MN Week Day 3: Breakfast at Birchwood Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

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Tasty Gluten Free Review
Location: Minneapolis, MN 55406
Site: birchwoodcafe.com

So wanted to find a new restaurant to try on Vaca in Minnesota and used YELP and the Birchwood Cafe by typing in gluten-free sort by highest rated for brunch. Wanted to also get drunch (haha).

So I’ll with hold my political views since this restaurant is HIGHLY political in every possible way (coming from Texas it’s a culture shock) however, if you have good food I don’t care what you do.

Oh My Gahh, a sweet potato, rice flour, kale, bacon, fried egg waffle, see full ingredients below

From the entrance to the last bite this place is truly a 5 star restaurant and deserves every award in the book, it needs to be on TV, national attention, and all employees brought to light this is a hidden gem. You get your menu at the front, figure out what you want and order with the lovely lady up front. All items are noted with the GF status if they are gluten free. They had the largest selection of unique gluten free items I’ve seen in awhile, now I opted for a bunch of food since I have to try everything that is unique. Started with a Gluten Free Pyro American Pale Ale brew which is tasty! (I then got the “booch” which was SO darn good).

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Walt Disney World Preview Center 1971

On my latest trip to Walt Disney World I saw a video of abandoned Disney stuff and one of them was the old Walt Disney World preview center. It was so close to our hotel and the Disney parks I had to go, so check out a little history and some of the photos I took of myself at the Preview Center below! Now it’s called the Amateur Athletic Union but it still looks like the preview center and even has a huge Mickey on the inside.

Here’s a little history about it below:

In mid-January, 1970, the Walt Disney World Preview Center became the first building on WDW property to be opened to the public. Near the intersection of Interstate 4 and State Road 535, the thoroughly modern glass, concrete and steel structure was situated on the southern shoreline of Lake Buena Vista along the then-quiet Preview Boulevard. This roadway would later become Hotel Plaza Boulevard, a main artery serving traffic to the WDW Village and a gathering of hotels. Hit Read More to see my full gallery

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Day 4 NYC: Meltshop, Guy Fieris, and Lion King’s oh my

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Good morning

The next day,

after the blizzard we were hoping more things would be open and moving along and bam NYC gets back up and runs right after it falls, everything was open and normal like a few days before. Minus the fact the streets were covered in melted salt sludge of snow and a variety of other umbrellas and lost gloves. Wanted to find some place epic for brunch before we ended up walking down to Times Square and ended up finding a spot called the Meltshop.

 

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What every sign looked like walking down Times Square…Read on

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Michelin Starred Aureole in NYC Tasting Menu

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the famous Michelin Star Logo

I wanted to take my family to a Michelin starred restaurant while on our trip to NYC and decided to look over the 30+ spots to hit up, this one has been around a long time so I wanted to see what there game level was like. I called prior to making reservations and asked if they make accommodations to gluten-free people and she told me they had to ask the chef and call me back, I never received a phone call back and finally called back 3 hours later.

They told me yes they can make accommodations for gluten and I asked if it was leaving items off the entree or actually substitute certain items, they told me they substitute certain features. As a YELP review before said they just left items off, I was very adamant about this.

 

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Welcome to Michelin Starred Aureole!

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A trip to the Phoenix Zoo and stay at a Drury Inn?

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Sweet mountain on the drive to PHX


So we rented
a car in Tucson and after our two night adventure their we drove to Phoenix to hang out with a family member, so during the day we decided to hit up the Zoo there as usual which is pretty awesome and massive. I’ll post some pics of where we ate, and the journey to Phoenix as well as all the animals we encountered at the Zoo. Hit read more and keep up, let’s see some exotic animals.

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After parking a mile away finally made it to the front…

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Breakfast at Boma and a Swanderful Wedding

Had a family member get married at Disney World and it was at the Swan & Dolphin hotel so we spent a day exploring the hotel scene and then we had a dinner reception at Todd English Blue Zoo so check out this post for some sweet photos of Disney Hotels. But first let’s drive on property and have a feast at Boma.. which they totally hook me up with gluten free mickey mouse waffles which is legit.

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Welcome home!

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Gluten-Free Waffles, Gluten-Free Donuts, and Jungle Juice

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a visit to Dallas Texas and the Dallas Zoo

Stop 5: Dallas, TX

On wards to Dallas, TX and this time we flew United again since it was cheaper this time and the Economy Plus seats are no joke. This adventure we went to the Mansion restaurant, the Dallas Zoo, a badass gluten-free brunch spot, and the Dallas Natural History Museum.

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Watch some TV in Economy Plus and kick back!

Day 1: The Mansion, Dallas, TX

We found a great restaurant called the Mansion which has been in Dallas for awhile apparently and it was none the less a great experience, and had some awesome food. I didn’t photo everything because it was really a private dining experience but instead captured our desserts. The food was excellent and the restaurant was beautiful, the cocktails that were holiday themed were awesome.

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Hit read more to check out my gluten-free brunch and more!

 

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Voyage to New York City and a stay at the Quin

Stop 3: New York City

So knocked out Rochester, MN, Hershey, PA, and now onto New York City. Instead of paying $1000 for flights an hour away from Harrisburg, PA we opted to rent a car and drive into La Guardia airport and Uber into Upper East Side Manhattan. I used the app “Hotel Tonight” to find a good rate on a 5 star hotel which happened to be one of the best hotel stays I’ve ever experienced. But first, the drive to NYC and a few pictures of the Pennsylvania country side and a quick stop in the German town of Hamburg, PA.

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Good Ol’ Pennsylvania Country Side

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