Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Absinthe, Cheese, and Music Oh My!

The boyfriend and I ventured over to Claremont this past Sunday to try out this new restaurant that I've had my eye on, the Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue Lounge!

I only needed to read the outside menu to know I wanted to come someday. I love kitties! I love cheesy fondue! (Well I love cheese in general) And I'm fond of Jazz! Besides, the boyfriend was in a Jazz band when he was little so I know he would enjoy it too. (Look at me, being all considerate! Fighting back the Youngest Child Syndrome, one moment at a time).

It doesn't open til' 6:30 in the evening but stays open til' 2 am which the night owl in me appreciates. Speaking of owls, I got a cute owl stamped onto my hand because you have to be 21& up to get in and they brand you so that the waitresses know you didn't just slide in.

This place is super cozy as you can see in the picture below which I got off their website:

We got the Baked Macaroni, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, Beef & Seafood Fondue, 2 shots of Absinthe, and to finish it off, Brulee Cheesecake. Everything was delicious but the atmosphere is what really made it cool. All in all, we spent $101 (including tip). We're certainly not going to be doing it every night but we will DEFINITELY come back for the tunes and cheesecake!

Try It For Yourself (: Meow!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rock You Like A Hurricane

The boyfriend and I visited the California Science Center this past Sunday.

We saw a brochure for the Special Exhibit they have on Mummies right now and surprisingly we are a pretty geeky couple who enjoy visiting places like museums.

It was our first time visiting and I have to say, if you haven't gone but like geeky things, GO!
There were a lot of kids there when we went but despite having my Youngest Child Syndrome flare up now and again (I don't like to share >:O *angry face*) it was a lot of fun.

There was so much to see and a lot of it is interactive which is nice because, no matter how old adults get or pretend that they don't want to, we still love to play with things. The museum is broke into many areas and I recommend seeing as much as you can. There's the 'Poles' area where you can touch a giant ice wall or the 'Desert' area where you can watch and feel a simulated Flash Flood every 10 minutes. 

There's also a see-through booth where you can pay $2 to see what it feels like to be in a Hurricane sans the rain and flying debris.

Boy friend got to try it out....with 30 strangers gawking at him.

He didn't enjoy it very much (:

Score 1 for me!