by Fredric Gisriel on
I really enjoyed visiting this aquarium. Growing up in the middle of the desert, I never got a good look at any sort of sea life well into my adulthood and the only aquarium I'd ever visited was this very small place in Seaside, Oregon. I haven't made it to the Monterey Aquarium yet, but from what I hear, this place is even larger. I could be wrong. I loved how easy it was to see the animals in their normal habitats (or as close as people can get them anyway). I am a huge animal lover and places like this make me nervous to go to because I am always afraid that I will hate the way the animals are housed, etc. That was not an issue here. Everything had plenty of room. Everything was extremely clean and there was so much to see! They had penguins, whale sharks, beluga whales, and all sorts of other sealife, including freshwater displays like all the weird fish you see in Mississippi. They also had touch tanks and even if you aren't six years old, you can really get into this place. I think that even if I had spawn with me, I would have had just a good of time as they did. Warning--it is expensive. You can get package deals where you can see the aquarium, CNN center, and the Coca-Cola museum for less moolah, but because we were short on time, we still ended up spending about 30 bucks for admission. But considering how well-maintained this aquarium was, it was worth it.
by Hipolito Crummie on
Came for the PRIVATE opening on a Thursday last week and had delicious Crab salad. Very refreshing and plentiful. Lotsa wine and drinks to pick from. Beautiful people. I like it A LOT A LOT! On Sunday ate "brunch" here. No Bloody Marias but ate their Hangar Steak with taters. Really good and they thought of it the night before! then returned to try their Fish Salad which is delicately fried Tilapia tossed with lettuce, sliced radishes and a delicious combination dressing and vinaigrette, topped with crushed tortilla chips. I have yet to try a taco here but it is on the works. This is mt fourth visit and yay, I am a fan. Drinks are really tasty and prickly pear seems to be the item to order here. Good wines, patio is still being put together . Mixed music between Troubadours and latin mixes....Two TVs at the bar. Nice space and retro decor. The bar has a beautiful open look to it. The staff is superb and the GM Bradley will treat you like family...now, go wash your hands and eat this up!
by Dalyte K. on
The first time I discovered Bootie was at Burning Man ( Yes, I know what you're thinking- "That's what she said".) I was roaming around the Playa trying to find a party to my taste, but I had heard enough trance that night, and was craving a funky alternative. Then all of a sudden, I heard this music playing from afar. It confused me. "What is this stuff, I thought, "Is it Nine Inch Nails, or Ace of Base?" No. It was BOTH. I pedaled my bike to the source, and then the real fun began. Track after track brought a surprised smile to my face as I danced the night away with an enthusiastic assortment of mashup lovers. I think I called it quits at around 5 am or so. I kept trying to leave because I knew I needed to pass out, but then another ridiculous mashup would pop on, bringing on feelings of glee and nostalgia as some of my favorite retro dance songs mingled with current chart-topping guilty pleasures. Needless to say, I am now a fan of mashups. And while the party at the DNA lounge will never be quite like the one in Black Rock City, it is a very close runner up. Things to note: - Cover is cheaper if you get in before 10. - You can order absinthe there if that's your thing. - If you feel the urge to wear bunny ears or a pirate hat to this place, you will still fit in.