I just watched on VICE their awesome new food show called Truckers in the Wild, about the culture of food trucks (a scene I'm still fairly new to). In the series, the two chef hosts, Max and Eli Sussman, travel around the country to visit some of the best food trucks in the US - one of which includes Haulin' Balls in Las Vegas.
*Please check out the mini episode here: http://www.vice.com/truckers-in-the-wild/las-vegas-truckers-in-the-wild. Enjoy!
May 13, 2013
May 11, 2013
I had eaten at Egg Works way back on the morning of St. Patrick's Day. I remember it was busy with a about a 20 minute wait. The wait wasn't boring at all because I got to see people's festive green clothing everywhere!
I loved the plentiful egg dishes to choose from the menu:
I loved the plentiful egg dishes to choose from the menu:
My husband got the Works Veggie Benny- Comes with a English muffin, topped with grilled tomatoes, fresh spinach, sliced avocado, two poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce, with a side of Works potatoes:
My friend ordered the Loco Moco with a side of pineapple:
As for me I got one of the special omelets with plenty of vegetables, and a side of Works potatoes and banana nut muffin. My dish was egg-ceptional!:
I'm all about eating more at local businesses, and Egg Works/The Egg & I is one of them! Come to any of the four locations for a hearty breakfast :)
May 8, 2013
Last week I attended Sushi Roku's event of previewing some items from their 2013 Summer Break menu before it's public debut on Memorial Day Weekend! It was truly an honor to be invited :)
At the event, they continuously served samples throughout the evening! Just when you thought they stopped serving a certain item, it would come back within a few minutes.
This salmon nigiri was truly a delight, the tomatoes on top complimented the salmon quite well. I couldn't refuse this sushi every time I was offered it:
This chicken salad Chinois had a light dressing, perfect for summer!:
Kobe Meatballs topped with masago cream sauce. This meatball was a bit crispy and the sauce added a nice balance to the flavors:
A couple cocktails were served including this Pineapple Fusion. This drink is made with a 12 year old rum, pineapple, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and brown sugar. This truly is the best mixed drink I've had in awhile! The GM, Johnny Seo came by to say hello to us and told us the background about this drink. Pineapple Fusion was a part of the menu at BOA Steakhouse (it's location at The Forum Shops at Caesar's had closed down). I'm so glad this drink was revived:
Johnny Seo receiving the LVCVA's "Hospitality Hero" Award:
Nice view of The Strip, especially at night!
Shitake mushroom tempura with truffle mayo. I usually don't eat fried foods, but I had to make an exception for this:
This Raspberry Bread Pudding with caramel gelato was to die for! Bread puddings are one of my favorite desserts and whoever made up this recipe, nailed it! This raspberry bread pudding was a bit puffy, not soggy like some other bread puddings I've had before:
Located at the 3rd floor in The Forum Shops:
Their video instructing how to make sushi:
How nice of them to give us gift bags:
More samples! Thanks Sushi Roku:
Sushi Roku is treating locals to a 20% discount on lunch and dinner menus throughout the summer months!
May 2, 2013
On Pi Day, I attended my friends' wedding at Emerald at Queensridge.
I found this place to be simply elegant! As for the food, I liked how the meats were cooked. Its usually a hit or miss when it comes to eating meats at weddings. The meats are either cooked correctly or dry! I was relieved this venue knew the right way to cook the meats for a 100+ guests.
|An epic salad display|
|A nice light dinner. The meats were nicely cooked and juicy, |
not dry at all!
|Simple wedding cake|
Looking for a place to hold your
wedding ceremony and reception? I recommend checking this venue out!
May 1, 2013
Last week I attended Cafe Zupas' VIP party for local bloggers and tech-savvy food lovers. I really didn't know what to expect only that I knew that they specialize in sandwiches, soups, and salads, and that they're based from Utah. Upon arriving we were greeted by the staff, who were all friendly and knowledgeable. They suggested for us to choose the Try 2 Combo. I decided to go with a sandwich and salad and my husband chose a sandwich and soup:
The salads were made right in front of us:
They let us choose our own desserts:
I got the Thai Mango Chicken Salad. I was surprised by how much flavor was in every bite! This came with chicken, mango, Thai peanut sauce, bell peppers, red onions, peanuts, wonton strips, iceberg lettuce, and House-Made sesame ginger dressing. Even though there wasn't too much dressing and Thai peanut sauce, they absolutely were the reasons that made this salad amazing along with the fresh ingredients!:
I haven't had turkey in awhile so thats why I chose the Turkey Cranberry Sandwich. It came with turkey, cranberry sauce, sprouts, cucumbers, mixed greens, muenster cheese, and House-Made honey mustard. Again, I loved every bite of it, I swear I'm not being biased! They weren't lying when they say they use fresh ingredients, I really could taste the freshness with every bite:
For dessert I had the Chocolate Hazelnut Creme Brûlée w/ Cinnamon Almonds. It was soft, creamy, and the hazelnut added a nice subtle flavor:
Chocolate Creme Brûlée w/ Berries:
Cafe Zupas, unlike many restaurants, make their soups from scratch daily in their kitchens. This is the Wild Mushroom Bisque- This is a mix of shiitake, crimini, and button mushrooms. I definitely recommend trying this soup. Even if you're not a mushroom lover, this soup will change your mind about mushrooms!:
Awards Cafe Zupas have received:
This was a very fun event! Other than eating, the staff interacted with guests by playing games and giving out A LOT of prizes. My husband managed to win a snazzy water bottle... Yay! Thanks again for the invite and holding this great event Cafe Zupas!