Chakra (צ'אקרה)Mediterranean • Jerusalem, Israel
Loved the service. Laid back. Sit at the bar.
Actually try the hot toddy. Grilled Apple, sherry, orange peel. Skeptic > convert.
I order the same thing every time. Halumi eggs, small OJ, hummus (ask for za'atar spices on the bread). Brunch is the best in the neighborhood.
Use the do not disturb door tag - housekeeping knocks start at 8a.
Hit VacaBar often. Cami and her team are fantastic. Enjoy the views and hurry out when you see kites in the air.
Day of - you'll save some $$ if you book online via Kayak rather than arriving at the check in counter without a reservation. Use the free wifi in the lobby to do so. But hey - you get Starwood pts.
Find Otto and throw lots of things for him to fetch. He'll even go over the fence.
Get a seat by the window and avocado avocado avocado.
Best bar around Union Sq. - low key, good music, nice range of beer on tap and under the radar. Goodbye, Lillie's et al.
You'll find me here on Tues/Thurs for the $8 movies. Then at Pies & Thighs for a chicken biscuit and free drink (w ticket stub).
"how do you get a koozie?" / bartender: "you just ask for one"
If you're looking for something light and yummy, get the Figgy Piggy. So good!
If they have the avocado Popsicle - get it. It is delicious!
Don't waste your time in the lounge - elevator by the entry - take it to the rooftop.
Don't overlook the Chickwich - will be the best chicken sandwich you'll have.
Treat yourself and grab a Shasta from the fridge.
Go on Sunday for ASSCAT3000. You'll likely see some former SNL cast members and a rotating cast of recognizable writers/actors performing. Get tickets online the week before.