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Sunday, March 8, 2020

First Time At Freddy's Steakburgers


Went to Freddy's tonight for the first time, ordered the California Steakburger. The only difference between a regular and the California is the lettuce, tomato and onion, yet no avocado.
Usually avocado on ANYTHING, qualifies it as California.
I asked the guy if the fries are frozen. He didn't get it and answered, "No the custard is frozen, not the fries". I said "I understand that but are they FROZEN or FRESH? I'm asking because I've never been here before".  He asked if I wanted a sample and brought me out a whole serving...FREE. What's not to like?
The fries weren't bad, better then In n Out, they must used different potatoes; these had a creamy texture. I put Jalapeno FRY SAUCE on it, whatever that is giving it a nice added kick
Nothing was really greasy, I didn't have to wipe my face down with napkins. 
The downside was some creepy guy asked me for two dollars.
My mouth full, I shook my head no.
I was actually waiting for something like that to happen.
Good day.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

One Of The Best in Las Vegas

Tonight's sampling of menu items at this well known Off Strip restaurant, Sparrow & Wolf,

are some of the most creative offerings and libations in Las Vegas, brought to us by Chef Brian Howard . This restaurant is a definite "must visit".
Not really being a fan of lamb, Chef Brian tried "selling me" on braised lamb neck (not what you think). This was excellent and definitely not your Mother's lamb chops, not that it remotely close to a lamb chop at all!
Next up was Lamb Bolognese with Japanese Udon Noodles. Perfectly tender rice noodles, but not your typical puffy hair-thin noodles. These were hearty.
Pictured are Olive Oil Poached Shrimp with Thai Curry Toast and Osso Buco Tortellini with edible flowers.
 Keep in mind that these are smaller portions, designed for sharing. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Will Ridiculousness Finally Be Ending?

The US Department of Transportation had recognized that peacocks and pigs do not belong on airplanes. This has got out of hand by people taking advantage of a situation. Passengers can now rejoice!
https://simpleflying.com/dot-support-animal-ban/

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Southwest Culture

Southwest is my primary airline. I didn't know what to make of this back and forth review.
 I've never had issues on SWA, no nasty employees, good communication and an all around good experiences... except for maybe a slightly faulty reclining seat.
I get FREE drink coupons, free checked bags and sometimes more Bailey's without a coupon.
It's the Southwest culture you have to get and understand before "lining up" and getting on the plane. If not, you lose.
https://www.thetravel.com/real-passenger-photos-southwest-airlines/

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Pizza my, um, his way...

It's funny how you can make friends by criticizing their product, or in this case pizza.
After deleting a Yelp and TripAdvisor review, I was invited by Chef/Owner James Trees of Ada's and Esther's Kitchen in Las Vegas
to "play nice" and make a NJ/NY style pizza with him. He did most of the work.
After washing my hands and handed an official kitchen apron, James, as my instructor, proceeded to explain his recipe and technique.
Next was my turn....I learned a lot.
The pizza turned out great, crispy and NO FLOP! I would highly recommend Ada's in Tivoli Village.
Next stop Esther's Kitchen.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

There Is Better Beer Out There

Went to Texas Roadhouse tonight in Fairfield Ca, where "mass market" beer is in full swing with people enjoying Bud Light and Coors Light. Regrettably my first choice, was Samuel Adams in a bottle, second was Modelo, usually good on tap, but not tonight. Really? How could I have ever consumed this stuff years ago? My tastes, and tastebuds,  have certainly changed for the better.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

No Shortage of Mexican Food in Las Vegas

My immediate thought as I look at the new sign is Red Lobster and/or Chili's! There is certainly no shortage of very good Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas, but "Modern Mexican" and "Grandma"? All good Mexican food is "Grandma's" food



https://vegas.eater.com/2018/12/20/18149514/red-jalapenos-westside-open