Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Smita's top 12 restaurants in Atlanta

12 Taqueria del sol(Mexican): simple, fish tacos, margheritas, salsa trio, warm chips, 2 buck tacos
11 Six feet under (American): oyster shots, best burgers, upstairs patio

10 Eclipse de luna (Spanish): Tapas, Music, Sangria

9 Fritti (Italian): truffle oil mushroom pizza, atmosphere, unique pizza's

8 Bhojanic (Indian): Thalis, shrimp appetizer, band on fridays, outdoor seating

7 Surin (Thai): Highlands, best nam tok, coconut chicken soup

6 Agave (Southwestern): tuna tartar, civeche, margheritas,

5 Ecco (Eclectic): Meats, cheeses, outdoor patio, club vibe, nice bar,

4 MF (Sushi) : Awesome sushi

3 Top spice (Malaysian): roti canai, spicy burn your mouth shrimp

2 Krog bar (Mediterranean): Wine pairings are beyond good; awesome apps, 3 gelatos, nice bar

1 One Midtown Kitchen (Fusion, Eclectic): Atmosphere, wine bar, baked goatcheese, mussles

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Boeing 787 Dreamliner launch on 7-8-07

Today is a big day in Aviation. It is the launch of the Boeing 787 as planned on 7-8-07. This jet will will transform the civil aviation industry forever. The airplane is 50% composite plastic and the fuselage uses carbon fibre. This makes the plane lighter saving 20% on fuel. The inside is sweet too -- 3 settings for lighting, bigger windows, higher humidity. Price is a cool $150 millionish and they are selling like hotcakes. Range is about 8000 nm -- JFK-BOM, LAX-BKK

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

2 am

2 AM and I'm still awake,
writing a song
If I get it all down on paper,
it's no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary,
screaming out loud
And I know that you'll use them,
however you want to
But you can't jump the track,
we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass,
glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand.
and breathe,
just breathe

Monday, July 2, 2007

Mumbai Siteseer

Cindy, Nami and I were responsible for a home made video that went live on delta.com on Delta Siteseer. The theme was "markets of Mumbai" Here is the youtube link. Check it out!Above is the Taj Mahal hotel and the Gateway of India. I took this picture while returning from Elephanta caves by boat. This is a great day trip.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The Westin, Resort and Spa is located on Port Royal Plantation which is walking distance from HHH (airport). Alternate airports are Savannah which is about is about 45 minutes away or Charleston which is a 2 hour drive.

Within the Port Royal plantation, there is bicycle and jogging paths, three championship golf courses, and sixteen tennis courts. The hotel can also arrange for kayaking, deep-sea fishing, and horseback riding. Runner's World Maps are available for 3-mile and 5-mile jogging/walking routes from the hotel. We did the 5 mile walk/run around the golf course -- it was awesome. Didn't have time to rent bikes -- maybe next time.
We also found a great Thai restaurant just 5 minutes away called Ruan Thai -- excellent nam tok. There is a really good selection of restaurants pretty close to the hotel.