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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CHICKEN, CHEESE AND AVOCADO SANDWICH

CHICKEN, CHEESE AND AVOCADO SANDWICH
DINNER AT HOME

With my girls on vacation, I have had to fend for myself for dinner this week.  I picked up one of those Rotisserie Chickens at the market and made Chicken Tacos the other day.  I checked the refrigerator and saw that there was an avocado and some hamburger buns so I whipped up a pretty darn good chicken salad sandwich.  Shredded some of the chicken breast and added chopped onion, celery, sweet relish and some chopped jalapenos for kick.  Poured in a little mayo to bring the chicken salad together.  Placed lettuce, cheese on the bun topped it with the chicken and topped it with slices of fresh avocado.  Thought this was delicious and will make again and again.  Still have chicken left for the next two days.

CHICKEN, CHEESE AND AVOCADO SANDWICH

Saturday, July 23, 2011

FUJITSU SPELLING BEE COMMERCIAL

FUJITSU SPELLING BEE COMMERCIAL
HONOLULU, HAWAII

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KHON Channel 2 (Greg Davis) did a great job writing,
directing and shooting our new Fujitsu commercial.
Then entire staff at KHON did a terrific job and
we sincerely appreciate their efforts.  Enjoy the spot!
To see all of our Fujitus commercials visit www.ilovemyfujitsu.com

SLOT MACHINE JACKPOT AT THE ARIA

DROPPED $20 IN QUARTERS AND HIT THE JACKPOT AT ARIA!

THE COSMOPOLITAN LAS VEGAS

GREAT ARCHITECTURE
THE COSMOPOLITAN
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 


We walked from the Aria through a beautiful mall and ended up at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.  This place is hip.  Packed with twenty somethings night and day.  We had late night cocktails at Holsteins and lunch at a funky little place that serves Chinese and Mexican food from the same menu.  My friend had the soup and I had tacos.  Not bad.
GREAT BAR
CHINESE AND MEXICAN RESTAURANT
CHINESE SOUP FROM THE MEXICAN RESTAURANT
TACOS FROM THE CHINESE RESTAURANT

CAFE VETTRO - ARIA HOTEL AND CASINO

CAFE VETTRO
ARIA HOTEL AND CASINO
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

We hit Cafe Vettro for some very late night dining after seeing a show and spending some time at the tables.  I tried a Burrito with Pastrami and Eggs.  This bad boy was delicious.

BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS
BACON, EGGS AND HASH BROWNS
BURRITO WITH PASTRAMI AND EGGS
PASTRAMI AND EGG BURRITO WAS GREAT!

BACKSTAGE DELI - LUXOR HOTEL, LAS VEGAS

BACKSTAGE DELI
LUXOR HOTEL
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 

Prior to seeing a show, we decided to split a sandwich at the Backstage Deli at the Luxor.  After waiting a few minutes in line we ordered up a Pastrami and Turkey Sandwich with Cole Slaw and Swiss Cheese.  This sandwich was GREAT!

WAIT IN LINE TO ORDER
PASTRAMI, TURKEY, COLESLAW AND SWISS CHEESE

TODD ENGLISH PUB - LAS VEGAS

TODD ENGLISH PUB
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

The Todd English Pub is located right next to the Aria Hotel.  This makes it very easy to drop in for a cocktail, appetizer or good meal.  I visited this place on my last trip to Las Vegas and liked it.  This trip was even better because of great service by the bartender and staff.  Once again I went for the fresh Oysters and Clams.  They are shucked at the bar and served chilled.  Yummy.  This time we tried the "Dirty Chips".  This is a huge pile of house made potato chips topped bacon, scallions, tomato and bleu cheese and served with fried chicken livers.  The chips are great, but this is a big heavy and filling dish.  We did not even put a dent in the pile.  My hat is off to the crew here.  Great young people who understand customer service.
Click links below for more posts on Todd English Pub;
http://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2015/09/todd-english-pub.html
http://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2011/02/todd-english-pub.html
http://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2013/10/todd-english-pub-las-vegas.html

THE RAW BAR - EVERYTHING SHUCKED FRESH
A LOOK AT THE MENU WITH "DIRTY CHIPS"
DIRTY CHIPS
FRESH OYSTERS AND CLAMS 
SUPER GOOD BLOODY MARY

BOB DYLAN - LIVE AT THE PALMS

BOB DYLAN
THE PALMS HOTEL


We just had to see Dylan for one time in our lives.  He is a living legend.  While I don't love his music, I think he has his place.  Dylan has a very unique voice.  I think you either love it or hate it.  I am in the middle because there will never be anyone like him.  Enjoyed the show and could not believe all the people that worship this guy.  I actually enjoy the clips below more and more after hearing them.  Dylan has one funky voice, but it grows on you. Once again the Aria Hotel came up with some choice tickets. Second row center.

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HOT N JUICY CRAWFISH

HOT N JUICY CRAWFISH
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

HOT N JUICY CRAWFISH
3863 SPRING MOUNTIAN ROAD
LAS VEGAS, NV  89102
702-750-2428
HOURS:  Sunday thru Thursday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                 Friday and Saturday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

This is my third blog on Hot N Juicy Crawfish in Las Vegas.  Been there three times and all were awesome experiences.  Absolutely love this place.  The food is fantastic and the staff is friendly and energetic.  This was an all out seafood feast.  We went for several bags of CrawFish, Clams, Alaskan King Crab, Shrimp, Sausage, Corn and Cat Fish.  Everyone was blown away by the flavors, but the King Crab and Corn were everyones favorite.  When I asked for more corn, the waitress brought it out soaking in a bath of the famous Hot N Juicy Sauce.  Wow..this is the bomb.
Links below to video and posts for Hot N Juicy Crawfish


SPICY SAUSAGE
FRIED CATFISH AND FRENCH FRIES
OUR FIRST BAG OF BUGS
BAG OF SPICY SHRIMP
HERE COME THE ALASKAN KING CRAB LEGS
SPICY SHRIMP POURED ON THE TABLE
BAG OF CRAWFISH POURED ON TABLE
LARGE ALASKAN KING CRAB SOAKED IN HOT SAUCE
CLAMS SOAKED IN THE SPECIAL SAUCE
WORLDS BEST CORN SOAKING IN THE SPECIAL HOT SAUCE
WORLDS BEST CORN - HOT AND JUICY
SATISFIED CUSTOMERS ALL THE TIME
CRAWFISH, SHRIMP, CLAMS, CRAB, CORN, SAUSAGE AT HOT AND JUICY
THIS GUY PICKED UP THE TAB SO WE LOVE HIM!
THIS GUY ATE TOO MUCH AND LOVED IT!


Friday, July 22, 2011

WOLFGANG PUCK PIZZERIA AND CUCINA - LAS VEGAS

WOLFGANG PUCK PIZZERIA AND CUCINA
CITY CENTER
LAS VEGAS NEVADA

We found a great pizza restaurant just outside the Aria Hotel.  Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria serves some really good pizza in a restaurant that is an architectural gem.  They must have spent millions building this place out.  It is beautiful!  We had a Margherita Pizza ($14) and the Meat Pizza ($16).  Both were excellent.

WOOFGANG PUCK PIZZERIA AND CUCINA
REALLY COOL BAR
GLASS WALL TO SEE KITCHEN
LEATHER SOFAS AND BEAUTIFUL DECOR
MARGHERITA PIZZA
MEAT PIZZA

CARROT TOP LIVE AT THE LUXOR HOTEL


CARROT TOP
LUXOR HOTEL
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Never thought I would pay money to see Carrot Top.  We were discussing shows and thought Carrot Top was a joke.  Then we begin to think about it.  How could this guy headline in Las Vegas if he was not a good entertainer.  Just for the heck of it we said lets go see the show and then we could at least say that we saw Carrot Top.  The concierge at the Aria Hotel hooked us up with third row seats for the show which is at the Luxor.  The showroom is small and intimate so there isn't really a bad seat.  Our seats however were great.  Carrot Top is non stop with props and gags.  Joke after joke after joke, it just does not slow down.  Then at the end, he blasts the place with rock music and more jokes.  The show was actually pretty funny.  Enjoyed the entire evening.  Especially when he came into the audience with a bottle of Crown Royal and poured shots for the crowd.  Don't know if I would pay to see this again, but it was good fun.





TENDER STEAK AND SEAFOOD - LUXOR HOTEL

TENDER STEAK AND SEAFOOD
LUXOR HOTEL
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 

We decided to see Carrot Top who was playing at the Luxor Hotel.  After the show, we dined at Tender.  We had a great Vietnamese waiter who really made sure everything was just right.  We both started with the Caesar Salad ($10).  This was a basic Caesar with large pieces of anchovies.  Not bad, but not great.  The Creamed Corn ($9) was delicious.  I had the 20oz Ribeye ($49).  This steak was cooked perfectly and delicious.  Could not stop eating it.  My friend enjoyed a perfect 8oz Filet Mignon ($40).  Cut like butter.  Enjoyed the food ambiance and service here.