Category Archives: Reviews

Review of Burton’s Grill: Hit or Miss for this Food Allergy Family?

Word spreads rather swiftly through the food allergy community when a restaurant goes above and beyond to accommodate the needs of a customer with special dietary restrictions.  Burton’s Grill is one of those establishments whose name has been circulating around the food allergy community for some time now and with positive reviews.  When I noticed that we were fairly close to a large percentage of their restaurants, I made it a priority, while living in the Northeast, to find a way to experience this eatery and hopefully allow my son to enjoy another meal without fear. Continue reading Review of Burton’s Grill: Hit or Miss for this Food Allergy Family?

Extra! Extra! Newsies Hits Theaters and Gives Us Something To Believe In!

In my mind, it would be an oddity for someone to deny the magic that comes from watching a live, onstage Broadway production.   You’re talking talent beyond measure, music that transforms and transports, stories that connect with us face to face.  However, is there any love lost when the splendor of a stage production comes to the big screen?  Does the audience lose the energy or the sense of being involved in the production when a camera is capturing the action and delivering it to you versus seeing it with your own eyes firsthand?

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Three Ways Disney’s Moana Tugged On This Mom’s Heartstrings

Give me a second…okay, wait -no…I need one more minute.  Does someone have another tissue, please?  Wow!  I sincerely did not anticipate Walt Disney Picture’s Moana to hit me THAT hard!   I know many of my friends had loved the movie and many even blogged about how they were moved by the story-line, but the way this movie impacted me personally had my eyes leaking uncontrollably for at least one-third of the film and for at least three reasons. Continue reading Three Ways Disney’s Moana Tugged On This Mom’s Heartstrings

The Sacrifice for Hope ~ A Review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (semi-spoiler alert)

The anticipation in our house had been building the entire year for the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  The boys walked out of The Force Awakens last January eager to see the next installment as if it were being released a week from then.

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Morimoto Asia ~ A Bucket List Must for the Foodie in You

The redesign of Downtown Disney into the creation of Disney Springs brought an influx of new restaurants to enjoy.  The bucket list for the Disney foodie has grown immensely over the last year and I myself have been salivating on a regular basis as I feverishly read and memorize menu after menu from these new eateries.   One such restaurant on my newly revised bucket list has been Morimoto Asia, which is located at The Landing on Disney Springs.   During a recent, rather quick excursion, down to my favorite place on earth “sans kiddos,” hubby and I decided it was the right time to experience some out of this world Pan-Asian cuisine. Continue reading Morimoto Asia ~ A Bucket List Must for the Foodie in You