Goodbye Las Vegas, Hello Singapore!

So, after three hectic days in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics show, the verdict is – the show was TERRIFIC for our company, Broadq, and our new product, Qtv.    More about the show later, including a special “celebrity” photo from the booth next to ours.    But in the meantime, there was some “entertainment” too – one of the local vendors hired a rather unique “booth babe”  (see photo)

CES Booth Babe

The flight back from LAS to DFW featured a true firecracker of a flight attendant on American.   I would use her name but wouldn’t want to get her in trouble.  One of the reasons I fly American is that while they don’t always do a fantastic job, I feel you have a better chance of having a great flight.   Returning home at 11:00 PM, we spent most of Sunday getting the house ready for additional renovations.   A little packing, and an all-nighter followed by Monday morning flights from Austin to Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Overnight was at the very nicely remodeled HYATT REGENCY FISHERMANS’ WHARF – I hotel I hadn’t stayed in since a meeting there 10 years ago.  The guest rooms were comfortably redone in contemporary hues – beds were comfortable and the bathroom still looked new.   Of particular interest was the happy hour at Knuckles Restaurant – with some of the best fried calimari I’ve ever had ($5 for a huge portion) – and $4 draft Anchor Steam.   Quite a bargain for one of America’s most expensive cities.  

Dinner in San Francisco was at Il Cantuccio, a neighborhood hole in the wall in the still seedy Mission District (3228 16th Street) – the food was still fantastic, and reasonably priced for SF.   All home made pastas were around $15, great thin pizzas (try the Gorgonzola) – this is a place to go if you want to let people know that you “know” SF.  It is, however, a hole in the wall, so if you’re trying to impress, stick with old standards like Alioto’s, Scoma’s, or Fiore d’Italia…

Yesterday morning, we packed up our bags and headed back to SFO to take JL 001 for Tokyo Narita.  JAL’s future is in doubt.  We found out why…   more in the next edition!

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