Gluten Free Review
+accommodate gluten free very well
+chocolate sack (lol) can be made gluten free
An epic winter time cocktail with lime, apple, cinnamon, rum! yum.
So making the rounds since moving to LR to all the fine dining establishments I think I’ve finally found one I’ve said “I’d come back here next week”. I kept avoiding it because the reviews about over priced, blah blah blah. However this place is on par with some Texas steak houses that rival the beef quality of So’s Filet.
If your in the area, you must try SO. They need a better name though!
Ordered multiple cocktails, Winters Mule, Green Tea, Strawberry Martini all were poured perfectly and had a great ratio. Even though the green tea drink is meant to be a shooter it was still good. Winters Mule is my recommendation to try while it lasts, great balance of flavors. The filet Mignon came out perfect medium rare and the mash potatoes were bone marrow infused and cut with the filet was an amazing pairing choice.
For dessert we got the Cardamon Creme Brulee, sort of small but super appetizing and had an aperitif that leaves your palet feeling like your full and you want nothing else. The Chocolate Sack we got to go and they made it gluten free with the cake/crumbles on the side. Even packed the to-go box with ice to keep it safe from melting. Check this place out if your in the area, so damn good.
So we had a great Christmas, many presents were opened and many travel plans were accomplished. After Canada it was time to get back to the real life and start enjoying some home time and getting things done. One of those things was making home made gluten free fish and chips. I will link the recipe at the end. I also haven’t had any fish and chips since Disney World at Raglan Road where they’re gluten free so I was pumped. It ended up being excellent! The one thing I will do different next time is make my own tartar sauce, the store bought kind sucks.
Fully custom fries, fish and chips! Delicious.
Look at that luscious fish right there, so juicy flaky good. Gluten Free
Canada eh? I’ve always wanted to go back since going as a youngin’ to Montreal and this time I wanted to hit up Quebec City. When you google “most Christmas magical places to visit” Quebec City during December is one of the top choices, just google it. It’s such an amazing place with awesome people and beautiful sights. A must visit for anyone who love’s new adventures, architecture and a different culture with a language barrier.
Alors venez pour cette aventure à Québec!
Instead of posting a daily blog series of the entire trip I’ll just make an entire post of my journey with some of the pics I took throughout the journey. Also Gluten Free in Quebec? Yes! It’s very gluten free friendly and some of the best gluten free food around.
Flew Air Canada the entire route. For me being 6″1 the only thing I was worried about was the size of these jets. However they were comfortable enough and pleasant for a 2-3 hour plane ride no problem. Also saw my first Tim Hortons!
At the Toronto airport I found a gluten free cranberry maple sandwich! WHAT? So good. Also Quebec airport and our luxury 4×4 chariot. Hit Read More!
Tried out a new burger joint in Little Rock called Burger 21 + New Gluten Free Pizza Joint. I mean for another burger joint, this place got it all right. The inside is super small, the staff is sometimes eh behind, but the food is on point.
Had the pizza burger last time on a gluten free bun and it melts in your mouth. Also the different sauces is an added amazeballs treat when you can dip your sweep fries in fluffy marshmallow sauce, ok I’ll try it and it turns out to be pretty good for the first few bites.
The pizza burger is excellent, perfectly cooked with a ninja turtle flavor.
Try this spot out, excellent grub spot, usually fast.
U.S. Pizza Company, Maumelle, Arkansas
This place has been a new favorite for having some of the best gluten free pizza in Little Rock. It’s pretty damn good with excellent flavors and even better crust. The salads not to mention are some of the best I’ve ever tried. Also their homemade creamy Italian is the reason you go.
Enjoy some super sweet items from from Finland I ordered online. This Finland stuff is the coolest, I found this site: www.suomikauppa.fi, and they deliver to the USA. It was a totally cool experience and they have different language translators on their website.
Check this stuff out! It was all under $100 and shipped from Finland.
I got some blueberry Shampoo, Finland’s version of redbull, bramble-berry chocolate, and the spaghetti and chocolate sticks are all gluten free! Also some cool gum, and a mountain dew flavored drink only found in the region. I’d totally recommend going and buying some stuff from Finland, it’s pretty cool and fun. I think out of all the products I recieved the mustikka shampoo (blueberry) was the best. Smelt so good.
So been catching up with work and what not so will be making a post that entails my October. Didn’t go on any trips but I did try some sushi, make tacos for Taco Tuesday and got a cool lego set.
Who doesn’t love to start October off with some Sushi? Haha, however this place right by our house is excellent and always fresh. Tried this new Egg Roll Ameebi or something and was pretty tasty.
Also started Taco Tuesday, who doesn’t love a Taco on a Tuesday? Also below is a place called Gandolphos deli, a NYC style deli. Had good pastrami, no gluten free bread however.
Got this sweet limited edition Batman movie lego set with different figurines. It’s themed with the lego figures dressed up as batman but like a easter batman! to cool.
What I was super stoked on was finding a flight back to Texas that operated on the new Dreamliner. These planes have lie flat seats for domestic routes occasionally. After hours of research you can find these airliners using Skyscanner and looking at what model plane is used.
I had to spend the extra dough to snag these seats for the family. Needless to say it was the best flying experience of my life. Also we snag some Russian caviar and eggs at LAX. I mean a Russian caviar bar at LAX? Seems like a normal thing to have right??
Eggs + Caviar, was delightful. With some VODKA of course.
Inside LAX International Terminal, they had a Gucci!
Driving down San Diego freeway this Southwest Jet just flew right over us, to cool!
Finally get to visit the big cheese, the one, the only, San Diego Zoo! From what I’ve read this is supposedly one of if not the best Zoo in the world. Finally on this journey we get to explore the Zoo and see what it’s all about. Come along for the journey as I go chill at the San Diego Zoo. Turn’s out it really wasn’t all that hyped up as one thought it would be, for one the Memphis Zoo is way better in my opinion to name one.
Spotted a Disney Cruise Line ship, had no idea they went to San Diego.
The San Diego Zoo is also not for older people, or people with bad fitness skills as there are many hills and bridges to cross. Mostly upwards motion going on in this place, so be prepared to walk! Overall it’s a 3 on a 1-5 Zoo’s. Price per adult ticket= $54. Also the most expensive Zoo I’ve been too, minus Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Let’s go into the 1, the only, the San Diego Zoo!
After hitting up Universal Studios we checked out of our hotel in Anaheim and decided to hit up the San Diego Zoo the next day. So then we decided to stay in Laguna Beach which is sort of the half way point between LA and San Diego. I used the hotel tonight APP and found a badass hotel with 2 floors for under $600 a night, which is perfect for the family to crash in.
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
The check-in parking was a nightmare since they had an event going on and party just got over so there was literally no where to park, walk up to so many people. Not a good first impression, maybe have events off to a different side than guest check in.
Checked in at night so had no idea what to expect however we came back for dinner at the hotels restaurant and it was decent. The Surfer OG Laguna Boy was pretty much lazy and pretty bad at service, he could have used a training course in the service department. However the food was decent.
The hotel room itself was nice/spacious freezing cold upon arrival. The beds were comfortable, tvs adequate and the views the next morning were beautiful. If I could get a good deal to stay here again I would. Also the golf kart kids to bring you to and from the restaurant were fun.