Tag: Vegas

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 the locals do.  Last time we found a quaint German place for lunch, […]

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 and stop for a Date Shake?? The place was empty, aside from the […]

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 from Germany, and they know what the Old Country food should taste like. […]

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 even a table. There’s a few benches and grassy area, but the storefront […]

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 location. The restaurant is located half hour outside the Strip, in the Festival […]

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 of people in business attire enjoying their lunch break. We came here on […]

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, down the street from the Palazzo / Wynn hotel off Spring Mountain in […]

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, where they transform their Conservatory, depending on the season.  Right now, scheduled until […]

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 do serve rib eye steak (basically the prime rib that’s been grilled), and […]

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 part of the old Imperial Palace Hotel got revamped, and was renamed the […]

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 by here for their Italian sandwiches before heading back to California. The restaurant […]

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 just take out a $100 bill and light it on fire. I disagree. […]