Food and Food: Las Vegas and Travels07 Oct 2008 12:34 am

I’ve actually lost count of how many times I’ve been to Vegas. It’s either 5 or 6. Every trip I’ve gone on, my love for the city has grown. This is directly related to being choosey about my travel partners and the increase in my income and poker playing skills, naturally.

This trip promises to be a big one. For one, I’m celebrating my 29th (jay-sus) birthday. For another, there may be up to 13 people traveling from my close social circle, and we’ll be there 6 nights. That’s mental. I’m not holding out hope though, as only 5 of us have plane tickets right now. Finally, I’m really excited to try some new restaurants and return to some old favourites.

On the list this time:

  • Bouchon at the Venetian: The breakfast is, hands down, one of the best I’ve had. My dad and I ate there on our last trip in 2007 and we have not stopped talking about it since. The brioche, the hollandaise, the coffee, all amazing. I might go everyday and be a regular the week I’m there. It’s got this lovely patio and the feeling of being in a french bistro hall.
  • Los Tacos (off strip): In Austin, I had the most amazing tacos, and have been thinking about them ever since. I recently found out via EatingLV that this place does fast, authentic tacos, ceviches and other delicious, inexpensive eats.
  • BLT at the Mirage or Stripburger at Fashion Show Mall (blah to the tired Burgerbar) for their unique milkshakes, juicy burgers and PICKLE FRIES. OMG.
  • Tableau at the Wynn, a dim sum or Chinese dining experience and all you can eat sushi or izakaya are also on tap. Also probably a steak place, maybe Delmonico @ Venetian or Craftsteak @ MGM.

Also the usual haunts of Panera, Sonic and Chipotle. You may wrinkle your nose, but we don’t have these here at home, and I desperately miss them.


It’s over two months away still, but I’m depressed because one of my favourite Italian restaurants in the city closed today and I need to find a reason to live, gullet-wise. Until it’s time to go, I promise myself to listen to every podcast Five Hundy by Midnight has ever produced (how did I not know about these guys!) and cry myself to sleep while dreaming of eating at Joël Robuchon.

One Response to “Vegas, Round…6?”

  1. on 09 Oct 2008 at 11:00 pm Book'em

    Make that 7 with flights booked. Ship it holla!