Dear Administrator,I wish to introduce to you my name is Rev David Seremba Sir retired Anglican/Episcopal Priest Turned 78 Years on October 30, 2010-Originally from Uganda. Currently I am retired here in San Jose California as a Permanent Resident of California State. I am a Holder of a US Green Card for the last 9 Years.Unfortunately, I got a Heart attack and went through Hospital Surgery (Procedure) Twice and Doctors Opened my two Veins.I have one more Vain Surgery- Procedure to go which is confirmed to be on December 29, 2010 at the Valley Medical Center –Main. Down Town San Jose California; to this point I appreciate the efforts rendered to me by the Doctors to reduce or stop my quick death caused by cardiovascular disease.For the last 7 Years, up to this moment, I have been under medication for (Chest Pain /the High Blood Pressure treatment) and now under recovery. (Thanks are to God for his Miracle and Mercy showed to me) Unfortunately, my wife a retired elementary School Teacher, and I, are disabled; she developed the disease of Arthritis and is preparing also for Surgery early next Year after her 71st Birth Day Anniversary on Jan 1, 2011Both of us have no Pension Income; we cannot accept any job placement due to our inabilities. Since we worked in Uganda for most of our 22 years of service as a Parish Ministers, and one year in Germany; where there were no Pension Program by then we have been together in Holy Marriage for the last 54 Years and born Again Christians.OUR SUPPORT:We have been supported by some family Christian Family and some of our children.On top of this we have been helped by the State of California by “Medicaid” for Senior Citizen’s Program.Because of some daily needs we need some additional funds to help us out of our urgent financial needs? During this critical and testing with many challenging times of our retirement as African American Residents.SOME UNIQUE POINTS REGARDING OUR GRANT REQUEST OFFER: Why would a granter pick me instead of someone else? What sets me apart from other donors?“ My wife and I are Senior Citizens, retired with no Income, yet with some disabilities while have served the Public in practical, physical as well as spiritual services as church retired Ministers for the last 53 years in life time of our calling full filled very well both in Africa and some few years out -side Africa, including the USA in the field of education helping placements of International Students in different Colleges and Universities in the USA and outside the USA-I worked as the President/Founder for a None-Profit Organization known as the "Ssanyu Youth Aid International" Completed my Mission & Youth Ministry successfully as unique personal efforts and achievements through which more than 250 students graduated from lower levels of 1st -12th Grades up to higher levels of BA to PhD Degrees in different Majors in different countries. I did all this as a Volunteer, without a Monthly Salary.” MY URGENT NEED IS A GRANT OFFER OF FROM $ 10,000 TO $25,000:I wish you consider donating some money as you can from the Government Grant Fund or any collective efforts you can arrange for the complete recovery of my life.We are waiting to hear from you as soon as you can. You can reach me at:Tel: 408-363-2400 any contribution can be made in the names of Rev David & Deborah Seremba- And be mailed directly through our Address:At: 4501 Snell Ave Apt 3401 * San Jose, CA 95136 * E-mail email@example.comSincerely, -------------------------------------- Rev David Seremba Sir-Retiree
Fittingly, the decor inside Cloister matches what you would expect to see at a church. The pleasantly sacrilegious ambiance for smoking hookah and drinking fine wine adds to your inebriating experience.Cloister is a term ingrained in the Catholic church, if you're curious regarding it's meaning, check out Wikipedia. I'm here to preach, not to teach.The pride and joy of CC though is the outdoor garden. When the weather is warm and the vineyard has grape leaves draping over slivers of sunlight, you forget that you're still in New York. The ambiance is amazing and the patrons can be very pleasant, even striking up a conversation with your table.The pricing is often ridiculous, and sometimes when our lovely waitress brings us "shots on the house" I swear we've had them show up on our bill. This adds to the charm albeit stings the first two times you see the bill. It's very European how they handle their business, complete with real Russian waitresses!So yea, Catholic stain glass, Mediterranean garden, New American cuisine, Turkish Hookah and Russian staff. It's not ideal, in fact it's all over the place in terms of brand identity. Given that I'm a regular, they treat me a little better than a first timer (My real rating for this spot would be a 4 by the way, but I want to counterbalance the bad ratings)On a wintery night, I came here with a friend, we were both sick and we asked them to make us honey mulled wine, they did it. They charged us whatever they wanted because it's not a standard menu item, but the fact remains, they do care about their regulars. Like many places in NY, you have to know when to come and when to avoid this spot.Some tips if you want to have a good time:- Come during warmer weather and sit in the garden.- Start drinking here, continue at your club/lounge. Not the other way around.- Order a pitcher (or 2) of Sangria rather than drinks for groups smaller than 4- Order Hookah with a mix, always keep one part leafy (Mint, Jasmine) with one part smooth (Vanilla, Apple, Coffee).- Practice self control when ordering shots.If you follow these steps, you'll have a good time
2 Steps forward, 1 step back. You know how there are certain restaurants that go the extra mile and seem like this business is their lifelong calling? Well, unfortunately this is not the 1. In fact, ironically, those places often go out of business, but I digress. This is not 1 of those places. It has potential. The thin, tall sundress woman who greeted us seemed like she was up for the challenge. The menu is rather thin and my dinner guest said that their steak was only okay and certainly not worth the inflated price. I asked for a taste of avocado with my dish. The big boys typically give this to you as a courtesy or an obligatory $1. Benjamin's whopping $4 took my meal up to the next price bracket. I liked the diversity of the 2 light skinned minority waitresses. When I complimented the Manager on her kimono, she practically lectured me on how it was not. When I asked the waitress for an orange slice, in addition to not having any she got too familiar asking me what I needed it for. What ever happen to the customer is always right, even if my fashion jeopardy was slightly off. I actually wanted to like this place more for the several 2 steps forward, but I would be disingenuous to not warn people of the several 1 steps back. I read both the favorable and unfavorable reviews of the restaurant on this site. I figured I’d pay them the solid of letting them know of the site so one of them could perhaps write a response to any unfavorable reviews that were just miscommunications. The male manager who answered said he would get the female manager that I described only to return as if screening her calls. He was otherwise very polite cordial and professional. When I suggested that someone in his camp might want to write retorts to negative messages posted about the restaurant, he was not interested. Oh well.
I love Malachys! I have been going there for a while now and have got to say that this place is so comfortable that it has become a regular after-work or pre party spot. The bartenders are awesome. The drinks are cheap. The clientele is friendly. Buy-backs happen. What's not to love?Well... If you are looking for a club or lounge or some other hoity-toity establishment where drinks cost 14 bucks, then don't go. I can't make this clearer: This is an Irish Pub! An old one at that. And that's what makes it feel like you just stopped by your friends place for a drink after work. Bring friends and get your drink on.Here's what you NEED to know. The drinks are great! The food is great (get the burger, chicken fingers, mac-n-cheese, or ribs are favorites)! When there is an event at the park or later on the weekends, the place gets packed.Now for my Favorite part: Dorian!!! She's the bartender on the weekends and is amazing! Besides making one of the best darn Irish Coffees this side of the pond, she is hilarious and should have a column in some major publication. You can never get tired of her welcoming smile and the "How you doing sweetheart?"Go early, Stay a long time!Welcome to Malachy's!!!
First off, I'd like to make a point that this page is about Momofuku Milk Bar, not Noodle Bar, or Ssam Bar. Majority of people here are posting about noodles and pork buns. You are all in the wrong place. Milk Bar is a small place that only sells baked goods and desserts. Before making reviews, pay some attention to the place you're posting about. Frankly, it's pretty embarrassing to read someone post negative reviews on pork buns at a place that doesn't sell pork buns.Review:I've been to Ssam, Noodle, and Milk Bar. Milk Bar is unique in their desserts. Their crack pie is amazing and literally like crack. You won't be able to stop eating one even though you should because it's mainly butter and sugar. Their compost cookies are also really good. Their cereal milk, which is what they're known for, is a unique idea, but at the same time a bit overrated. It's pretty pricey and is just sweetened milk pretty much. Overall, the place is very unique and the desserts are pretty tasty, just a tad bit pricey.
I went last Saturday to the establishment in the Palisades Mall in NJ. I had coupons and they wouldn't accept them. I wouldn't have even been angry about that except the person at the counter got the manager who was very snotty and rude(for absolutely no reason). They were making a bigger deal about them than I was. I wasn't happy my coupon didn't work but I just wanted to move along as the line was becoming very long behind me. The manager asked me where I obtained the coupon, I told her and she replied with a very nasty attitude that they didn't work with that website.When we went in, the place was crowded. That didn't bother me, as I had expected it to be. I was less than impressed with the items they had to redeem tickets for. That area was extremely over crowded and dirty. I didn't eat there or have drinks this time but I did the first time I went (about 1 year ago) and the food was good.
I've been coming here for years and the food is absolutely amazing! The waiters are awesome! The atmosphere is fantastic.What you should know:If you plan on coming during dinner hours, you may be in for a wait, so come early and sidle up to the bar for a drink.Gets a little tight for groups over 6, but they can accommodate you if you call ahead.Chat with the waiters and they will become your friends - people are people and should be treated as such. You treat them well and next thing you know its like you just came to your family's for dinner!Hot summer nights, come a bit later for the outdoor seating. Or during brunch for the same.What I order:Brunch: Crostini Toscano - Pate on grilled bread. Grilled Calamari.Dinner: Carpacio con Argula - Beef carpacio with greens. Parpadelle al Anatra - shredded duck pasta with a pink sauce. Simply amazing! You must get this!!Desert: Tiramisu - Save room for this!!
I LOVE CLOISTER! Have been here a good number of times and have always been satisfied. Okay so. Here are some things to note about Cloister:1. It has a large outdoor section which is PERFECT for the current New York summer weather. Came here with a friend yesterday; we were both in comfortable summer clothing, it wasn't too hot nor cold (there was a light breeze), hookah was delicious-smelling, drinks were nice and cold, it wasn't too loud etc etc etc...super chill and SERIOUSLY a great way to spend a summer night.2. Hmm perhaps I said it all in 1. Oh oh. I like the the peach and watermelon combination for the hookah itself. Apple and grape was good the first time I tried it.3. Best place for conversation. I ALWAYS enjoy the conversations I have there...there's really something about Cloister. It always leaves me happy! Haha. ALRIGHT. See you there guys.
I've been here many a times, and I know I'll keep coming back. I love this place, but, my experience here always varies. Sometimes, when the stars align and they seat you in a nice section, the hookah is strong enough and the waiter is kind enough to keep changing the coals, I have a great time. It has character, it has good hookah ($20 per hookah) and a nice vibe. The music is upbeat and their hookah flavor list is extensive. You can even mix flavors! The drawbacks are that some areas of the place are nicer than others, the service itself can vary from good to terrible, you have to keep buying drinks to for them to keep changing the coals, and they limit one hookah per four people. Also, the food is expensive, but hey, that shouldn't be what you go here for. Overall, this is a good go to place for hookah that you might find yourself returning to.
Let's be clear. This is the best restaurant on the upper west side, hands down. I went with some friends before the show at the Beacon. Funny that they were offering PBR beers at the bar. Waiter said that when shows that are 'rockin' they like to get into the spirit of things by offering a can beer. Well I did have a PBR! Its been like 8 years for a PBR but it was fun. We then got down to business with a wonderful Chianti that was so smooth and flavorful. Just loved it. We also had a bunch of apps and dishes. I had the Steak (course with my Chianti ;) We ended with a fantastic chocolate cake dessert that was warm and it came with some gelato or ice cream. I would totally recommend Cesca. The staff were so nice and the food was delicious.