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Settling For Branson? Then You Might Enjoy Lambert’s.

December 7th, 2009 · No Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Duck! (You might want to shield your mouth too while you’re at it). You’re at Lambert’s: The Official Home of Throwed Rolls [sic] and the Unofficial Sponsor of the Pannus. That’s right, seeing a flock of morbidly obese consumers waddling [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · Missouri · USA

Spain: The Latest Episode Of No Reservations Doesn’t Disappoint

August 18th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Another week, another gazing over at Travel Boyfriend through blurry tears to see a similar reflection staring back. Yes, yes, I know, get over Anthony Bourdain, Travel Betty. Well, it’s hard. He started his television career off so irascibly, but has mellowed through the past three seasons like a fine cheese. There’s depth to him. [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Food and Drink · Pop Culture

Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations Returns Monday July 7th

July 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Frequent readers of Travel Betty don’t need reminding how much I love No Reservations and its cantankerous host, Anthony Bourdain. Heck, even people who just read this post and the last one I posted will kind of get the gist.  But why? Well, Anthony isn’t your typical perky bland travel host pointing out obvious choices [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · Pop Culture

Was Ibu Oka’s Babi Guling Worth The Flight To Bali?

June 29th, 2008 · 31 Comments

Yes, I am the wacko who flew all the way around the world to eat pork at Ibu Oka in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Like I said before, it wasn’t my only reason, but it was high up there. I’m a sucker for succulence. So, after many months leaving you hanging, I’m sure you’re wondering, was [...]

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Tags: Bali · Food and Drink

Travel Betty’s 30-Second Vacation: Making Fortune Cookies In Chinatown

December 9th, 2007 · 4 Comments

In a tiny Chinatown shop in San Francisco, no bigger than a one-car garage, in an alley barely wider than an airplane aisle, there lives a very special cookie company, The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company. Every day they pump out bags and bags of your favorite post-kung-pao-chicken treat. Some are even flavored with chocolate. [...]

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · California · Food and Drink · Northern California · Pop Culture · Shopping · USA

Sunset At Ku De Ta Restaurant In Bali

November 14th, 2007 · 6 Comments

A black man with hair dyed blonde to match his wife’s. Although his is closely cropped. Their child being comforted for her tears in the arms of an Indonesian nanny. The parents gaze off across their table towards the surf. I imagine the man thinking, “Why can’t somebody else take care of this child?” Even [...]

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Tags: Bali · Food and Drink

Should You Bother Ordering A Special Meal On Your Next Singapore Airlines Flight?

November 12th, 2007 · 8 Comments

I’d heard a lot about Singapore Airlines having the best food of any airline. But, if you set one of their default meals down in front of me along with any other airlines’, I wouldn’t be able to tell which was which. On the way over to Bali, my meal was fine, but not notable [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Food and Drink · Travel Insights

Travel Betty Makes Indelicate Discovery In Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

November 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The downsides of an outdoor tropical garden bathroom are few. One being when yours is located next to the also-outdoor spa facility and you are suffering the effects of poorly-cooked-coconut-chicken-induced “Bali Belly.”

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Tags: Bali · Food and Drink · Lodging · Travel Insights

Vosges Proves Pork Is A Many-Splendored Thing

September 29th, 2007 · 4 Comments

You’ve already witnessed me mount a gutted pig in adoration, impulsively buy a plane ticket to taste Babi Guling straight from the source, and drive off course to see what a Pork Store entails. Now, while off visiting Los Angeles, the next chapter in my personal Pork Book has been written. Chapter 17: Things You [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink

Travel Betty Makes Universal Discovery In Los Angeles

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Unless you are blind, or Corey Hart, wearing sunglasses while dining in a restaurant in the evening does not make you cool. It makes you a total douchebag.

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Tags: Food and Drink · Pop Culture · Southern California · Travel Insights · USA