A Trip to Vegas

For my big 3-0 this year, my hubby treated me to a fun trip to Vegas. More than anything else, we just ate . . . a lot!

First we ventured to a late night happy hour at our hotel, the Mirage. It is a delicious little Japanese restaurant called Japonais.

For lunch the following day we headed to Bobby Flay’s restaurant, Mesa. This was not our first visit to Mesa but is now a must visit when we head to Vegas. I had a delicious salmon dish and the husband, a Cuban sandwich.

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For dinner that night we went old school and hit up The Barrymore, a fun steak restaurant where we expected Frank Sinatra to come through the door at any moment.

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Not a bad restaurant in the bunch. Can’t wait to go back for more delicious eats!

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Sedona Restaurants

My husband and I recently went down to Arizona to hike the Grand Canyon and then spent a couple days recuperating in Sedona at the Amara Resort (loved the hotel). In general we were unimpressed by restaurants in Sedona but one. We trusted the tripadvisor rankings and headed to Elote Cafe.This was delicious! The environment, the view and the food were all top notch.

I started off with the margarita sampler. We then tried the restaurant namesake Elote which is a fire roasted corn mixture that you dip chips into. Yum! For dinner, I had the smoked pork cheeks and the husband had the carne asada. Both dishes were like none we had tried before. Apparently the chef spent something like 10 years learning Mexican cooking (mostly in Oaxaca) and then put a personal spin on each dish. Everything we ate was wonderful and we would 100% recommend it.

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