Tag Archive | Restaurant

Pink Thing Of The Day: Pink Neon ‘Toast’

Pink Neon Cocktail Glasses
Photo By Gail

I spied this softly glowing Pink Neon Light Fixture from where I was seated at a corner table in the bar-adjacent dining room at Quality Eats, and I though it looked like a pair of pink birds. But once I walked out past the bar, I could see that illuminated sculpture depicts a pair of hands, grasping delicate cocktail glasses (or possibly champagne flutes, if the tiny, neon bubbles are any indication) and about to raise a celebratory toast. Cheers to that!

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Cats Mural: Broken English Taco Pub, Chicago

Broken English Taco Pub Mural
Photos By Gail

“Paying Attention All the Time is an Interesting Way to Go Through the Day.” That is my favorite quote from photographer Stephen Shore, and while it applies to most days of my life, it was especially true during the week I spent vacationing in Chicago. Man, excluding decent weather, that city has just about everything, including lots of fun public art. This site-specific mural of cartoonish fat cats is painted on the exterior of Broken English Taco Pub, which according to its website serves “A unique take on Mexican street style tacos.”  Sound yummy!

Broken English Taco Pub Mural Detail

We were running around so much that we didn’t have an opportunity to eat there (next time!) and I only got one good snap of the entire mural, but here is a cropped view of the cats, which look like ‘cat balloons,’ almost. The Luchador Mask-wearing Cat below is on the back side of the building on Wells Street as you walk toward the entrance.

Broken English Taco Pub Mural Detail

There are three Broken English Taco Pub locations in Chicago, but this one is located at 1440 N. Wells (at the corner Schiller Street) in the Old Town neighborhood.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Flamingo Murals

Flamingo Rum Club
Photos By Gail

Hey what’s up. I recently returned from a mind-blowlingly great 8-day vacation in the beautiful and exciting city of Chicago, where I had many fun adventures. One ass-kicking afternoon, we walked past this building with huge Pink Flamingos painted on its facade, and of course I stoped to snap some photos. The building turned out to be the home of a well-reviewed Cuban restaurant and club called the Flamingo Rum Club. You can read more about it at This Link, in case you happen to be in Chicago and want to check it out. I love Cuban food and this place sounds pretty cool.

Flamingo Rum Club

Flamingo Rum Club is Located at 601 North Wells Street (Corner of West Ohio), in Chicago, IL.

Gangnam Style Dumpling Korean BBQ Beef

Gangnam Style Dumpling 1
All Photos By Gail

After seeing a play on Saturday evening, Geoffrey and I walked by this Asian take-out place in the Times Square Adjacent / Theater District and I just had to stop and take a picture of their window ads, featuring a cartoon version of Psy, singer of the worldwide, viral hit “Gangam Style” from a few years back. Psy is pimping what looks like a pretty serious soup dumpling.

Gangnam Style Dumpling 2

I couldn’t tell you if these dumplings are any good, as we did not stop to sample them. If you’re intrigued enough to try and find it, the restaurant is on the west side of 8th Avenue in the vicinity of 45th and 46th Streets. Sadly, I did not catch its name.

Pink Thing of The Day: Neon Pink Retro Wall Clock

Neon Pink Retro Wall Clock
Photo By Gail

This Nostalgia-inducing clock hangs on the wall behind the bar at The Odeon Bistro on West Broadway, SOHO NYC. They have great steak frites there!

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Prince Mural at the Graffiti Room

Prince Mural
All Photos By Gail

I was on a Street Art Safari when I came upon this big game; a  mural of Prince (RIP), located on the side of the Graffiti Room restaurant at the corner of Kenmare and Mott Streets in downtown Manhattan. It looks like they are also having an Instagram contest:

Graffiti Room Contest

So, head on down to the  Graffiti Room and get to snapping and ‘gramming!

Prince Symbol

Yes, It Exists: Death Ave Restaurant

Death Avenue
Photo By Gail

I was walking on the High Line with Geoffrey when I felt compelled to stop and capture the image of this billboard, seen above, on my camera. It looks like Death Avenue (best name ever) is a brewery/restaurant that (judging from the photo) likely has a good burger and lots fancy beers, if you are into that kind of thing. Check out their menu — and find out the origin  of the historic restaurant’s name — at This Link!

Orchid Chandelier

Orchid Chandelier
Photo By Gail

I spotted this ornate chandelier in a restaurant called Santina, which is on Washington Street underneath the Highline, just half a block uptown from The Whitney Museum on Gansevoort Street. It looks pretty fancy with all of these nice chandeliers installed. I would eat there.

Santina Signage

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Verner Panton Shell Hanging Lamps

Verner Panton Shell Lamps
Photo By Gail

These gorgeous lamps can be found in one of my favorite NYC restaurants, Elmo on Seventh Avenue between 19th and 20th Streets.