Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
The LINQ Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3535 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 351-7400
thequadlv.com/guy-fieri

This place is a junk food connoisseur’s heaven. When Guy talks about going to flavor town, he was NOT kidding! I love you Guy because you and me are on the same wavelength about junk food. I know what everyone’s thinking. It’s just glorified bar food, but hey, while most people think you can’t really screw up bar food, you can definitely up the ante on it and make it even more gluttonous.

Triple T Fries Double Barrel BBQ Wings Smoked Beef Short Ribs

Triple T Fries – Perfect crispy texture with my favorite cut of fry, shoestrings!
truffle, truffle + more truffle!
julienne cut fries tossed with black truffle, truffle infused
gouda cheese + a creamy white truffle dip

Double Barrel BBQ Wings – Fall off the bone meat with tangy dipping sauce.
coated in a blend of Guy’s signature bourbon brown sugar BBQ sauce
and chipotles, served with crispy
fried onion straws, tangy ranch + raw veggie medley

Smoked Beef Short Ribs – meat, meat, and more tender meat.
bone-in beef short ribs rubbed with signature BBQ spice rub,
house-made orange-poblano BBQ glaze,
with polenta, peppers, onions + tomatillos

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Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger – This was my favorite of the night. With so many ingredients in one burger, I thought it would be difficult to eat and the ratios and textures right and would be all wrong for me (too much meat, bun too soggy from sauces, etc.) However, this is BOMB. Flavor town to the max and the textures were all there in a very chomp-able burger that held it together. I hate it when the burger is constructed poorly, and bits and pieces start sliding out.
Guy’s award-winning burger – winner of the New York City Wine +
Food Festival Burger Bash!
crispy applewood bacon, six-cheese mac ‘n’ cheese,
LTOP (lettuce, tomato, onion + pickle),
SMC (supermelty- cheese) and donkey sauce are stacked on a
garlic-buttered brioche bun

Mexican Churros – This was standard. Sweet, warm, tasty. I did find the dips too sweet for my liking, but my two eating partners had no complaints.
freshly fried churros with spicy chocolate + dulce de leche dips

Conclusion: Guy Fieri, you did not disappoint me. Your food was everything I imagined it would be. It may not be “gourmet,” but it’s dang tasty.

Tip: Bring eating buddies to share and conquer multiple items!

Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina
2010 Festival Park Dr Ste 130
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Downtown Summerlin
(702) 848-1688
gelatomessina.com

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Just when you thought you’ve had it all and what could possibly be THAT different with yet another ice cream. Welp, Gelato Messina sure showed me!

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The run down: This company awesomely Australian and they couldn’t be more nice and down to earth. Declan one of the owners personally presented to us fellow food bloggers and writers (shout out to Amber and her guy Bronson at cheerupwithfood.com!). His marketing team was also awesome. Ok, ok, back to the food. Because food has gotten so commercialized, it’s really nice to see the company brings back the passion and the love for quality food, and you could really tell that love is put into everything. Ingredients are all made in house (except for two type of biscuits). They’ve got an army of staff back there. Flavors and textures are incredible! Tiramisu has all the textures of creamy, cakey lady fingers, and hint of alcoholiness (yes, I made up “alcoholiness”). How are the fruit sorbets so creamy? The salty sweet combination of salted coconut and mango blew my mind. Pistachio gelato? I can taste real pistachios! It is true that it is “So Wrong Its Right” with cream cheese, caramel gelato smashed with white chocolate potato chips and smothered in duck fat caramel. So many delicious flavors, but if I had to choose one, the winner of the day is salted caramel with white chocolate. I guess my tastes are changing – salty sweet is gaining favor in my world.

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Gelato Messina is not only offering an amazingly unique spread of gelato flavors, but also on top of that, they offer beautifully constructed gelato cakes and coffee.

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Conclusion: This is the place to be if you want unique, complex flavors made with the most fresh and natural ingredients with fantastic texture. I know it’s the place for me because it’s almost in my backyard!

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Disclaimer: Yes, I enjoyed delicious FREE ice cream. Thank you, thank you food blogging benefits!

Bazaar Meat

Bazaar Meat
SLS Las Vegas
2535 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 761-7610
slslasvegas.com/bazaarmeat

Ended 2014 with a bang! Hubby surprised me with a visit to Bazaar Meat for our anniversary late last year, and I’m usually not a big meat person, unless it is QUALITY meat. And, Jose Andres, too? Why not?

It was funny reading some of the reviews on yelp, and I noticed that someone was a vegetarian and gave it a low rating. Really? Get outta here! Well, this place is for the meat lover and the meat eater. True to Jose Andres’ reputation, this is not just any steakhouse. He puts the new spin on the dishes and makes a circus of flavors of textures in your mouth.

Behold. Cotton Candy Foie Gras. José’s Asian Taco. THE Foieffle (not pictured). Croquetas de Pollo. The Classic Beef Tartare. Morcilla with Uni. Japanese Kobe Eye of the Rib.

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5/5 beeps.

Easy Bun Rieu

I’ve grown up eating Vietnamese food all my life. I was blessed to be born to Chinese parents who grew up in Vietnam, so you can say I got the best of both worlds. Both parents cooking Chinese and Vietnamese food. It’s not surprising that one of my favorite comforts is bun rieu. It is a vietnamese noodle dish that is centered more on tomato, shrimp and depending on the family it can also involve pork and other meats. Bun Rieu is often more sweet and light when compared to it’s famous earthy counterpart Pho Bo (a.k.a. beef noodle soup).

Here is my mom’s Easy Bun Rieu. It doesn’t require too many complicated ingredients and it’s can all be done in half a day (minus some night before preparations), which can’t be said for many other noodle soups if you want to do it the “right” way. As many of you may be familiar with home cooking, this recipe is guerrilla style – measurements are from the gut. This one is “easy” Bun Rieu because it’s basically a “dump” and “forgetaboutit” stew.

Ingredients:
Dried Shrimp, Soaked Overnight, Drained, Food Processed and liquid saved
Tomatoes, cut into chunks of your size preference
Chunk crab meat
Chicken Broth
Jar crab paste
Season with salt to taste

Directions (Michelle Guerilla Style, a.k.a, describing with no finesse at all):
Dump your broth, liquid from shrimp and some water in the pot
Dump your cut tomatoes into the pot
Bring to boil
While waiting for soup to boil, stir fry dry your ground shrimp so that it can soak up your beaten egg (Makes it pretty and floaty shrimp)
Dump your lump crab, crab paste, and shrimp/egg mixture into the pot
Let it rip for 3 hours
Season to taste

Enjoy with rice noodles, your favorite herbs, and yummy shrimp paste

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SkinnyFATS

SkinnyFATS
8680 W Warm Springs Rd Ste 170
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone number (702) 979-9797
skinnyfats.com

I’m always fighting with the angel or demon on my shoulder. Should I be good or be bad. Usually “be bad” wins and I go bad BIG TIME, and most of the time, it’s just deciding on one thing that’s the battle. This time I let the person at the cashier decide for me because EVERYTHING looked too good for me to decide on one item. It as a gamble, but hey, we live in Vegas right? Har har har.

The menu is organized into healthy vs. happy. She made me narrow down to the savory and happy side. Boy was I satisfied with her selection. Hubby chose the #Merica’ (chicken fried steak over biscuits) – good husband, and I was surprised with the S’motherload (Shaved NY Strip, egg, sausage, potatoes, peppers, onions, cheddar & pico in a tortilla w/cajun cheddar cheese sauce). I ate almost the whole thing along with a biscuit I took from hubby’s plate. Scrumdiddlyumptios. That’s all I have to say.


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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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