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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Reviews are In

I had this great idea to post reviews by subject, but today I am going to give you "review vomit" of everything I experienced this weekend.

Wei Hong Chinese Restaurant
7740 Olive Blvd; Saint Louis, MO 63130--I went twice this weekend. It was the BEST and FRESHEST Chinese I have ever had. I have been to many a China town AND I eat a lot of Chinese food. Other interesting fact about the place: it used to be an old porn theater!! The second night we went, they had Chinese dancers on the stage ( performing for the Chinese New Year.

Korte Recreation Center
Highland, IL--Translation: Indoor water park for toddlers. IT WAS AWESOME!! They had a small lazy river and a toddler swimming area with slide and fountains. Best of all...the water was warm.

St. Clair Bowl
Fairview Hts, IL--Illinois is smoke free now. This made going into a bowling alley soooo much better. Tate had a blast and loved it, which was cool because I initially thought I was going to be chasing a 2 yr old around while everyone else bowled.

City Museum (we went on Wed last week...)
St Louis, MO--Everyone said that Tate was too young for this museum. Nope!! We had a great time. It is kind of like someone gave some artists some good drugs and said "go forth and create!" I loved the decor and the stuff inside, though the "aquarium" (more like lots of fishtanks wedged in weird stuff) seemed a little worn. Also, it isn't exactly toddler-friendly...lots of sharp edges and stuff they can get hurt on if you don't watch your kid. Other than that, it was amazing. Oh and they had good food in the cool cafe. YOU HAVE TO GO HERE IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN--IT IS COOL.

Emerald Isle Spa
Swansea, IL--Won't be back. My 21 yr old aesthetician was very knowledgeable (her mom is a dermatologist) and they made a good effort on decor. The waiting room is weird, with everything from soup mix to mascara to plastic butterflies for sale. Decent service, but not where I plan to drop a hundee again. I sound like a brat, but the last time I had a facial, was like 6 years ago and I was disappointed.

I'd love to hear your reviews of anything, too. Sorry that most of the stuff is St. Louis related, but hey, if you ever come to visit, you'll be prepared.

1 comment:

paula clare said...

Hi Cat! I TOTALLY agree with your review about the ST. Louis City Museum. My son (and soon-to-be daughter in law) both of whom are in their early 20s (and *I* who am NOT) had a BLAST! The place is absolute eye candy for the budding photographer in everyone! I LOVED every inch of the place...even the gift shop was FAB!

I will check out the fresh Chinese...and I will NOT check out the Emerald Isle spa! Reviews from people I know and trust mean SO MUCH MORE than the generic, anonymous online reviews! Thanks, Cat!

PS Are you as psyched as I am about CKC in Collinsville? WOOHOO!