Thursday, June 19, 2008

Viva Cafe Rio!!!

So HOW COOL IS THIS???
My sister and I share this deep, deep LOVE for this restaurant called Cafe' Rio that we used to eat at all the time when we lived in Provo, UT.
Well recently they opened a restaurant down in Las Vegas, this being the closest Cafe' Rio to us. My husband and I got to visit this wonderful place on our one year anniversary while up in Vegas celebrating. But my poor, poor sister has not had Cafe' Rio in 4 years!!!
Well to make a long story short, my sis is prego at the moment and has had intense cravings for this wonderful food to the point where it has left her teary eyed (ask her, no exaggeration on my part), SO her husband has the week off of work and they decided to make a day trip up to Cafe' Rio just to eat there for lunch and dinner.
I was blessed enough to be able to hitch a ride up there as the babysitter and entertainer of Makenna (my little niece who is a total joy to my life). NO PROBLEM FOR ME!!! My little Bro David came along as well. We left at 6am, got to Vegas and ate Lunch right away (a salad for lunch) then walked the strip for a few hours in the 108% weather and back to Cafe' Rio for dinner (a burrito this time) and takeout to bring home to our family! I got back home that night at 12:30am. What a day, and boy was it worth the drive with a 22 month old!!! She was a champ by the way!!!
I also have to mention that little Makenna ate her food there better than she has eaten in a really, really long time, and Amanda said that Kellen was doing flips for hours after her meal as well. Apparently the love runs in the blood. We are so proud!
Here are some of the pics!!! Me in the car just thinking about what I am about to eat!!!! Can you tell I am just a little excited???
The woman and the baby to thank for the cravings that inspired this heavenly trip!



I stole Makenna's hat, ok so she dropped it and I decided it looked good on me instead. What do you think?
Lookin like a big girl, and diggin the caffeine!
Both of us coming down from our caffeine rush on the way home, can you tell we are pooped from the long fun day?

14 comments:

The Hardy's said...

so yummy! looks like fun!

Pedersens said...

I have never ate there... but it must be good if you drove to Vegas for it! looks like a fun trip for the day!

Traci Elizabeth said...

I love cafe rio. who wouldnt? I have recipes for cafe rio shredded chicken, dressing, shredded pork, rice and guacamole if you are interested!

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Yes, Yes, Yes I am interested Traci, YEAH!!!

Emily said...

I love Cafe Rio and it is good to know there is one only four hours away! I did not take advantage of Cafe Rio as much as I should have when living in Utah!

Philip and Melissa said...

oh my gosh...that is soooooo funny! I couldn't help but giggle to myself when i read that your sister got all teary eyed about the rio. dude, I totally craved it liked nobody's business when i was pregnant! and i had it like 8 times a week. what an excellent person you are for going along with the prego's cravings!!!

Amanda said...

We Rock! That is all I have to say!

brit said...

You are the biggest nerd! I will never take the RIO for granted again!!! love that you drove to Vegas for it! That is classic!
p.s. love the patio!

Dacia said...

Sounds like a blast! Sounds like something I would do, except it would be for Red Robin :)

Kipn n' Sarah said...

O my gosh, I love Red Robin too, I worked there for like 6 years and LOVE their food so much!

Niki McDowell said...

If your ever craving it again. I have a few of their recipes. I actually did a cafe rio night the other night for dinner. I bought those tortillas from costco that you have to cook on your stove (pretty close to the cafe rio kind). I have the recipe for the creamy tomatillo dressing, their pork barbacoa and their cilantro lime rice. I made everything and it tasted really close to actually eating there, delicious. So just le me know if you ever want those. They make great left overs.

Wards said...

I am so jealous!!! We have been to that one and love that it is so close! We will hopefully be having some Cafe Rio ourselves in a couple of weeks! We have made homemade Cafe Rio salads and dressing and I have to say for homemade it did it good justice! You should try! It's kinda a lot of work, but well worth it and a great excuse for a party! Hope you are doing well!

Heather said...

Glad you were able to get your fix! You need to go to that place in Temecula that I was telling you about to see if it even compaes for you! Date night?

The Bruer Clan said...

You are a HOOT!! How fun was that? CRAVINGS are amazing!! Amanda's hubby is REALLY SWEET for taking her and you all the way there to get some GRUB!! ;) You guys are AWESOME!! ;)