Category Archives: Non-Michelin and Backpacking

Wolvesmouth: The hottest underground non- “restaurant” of LA

If you’re following Michelin, Zagat, Relais & Chateaux, Yelp, etc., you’ll never find or hear about the hottest seat in Los Angeles. It’s more difficult to land a seat here than even a spot at El Bulli, Club 33, Noma, … Continue reading

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In-N-Out to Las Vegas with Aliens, Mad Greeks and Elvis?

In the 300 mile or so drive to Vegas from LA, there’s a lot of desert, and a bit of kitsch. Yup, you don’t even have to wait until you get to Vegas for the Elvis fortune-tellers, the fake statue … Continue reading

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Backpacking Africa: Overland from S. Africa to Kenya; Egypt. No Michelin Stars for Africa.

The concept of 3starbackpacker is two parts–one part 3 Stars, one part backpacking. Both represent opposite ends of the travel spectrum. One involves fashionable jackets and ties, proper etiquette and decorum, strong knowledge of wines, and decent proficiency in French, … Continue reading

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The 10,000 Calorie Meal: Heart Attack Cafe, Deep-Fried Butter, Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwiches, Chocolate Covered Bacon, and More… Much Much More…

So where exactly does a 10,000 calorie meal at the Heart Attack Cafe fit into the larger picture of Michelin 3 Star restaurants? Well, it doesn’t really. But some of the best meals and most memorable experiences I’ve had have … Continue reading

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