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Alayna Eats

Alayna Eurie reviews upscale dining establishments

Alayna Eats At RH ROOFTOP

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     RH rooftop is located in Charlotte near Southpark mall,6903 Phillips Pl Ct, Charlotte, NC. Right, when I walked into the building, the decor and ambiance stood out to me. The lights were dim, and it felt like a very calming atmosphere. In the main dining room, chandeliers were hanging from the ceiling, and a big fountain was in the middle of the room. I felt like the restaurant was giving rich and expensive, and I felt like this is a place where you should definitely dress up; this restaurant requires formal attire, but you do not have to be too formal; you can get away with wearing jeans, but you need to dress it up. When sitting at this restaurant, I felt it was terrific for special occasions, a beautiful brunch place with friends and family, a night out with loved ones, and even more beautiful at night. My experience with RH rooftop food was amazing.

      I literally wanted to eat everything on the menu but chose the Lobster roll with their truffle fries. They also had a variety of different foods, and the lobster roll was seasoned to perfection. When biting into the lobster roll, I tasted a lot of old bay seasoning and a lot of garlic and butter, and the lobster meat was nice and juicy. The flavors weren't overwhelming. I felt like it went well together with a little bit of their mayonnaise sauce that went perfectly with the meal and made the dish come to life. I feel like they could have done better with the truffle fries; they didn’t have as much flavor as I was expecting, and I wouldn't get them again. The amount of food was good. I felt like the portions could have been bigger because the price was so high. It didn’t fill me up all the way. The pricing of food was on the expensive side; the Lobster roll by itself was 35 dollars, not including sides, and the truffle fries were 20 dollars. In total, my meal was about 60 dollars, and if you are going to eat here, I would be prepared to pay a lot of money because it's not cheap, but if you have it like that, then go all out. The customer service was excellent; they were friendly and ensured I was taken care of. 


Overall, I rate this place 5 Gold stars. I recommend this place to everyone.

Alayna Eats At El Maguey - Mexican Cuisine 

     El Maguey is located In Winston Salem, 5160 Reidsville Rd, InWalkertown, NC. I was on the hunt to find an authentic Mexican restaurant and found a place in Winston Salem, and I decided to make that drive. When we walked into the restaurant, it was a fun environment, and the staff was very welcoming when we were waiting for our table; the place was spotless and smelled so good; our waitress took us to our table and took our drink order.

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     When she gave us the menu, there were so many options to choose from it took me almost fifteen minutes to finally decide what I wanted. I got the Quesadilla Grande with dirty Mexican rice, sour cream salad, and refried beans. When the food arrived, I was surprised at how much I got for such a reasonable price.  The price of the food came down to 14 dollars. 

     When I took a bite of my quesadilla, I was impressed by its flavor. The peppers, mushrooms, and cheese all went so well together and made the flavor of the quesadilla stand out. The dirty Mexican rice was good; I just preferred a bit more spice to give it a kick, and the refried beans were fantastic. I rate this restaurant and the overall experience four gold stars; the reason why only four is because I wish the dirty Mexican rice had more spice to it.

Alayna Eats At Blacow

     Blacow is located in the university area at 517 university center blvd. When walking into Blacow, it gave more of a sports bar-like ambiance and was very dark inside; There was big screen tv’s everywhere and sports on every tv; it didn't give rich and expensive, but it was nice, it was clean like an average restaurant, but it was more like a place where you can hang out with friends and catch a football or basketball game. They had a big bar right in the middle of the room, which also gave it that sports bar vibe. The menu has a good variety of different sushi rolls and burgers, making it feel a little more upscale by including a mix of sushi rolls.


The prices of the food here were regularly priced. The main dishes, the specialty burgers, sushi rolls, and bento boxes, were 13 dollars and up, depending on what you got. I got the kimchi fries which were 11 dollars, and the sweetheart roll, which was 14 dollars and, in total, 25, and personally, to me, it was not that bad.


When it came to the flavor of the food, it was amazing; the flavors were melting on my tongue, and I was lost for words. The kimchi fries were a little vinegary and has a little sweetness to them. Still, it also had a lot of spice, not too much spice but just the right amount, and I feel like the sweetness and the vinegar flavor and spice went well together and balanced each other out, making it the perfect combination.

When I received the sweetheart roll, it was in the shape of a heart which was pretty, so I gave it 5 stars on presentation, but the taste of the roll was good too. I feel like it could have had a little more flavor because it felt like a basic regular California roll; the only difference is that this one had tuna on top. It didn't impress me, but it was not bad. I would get it again, but it was nothing special if you like the basic rolls and something that isn't too wild, then that sushi roll is for you.

But overall, I give this place 4 gold stars because they have a lot to choose from and so many things you can get if you don't like sushi, and the service was great, and I loved my kimchi fries, so definitely recommend you give this place a try.

Alayna Eats At BAOBAO

BaoBao Authentic Chinese cuisine is located at Huntersville, Nc, at 9715 Sam Furr Rd. I am still on the hunt and will forever be searching for fantastic food, and I found that place this time. If you like authentic Chinese cuisine, this place is for you. I found out about BaoBao by driving around the city, and so I looked it up and saw that it said it was authentic, so I decided to put that to the test. When I walked into BaoBao, the environment was very friendly, and I got a warm greeting from the staff. The place looked very modern inside, but it still showed Chinese culture, which was lovely. I decided to do takeout and paid about 27 dollars for everything, which is not that bad.

I got the steamed dumplings which were 10.75, and you get about 5 in a box.

I also got Kung Pao chicken which was 13.95. When I took a bite of the steamed dumplings, they were steaming hot but flavorful, and the broth in the steamed dumplings made it even more enjoyable. The meat was perfectly seasoned and mixed well with the broth, and it was not spicy at all, and there was a vinegar sauce to go with the dumpling, which made it even better.



Next, I ate the Kung pao chicken. When I ate some, my mouth was on fire; if you don't like spicy stuff, I don't recommend this dish, but if you do, you will love this. It was hot, but it also had flavor. Sometimes dishes will be just hot but without the flavor, but this dish had both, and I was shocked. I loved how everything went well together. The peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers tasted good with a sweet and savory sauce, which made my mouth water, and I will be ordering this again. I give this restaurant five gold stars.

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