farcial" territory.
And after doing the ride along, I bet you thought to yourself, "I'm gonna start a blog now!" How did that work out by the way? ;)
@Annoddah_Dave Same thoughts here AD. The writing is getting more amateurish by the week. Why are we still watching? LOL
@UncleBullet I totally agree with you. I didn't like Tyler at all. She just seems to talk in this condescending manner all the time. The whole concept of the episode was so ridiculous. Like you, I wanted to turn it off but my duty to recap the episode accurately made me stick through til the end. LOL
@Annoddah_Dave AD, even if you turn your brain off you'd still be smarter than the 3 guys in this movie. LOL Yes, it was a very fun film!
1 year, 5 months ago on Nonstop Movies: ‘Pain & Gain’
@Annoddah_Dave AD I know it's a few more dollars but I'd recommend seeing this one in IMAX. The visuals are pretty excellent.
1 year, 6 months ago on Nonstop Movies: 'Oblivion'
@Melissa808 fo reals? K I gotta go try one day.
1 year, 6 months ago on ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Recap: ‘Olelo Pa`a’
@CMariaD oh shoot! You're so right! Thank you for correcting me. I guess my memory's so bad I can't remember 3 years back!
@Annoddah_Dave And I know I pointed this out already but the whole thing about the US negotiating for Freddie's return and then the funeral ceremony REALLY REALLY bugged me because it's just another example of the inconsistent writing all season.
The writers deliberately included a scene that told audiences that McG's mission was so classified that if he were to be captured or killed they'd delete all records of him. But then they go through hoops and barrels to get his friend's body back? He was on the same mission!
I understand that this was the premise for the entire episode and that they obviously wanted to end the episode with a what was supposed to be emotional funeral but that's just very sloppy writing. Doesn't anyone approve these scripts? I'm afraid it's getting worse as the season progresses. This one just really made me shake my head in disbelief.
@Annoddah_Dave Yeah, the writing in general this season has majorly declined from previous seasons. The show does not know where it wants to go. I'm hoping that Season 4 will improve on this but I'm not placing any bets on it that's for sure.