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Eaton Canyon (LA)

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  Eaton Canyon Nature Center 1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107  https://goo.gl/maps/5jWQZH6Hd6z112uD7   Hike: Easy, 3 Miles round trip, just a bit rocky along the creek area. Note: Reservation Required. Go to Eaton Canyon site to register and book for an entry timed around 8 am, 11am, and  2pm.  You can check their video on how to register and book. Reservation is FREE . September 4, 2020 Went to Eaton canyon for the long weekend and was hoping not to get heatstroke with temp going as high as 105F during this weekend. It was pretty OK since we went quite early at 8 am and this was an easy hike of around 3Miles (round trip) which took us around less than 1.5 Hours. The trail going there was pretty much open until you reach the bridge (you actually have to go under the bridge and follow the path of the creek towards the falls), and then it's pretty shaded but this is only around 25% of the route, wish it was a bit longer. The Falls itself was pretty small. Probably, because it

Portland Cider House

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Website:  https://www.portlandcider.com/ Address: 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Feedback: July 6, 2018 $10 dollars for 6 tasting There's a good variety of cider and the place was pretty homey and nice, smacked in Hawthorne Blvd. Ciders were not fantastic though. Tried a few of them and not sure if it was choices we made (though most of it were recommended), but didn't like it, not even their best sellers.

Lola Seattle

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Website: https://www.lolaseattle.com/ IT is in 50 Things to Eat before you die in Seattle by Spoon University Made-to-order Doughnuts Was in the Top to eat in Seattle It was really good though I think you can buy this in food trucks/ stalls.  The only difference is they have fresh marmalade and butter.  But you are paying 10$ for just small 5 doughnut balls, in addition to the sales tax + 20% service charge that they added right away in your bill so you end up paying $13+.  That is really uberpriced for those donuts.  Rating: 3.5 out of 5 https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/40-dishes-snacks-drinks-to-try-in-seattle-before-you-die

Double Shot Coffee - Excelsior

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Hoodline:  https://hoodline.com/2018/02/double-shot-coffee-makes-excelsior-debut Address: 4587 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Feedback: April 15, 2018 It was not really good. Foam was a bit too thick than I wanted, not even any pretty art. Kinda waste of money. Place has interesting mural though.

Grappa - Aarhus

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Website:  http://grappa.jakobsenco.dk/?___store=grappa Address: Grappa Åboulevarden 60, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Feedback: March 6, 2018 Italian Restaurant, just OK in general for me. Parmesan and Balsamic Antipasti - Salmone Crudo -Vitello Tonnato -Salumi Misti  Main course - Osso Buco  Dessert - Molten Chocolate cake and ice cream 

Bund Shanghai - China Town, San Francisco

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Website:  http://www.bundshanghaisf.com/ Address: 640 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Feedback: February 15, 2018 Had my Chinese New Year's Eve dinner here and it wasn't crowded at all so you can easily get a table Read some reviews that they had good dumplings and dimsum.  Tried their soup dumplings, and honestly, the skin was too thick for me and the meat was just ok.  I wouldn't rate it highl. Tried the Pine Nuts Yellow Croaker (whole Fish) interesting as it was kinda crunchy/crispy so I liked it It was with Sweet and source sauce Bokchoy Sprouts with Bean curd The bean curd was cut like some noodles. Food was slightly bland but good. Shanghai Thick Chow Mien This was very "Chinese" for me.. with thick and very filling kind of noodle. Not my thing though but it was good. Bokchoy with Bean Curd Shanghai Thick Chow Mien Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings) Yellow Croaker

Best Bagel & Coffee (New York)

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Website:  http://www.bestbagelandcoffee.com/ Address: 225 West 35th Street New York, NY 10001 (near Penn Station) Rating: 3.5 out of 5 star Feedback: February 13, 2018 (Tuesday) There was not a lot of people, I assume since it was 3.30 and it was almost closing Ordered Bagel with Lox Spread on it that costed me around 6 dollars Bagel was OK but spread was good. I had everything bagel! Should try their Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches next time

Kimpton Palladian Hotel

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Website:   http://www.palladianhotel.com/ Address:  2000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Star Feedback: Location is really good. It is like a 5-minute walk to Pike Place Market. Room is huge and clean - very "boutique-y", kinda trying to look a bit old / vintage with some paintings and copper/ bronzed faucets. Downside: I was put on the 3rd floor (1/30/2018) in the corner and it was really quite noisy. I could hear the cars honking etc.