I wanted to review this insulated messenger bag, by Blue Avocado.
This bag is more of a tote purse size. As a diabetic I must keep my insulin with me whenever I leave home. After searching for a stylish insulated bag this mini chil Clutch is a perfect fit for my needs. It keeps cold packs cold up to three hours. I am not embarrassed to take into any restaurant.
You can use the clutch to keep food hot or cold. Easy to clean by wiping clean of the external and interior material. Comfortable to carry with a adjustable cross body strap. Blue Avocado has a line of insulated products.
I give this product my five***** rating.
Credit: Article photograph owned by this blog. I am not associated with the Blue Avocado company. All opinions are my own.
I found myself downtown Round Rock at lunch time and chose to dine at a nice Cajun café.
Upon entering I was quickly seated by their wait staff. I ordered an ice tea and water to begin my dining experience. Then took a couple of minutes to browse their menu, it was nice to see that they had several items that looked appealing. I asked for some bread and was cheerfully brought a small basket with a selection of different breads with pats of butter. I chose to order their Voo Doo Pasta Salad which you see pictured below, it was delicious and perfectly prepared. My compliments to the chef.
The Voo Doo Pasta Salad dish was more that I could finish but I ate over half of it. I felt it necessary to try beans and rice in all cafes that specializes in Louisiana cuisine.
Their beans and rice did not disappoint.
The atmosphere was comfortable with the high ceilings, ceiling fans, light sound of music playing, and quiet chatter of fellow diners. I was a little cool towards the end of my meal which could of been the air vent above my table.
Now for a couple of complaints that I want to share that pushed my rating to a 4 Star instead of 5 Stars.
Even though the establishment was not very busy my waitress took sometime to check back with me. She did notice my tea needed refilled and took care of that right away.
Lastly as I mentioned I was beginning to become uncomfortably cold towards the end of my meal. So I asked for my ticket and it took another wait for her to appear back with it. I was dining alone and wondered if I had been forgotten after a while. I started to leave cash on the table and walk out to thaw out but about that time, my waitress reappeared. Other than a couple of glitches in service, it is a nice café for lunch or dinner. They are closed on Mondays but have noon and evening hours and a full bar.
If you are in the area of downtown Round Rock and crave some good ole authentic Cajun food they can take great care of your taste buds. Next visit I plan to order their other shrimp offerings, my pasta dish had blackened shrimp covering the pasta and it was scrumptious.
Credit: Photographs are owned by this blog owner, Kathy Bradshaw aka Nana.
I am not associated with this establishment and have not been compensated in anyway for this post.
This post is my opinions of my personal experience.
Again I give this café Four stars ****
You will notice the pizza bar is very popular!! All ingredient used in their food preparations are of the highest quality.
Professional Chefs are on staff to make sure only the best comes out of their kitchen!.
Austin’s Park N Pizza has spent the last 2 years upgrading and renovating the entire park.
Recently, they have updated and improved the food offerings..
On Friday July 18, 2014 my daughter April Bogus her baby Johnny, and I attended a taste testing event at Austin’s Park N Pizza.
Our job was to answer anonymously a questionnaire on each item served and give our opinions.
We were served four different recipes for pizzas, three for taco meats, pasta dish, and a baked potato.
I gave my honest opinion of the new menu items which were all positive.
Johnny liked all four of the pizzas. I decided he had great taste like his Nana.
Next there was a fun cooking challenge with 3 resident chefs and blogger’s children chosen as sous chefs.
A panel of three judges picked the winner. You could tell the children and chefs took this challenge seriously.
The chef’s team that won was able to contribute $500 to his charity of choice.
Susan B. Komen Foundation was the lucky charity.
Austin’s Park N Pizza is truly the best entertainment value for your money, games, food bars, rides, and in a clean comfortable environment.
As a grandmother, AKA: Nana I enjoyed this event so much and even rode a ride with Johnny my 15 month old grandson. (Shown above taste testing the pizzas.)
Bring your entire family and spend the day making new memories!
Johnny just had to give his compliments to one of the Chefs! Johnny is the son of April and Darren Bogus of Austin, TX.
He will welcome a baby sister Dorothy in September.
Special Thank you to the following:
April Bogus who blogs at www.thetattooedtype.blogspot. She was my photographer on most of these pictures.
The entire staff at Austin Park N Pizza who organized and held this event.
Rebecca from Austin Bloggers for extending the invitations.
Credit: All photographs in this post are property of Kathy Bradshaw and April Bogus.
I was given entry to the venue, food and refreshments as part of a taste testing event.
All opinions are my own and are reflected as so.
Brookside Dark Chocolate Goji Raspberry
I wanted to write a few lines about this snack, Brookside Dark Chocolate Goji Raspberry.
Easiest ways to describe this snack was found on Amazon.
•Smooth dark chocolate surrounding a real fruit juice piece
•made from a blend of goji berry juice, raspberry juice and other select fruit juices
•Natural source of flavanol antioxidants
•exotic fruit covered dark chocolate treats
•Dark chocolate goji with raspberry
You can find all of Brookside snacks at your local grocery or through Amazon.
4815 W Braker Lane Austin, TX 78759
North Hills Town Center
I was able to attend a blogger event on April 3rd at the new See’s Candies store.
It was a private invitation only event with lots of chocolate sampling, education about See’s, and fun activities!
Being from Texas I have heard of this company but never tasted their candies until this event.
Touring the shop and sampling many different flavors of chocolate made me feel like a kid in a candy store.
Charles A. Sees started candy manufacturing using his mother Mary recipes.
Family values that his mother Mary passed down to him of honesty, integrity, and having a reputation of personal trust.
These values carried over into his business life and are embraced by employees to this day at See’s
See’s Candies opened the first store in 1921 when sugar was in short supply due to war time rations.
Instead of cutting back on sugar and making an inferior product the decision was made to just made less product.
On days the store was able to produce the candy, lines could be seen around the block until that Sold Out Sign went on the door.
What a true testament to a superior chocolate for people to stand in line to purchase those few precious pieces of candy.
I could go on about the quality ingredients used in their manufacturing, friendly helpful management, and the many different flavors of chocolate. Oh the chocolate is like none other, but don’t trust me go visit the See’s Candies store yourself.
Ask for a sample and let that smile spread across your face.