Memphis, TN – the River Inn, Flight & Largest Bass Pro Shop

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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

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July 4th Hotdog Tradition & Maumelle Park Farm Visit

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.

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100% Organic Gluten Free Goodness

Awesome farms!Bambi chillin in the swampmy new Bike!

Check out the gallery above, and my new bike I got at GIANT bikes.

Gluten Free Chic Fil Le, Maumelle Park, Butcher & Mexican

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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!

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Riding over the Two Rivers Park Bridge

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The Butcher Shop in Little Rock, AR

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.

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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.

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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.

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Prime Rib, Au Jus, Loaded Baked Potato NOM

I’ll be back. (Been back few times now)

Paninis & Company, LR. New sandwich shop.

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
Ste 210A
Little Rock, AR 72205
paninisandcompany.com

 

MN Week Day 4: Breakfast at the Lowbrow and Flying out

So it was a cool week in Minnesota I have to say, saw some things I haven’t seen and experienced a new culture around Mall of America’s atmosphere. However Mall of America was shit and wasn’t as cool as I thought it would be. The upside was the Zoo & Como Park which made the trip worth it and hanging out with family. If your looking for a vacation and Mall of America is on your list I’d say skip it and go to Galleria in Houston or Dallas, much better mall and A LOT more things to do. Forgot how good Texas has it sometimes. The weather is the only upside of doing things in Minnesota since I love the cold.

The Lowbrow, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Review below:

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Had great reviews, however Lowbrow was a hipster shithole.

Used my trusty yElp app to find the best gluten-free friendly restaurants around. I stumbled upon the Lowbrow as a high rated establishment with brunch, beer, and a wide variety of menu items to chose from. The service itself and a few food items were the reason for 3 stars. Of course they were pretty busy, there seemed like there was no AC. The table didn’t have napkins, had to ask for them. Our waitress seemed like she was having a rough day and kind of treated us like peasants.

It took about 25-30 minutes for our order to come out. Our drinks also remained half empty half the time and no one to refill, or ask to refill. We ordered some deviled eggs appetizer and a Elvis sandwich (gluten-free). Now be warned the gluten free bun is complete garbage (points for having a gf bun). However it falls apart before you can even pick it up. It’s one of the worst gluten-free buns I’ve ever experienced and I’ve tried over 10 different brands. I also got the egg sandwich with sausage, bacon, tomato, and some mayo I believe which was tasty and pretty good but nothing impressive. Our hash browns for both of our orders were completely raw underneath like they forgot to cook them on both sides. After waiting 30 minutes was not about to ask this waitress for new ones. If I lived in the area I’d probably come back, it wasn’t that bad.

Flying Out: Quick layover at STL Airport which is also a shithole. Better then Lowbrow I’m sure of it, however they do have a frozen custard machine which is awesome.

Ted Drewes (only good thing about STL Airport)

That concludes Minnesota Travel week, see ya soon. Chillin.

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