Found an excellent deal on some tickets to Chicago for the weekend so said let’s do this. Only downside was the whole media hype on “crime”, however turned out to be the opposite of the local Chicago scene.
Waiting views out of Memphis, TN.
So I used Hotel Tonight app to find us a hotel for the two nights, usually my deal is book flights way in advance and wait till last minute for hotels. Unless I know there’s a convention going down or something that will make the prices rise. Hotel Tonight is great at finding awesome deals, I found Richard Bransons Hotel Virgin for a decent price and said let’s do it. It’s also a top rated hotel in downtown Chicago.
Was a pretty cool hotel and the check in staff was delightful. The smell of the hotel is like a Westin with a dope smell to it, and the amenities were also epic.
So my friends & I decided to go hit up Defcon, and check out Blackhat this year in Las Vegas and also hang out since one moved across the country. This was a totally slow time in Vegas and perfect weather. A lot of new restaurants, bars, things to check out since the last time I was in Vegas so come chill along in this 2 part blog post of our adventures.
Some real shitty Airport “smart bar” with crappy food.
Anyways read more to check out the start of our adventures in Las Vegas and catch a first class flight. =)
First landmark you see driving into Memphis
We begin yet another journey real close to Little Rock, AR which is the birthplace of Rock & Roll Memphis, TN. We drove the 2 hour drive and was a pleasant thoroughfare experience.
Though I hate rock, and I don’t give a shit about going to Elvis mansion. However one day I would like to check it out but it’s in the ghetto now and do not want to get shot. Come aboard this photographic journey of our hotel check in and to a top rated restaurant in Memphis, Flight. Also we end out the night at the largest Bass Pro shop!
Lobby at the River Inn of Harbor Town
As usual in our new home we have some fully custom home made hot dogs on July 4th, and we like to cook them weiners up. Also the next day we traveled to Two Rivers Park Bridge and biked all the way (4 miles) into Maumelle park and discovered mini farms. I guess for $30/month you can rent a small plot of land to plant your own garden and raise different species of produce. Was cool and an epic July 4th adventure.
100% Organic Gluten Free Goodness
Check out the gallery above, and my new bike I got at GIANT bikes.
Gluten Free Chic Fil Le Bun
This a late June catch up post to catch myself up at light speed ok, thanks. Each one of these could have been their own post but had to compile some to save some time. June is a wonderful month in Little Rock, very beautiful and a little hot. Not nearly as hot as Texas, the humidity is almost non existent here.
First up I tried the new Chic Fil Le gluten free bun that comes in it’s own wrapper that you probably should toast first at home, was a little chilly. It was decent, but I’d prefer an udi’s bun over that. I do enjoy their grilled chicken nuggets though.
Two Rivers Park Bridge
The Two Rivers Park Bridge is a pedestrian and bike bridge connected to Maumelle Park. The bridge is 1,368 feet long. It’s also a biotch to ride your bike over, but it’s a very clean bike ride and adventurous at that! Check it out and click read more. June Adventures!
Riding over the Two Rivers Park Bridge
Found this place on Yelp and was super curious as to what it’s image exactly was. Wasn’t boasting it self as a high-end steak house, nor a low end so had to give it a whirl.
Front of Butcher Shop
Butcher Shop is a huge building, with an open floor plan, kind of retro 90’s style which is cool, a lot of the older crowd enjoying themselves and an open kitchen towards the back.
Butcher Shop Menu
Our waitress at Butcher Shop was excellent, our food was decent, and a classic type place to enjoy a meal. This is a family restaurant that you could enjoy 5-6 days a week if you lived in the area and just wanted to enjoy some decent food and great service. Had the prime roasted beef which was tasty, and adding the sauce on top with a house salad and fully loaded baked potato. Tasty.
Prime Rib, Au Jus, Loaded Baked Potato NOM
I’ll be back. (Been back few times now)
Have to update everything I’ve eaten and I’ve already reviewed Ya-Ya’s but heres what we ate the last time there. NOM. So good still and amazingly gluten free friendly. It’s in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Worlds Largest Toy Museum?
Yes I think so let’s go. But first, breakfast at our hotel (which was the most pleasant experience of our stay).
Brunch at Chateau on the Lake (beautiful views, empty restaurant, but hey gluten free buns!)
Worlds Largest Toy Museum
Hit read on!
Panini’s & Company menu board. Same as Juice store before.
Tasty Gluten Free Review
+gluten free bread (not sure by who)
+gluten free snacks by Dempsey Bakery
So I was going to hit up the Juice shop here and when I got here they it said Paninis & Company so I’m assuming they closed down and remodeled as P&C, however they still do offer juices, shots of booch, etc so it’s still a healthy place to grab juice!
chillin wooden foresty type vibe
The service the first time was real slow for one sandwich and I was the only customer, however the second time I went with full kitchen staff was SUPER fast, even for the smoothies. The bread they use (not sure if it’s Dempsey’s) but when you order a Panini it’s got that grill press marks on it and makes it so darn good. I’ve tried the Pesto Sandwich (which I did not like) and the something + something which actually was amazing and so darn good with a bag of regular chips.
tastyness at Paninis & Company
Go check this place out, right next to Container Store area.
Paninis & Company
207 N University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72205