Food, Vegas Style

by Ginger on June 9, 2011

in Get In Mah Belly

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Yesterday, I talked all about the hotel and casino we stayed at in Las Vegas. But let’s get to the REALLY good stuff–the food. Oooooooh, the food. While the craps table may be my husband’s weakness in Vegas, mine is ALL the great restaurants. I could eat all day long, if I could eat all day long, just to try as many restaurants as possible. So you know this part was important to my enjoyment of our trip.

When we first got to the hotel, we needed to have lunch or brunch (yay, Sunday!). We found ourselves in possession of a coupon for Morels French Steakhouse so off we went, and I am SO glad we did. I could eat there again and again. The food was amazing, but the fun was in the Bloody Mary cart–Bloody Marys made to order fresh at your table. If you find yourself here, and you even remotely like Bloody Marys, you MUST have this as they were some of the best I’ve had (they make their own tomato juice!).

What we ate:
Softshell crab BLT w/mesclun salad
Eggs Benedict w/crab & asparagus
Bloody Marys from the Blood Mary cart

At dinner, we had originally planned to go to Rosemary’s (off the Strip), based on the raving recommendation of Danielle Liss. But then we decided we were entirely too lazy to leave the hotel (we both were enjoying having an agenda-less day), so instead we wandered our way over to Table 10, an Emeril Lagasse restaurant. The food was really excellent, and the service was some of the best I’ve had at a restaurant in a long time. I also thoroughly enjoyed my ultra girly cocktail. And they brought us a free sorbet with candle for our anniversary celebration. All in all, I was really happy with where we ended up having dinner. (But I’m SO hitting Rosemary’s next time we go to vegas. For real, Danielle made a VERY compelling case for that one.)

What we ate:
Cactus Blossom (cocktail)
Eau de Perfection (cocktail)
Duck Fat Fries
Farm Aged Ribeye
Whole Roasted Suckling Pig Porchetta
Sorbet

The next day, we had one lunch left before we left town. We decided to hit up First Food and Bar. This place CRACKED us up. It definitely has a personality to it, and we thought it would be jam packed on late weekend nights. For example, I ordered a Bloody Mary with a Slim Jim, which just cracked me up to no end. There was a drink called a cherry popper panty dropper (crass? Yes. Perfectly Vegas? Also yes.). They had a Jersey Shore combo which was a (I believe) BLTA & a side of Doritos Mac N Cheese (bring on the orange!). Seriously, this place was funny, but even better, the food was good. I ADORED the chopped salad I got (lettuce cups filled with falafel bites, feta, cucumber, tomato, capers, tahini. I’m going to try and recreate this it was SO good). And then I got a house made push-pop and all was right with the world.

What we ate:
Bloody Mary (cocktail)
Red Eye Mojito (cocktail)
Chopped Salad
Two Handed BLTA
The Original Mini-Burgers

All in all, our food vacation was just as wonderful as every other part of our vacation. I enjoyed every place we ate, they were within our budget (as much as possible on the Strip), and would recommend them all if you’re in the area.

Alexis June 9, 2011 at 5:31 am

I have been pestering Chris to take some time off (ha!) and have use do a long weekend in Vegas. He will be seeing your posts are required reading 🙂 Also, now I want a bloody mary real bad…

Ginger June 10, 2011 at 11:51 am

I know, I’ve been on a bloody mary kick this week thanks to our enjoyable drinks this weekend!

Craps Winnah Husband June 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

I wouldn’t necessarily say the craps table was my WEAKness… I think I did pretty well! =D But yes, the food was ha-MAAZ-ing!

Ginger June 10, 2011 at 11:45 am

I JUST noticed the name you put on this comment, and now I can’t stop giggling.

Megan June 9, 2011 at 10:10 am

I want to go to Vegas now!

I think my favorite part is the food, too. When we went for our honeymoon (I know. Classy.) we ate at a French restaurant, and Chris is STILL talking about the butter, of all things.

Sounds like you guys had a blast!

Ginger June 10, 2011 at 11:50 am

I love that he got so excited by butter. 🙂

Kate June 9, 2011 at 10:42 am

I am so glad that there is somebody else who likes eating in Vegas. I could eat my way from one Vegas restaurant to another and now you have given me a handful of new places to try…. 🙂

Ginger June 10, 2011 at 11:49 am

Yeah, the hard part is narrowing it down!

Chelsea Talks Smack June 9, 2011 at 3:44 pm

After reading this, I find myself really wanting a cocktail??

Ginger June 10, 2011 at 11:46 am

Cocktails, food, it’s all one big gluttonous good time.

Cloud June 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

It sounds like a wonderful trip!

I’ve been thinking that we’ll need to do something big to mark my 40th, which is next year. I’m leaning towards a grownups only trip to Vegas. We went through with our kids on the way back from Zion recently. That is an entirely different experience….

Ginger June 10, 2011 at 11:48 am

Yeah, Vegas w/ kids is WAY different. You should do it–it’s close enough that it’s not a huge travel trip, and you can find great deals if you’re looking! I’m actually thinking of doing a girls weekend to Vegas later this year (this’ll be news to my husband) if I can get some girls together and a free weekend…

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