Wednesday, 14 May 2014

What I Wore Wednesday: Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

When we were little our Dad would bring us back Hard Rock Cafe pins from his business trips. I remember getting this amazing HRC tee in Washington DC where the eagle had a guitar in his claws and walking in the rain to a Hard Rock in Paris. In fact I probably have a lot of Hard Rock stories and have visited a few in the US and abroad. Needless to say I was pretty stoked when one arrived in Glasgow a few months ago.

A few weeks ago I was invited to try out Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow's new menu of American classics with a twist. Unsurprisingly as an American expat I was crazy, ridiculous excited---this may me an understatement! I love American food and well most places in Glasgow that do "American" food don't actually have any American roots or any sort of validity.

We were greeted with their AeroMexico flight--three margaritas and a side of chips and salsa. How freaking cute is that! I was driving so our flight had virgin strawberry daiquiris which were so good. I normally can't eat salsa in Glasgow because it has so much cilantro in it but this was perfect!

Aeromexico flight margarita chips salsa

I should have gotten photos of our massive nachos and sampler plate of potato skins, onion rings, wings, bruschetta and chicken tenders but I was more focused on scarfing then on snapping! My absolute favourite though was the spinach and artichoke dip. NOWHERE in Glasgow has spinach and artichoke dip and I miss it so much. This did not disappoint and I mar or may have not nabbed another tables when they didn't finish it!

Blonde Cocktails

Next I moved on to possibly my new favourite mocktail the Groupie Grinder. The name is clearly awesome and it is mango Purée, housemade piña colada mix and pineapple juice blended with a fresh strawberry swirl. YUM! It went really well with my main course of cajun battered shrimp, fries and citrus slaw. I swapped out my cocktail sauce for ranch dressing because I'm American and I can! When you see ranch abroad you order it!


RHCP Foo Fighters Poster

Like every Hard Rock Cafe there is lots of rock and roll memorabilia and a great selection from Scottish artists. My favourite though had to be this Red Hot Chili Pepper and Foo Fighters poster for a concert in Ohio! It was funny to see something from my home state.

It was such a great night and I ate FAR too much! I'm excited to go back again and most likely eat my body weight in spinach and artichoke dip and drink it in Groupie Grinders!

So obviously this is What I Wore Wednesday so what did I wear you ask? Well for me there wasn't any question what to wear to the Hard Rock:

Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

It had to be my Guns n Roses tee! I paired it with jeans, a studded bracelet and gym shoes. I would have liked cuter shoes but it was absolutely freezing and I took public transportation so practical won out!  As you can see the fabulous Miss West End Girl clearly outdressed me in her leopard wedge trainers, ballerina skirt and bowler hat!

Have you ever been to the Hard Rock Cafe? What would you have worn?

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41 comments:

Melaina25 said...

You look super cool, and that place looks amazing!

Melaina25 said...

Yes to ranch. Always. I used to collect the drumsticks from Hard Rock, and I too have walked around in the rain determined to find the one in Paris! I think I bought leopard print drumsticks that time... Haha. Love the GnR shirt!


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Melaina25 said...

I can't remember the last time I've been to a HRC. I used to go the one in Hawaii and they had great live music.


Alice
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Melaina25 said...

You've got to love all American grub! Sounds like fun.

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Melaina25 said...

Sounds like such a fun night! You are making me want to go to the Hard Rock here in Toronto! I haven't been there in years.
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Melaina25 said...

Aww those frozen drinks look yummy. I love EVERY Hard Rock Cafe I have been too (Detroit, Chicago & Toronto). =)


Happy Wednesday, Melaina!!

Melaina25 said...

I have never been to one! Looks like fun.

Melaina25 said...

Looks like you pair had a fab night

Melaina25 said...

Looks fun! Thanks for hosting.

Melaina25 said...

That looks like a fun affair .....thanks for sharing!


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Melaina25 said...

Yum, I would have totally taken the laid back route as well! :)



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Melaina25 said...

I've been to the Hard Rock Cafe in New York and Memphis. Never knew it existed in Europe though!

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Melaina25 said...

I love Hard Rock Cafe! You look cute and comfy.....I'm digging Miss West End Girl outfit too.

Melaina25 said...

Looks like a great time :)

Melaina25 said...

Those margs and chips and salsa are too cute!

Melaina25 said...

I think you look perfect for such a night

Melaina25 said...

That drink looks refreshing!


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Melaina25 said...

Love the Hard Rock!! Looks like you had a great night out!

Kelly

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Melaina25 said...

I think you dressed very appropriately for the venue! Your post has made me hungry though!

Melaina25 said...

Love HARD ROCK!

Melaina25 said...

Who doesn't?

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! Hope you found something yummy to eat :)

Melaina25 said...

Was fab!

Melaina25 said...

I LOVE a frozen drink!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Kara!

Melaina25 said...

Right? I love the fun name too :)

Melaina25 said...

Such fun!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! The GNR tee is from Target :)

Melaina25 said...

Lynsay has the best style!

Melaina25 said...

The very first Hard Rock was in London :)

Melaina25 said...

Gotta be comfy to get your grub on :)

Melaina25 said...

It was a fun and yummy night!

Melaina25 said...

It was a fun night!

Melaina25 said...

It was a fun night! Meant to snap pics with others but totally blanked on it!

Melaina25 said...

Oh I love Hard Rock!

Melaina25 said...

They are very consistent with quality!

Melaina25 said...

Do it!

Melaina25 said...

I so love American food :)

Melaina25 said...

You should see where your nearest one is now!

Melaina25 said...

Love it! I have a picture of me at 13 at the Hard Rock in Paris after having walked in the rain :)

Melaina25 said...

Aw thanks!