Hotel: aloft Rogers-Bentonville
Would I stay again? Yes. I really like the aLoft brand and it was conveniently located to my clients and to downtown Bentonville.
Lunch: The Preachers Son
Would I dine again? Yes. But I would try it for dinner. My lunch was delicious but I was one of 4 tables so the experience was a bit different than a full restaurant.
The Preacher’s Son
Inside the Preacher’s Son
Dinner: The Hive
Would I dine again? Yes. The restaurant is at the 21c hotel and they had their well known penguins in the restaurant. I greatly enjoyed my pork chop for dinner and the cotton candy at the end of the meal.
cornbread at the Hive
cotton candy to end the meal
The 21c penquin
The Hive Menu
Dessert:The Spark Café/ Walton’s 5&10 Would I dine again? Yes. I usually like to check out the dessert menu where I have dinner but if I wanted a quick scoop, of ice cream and I was downtown, sure, I would return.
Hotel: Aloft Minneapolis Would I stay again? Possibly. I booked late and that was the option closest to the event I attended within my allowed rate. I liked the location because Izzy’s ice cream was nearby and had I been there longer in better weather, there was a park behind the property. We did enjoy our walk home from dinner but I would like to explore another area next time.
Lunch:McKinney Roe Would I dine again? Yes. Service was a but slow but the food was good. I opted for a burrata salad and added beets. It was the perfect meal after my flight.
Snack:Izzy’s Would I dine again? Yes. I needed a pick me up after a few hours of email so I walked around the corner to this ice cream shop. I tried the sampler which is five small scoops-blueberry cheesecake, salted caramel, cookies n’ cream, chocolate peanut butter and chocolate caramel. YUM!
Izzy’s ice cream
Dinner:Spoon and Stable Would I dine again? Yes. We did not have a reservation but got lucky to score three seats at the bar. I started with the tempura baby squash and ordered the half portion of spaghetti Nero. My pasta was awesome!
Hotel: aloft South Bend Would I stay again? Yes. I stay at this hotel almost every time I visit South Bend. I can walk to my client’s office and local restaurants plus the rooms are great for solo travelers. Plus they will make you a great egg white burrito if you ask nicely!
Have some time at night? Check out the South Bend River Lights! Although it was snowing, I took a great walk to see the lights after dinner at Render!
Would I dine again? Yes. This is my second or third trip to Render and food and drinks are awesome! I usually sit at the bar solo or with the right colleague, we share a bunch of plates!
Would I dine again? Yes. I have been here for lunch three times and it is always good. Next time I am in town I will need to try dinner.