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Thursday, July 17, 2014

White Rose Inn Wisconsin Dells Review

Hope everyone had a lovely 4th of July.

Every year I'm actually foolishly optimistic and excited about the holiday, and then I realize I actually don't enjoy it. We'll to be more exact I don't enjoy aspects of the holiday, for example, the late night fireworks before the 4th of July and the continuous and never ending fireworks on the 4th of July.

However, this year my boyfriend and I decided to get away and head to Wisconsin Dells. I was super excited, because we would be fulfilling a secret desire of mine to stay at a bed and breakfast, the White Rose Inn in the Kilbourne room.

It was...a bit disappointing. It was actually what I was expecting but a little worse. Don't get me wrong, the location was "AH-MAZING". Just a few blocks down from DT Wisconsin Dells. But it was like staying at "an old white person's house". Thankfully the other guests there were cordial but not overly friendly. We were freaking out, because the room seemed warm. There was not air conditioner in the unit. Luckily, they addressed this issue right away and showed us the hallway control. We could control all of the room units. So hopefully, no one was freezing or too hot because of our adjustments. The TV was outdated; there was no phone. And we weren't sure if there was a community fridge or not. We did wander the house looking for a fridge in the community area and found one, but it might have been the caretaker's fridge. Luckily, they didn't seem to mind.

We arrived about 12 pm...4 hours early before check-in, but luckily they allowed us an early check in. In the deck area, there was some cold water waiting for us. Our room was tiny as expected from the pictures, but at least we didn't have to have a community bathroom, and there was a nice whirl pool.

After the first night of staying there. They did clean up a little bit, but they didn't replenish our shampoo and soap.

Overall, I'm glad we gave it a chance, but I would have rather stayed at a hotel. However, I think the location of the White Rose Inn was perfect.

Where have you stayed in Wisconsin Dells? Any suggestions?

Friday, July 11, 2014

India House Restaurant Review

My BF and I decided to try India House for our 3 month's of dating. Yes, we are adorable like that.

It actually wasn't our initial choice, but we decided to head in that direction since the construction in the TC area is horrible and frankly, we were starving. It was a proximity thing, and I had been there once before and thought it was decent for a buffet. We ordered off the menu.

Here's what we ordered:
Mango Lassi for a drink
Tandoori Dinner for 2 (beef samosas, tandoori chicken, chicken takki, boti kabab, shrimp tandoori, fish tikka, kabab panner, mixed veggies, chicken curry, garlic naan, and kulfi for dessert)
And despite all these food and the server warning us that it was a good portion size my BF also ordered...chicken pakora.

It was a lot and actually one of the most unique entrees I've had of Indian cuisine. I was a big fan of it. My BF said it was better than Copper Pot, but not amazing.

I've never had the mango lassi before or the kulfi. Both were yummy

Mango Lassi

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Smack Shack Food Review

My friend and I decided to catch up and try Smack Shark for their Happy Hour. I arrived there early. There's only street meter parking available and my friend took about 10-15 minutes looking for parking.

There's only Happy Hour available at the bar or patio. You'd think the patio was outside on their patio, but nope. It's actually a small section on the sidewalk. We basically had to move three times, because of this.

Besides the mix up of where we could order off the Happy Hour menu. It was definitely a cute place and fun atmosphere.

I ordered their Blue Point Oysters and Baja Shrimp Tacos. Both which were good quality and delicious.

I'd definitely go there again and try more dishes off of their menu.

Let me know if you've been there before or what you think is a good place for oysters.