Las Vegas: Cafe Berlin 

When we visit Las Vegas, I try to bring Stephen’s mom with us so she could have a little vacation as well.  We also try to find places away from the Strip, and eat like…

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Las Vegas: Hard Rock Cafe Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas is a fun town to visit, and I try to visit every few months.  The Cosmopolitan is my favorite hotel, but for this visit, I was offered a free room with comps at…

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Getting a Date Shake

Driving back from Yuma to Orange County, we cut through the 86 and spotted ALL (and there’s a ton) of the Date Shake signs posted throughout the highway. How can you not get sucked in…

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Las Vegas: Cafe Berlin

Stephen told me that his family is German. Very German.  When I first heard that, I expected his family to come out in lederhosen and dirndls. OK, OK, They’re not “that” traditional, but they are…

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Summerlin, NV: Handel’s Ice Cream

Located about half hour outside the Strip, in Summerlin is this mom-n-pop ice cream store.  It is a great little place,  but it’s not a place to hang out as there’s no inside seating or…

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Summerlin, NV: Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken was featured on MSN / Spoon University as the 10th spot for the 25 Best Places to Get Fried Chicken in America, and we decided to visit the Las Vegas/ Summerlin…

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Breakfast at the OPH, Nevada/ Cali border

The Original Pancake House (OPH) opened a few years ago inside the Primm Valley Casino, taking over the old coffee shop.  This location is our go-to stop when we head back to California from Vegas. …

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Las Vegas: Omelet House

This hugely popular breakfast/brunch place is located less than 2 miles from the strip, hidden in a dilapidated strip mall off Charleston Blvd. The locals seem to know where it is, as there were tons…

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Las Vegas: Yagyu Ramen

If you’re looking to get away from the Las Vegas Strip for a place that is fast and affordable, this is the place. This ramen house is located less than 2 miles from the Strip,…

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Splurging at the Cosmo, Las Vegas!

If you have been checking out my blog, you may have noticed I have a tab for Las Vegas.  I visit this city every 2 or 3 months, and have been staying at the Cosmopolitan…

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Las Vegas: Black Bear Diner for breakfast

When I visit Las Vegas, I try not to eat on the Strip.  The main reason is the restaurants are overpriced, or its just another commercial experience.  For breakfast, Stephen and I have found many…

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Bellagio Conservatory

Winter has arrived!! Las Vegas may be a desert town, but that does not mean that they don’t get into the Christmas spirit.  One hotel / casino that I like to visit is the Bellagio,…

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Las Vegas: Lawry’s holiday tradition

Lawry’s is one of my favorite restaurants for Prime Rib.  Well, the place better be good at it, as their official name is Lawry’s The Prime Rib, and they serve primarily prime rib, although they…

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High Rolling it at the Linq

Las Vegas is a town that is constantly changing.  I usually visit every 3 or 4 months, and even during that short time I see changes along the Strip.  The area that used to be…

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Las Vegas: Cugino’s Italian Deli

Located 10 minutes outside the Las Vegas strip, behind the University Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is this tiny Italian deli.  I found this place by accident, and try to make it a point to stop…

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Back at The Cosmo, Las Vegas

Nothing in Vegas is really free, but you can get “close” to free… for a price.  I’m not a high roller, but I do like playing the slots.  Some people will say that I should…

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Las Vegas: Border Grill at the Forum Shops

Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are the creators of the Border Grill restaurant. The first restaurant was located on Melrose Avenue and in 1990, moved to its current home on 4th Street in…

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