Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas’

BurGR and Beaujolais: Two Meals. Two Cities. Too Cool.

December 30, 2012

While in Las Vegas for a wedding a few days back, we noticed that Gordon Ramsay had just opened up a new restaurant in the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. Since we were staying there, we were all like, “What the heck? Let’s check it out!”


Gordon Ramsay BurGR


Our view from the table…

To start the meal off right, we ordered up some beer…


And BOY did they have a lot of it!


I got me a Stone Pale Ale

Here’s what we ate…


This Salt and Vinegar Hummus was out of this world…


The Truffle Parmesan Fries were legit…


But this Artisanal Burger with Shaved Prosciutto, Dried Salami, and Reclette Cheese is one of the best burgers I have ever tasted.

Everything about BurGR is fantastic.

The food.

The service.

Even the menu…


I mean… Come on… How cool is this?

Yesterday, we flew from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada to visit my folks.

After picking us up from the airport, we headed out to dinner at Beaujolais Bistro.


This French restaurant does serve Beaujolais, but I was in the mood for something different…


The Saint Cosme 2011 Coetes-du-Rhone is full of bright red fruit, but has a great herbacious, spicy, earthy sensibility. Highly recommended.

Here’s what we ate…


Olives. I love olives.


Mixed Lettuces with Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and a Creamy Lemon Dressing


The Muscovy Drake Duck Breast in Blood Orange Sauce was ridiculously juicy and flavorful. The richness of the duck was evened out by the tangy blood orange. The wine made this dish sing.

Oh man…

It’s not that often that one can tout having had two of the best meals of their life in the same week…

I can.

Stay Rad,



What happens in Vegas (besides sweaty armpits)… Goes here.

July 1, 2011

Kara and I took a trip to Las Vegas this last week.  I was thinking about doing a HUGE write-up about the vacation, but over the last couple of days I’ve forgotten how to use words.  So…

I’ll just show you our trip with these pictures.


At the airport in San Jose. The Sharks bar!

Waiting for our room, we ordered the official drink of Vegas. Alcoholic slushies.

This croc is THE main attraction on the strip.

Another slushie. Got this one from Coyote Ugly. I kept the cup.

Happy hour at Diego's. Time to guac!

Oysters and Stella at Sea Blue. The BEST deal in Las Vegas.

Large coffee at Starbucks. The WORST deal in Las Vegas.

Here's a big ass lion.

A room with a view... of window streaks.

We stayed in the Jean Luc Picard suite.

Mix your own drinks if you don't want to spend a lot of dough... That, and stay in your room.

Space ship... or something.

Only 8 bucks a pop.

At the Burger Bar.

The slider variety pack. I was into the buffalo.

How long do you think the photo shoot was for this poster?

It only took me one take to look that stupid.

Eating at Dick's. They even put the condiments on the bottom. What a bunch of jerks.

Taking a picture of people taking pictures of a model of the Statue of Liberty with Jelly Bellies glued on it. Truly fascinating.

Since when did the back of pennies look like the one on the top right?

At Centrifuge.

No trip to Vegas is complete without a late night ruben.

So, there you have it.

Sorry there was no wine in this post, but I’ve got BIG things coming up.

Stay Rad,



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