Hello, everyone! To those who offered some dining advice a couple months ago regarding Las Vegas: I'm going to share where and what I ate during my weeklong internship. Or, just the notable meals, that is.
meal 1: Isla, in Treasure Island. Super swanky upscale Mexican, with focus on a beautiful tequila bar. My plate was truthfully mediocre-- braised beef rib enchiladas--other food on the table was rather good. Menu there had a lot of very traditional Mex dishes, including seafood, moles, pepitas, etc. The crowning glory of this evening was the pitcher of house margaritas. (which kicked my ass.) The tequila menu was twenty miles long, though. Nice experience overall.
meal 2: Mon ami Gabi (sp?), in Paris. Truly fantastic meal, al fresco dining across from the Bellagio's fountain show. Traditional Parisian bistro- dishes. We all had steak frites, mine with a rather good bernaise and the house merlot-- although the wine menu was extensively built around classic French bottles. Execution of the steak itself was incredibly good. This place identifies itself for the steaks, but a breadth of classic dishes also were on the menu. quite an evening.
meal 3: Osteria del Circo in Bellagio. Maybe my favorite meal, our last evening in Vegas, a pre-show dinner. We all had the handmade pastas in this Tuscan-inspired and richly decorated place. Three sommeliers had a wildly impressive wine list--let's just say our wallets only ventured to the modest selections by the glass. Pricey plates. I had handmade papardelle with duck ragu. Very wonderful, alongside a Prosecco. Lovely tiramisu in this restuarant, as well. The atmosphere was antique-European-circus feel. Huge menu also.
Okay, so I'm taking my first trip to Las Vegas in mid November. (I'm young; don't give me a hard time about the 'Vegas-virginism!)
I'll be staying near the LV Convention Center, near the strip.
Who can tell me the absolute most killer must-do restaurants? Cheap, pricey, casual-- whatever is simply great and representative of the city.
Please and thank you guys!
This idea is not new here. But let me hear some of yall's favorite sexy date foods. To be made with/next to the date, preferably.
Okay, so I call myself a no-boundaries eater. Not afraid of anything--(save for eating an insect.)
I know, know, know how incredible beef tongue is supposed to be. I know the flavor is wonderfully rich and deep. I have never eaten it, though, mostly because I've never seen it on a menu.
I stumbled upon some in the grocery recently, almost picked it up, and decided against it. Here is my problem: it just LOOKS repelling. I mean, it is a TONGUE. Quite clearly. It makes me think of all the nasties running around with bad hygiene. (people, of course)
Could y'all give me some thoughts here? Describe for me how best to give it...an identity change, if you will..etc. I want to discover its beauty so badly; i just want to get past this subconcious hangup.
I've never started a thread before, but this idea has remained in my head since last night.
I'm a wine person. A young wine person. (few and far between, these are.) I find that for other college kids, 'wine' equates those cheap, fruity, syrupy, high-sugar and low alcohol- level wretched bottlings that are sold in college towns. (elsewhere too, of course, I realize--but I'm pointing out this pervasive condition among young ladies. In effect, students)
Anyway, my two roommates and I made a trip to the corner liquor store, and we had quite a time: between my jabs at them for their simple drink choices--a horribly cloying riesling for one, and even more hilariously, a BLACKBERRY wine(!) for the other; and their advice sought from me, where my taste was really nonsensical to them. It was just harmlessly funny.
So anyone else want to share in a giggle about that poo that typical young ladies like to drink?
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