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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hot Dog Ramirez Review ~ Mexico City (Roma Norte), Mexico

One of my favorite things about our time in Mexico City was exploring the neighborhood we were staying in (La Condesa) and the other neighborhoods. When we travel, we like to eat out for lunch but we love to bring something home for dinner so we can relax. One night we needed something for Riley to eat for dinner so we set out to find something to take out for him. We stumbled up Hot Dog Ramirez and it was love at first sight.
 
This was such a great place. I got to spend some time with just Riley, we had someone come into the restaurant and sell us homemade candy, I enjoyed an icy cold beer, and when I went back a second time on our trip, they remembered me and it felt like I found a place to call my own.
 
Riley placed our order and since he was old enough in Mexico to drink we decided to get him a beer (he is a lightweight and after a couple of sips, it became my beer....it was a win win for me). It was such a wonderfully relaxing night. When I think about Mexico City, this is one of my favorite memories.
 
Riley thought these were fantastic! There are other amazing choices that he wanted to try so we look forward to another trip to Mexico City to work our way through the menu.

Overall, we loved our new favorite hang out at Hot Dog Ramirez. They have a great staff, a wonderful menu, and cold beer! If you would like to try them out for yourself, they are located at Av Chapultepec 530, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Corner Bakery Review ~ Denver, CO

Gabrian and I have recently returned home from a trip to Colorado to see my niece Chelsea get married. We flew in a few days early and spent some time exploring Denver. Our first afternoon there, we were starving and desperate to find something for lunch. After checking in we hit up the 16th Street Mall where we found our spot, the Corner Bakery.
 
 
It reminded me of a Panera Bread. They had soup, sandwiches, and salads available. Along with expensive pastries in a case right next to the register. The Corner Bakery also offered some macaroni and cheese options which made it a little more exciting.
 
Once you place your order at the register, they give you a card with a number. You find the table you want to sit at and put the number in the stand. Once your order was ready, they brought it to the table for you. They also cleaned up after you, so we didn't have to bring our mess to the garbage when we were done. This definitely elevated it in my mind from Panera.
 
 
 
They wouldn't let Gabrian get tuna in one of the kids meals which was a real bummer (seriously, how big of a deal would it have been to let him have tuna instead of ham). So instead, we both ended up ordering the same meal. We got the half of tuna sandwich and a bowl of their macaroni and cheese. We loved this meal. The pasta was so full of creamy cheese goodness (I was disappointed that Gabrian finished his off because I was hoping to scoop up his leftovers). The tuna was another winner. The tuna had the right amount of mayo and the bread was amazing.

Overall, the Corner Bakery was a perfect first lunch for us. It was fast, delicious, and we were able to stay my budget for this meal. If you would like to try them out for yourself, they are located at 500 16th Street, Denver, Colorado