I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 23! Wait, you mean that’s not how the song goes?
I’ve officially retired the unofficial Taylor Swift anthem for all 22-year-olds and joined the “cheers to 23” club. Another year has passed and I can’t believe how much I’ve done. During my 22nd year, I graduated from college, moved to St. Louis, moved back to Orlando, then moved to Denver, CO. I’ve traveled to San Francisco for the first time and then again 8 month later. Some pretty epic road trips across most of the country we’re also apart of the mix. I finally got to check out the new Diagon Alley expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando. I was even able to be an advisor to a chapter of my sorority, Alpha Xi Delta, in Missouri! I moved away from friends and family, but this adventure I’ve been on has been so amazing- and it helps that I’ve had Vishal by my side! Really, so much has happened and this is just a little snapshot. I have no doubt 23 will bring even more fun and adventure throughout the year.
To celebrate, Vishal took me out to the most adorable little wine bar-type place on 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. It is called Crú Food and Wine Bar and it was delicious! We each enjoyed a wine flight, snacked on an incredible cheese plate, and I enjoyed the most delicious filet mignon I’ve had in a long time, while Vishal enjoyed a great mini stone-fired pizza.
I don’t know how I had never been to a ballet before seeing The Nutcracker at the Miami City Ballet. It was a great night of getting dressed up and feeling fancy. I swear, you would think you were going to a lavish fashion show and not a ballet, but hey, it is Miami after all! I wore my favorite Express high waist full midi skirt, top from Nordstrom and nude pumps from Steve Madden.
The show was a wonderful combination of enchanting music and graceful choreography. The dancers were absolutely impressive and by the end, I finally understood why this classic ballet is favorited by all.
The show is definitely one to see!
Dating a vegetarian has opened my eyes to the daily difficulty that comes with trying to find somewhere to eat. Having dietary restrictions makes this even harder when traveling and trying to please multiple appetites. You would think that with all of the people that visit the Walt Disney World Resort, “Mickey” would make sure that there were plenty of options, besides salad, for his friends with special diets, but that is simply not the case. Below I have listed out the best restaurants, both quick service and sit down, around the Disney property that offer vegetarian dishes or that I have experienced can facilitate special requests. Keep in mind that most of these restaurants only offer one, maybe two, entrees that are vegetarian, so if you have a picky eater, check out the menus available on the Disney Dining site for full descriptions! Also, most of the quick service options only offer Quinoa burgers, which I have experienced to come out VERY greasy to the point that my boyfriend could not eat it without getting sick and some offer just Portobello Sandwiches (a no-no for mushroom allergies).
T-REX: MY FAVORITE! If you have special dietary restrictions, the chef will come out to the table to fully understand your needs and, in our experience, has created fully custom dishes to satisfy our needs and taste buds!
Crossroads at House of Blues
Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
Bongos Cuban Cafe
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restuarant
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
Fulton’s Crab House
Earl of Sandwich
Tony’s Town Square
Cinderella’s Royal Table
The Plaza Restaurant
Be Our Guest
Liberty Tree Tavern* (lunch only)
Columbia Harbour House (Lighthouse Sandwich and Vegetarian Chili are a must!)
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
The Diamond Horseshoe
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Pinocchio Village Haus
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (two pasta dishes you must request without meat and Alfredo sauce may be made with chicken stock so ask to be sure)
Tortuga Tavern (Vegetarian Burrito!)
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Coral Reef Restaurant
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
La Cantina de San Angel
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Lotus Blossom Cafe
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
50’s Prime Time Cafe
The Hollywood Brown Derby
Hollywood & Vine
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
Pizza Planet Arcade
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
Starring Rolls Cafe
Tusker House Restaurant
Yak & Yeti Restaurant
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