AYCE hot pot at Red Pot. There’s a sauce bar where you can go apeshit and mix everything together. SO MUCH FUN! We ordered half of the regular and half curry. The curry ended up boiling over so our entire thing just tasted like curry :( It was fun because it was all you can eat so we kept ordering hella meat.
Cute, simple, delicious fruit tarts from Wholesome Choice which used to be right across the street from where I used to live.
Fake Japanese food for my goodbye happy hour with some coworkers. The drinks were hella good. Too back I can’t say that about the food. JUST AWFUL.
Bruxie’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffle!!! This is the most amazing combination EVER. A fresh crispy waffle with a juicy fried chicken sandwiched in between its fold. The crunchy and light coleslaw really adds a special flavor/texture to the whole thing too! Their honey sauce is so fucking unbelievable. I wish they had bottles and bottles of it so that I can drown my waffle sandwich in it. ARE YOU DROOLING YET?
My heart seems to burst every time I think about Mon Ami Gabi. This French bistro is fucking AMAZING!!! I am so in love with this restaurant and will definitely make this a regular stop whenever I go to Vegas. This cute little restaurant is located right in front of Paris and we were lucky enough to score a perfect table outside across from the Bellagio fountains.
They start you off with fresh French baguettes that’s all soft and warm, right out of the oven! I shared a quiche lorraine and a bacon cheeseburger with a buddy, best of both worlds! The restaurant is supposedly a “steakhouse” so trying a prime burger was a must along with something that is a “French classic.” The lorraine could make a grown man cry, it was so good. It was a ginormous quiche, literally the size of a dessert plate! EVERYTHING ABOUT IT TASTED GOOD, from the cute little spring salad to the bacon bits in the quiche. PERFECTION TO MY TASTE BUDS! The burger was probably the best gourmet burger I have ever had. The beef patty was so tender and juicy MMM MMM MMM. Our waitress also gave us a free ice cream puff for dessert! It was so adorable, it had a little candle in it and everything! Also, their cocktail special was really the icing on the cake. It was a cocktail with a St. Germain base and some champagne/sparking wine. Now I order any cocktail with St. Germain because I’m convinced it’s the nectar of the gods.
I love Food Network. I love Bobbly Flay. Naturally, I had to check out his restaurant, Mesa Grill, while I was in Vegas because - DUH! - I’m a huge fan and why not? The man knows how to work a grill AND he’s an iron chef. He must know a thing or two about good food.
The restaurant is located in Caesar’s Palace and it was quite the journey there from Planet Hollywood since it was 100 fucking degrees outside. None of that humidity business, but straight-up burning heat. The restaurant is brightly lit with high ceilings so it feels pretty roomy. They seat you and give you a complimentary BASKET of baked goodies. LIKE A BIGASS BASKET full of pastries, muffins, corn bread, etc. Bobby Flay has your back!!! This man really knows how to please a hungry crowd. Anyways, it was brunch time so I ordered the Spicy Chicken + Sweet Potato Hash that came with poached eggs. It was yummy and the sweet potato offset how salty it was. Everyone else’s food tasted a bit too salty for my liking. The hash looks like two tiny scoops of the mix but it was surprisingly filling, so no more hunger complaints from me!
Chipotle Chicken Avocado sandwich from Earl of Sandwich. EARL’S IS OVERRATED AND ONLY TASTES GOOD WHEN I HAVE THE DRUNCHIES. That’s all I have to say about that.
Actually, I welcome their Holiday Turkey sandwich anytime. Too bad it’s seasonal and located in Las Vegas :( EARL! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO ME!?
More tacos!! Ordered a carne asada and shrimp taco at Moondoggies on our third Taco Tuesday stop. Subpar food and totally not worth the stop. However, we had a really horrible/funny experience while we were here. A friend poured their house hot sauce all over her tacos. I’m talking drenched in this sauce, her tacos were basically swimming in it. A little too overboard I must say. Little did she know that the sauce would be the spiciest hot sauce she will ever encounter. And cue the mouth-on-fire sensation and tears streaming from her eyes. After witnessing this atrocity, I decided to go with the safer option of the classic tobasco sauce. WRONG! This particular bottle of tobasco didn’t have a fucking stopper so it basically poured out like hot lava all over my tacos. Now MY tacos were swimming in hot sauce, literally. Even after draining most of it out from my tacos, IT STILL TASTED LIKE PURE TOBASCO SAUCE. Horrible experience and spicy as fuck in my mouth. I started tearing too because it was so unbearable. We didn’t know what to do so we just went to the bathroom to attempt to rinse it out of our mouths but just ended up crying.
How could I resist fish tacos on Taco Tuesdays?? I ordered a baja fish and a pescado taco at Fred’s Mexican Cafe with a brewski on the side. These are hefty Amurrrrican-sized tacos, not your average three-bites-and-you’re-finished-street-sized tacos. The baja fish is battered whereas the pescado is grilled. These are also huge pieces of fish by the way, and it took a little more effort to finish these bad boys. Top em off with pico de gallo and a squeeze of fresh lime then BOOM! All gone. Into my stummy. So adorable how they stick a little Mexican flag into my taco. I appreciate the little details! It makes my dining experience more enjoyable.
Taco Tuesday at World Famous in PB, SD! Probably the best shrimp tacos I have ever had! On Taco Tuesdays you have to sit by the bar area to get the Happy Hour specials. We were seated in the “outdoor” area, where it’s this ambiguous area between the inside of the restaurant and the shacked roofing over the tables “outside” We basically had a great view of the beach but no air conditioning in exchange.
Gotta start off Taco Tuesday right with a cocktail while I munch on my tacos! I ordered a Red Ruby Skyy cocktail which was pretty and pink but refreshing from the grapefruit juice. The shrimp tacos are ON. POINT. The shrimp is fried fresh and didn’t taste like that frozen fried shit that you find at the grocery store. They layer on cabbage, pico de gallo, and a generous amount of crumbled cheeses. Squeeze some lime over these suckers and you are good to go! They should rename their tacos to TOO-TASTY-TACOS. Because they’re just too tasty.