The Woman Behind the Delicious Food

Hi everyone, this is definitely not my typical blog post, as I like to keep most everything short and sweet and too the point, but I can’t resist contributing to a good cause.

Every time we go to a restaurant we “ooh” and “ah and “nom” about the wonderful food we eat, but I’m going to guess very few of us DO NOT think about the people behind the food, the people putting in the long hours of prep work and the blood, sweat and tears put into running a successful restaurant business. Let’s finally give due back to the people putting the delicious food in our mouths – the hardworking woman of the culinary world who need help getting ahead in a culinary world where most large profitable restaurants are run by men.

KaTom (the restaurant supply company) is testing the waters to see if there is an interest (amongst my readers particularly) in an award for a woman doing something cheftastic in the kitchen. They are looking for a women with an amazing concept, who needs a leg up in getting her idea off the ground.

Help KaTom give back to the woman of the chef community, but first they need your feedback. Please take a look at their video and fill out the survey, and let them know how you feel about this idea, and help give them direction on how to craft it.

Click here for the video and survey page.

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Jinya Ramen Bar

Jinya Ramen Bar
4860 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 868-8877
jinya-ramenbar.com

One of MANY new ramen joints popping up lately, I think I fancy this place over the extremely popular Monta Ramen. Soup is less salty, and I don’t feel like I’m drinking a whole vat of oil and salt. Plus, they have fancy tempura brussell sprouts with truffle oil. Ooooooooo. Also, doesn’t hurt that they’re playing some cool jams while you eat. Hello, Jinya!

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Kung Fu Tea

Kung Fu Tu
5030 Spring Mountain Rd., Ste 8
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 776-7077
kfteausa.com

It’s happened! Finally something that I’ve seen many times in SoCal coming to Vegas – Options on your sugar level on your tea drink! Why Las Vegas, did it take this long? Perhaps other tea shops do this as well, but Kung Fu tea has it detailed it out. *happy dance happy dance. Love the details in the shop, Kung Fu Tea. Keep up the good work.

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Snooze

Snooze
3940 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 500-3344

Ending a wedding weekend full of fun in Mission Bay, of course we end it with nice fatty fat breakfast at Snooze! Way to load ourselves food coma inducing food right before a long drive back home.

Snooze Spuds Deluxe – Crispy hash brown loaded with cheese your choice of protein, and in my case, bacon!
Corned Beef Hash – This is of the REAL meat version. My peasant standards did not like it. Give me the pulverized fake meat!

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Tacos El Gordo

Tacos El Gordo
3049 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 641-8228
tacoselgordobc.com

The famous Tacos El Gordo. We finally made it. It was sticky, hot, and super sweaty, but it was delicious. Lengua. Pastor. Carne Asada Fries.

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Tips: Each taco filling has dedicated station, so just scooch your bum right in there (don’t be shy) and get your food ordered.

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Wolf Den
1305 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89503
(775) 324-9653

I returned to Reno recently to visit my good friend and college roommate Carla, and of course, we had to return to some our old food haunts. We used to indulge in the famous Awful Awful Burger with a full basket of fries, which I claim to have devoured all by myself, every single fry. This time we went to the newly renovated bar called the Wolf Den situated near the University of Nevada, Reno’s dorms. It proved to have the same Awful Awful burger that I remember from The Nugget, minus the greasy diner vibe and now trade it for the college hangout vibe. An advantage now is that school is currently out, so we got to dine in peace and did not have to battle parking. (Wow, I’m starting to sound old! Ha ha)

Bliss with my hamburger. Behold! … but I did not finish all my fries.

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