by Wilburn Lei on
I am OBSESSED with Fat Taco. I discovered this place from my coworker. Never ever would have found it because it is inside Club NV (I can't tell you how many nights I spent coming to this club when I was in my party phase haha). Anyhow, I've only ever had the fat taco in chicken and steak but let me tell you - I love it! One fat taco and the chips that it comes with is enough to fill my belly during lunch. The meats are fresh and there is no fat at all on them - that is a major plus for me. They are speedy, friendly and right around the corner from my work. Much better than all the other taco places and trucks in my area.
by Dominique Rojas on
The server was spectacularly entertaining in a Valley of the Dolls kinda way, leaving us wondering if she took the blue pills, or the red ones, or the white ones. The prices were reasonable, if only the food had been palatable. The mound of nachos was not well constructed and dry--we needed to ask for more salsa to get them down. My avocado and grapefruit salad sounded so promising but was underwhelming, it could have used some nuts. My dining companion got the grilled cheese and tomato soup and had to send it back because the sandwich was "made from cardboard."
by Luan N. on
I really like Halo for having it's own identity. Halo pits itself as having deconstructive and minimalist architecture. Deconstructive architecture strives to stimulate unpredictability and simulate controlled chaos. There was certainly a juxtaposition between the cold, clammy concrete walls to the warm, luminous bar. The randomness of the concrete stairs to the plethora of glowing light fixtures made this place visually interesting. I am pretty sure the owners named the place in reference to the lighting and not the video game. But, it certainly has the video game feel with the barren walls and futuristic furniture. This lounge is certainly not conducive to dancing due to space layout, but more so for enjoying the conversation with intimate friends. Also, it maybe a place of philosophy, where you question, why that beautiful woman is engrossed in the not so attractive man. Which inevitably leads to introspection of why you're not engaging with that beautiful woman. Now I leave you with some quotes of Jacques Derrida, founder of deconstruction, the challenger of assumptions of metaphysics and the character of text. In some ways, I think these quotes relate to the art form of rateclubsing. "If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn't simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction." "No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn't understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language." "Certain readers resented me when they could no longer recognize their territory, their institution." "Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other's gaze that wins out and decides." [Even if I turn my face at an angle or suck my gut in, I guess the photographer thinks I'm fat haha] "I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous." [ I wish some of my professors took heed of this. I guess for some of you, you wish it was your significant other]