Saturday, January 28, 2012

First Snow Shoeing!

Snow Shoeing along Jordan Pines Campground along the Big Cottonwood Canyon. Legs were frozen with ice after an hour. Good first try though!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sundance 2012

This year we managed to squeeze in one movie from Sundance Film Festival. A mid-night showing of the movie Excision (here is a Trailer) directed by Richard Bates Jr. Who came out to a Q&A session at around 2:00 a.m. Awesome! Here is a photo during the session. He explained how the movie was inspired by his childhood in Virginia. 

The Kathmandu

J's b-day party at the Kathmandu ****, food from India and Nepal. I really enjoyed the curried goat (with bones), flavorful with hint of goat and a wonderful spicy kick. Highly recommend.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

A new barbecue eatery—Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse, just opened. We went to check it out. 
Jeff got the meat combo, I got the ribs. I will give the ribs ***. Jeff give the brisket **** based on SLC, *** based on Taxes. Of course, *** being average, **** being good and ***** being excellent. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Osaka half day

Last day of our trip in Japan: Osaka Castle and random food.

NHK building

Osaka castle

Eating melon flavored cake

View from the castle

Back to Dotonbori

Fried meat on a stick

Lunch Ramen, excellent!

 Kitkat in tea flavor
 Peach-flavored mochi

Friday, January 20, 2012

Osaka Dotonbori

Dotonbori (道頓堀)

The night is young...

Golden Pavilion Kyoto Day with Jeff

Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) 金閣寺

 Snack: pickled daikon

Ramen shop between Kinkakuji and Ryoanji

 Ryoanji Temple ( 龍安寺, 竜安寺)

Ninnaji Temple 仁和寺

Back at central tokyo Nishiki Market

Best grilled wild boar ever! for dinner. Thanks Jeff Erickson! At

Okariba ・ お借り場 

Grilled boar

Cricket and bees...

Unfiltered sake

Cold cut tuna

Wasabi cooked green

Snake sake

Machine gun boar...what else do we need?