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Back in Kansas City

I spent last weekend back in my birthplace Kansas City, Missouri, to celebrate my Grandmother's 80th birthday!  I cannot go out of town without discovering or rediscovering some of my favorite places. On my last visit, I introduced you all to the goodness that is Kansas City Barbecue.  I did stop by Gates again but this post is intended to focus on some new places! This time I picked a few other places in Kansas City that I love, Cupcake A La Mode and Peach Tree Cafeteria. First up, Peach Tree Cafeteria! This is Kansas City's go to soul food [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Back in Kansas City

Indulging on the Carnival Glory Part TWO

Beautiful view of the middle of no where. It's been about a week since my vacation ended and I am finally writing my last post about my Carnival Cruise.  Then it's back to posting about Houston fare! So this final post will focus on all of the food we had in the main dining room.  For traditional cruising, you eat your dinner in the main dining room. It is generally a three course meal with several menu options.  Best of all you can order as many of the options as you would like.  The dining room is the best [...]

By |September 8th, 2015|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Indulging on the Carnival Glory Part TWO

Indulging on the Carnival Glory

The girls and our personalized beach bags! that my aunt purchased from the Knot. They were great for carrying your stuff around the boat. My previous posts focused on what we did OFF the ship during our vacation.  My next few posts will focus on the food and fun on the cruise ship! For those who have not cruised before, cruise companies employ a bevy of things to keep you entertained on the ship.  Most of these things are a means to squeeze more of your money away from you like the liquor and shore excursions.  For the most [...]

By |September 6th, 2015|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Indulging on the Carnival Glory

Foodie Travels: Cozumel, Mexico

When we received our revised cruise itinerary (Hurricane Danny sidelined us), I immediately said BLAH to Cozumel, Mexico! Despite growing up in Texas, I have never crossed the border over to Mexico.  I have seen the border, been close enough to throw a rock over to it, but never ventured over until now.  For Cozumel, I signed up for a "beach day" excursion that included a thirty minute catamaran ride to a private island where there would be food and an open bar. This post is few words, and a lot of pictures :) My Cozumel excursion was [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Foodie Travels: Cozumel, Mexico

Foodie Travels: Belize

The third stop on our cruise was Belize City, Belize!!!  For this port, majority of the crew signed up to go tubing through Belizean caves. I went tubing last summer in Texas and really enjoyed it so I was up for tubing in Belize.    Although I was on vacation, I had to be up at seven so many days to make 8am excursions!  By 8am we were on a 20 minute tender ride to the shore.  I guess the Belizean shore is shallow so the boat anchored pretty far out.  Once on shore, we met with our tour guides [...]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |9 Comments

Foodie Travels: Grand Cayman

This is part two of what feels like will be fifty posts about my Carnival Cruise from last week. I am posting out of order, but the first stop our cruise made was to Grand Cayman!  All I knew about this island was that it was the place to go to hide your money oh and they have pretty beaches!  I traveled in a group of seventeen, but we often split up into smaller groups once at port.  For Grand Cayman, myself and three of my cousins went on a Land and Sea Tour of the island.  We were sold [...]

By |September 1st, 2015|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Foodie Travels: Grand Cayman

Foodie Travels: Isla Roatan, Honduras

I recently returned from a week long Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean!  I went with 16 members of my family and overall it was a really good time! We got off to a rocky start though, with Hurricane Danny in the Atlantic Ocean.  Then ironically, my name sake Hurricane Erika, almost complicated our return home.  Due to Danny, Carnival changed our itinerary the day before the cruise, sending the planner in me into a tailspin! I spent months researching our previous locations, but now I only had hours to find what to do and see in these places.  It forced [...]

By |August 31st, 2015|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |6 Comments

Foodie Travels: Breakfasts in Chicago!

My view of downtown Chicago, from Lake Michigan! Chicago marked the end of a long travel binge! Praise god because I am TIRED! I went to Chicago for my friend's 30th birthday bash. Chicago is definitely a foodie town so I was excited to try some new places during this trip.  Their foodie history is best represented by the Taste of Chicago event.  The taste was going on while I was in town and shockingly I decided not to go.  So many of my Chicagoan friends have said "it's not the same" so we saved our money and time! I [...]

By |July 13th, 2015|Categories: Brunches, Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Foodie Travels: An Ode to Kansas City Barbecue

My holiday weekend in Kansas City was all about barbecue.  I literally ate barbecue every day that I was there.  Fresh off the plane from Houston, my sister and I asked my aunt to take us straight to Gates barbecue before we did anything else. Ironically, on our way to Gates we saw a KC barbecue tour bus stopped at another barbecue place, LC's barbecue. So here is the thing about Kanas City, there are A LOT of barbecue places there and everyone has their favorite.  People and the Food Network will name Arthur Bryants', Smokehouse or Joe's Kansas City Barbecue (formerly [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Foodie Travels: An Ode to Kansas City Barbecue

Foodie Travels: Kansas City

At least once a year I make the trip to Kansas City, my birthplace and where most of my family still lives (Houston is still home though!)  I was only in town for a few days for the fourth of July but I was eager to try out a new restaurant for brunch while there.   I planned to meet some college friends who live there and wanted somewhere that was unique to Kansas City.  I asked my twitter followers if Kansas City had any "cute brunch" places and one of my friend offered up Char Bar.  It definitely met my expectations! [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Categories: Brunches, Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments
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