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KAPPA Pisco

I recently drank KAPPA Pisco for the first time!  Here's a little background on this drink:

Pisco is a grape brandy produce in parts of Chile and Peru, and is a popular drink in those countries.  KAPPA in particular, makes their pisco with plenty of sunshine, muscat grapes, and water from the Andes in Chile's Elqui Valley!  When I opened my bottle, the drink smelled quite strong.  I knew right away I was in for a treat!
If you go to the KAPPA Pisco website, they provide a list of cocktail recipes to try. One interesting recipe I saw was the KAPPA Sour:

The cocktail I had so far was the KAPPA Fresca.  This recipe is simple, yet so refreshing:

I've heard KAPPA Pisco is only sold in select areas of the US and will be arriving to Las Vegas this February... So get ready Las Vegans!  This spirit is great to drink for any occasion!

Umiya

Umiya (formerly known as Kaizen) on Flamingo Rd & Arville St has quite an interesting AYCE sushi menu.  Other than sushi and seafood items, an array of Japanese foods are featured like Monkey Brain. I wasn't adventurous enough to eat Monkey Brain, I don't know if I ever will!

Another great thing about Umiya is when you are an AYCE sushi patron, you have the choice of having all you can drink alcohol for just $10 more!  There's a set menu for that also.  You can choose certain sakes, wines, and beers... What a deal!!










This is one of my favorite AYCE sushi joints in Las Vegas!  Umiya has awesome food and service.  I'll definitely be visiting this place often!
***Edit: As of 1/24/13, All You Can Drink is no longer available. It is replaced by the new special, 'Buy 2 Get 1 Free drinks'. This includes Beer, Sake (House & Premium), and Soju.

Hawaii Trip & ABK Wedding '12

This past December I went to Oahu to get married!  Since planning for my wedding was my priority, I didn't really plan to eat anywhere in particular.  I just went with the flow and ate at places wherever my friends and family wanted to eat at.  Here are some places we ate out at during our trip:
Pancakes & Waffles  On the morning of my arrival we to Pancakes & Waffles for breakfast.  Its a small restaurant and was busy the day we went, luckily our food came out relatively fast!


Overall this was a nice family restaurant to eat at.  I wish Pancakes & Waffles was also here in Las Vegas!


Hokulani Bake Shop My friend wanted to get cupcakes from Hokulani because they won in the Food Network's show, Cupcake Wars (season 4, episode 12).

These Hokulani cupcakes certainly tasted like winners to me!  Me and my friends had a bite of each other's cupcake.  The frostings weren't overpowering or doubling the size of a cupcake, they complimented each their moist cupcake.


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Bund Shanghai

Lately I've been going to new restaurants that recently opened in town like Bund Shanghai Restaurant, which serves Cantonese style food.  The name of this restaurant is named after The Bund, a historic landmark/waterfront area in Shanghai, which makes it a popular tourist destination:





My friends and I shared each of our meals.  I shared my tofu dish that I enjoyed because of it's big portion, the sauce used, and it wasn't drenched in oil.  Also we shared some soup, fish, and noodle dishes, which were all delightful.
The menu has pictures of many items, I think enough to make you drool!   Here are some pages (click on a photo to enlarge):






I thought their food was great and had a lot of traditional dishes to choose from, therefore I recommend eating at Bund Shanghai Restaurant!