Burger Bistro is the best burger in Shanghai

“THE BEST BURGER & AWESOME FANCY MILKSHAKE IN SHANGHAI” proclaims Bistro Burger’s menu. “If you can prove the others are better than us, we’ll give you one year free burger and free milkshake.” You can accept the challenge but it looks like you’ll be unsuccessful. Shanghai has three English language print magazines – Time Out…

Mr. Pancake pt. 2

So I really like Mr. Pancake. Which is why I’ve been going once a week. Which is why I need to split up my Mr. Pancake posts in three. The last one was about the pancakes. This one is about the omelettes. The omelettes are extremely tender and fluffy, just like the two¬†pancakes they come…

Crave’n Burgers and Brews

Maple Falls, WA is a tiny enclave around the Mt. Baker Ski area. How small? With a population of under 350, you can just stand in the middle of the road and spin around and see all the businesses Maple Falls is home to. This includes a marijuana dispensary – I’m not sure if I…

Food consumption in the USA’s largest voting precinct, WW2 1944

The small agricultural community of Hanford, Washington is home to a very unique tourist attraction: a decommissioned nuclear production complex. This complex, including the first large-scale nuclear reactor, the B Reactor, was rapidly built during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project. Plutonium produced here was used in Fat Man, the second nuclear…

Trying, semi-successfully, to eat like George R. R. Martin

I didn’t expect Santa Fe, New Mexico, to be as small as it is – at least, not the touristy areas. Although the adobe buildings are crammed with people and arts and crafts that are a blend of Native American, Mexican, and cultural fetishization, this shopping area lasts for just a few blocks before it…

Out-of-this-world experiences in Roswell, UFO city

I spent 4th of July weekend in New Mexico, visiting several cities. The first of these cities was Roswell, known for the Roswell UFO incident, when a local found a crashed object at a ranch. Interest flared in this being an alien craft harboring extraterrestrials, but the unidentified flying object turned out to be a…