I drop topics usually acquired on the road on a regular basis. Today, for example, I decided not to write about 3. I probably won’t be telling you any more about Natalie Young, reporting on local marijuana, or mentioning The Warren.
Natalie Young owned and operated my favorite Las Vegas hangout, an unpretentious restaurant serving breakfast and lunch called EAT. Opening in 2012 with occasional live music in the morning, EAT was so successful that Natalie opened a 2nd eatery called CHOW. Ruth & I liked it less. On our just completed trip to Las Vegas, we ate at EAT and I decided that I wasn’t going back. Parking has gotten difficult, the menu now offers few breakfast choices, and it’s simply not the delightful treat it was when we first dined there in 2013. It does remain incredibly successful and crowded. Apparently Natalie has turned her 2nd restaurant CHOW into a catering-only service. This didn’t surprise us. We dined there but once was enough. When Natalie first told me about it, she sounded a bit wary and said it would combine Southern recipes like fried chicken with Chinese cuisine. Need I say more? As far as I can tell, she still plans to open EAT II in Summerlin. We might try it.
I live in a state that, like California, has legalized recreational marijuana. California hopes to rake in billions of dollars in needed tax revenue from the production and selling of pot. Just before Christmas, Ruth came home and asked me if I knew what the hot gift for Xmas 2017 was. I had no clue. “A marijuana plant,” she said. Looking through a visitor’s guide to Seattle, I found a page headed “Seattle Pot Shops We Recommend”. There were 50 of them with mostly clever names like Euphorium and Herban Legends. “This might be an interesting topic,” I concluded, but research proved difficult.
The Warren Anatomical Museum is in Boston’s Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library of Medicine on the 5th floor where “the dead teach the living”. It consists of a few display cases containing normal and sometimes morbid anatomical specimens, casts, photos and instruments that have been used to teach Harvard medical students. Founded in 1847, it has clearly not been updated in decades, is hard to get to, and is very small. There is a lot about phrenology.
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