ZaZa Pizza in the Heights, Gluten Free Crust

Gluten Free Review
+gluten free crust

Zaza Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza I found while driving around the Heights, Little Rock. I called and asked if they had gluten free pizza and they did, so I was super syked.  Now it’s a cool place hidden away behind a shopping center but it’s very cozy, perfect spot to relax on a cold day. You walk in, order through a assembly line type of thing. I chose the Potato and Tomato & a Prosciutto and Arugula pizza. Thought they would be an awesome choice and tastyness, also with a glass of Prosecco.

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Potato & Tomato Gluten Free Crust Pizza

So I sat at the (mini) bar next to the gelato side, went to the bathroom and came back with my number. I waited about 20 minutes and then I had to pick up my friend and the lady overheard me say I’m waiting on my pizza, she grabbed it from the heated section and apologized. I guess it had been sitting there for 10 minutes.. nobody brought the pizza to me, so if it wasn’t for my phone call I would have ended up waiting forever? Number was useless.

The pizza itself, eh, maybe it was the gluten free crust that sucked but delivery pizza is better, at least on the day I went and the choices I made, it was dry, no real flavor, and lacked any actual pizza qualities. The prosecco was awesome.

http://www.zazapizzaandsalad.com/

Pho Thanh My in Little Rock

Hit up some Pho on this 54 degree weather day to soothe the soul and it was decent pho, Id give it a 2/5, the greens were wilted, the service was 5 star however. The Taro bubble tea was almost to thick, could still taste the powder while you slurped. The pho itself was decent, good broth, good meat, excellent noodles, however the smell lacked what I look for in a Pho, I’d be back if I ran out of other Pho options.

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Pho Thanh My spread, Taro Tea, Spring Rolls, and Thai Iced Tea

WDW Trip Day 1: Port Orleans Riverside & Disney Springs

Day 1 Continued: See previous post for flight in & airport grub sesh. Read below for my full report on Disney’s epic resort Port Orleans and a trip to Disney Springs, dinner at Raglan Road, and a few other adventures.

disneyworld

This is where the real magic starts and it all hits you, YEEEEE.

 

riverside

Found our resort sign, time to turn.

I found this resort online and doing my research, especially for people who are gluten-free and allergic to certain things, even though most resorts have all the specifics for allergen people. However, the gluten free beignets are what got me most interested in staying here, even though they are at the Orleans side it was a quick drive. Also before you stay here you must watch the movie “The Princess and the Frog” It’s a Disney movie that this hotel is based on, glad I watched it before we stayed here.

The sign right when your driving in.

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Disney World Trip: Day 1, Flying in and a quick bite.

This week’s blog posts will be all Disney, they will entail my week trip to Disney World and Universal Studios, and a stay at the Royal Guest Rooms at Port Orleans. I was thinking of doing a day by day, but there are a lot of photos so I will do it kind of like that but multiple day posts so one blog post doesn’t get to filled up! So stay tuned this week and keep checking back for updates. Let’s get to the pre-flight and airport snack while waiting for our parents to get off their flight. Also I will be making a cool video trip report.

magicband

This was a week before our trip, I found an epic 45th Aniv edition Magic Band online for our trip, limited to 4,500 and might sounds at each entry point.

airport

This is when we go to the terminal and were waiting for my parents to get off their flight, only one of them knew we were coming, totally surprised the pops.

chicken caesar salad

Think this was Johnny Carinos while we were waiting for their arrival, not many gluten free options at the airport locations.

pizza.

Lady had a huge pizza, finished that herself, haha.

 

Ok stay tuned for Day 1 continued where we review Port Orleans Riverside

My first Brazilian restaurant, Cafe Bossa Nova

Gluten Free Review
+gluten free noted items on menu
+40/50% of menu is gluten free!

Cafe Bossa Nova is epically awesome not to mention totally delicious and a unique experience, it’s what I love about Little Rock. You can literally pick which cuisine you want any given night, German, Brazilian, Chinese, Japanese etc, it’s not just throw together.

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Sorry for blurry shot, but menu noted with GF options, excellent cocktails!

It’s a fully authentic experience from the cheese rolls to the yucca root app that tastes just like potatoes. You also can’t go wrong with the caipirinha drink which they have a variety of flavors. Also get some Acai juice to go, super food! Bossa rocks!

bossa

This place was so good, gluten free salmon cakes, nomnomnom

First time we had the gluten free cheese bread, yucca root, chicken with rice and beans, and also the salmon cakes. Everything was super delicious and can’t wait to go back.

Check them out here at their website: http://www.cafebossanova.com/

Mexican in Little Rock? Local Lime it is!

Gluten Free Review
+menu marked with (gf) for gluten free items
+also everything is mostly corn based that is (gf)

The Local Lime is located in the Chenal Promenade where parking sucks as always in, however once you park and walk in this is probably one of the coolest Mexican restaurants you’ve ever been too, pretty dope on the inside, the bar is also one of the coolest bars I’ve found in LR.

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Welcome to the Local Lime!

Service was great, seated right away, got the trio and chips appetizer. Got a house margarita which was decent, but a little heavy on the sweet and sour. I chose the Pescado De La Cruz their house specialty which was tasty, real heavy on the raw onion and tomato but none the less was good. Nothing was overwhelming like OMG so good, but it was alright. I’d def come back once I make my rounds of all the other choices in LR. Props for having a menu noted with GF items!

lime

Straight up Mexican experience going down.

Fully custom Harry Potter wand holder

hogwartsseal
So I’ve got a few wands over the past few years from Hogwarts and since moving into the new house I had no idea where to put them or what to do with them since I had like 3 in a box in my closet which is not cool. Decided to hit up Hobby Lobby and grab few planks of wood, some spray paint, some bolts and make my own wand holder. After about a week of letting it dry, adding some gold, magical stuff, it turned out pretty good. Also added the map that came with the wands behind it and turned out pretty cool. This is only one want (Sirius Black) since I need to buy more bolts to attach more. Check it out below.

 

Soon as I get more of the bolts and paint them I’ll add the other two wands to the display and post an update, should look even better with more wands.

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