Eating Out at Emeril’s Fabulous Table 10 in Las Vegas!

By Jodee Weiland

Eating out in Las Vegas is always a delicious experience because there are so many wonderful restaurants and venues to choose from for every meal. Emeril Lagasse has four restaurants in Las Vegas to choose from when eating out, whether you are looking for a casual meal or a fine dining experience! Emeril’s Table 10 at the Palazzo is definitely a fine dining experience for eating out deliciously. When making our reservations, Emeril’s Fabulous Table 10 in Las Vegas is one of our first choices and without a doubt, fine dining at its best!

We have eaten at most of Emeril’s restaurants in various cities, and Emeril’s Table 10 is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Las Vegas! We always request to eat at the Chef’s Food Bar, where we are able to sit and watch the various chefs cook our meal. From the chefs preparing the soups and salads to those preparing our main meal, watching them create each dish is as wonderful as eating the fabulous dishes they serve you! Each dish is prepared flawlessly, and it is always fun to watch as the professionals prepare all the meals being ordered on any particular evening.

On this particular visit, I ordered the Cauliflower Soup of the Day, while my husband ordered the Fried Great Lakes Smelt with preserved lemon mayonnaise to start. I chose the Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, and Shrimp, a delicious surf and turf dish with green beans and potato puree for my main course. My husband ordered Steak Frites, a sixteen ounce Angus rib eye steak with crispy red potatoes and classic peppercorn. Both of our meals were absolutely delicious and done perfectly!

For dessert, we had Emeril’s famous Banana Cream Pie with chocolate shavings, caramel sauce, and whipped cream. This is one of my absolute favorite desserts at any of Emeril’s restaurants, so this choice was a must for me! But I should warn you, one slice of Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie is so large, that many times my husband and I will share one serving between us. No one will ever go away hungry from Emeril’s restaurant because all of the portions are more than generous. Everything, as usual, was so delicious and prepared perfectly!

What can I say? Eating Out at Emeril’s Fabulous Table 10 in Las Vegas was eating out deliciously at its best and as always, we were treated like royalty! Whenever someone eats at one of Emeril’s restaurants, they are made to feel like there is no one else in the room but them. The staff, from the hostess that seats you to the chefs, who prepare every part of your meal, to the waiter that serves you, are the best, and each one does their utmost to make you feel as if you are the most important guest there! So the next time you’re in Las Vegas, treat yourself to a gourmet experience by Eating Out at Emeril’s Fabulous Table 10, and enjoy!

Disney World in Orlando, Florida: A Picture Story

By Jodee Weiland

I’m about to show you Disney World in Orlando, Florida, using a series of pictures! It would be impossible to cover it all in one post, but these pictures cover the highlights. When visiting Disney World in Orlando, Florida, one of the first theme parks many people will head to is the Disney World’s Magic Kingdom…with Cinderella’s Castle! The reason for this is because this was the theme park where it all began years ago. This is where fantasy is brought to life through rides, live entertainment, animation, and so much more, or what I like to refer to as the Magic of Disney. So here is the first part of Disney World in Orlando, Florida: A Picture Story!

http://learnfromyesterday.comDisney World Disney World’s Animal Kingdom…Everything from Lions to Dinosaurs is a definite favorite for many fans. Travelling through exotic lands, both from the past and present, kids of all ages are entertained once again using the Magic of Disney. Travel deep into the jungles with the Lion King or visit dinosaurs in their natural habitats. Look up at the Tree of Life or take a safari out into the wilds. Whichever adventure you choose, you won’t be disappointed.

http://learnfromyesterday.comDisney World’s Hollywood Studios…Lights, Actions, Cameras is a look behind the scenes in world of movie making. It’s all about celebrating Hollywood! Take the Great Movie Ride and journey through the sets of some of greatest movies of all time. The Magic of Disney once again will bring to life various movies through animation and more. Enjoy the ride!

Disney World’s EPCOT in Orlando, Florida…Make a Memory and the World Showcase uses the Magic of Disney to help you travel from the past to the present and beyond into the future. You will also be able to see places from all over the world and enjoy their food, shops, and culture. The icon Spaceship Earth is visible throughout the entire park and reminds us constantly of the wonders of our world as we know it!

http://learnfromyesterday.comDisney World in Orlando, Florida: A Picture Story is just a sample of the wonderful Magic of Disney! To learn more about each of the four theme parks of Disney World take a look at my other posts for each park linked above. Also, check out my post on  Disney World in Orlando, Florida…Epcot’s Annual International Food and Wine Festival. Even though this post has pictures from years past, the event still has many of the same entertainment venues and tastings repeated each year. The Magic of Disney comes alive in Disney World, Orlando, Florida, and you won’t want to miss the fun, so go and enjoy!

Disney World’s Magic Kingdom…with Cinderella’s Castle!

By Jodee Weiland

We’re heading back to Disney World, and one park that holds the key to every child’s fantasies is Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Fantasies ranging from the Pirates of the Caribbean to a Haunted Mansion all reside in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Children of all ages express awe when they stand in front of the Walt Disney World’s Railroad Station looking down Main Street, U.S.A., towards the center of the Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Cinderella’s Castle. Bigger than life, this icon of the Magic Kingdom stands tall and beautiful at the center of Disney World’s Magic Kingdom…Cinderella’s Castle!

The five sections of Disney World’s Magic Kingdom start with a walk down Main Street, U.S.A., into the various sections that flow one to the other seamlessly as you travel through each section.

Adventureland has the famous Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, where you join Captain Jack Sparrow on his voyage through the Spanish Main, and the Jungle Cruise, a fun safari boat tour plus more. Frontierland features Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Railroad along with Tom Sawyer’s Island and other great attractions.

Next comes the Liberty Square, where you can be entertained by the Hall of Presidents, an audio animatronics show that is so life like, you will be amazed! It is here that the Haunted Mansion invites you to journey through dark happy haunts with friendly ghosts, and the Liberty Square Riverboat resides as well. In Fantasyland, you will enjoy It’s a Small World, a musical indoor voyage, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, and Snow White’s Scary Adventures plus several other fun filled attractions.

Finally, you will travel into Tomorrowland, where Space Mountain, an indoor roller coaster will take you to new heights and back again, while Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, an intergalactic interactive adventure will have you spinning as you fire lasers in this shooting gallery game. There are many more attractions to enjoy in this section and all the others, but the list is too long to describe each here.

Disney World’s Magic Kingdom…with Cinderella’s Castle is a great opportunity to share so many fantasies with your families in the true style of Disney! There are shows and great food choices here as well. One of our favorites is the Aloha Isle in Adventureland, where you can enjoy great Dole pineapple treats. So if you visit Disney World, be sure to visit what I like to call the original park, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom…with Cinderella’s Castle, and enjoy!

A True Gem, Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

By Jodee Weiland

While visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we came across a true gem while eating out! Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is one of those rare finds on the Grand Strand. There are so many restaurants to choose from, but Sole’s Italian Restaurant is not just any restaurant. A True Gem, Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is fine Italian dining at its best with the rich authentic flavors of Italy that so many of us enjoy! We actually dined at this restaurant twice in the ten days we were at Myrtle Beach. Being one hundred percent Italian American, I am very picky when it comes to dining at an Italian restaurant, but with the first bite of bruschetta, I was convinced that this restaurant was the real thing. Carlos Ribera, the chef and owner, and his wife, Patricia, own this restaurant and several more in Florida. The food they serve is beyond delicious and will satisfy any cravings you have for delicious authentic Italian food. Well known for their fine cuisine and restaurants in Florida, when they opened Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, they started from scratch, but in no time at all, this restaurant was winning awards and accolades for fine Italian dishes, just like their restaurants in Florida. While family continues to run the restaurants in Florida, Carlos and his wife are creating a new sensation here in Myrtle Beach. http://learnfromyesterday.comDuring our visit, our meal started off with a delicious bruschetta, done perfectly. This was followed by freshly baked bread served with an olive oil with basil and cheese. Next, a fresh salad with the house vinaigrette was served. All of this was delicious, and we still had our main course coming up! There were so many wonderful choices when it came to choosing our main course, but we loved everything we chose. While eating there, my husband and I enjoyed several traditional Italian dishes plus a few special dishes being served while we were there. My husband loved the Linguini alle Vongole, clams over linguini in a white wine and garlic sauce. This dish was also served with a tomato sauce for those who prefer it. In fact, any dish could be made with the sauce of your choice or adapted to your taste. But why change perfection? I enjoyed the ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese in a pomodore sauce. It was so delicious and exceeded my expectations. You could also have lobster stuffed ravioli if you chose to do so. The menu included so many traditional choices and the specials simply took that to the next level. There were several fresh fish options done in an Italian style and full of rich flavors as well. One special my husband tried was Linguini Malafemina, a seafood medley that had a white fish filet, scallops, shrimp, mussels, and clams. He chose a spicy red sauce with this dish and claims it was over the top delicious! Although it was a spicy red sauce, he said it was just spicy enough for anyone’s palate, while some people might choose to add some crushed red pepper. Actually, this dish could be served with the sauce of your choice, so it could satisfy anyone’s taste! http://learnfromyesterday.comFor dessert, we shared a serving of Tiramisu that was out of this world! It was so delicious in taste and light in texture that it was, in fact, the perfect way to end an Italian meal. But there were several other choices as well, such as cannoli, Italian cheese cake, or chocolate mousse. All in all, I highly recommend this restaurant, A True Gem, Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for dinner when visiting the Grand Strand. You will not be disappointed because the food is exceptional and the service is great! This restaurant is a true family run business, so there is a great deal of pride obvious in what they serve you. The feeling of being in an Italian household is felt here as they serve you excellent food and share with you the feeling of family, while welcoming you! So if in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, stop to have dinner at Sole’s Italian Restaurant, and enjoy!

NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina

By Jodee Weiland

When visiting our son in Charlotte, North Carolina, we visited the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The NASCAR Hall of Fame was on both my husband’s and son’s to do list, so it was time. Many people worldwide enjoy the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, better known as NASCAR. The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a must see for anyone who is a fan, especially for those that have attended any of the NASCAR races. But even if you have never been able to attend an actual race, if you love the sport of auto racing, you’ll want to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina.

With four viewing levels and interactive displays, you will learn everything about the earliest auto racing cars and their drivers to the high tech world of auto racing today. On level one and two, you will view the “Great Hall” known as the “Times Square” of the building and the “Glory Road’ with a banked ramp leading to the second floor. You will see eighteen historic cars along the way and other highlights.

http://learnfromyesterday.comhttp://learnfromyesterday.comOn level Three you will find the “Hall of Honor” where inductees are celebrated and honored. Also, on this floor are displays showing the behind the scenes preparation leading up to a race in the hall called “Race Week.” From a race simulator to the race shop, inspection, qualifying displays, and more, you will see what happens and how.

The “Heritage Speedway” displays are on level four. Here you will find individualized galleries that tell the amazing story of NASCAR’s history of more than sixty years. The areas are divided into Pre-NASCAR, 1948 to 1971, 1972 to 2000, and 2001 to the present. There’s an area highlighting the greatest finishes as well.

http://learnfromyesterday.comWhether you’re an avid fan or not, you will totally enjoy learning about this exciting sport at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. The way this sport has grown and evolved with technology is absolutely amazing and the results are exciting beyond what one would expect.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, better known as NASCAR, has added another dimension to the world of sports that is both appealing to many and technologically amazing for others. So if you are ever in Charlotte, North Carolina, be sure to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and enjoy!