Let’s go to Seattle, WA! I’ve never been there and I have always wanted to go. I guess being a computer nerd it’s always been in my mind to check it out. Also the picture of Pikes Place Market I remember from a grade school text book about rain and always thought it was cool and mysterious. I’d go back, a lot more to see and do.
Flew United’s 737-8 First Class, raw salmon was disgusting, no IFE’s and older plane. However not bad for a 4 hour flight from IAH-SEA.
Not bad views landing down in Seattle
I read about all the bums and homeless people downtown and what not but however my experience was a pleasant one and actually did not run into one homeless person that was “aggressive” as everywhere stated online to watch out for.
We stayed at the Stay Pineapple which was awesome, cozy, and perfect. However be warned hotels in Seattle are like NYC, even the dumps are $300/night.
I usually avoid chain restaurants at all costs, but living in a city with few restaurants that have a dedicated gluten free menu can be frustrating. What better way to embrace chain restaurants at this point then to go to places who do it, and do it right! We adventured to Olive Garden and P.F. Changs, PF Changs at this point we now almost get delivered weekly, they do gluten free right.
Olive Garden for gluten free is 2/5. While accommodating, the penne is the only gluten free pasta, why not make GF breadsticks? Overall not impressed and quality is pretty bad.
P.F. Chang’s knows how to do gluten free. From the lettuce wraps to the Mongolian beef, they maintain flavor and authenticity of a well established restaurant. This place is a must for any gluten free patron. Check them out!
Had another work trip in Houston and had to take the lady to Artisans, the best tasting menu ANYWHERE in the US. If your in the area check it out, while I usually don’t review restaurants that I’ve already been too I just had to share some pictures of our meal. 5 star as always again, could have done without the blue cheese is only minor thing.
This place is simply amazing, I’ve had tasting menus all over North America and this is literally top 3. It beats out Michelin starred restaurants in the over-rated NYC.
Catering to gluten free patrons is a specialty, they make sure everyone knows. Chefs Table is legit way and you also hear them verify with other people about it during your tasting.
So this will be my second time dining at Capers. The first time you can check Yelp to see my first review which was a raw fish experience, but was easily fixed by the waitress and replaced with a new dish.
Capers Menu, each one was stained.
It’s been almost 2 years since then and had to give it another go. We went again and this time the place almost seemed a tad run down. The menus were all nasty, the chairs all had nics and dents, the table was wobbly, and there was more staff walking around than I could count with maybe 15 people in the entire restaurant. Overall the first impressions again were (it would take me one afternoon to solve all these issues).
Artichoke appetizers were amazing, they were also gluten free I was told. The house salad was also delicious. The beef medallions were tasty and the twiced baked potato was epically delicious. I’d go back solely alone on the food quality. However, the general restaurant just needs some good old TLC.
Heres a photo video slideshow of my latest trip to Las Vegas. Checked out the new Luxor E-Sports Arena, had a full lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s newest spot Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace. Also flew United First class and experienced a gluten free dinner meal. Also tried a new spot at Paris “The Eiffel Restaurant”, was so good. Paris Casino is in fact the best gluten free casino in Las Vegas period.
So day 2 at WDW starts at the Grand Floridian for breakfast at the 1900 Park Fare. Being gluten free Disney is good at any place, but why here? Well we had kids this trip and this is the hottest breakfast spot currently according to reservations/tripadvisor etc. The character breakfast is also on point and the characters make a good round, the food was also pretty good. Not as good as Crystal Palace but good. Also a quick tip, it’s easy to navigate the parks since we had a reservation here, we got to park here and jump on the monorail straight to the parks which makes it super easy.
Such a scenic spot to chill at and check out.
Quick parking lot magic band power up before entering.
Finally the countdown is over and we get to go back to Disney World! The most magical place on Earth. But I think the waiting part is part of the magical journey. I will be posting daily blogs of our trip report and updating. Today we flew in from Little Rock and met up with the rest of our family then checked into our “Magical Vacation Home” and then decided to hit up Disney Springs.
I will review each aspect including the Magical Home part as well! So stick along this week and feel free to ask any questions. There will be a lot of photos and I’ll put some explanations at the bottom. I wanted to do a seperate post on reviewing the Magical Vacation Homes experience but I think I’ll just leave feedback under each photo.
We opted to fly first class on the way their since it usually is a good deal compared to economy. Our plane got upgraded so we got lie flat seats all the way from Little Rock, was an awesome experience and a excellent start.
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