From Raleighwood to Hollywood (Part 1)


3000 miles later (give or take) and here we are in Los Angeles, California! It’s still pretty surreal. The drive across the country was incredible…yes, the drives were long, but it’s hard to dwell on that when the surroundings were so incredible. We stopped in some pretty amazing cities and ate some absolutely delicious food that I’ll be sharing today. I took about 500 pictures throughout the 5 day journey, and I wish I could share them all with you, but we’ll stick to just food today. Check out my Instagram feed for a little peek at some of the sights.

Nashville, Tennessee

Zack, Scott, & I set out Monday morning for Nashville…a city that everyone raves about but none of us had ever visited. Lucky for us, my girl Kaelyn lives there and gave us the grand tour. Before checking out the downtown area and seeing the skyline, we hit up a local restaurant, Edley’s Bar-B-Que. Had to squeeze in one last meal of southern barbeque before heading out west, and man was it tasty! They had the most incredible pulled pork tacos.

Edley’s BBQ [pulled pork tacos, pulled pork platter, brisket tacos, Abita Strawberry Lager] // The Green House Bar [vodka tonic]
St. Louis, Missouri // Kansas City, Missouri
Made a mid-day stop at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and decided to stop for lunch and try some of St. Louis’ famous Toasted Ravioli at Hannegan’s Restaurant & Pub. Then it was off to Kansas City for the night. After some bad traffic, rough weather, and a long day, we decided to grab take out at a local pizza chain, Minskys, before we crashed for the night.
Hannegan’s Restaurant & Pub [toasted ravioli] // Minsky’s Pizza Joynt [pepperoni pizza]
Denver, Colorado
Welcome to the Mile High City! Denver is known for its beer (…among other things). I’m not into beer BUT figured hitting up a local brewery for dinner would be the thing to do. Wynkoop Brewing Co. was an excellent choice. Started out with a local cocktail––the Colorado Craft Margarita (Arta Silver Tequila, fresh lime, Leopold Brothers Orange, & agave nectar). Zack & I shared dinner so we ordered the Cheddar-Asiago Mac n’ Cheese & the 50/50 Burger (beef burger, bacon, sunnyside egg, garlic spinach, crispy onions, & a vinegar mayo). My mouth is watering.
Wynkoop Brewing Co
[Colorado Craft Margarita, Queso, Cheddar-Asiago Mac n’ Cheese, 50/50 Burger]

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