Month: March 2016

The White House Tavern: Aspen, CO

The White House Tavern was our last meal in Aspen, and boy did we go out with a bang! We sat at the bar with Tyler and a full view of the open kitchen. Although this was only half of the kitchen, as the other half is in the back, we were still able to see a lot of the exciting action. Tyler started us off sharing a local beer on draught, while we decided what to have. Once he told us the special was a version of a reuben, we were sold. We just had to decide if we wanted to have the super popular chicken sandwich or a burger. I do not eat burgers very often because I like to have my burger rare or medium rare and sometimes it is hard to find a place that you can order this way. When I told Tyler this, he said “Go with the burger!”, so we did. We sipped our beer, which was really good, and toasted to a fantastic week in Aspen. We …

Meat and Cheese: Aspen, CO

One of the things we noticed and loved about a lot of the restaurants that we visited in Aspen, CO was the presence of an open kitchen.  Although we sat at a table at Meat and Cheese, we were close enough to the bar/open kitchen area to be entertained by the food prep.  We only had to wait about 20 minutes for a table, but there was plenty to browse in the deli and shop area of the store.  They carry fresh produce and a selection of cured meats and cheeses, some of which are made in-house. Additionally, the stock various condiments, sauces, salts, spices, and snacks to go along with the meat and cheese or to create extravagant meals.  Finally, they have different hand made china and ceramic bowls, cups, plates and serving platters.  After we perused the shop for a bit, we were taken to our table. The restaurant side is very “clean eats” style, with hand painted walls featuring different types of flowers and sections painted with chalkboard paint which presented the …

Creperie du Village: Aspen, CO

As we wondered through the streets of Aspen, Co, we were in search of a great place for dinner.  On the corner of E Hopkins Avenue and S Mill Street, down some stairs, is a hidden gem: Creperie du Village.  Initially, we had no idea what we were in for.  It took us quite a while to decide to have dinner here.  We must have walked by the place about four times.  We even walked inside and spoke to the host twice before we made our decision.  They were able to squeeze us in at a two person table for dinner, but they were so booked that the host said he would need the table by 8.  This gave us an hour and a half for dinner, which was more than enough time.  The restaurant seats maybe 40 people including the bar space, which ensured that our food came out fairly quickly.  The small space added to the cozy and intimate ambiance of the dining experience.  It feels as though you have been transported from a …

Mom’s Birthday Celebrations at Margaritaville, Hollywood Beach FL

Our adventures began in the afternoon when we arrived at the brand new Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood Beach, Florida. We walked into the enormous lobby, where we were greeted by a giant royal blue flip flop and a lounge area with swings hanging from the super high ceilings. You knew at this moment you were in paradise and the next thing you heard was Jimmy Buffet’s “cheeseburger in paradise” playing in the background!!! We checked in at the front desk and were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded because it was my moms birthday and Christmas!  We originally had booked an intercostal view double room. When we went up to our room and walked in we were floored. We had been put into one of the two bedroom suites. One bedroom had a king bed with a makeup station and a full bathroom. The other room had two beds and another full bathroom. The living room had two couches, a table, fridge and minibar. The best part of the room was the view from the balcony …