Gluten Free off the Chain! Olive Garden & PF Changs Review

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.

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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.

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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!

Artisans Tasting Menu, Round 2, Houston, Texas

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.

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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.

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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.

Capers Restaurant Review, Little Rock, AR

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.

July Update 2018: San Antonio and Hotel Havana

Had a work trip in San Antonio and wanted to find a super cool hotel to stay at, hence finding the Havana. A sweet antique type hotel that was small, off the tourist riverwalk and smelled good. Had a cool restaurant and attached bar. Check it out below, I also flew out of Texarkana which was pretty sweet, on an old ERJ-140. Love the vintage planes.

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It’s not much, but I think it’s totally rad. Like an aviation nerd’s kind of fun. Small airports are the best.

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Vintage planes, vintage blinds, old school airport seats, the smell of the 70s, ah Texarkana.

Continue on below to see my journey to SA.

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Las Vegas 2018: Hell’s Kitchen, E-Sports Arena, United First Gluten Free

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.

Final Day in Florida: Universal Studios Adventure & Hogwarts

Couple things, why the fuck did they change the recipe of the butterbeer, it tasted like garbage the day we went. That is my main complaint for the entire day at Universal, it had me so mind boggled. The foam on top was shitty as well and not that candy flavor. Bullshit. Anyways, let’s begin!

Here we go! The famous Universal people movers, gotta love them. Wish Disney would implement some cool ones.

 

Got dinner reservations here, can’t wait. Already hungry.

 

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WDW Trip Report Day 4: Animal Kingdom & Pandora

So after our fishing excursion what better place to hit up then Animal Kingdom! MUFASA! SIMBA! Or something like that. Also finally got to check out PANDORA. Oh and the gluten free churros fuck yes!

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Let’s go! This is where you start looking to see how busy the park is going to be. We were like yup, it’s fucking packed.

Ahh, I missed my favorite park.

Some trivia, I read there was a dragon on the entrance because it was suppose to be the Beastly Kingdom with dragons?! There really is a dragon on the entrance of the park. To Cool.

 

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WDW Trip Report Day 4: Guided Fishing Excursion

If you have ever wanted to go on a guided fishing excursion at Walt Disney World I will present you with some knowledge. It can be a fun in the sun adventure if you love to fish and the outdoors. You typically wake up at 9AM and meet up with your guide at the resort around 10AM and off you go, the resorts vary.

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This time we met up at the Contemporary Resort Docks.

They go over a few basic rules then you launch out. I’ve been three times on this excursion. The first two times were awesome, the feeling of being VIP cruising through Seven Seas Lagoon and around the resorts is amazing and refreshing while in Florida.

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Screw the fishing guide, I wanted to go on a mini jet boat so bad!

Our last adventure our guide Sean was a total asshole, don’t know how he even has this job. If you get a good guide everything is awesome and fun, usually they bait your hook, help you cast, teach you the good spots, etc. This guy was like a lazy piece of shit who didn’t say or help worth a shit, and then when we asked he was just was so apathetic it was useless to even bother. However we still had a great time. It costs around $300 for 2-5 people for 2 hours and then your suppose to tip your captain as well. Check out the photos below for the fishing adventure.

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