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Jean Georges Steakhouse - A perfect first dinner in Vegas

There are two types of people in this world; serious meat eaters, and non meat eaters.  Now, do not think for one second that I am being pretentious as to assume this is really true, but in my food vision, it is.  I am a serious meat eater.  I love fish and seafood, but my first love is steak.  At the ripe old age of three, I used to devour a full 8-10 oz rib steak and sit there begging for another.  If you knew me at that age, you would be amazed as I was what people call a terribly skinny kid.  People would watch in amazement as this little pisher would devour the entire steak and lick the bone clean.  With this love affair with meat in mind, I made two amazing reservations at steak houses in Vegas.  The first was Jean Georges at the Aria.

I had sent the guys from my work here last November when they were in Vegas for the SEMA car show, and they ranted and raved about the meal they had.  When I heard all the mouthwatering descriptions of their dinner, I had to make sure I tried it fo…

RM Seafood - Seafood at its Best!!!

The world of restaurants has become increasingly difficult to navigate through.  With so many restaurants opening and closing, it's tough to know what's worth trying and what to stay away from.  I have a few rules that I follow; no chain restaurants, no "all you can eat" places, stay away from tourist traps, go to places that have been opened longer than any other, and ask locals.  I took these rules into consideration when choosing where to eat in Vegas, and my first stop just happened to be my favourite.  

RM Seafood in the Mandalay Bay follows each of my rules for choosing the perfect restaurant.  Rick Moonen opened this delectable seafood restaurant over 11 years ago, and is still continuously serving the freshest, most sustainable seafood that he can get.  His passion for creating healthy oceans has led him to create in my opinion, one of the most amazing restaurants I have ever been to.

Lunch at RM Seafood is a great thing.  Their 3 course lunch tasting menu is n…

Otentic - A Delicious French Meal

There are so many restaurants in South Beach, that it is very hard sometimes to decipher the good from the awful.  In all our adventures of trying new places, I have managed to put together a damn good list of must eats in South Beach.  On our last visit, we tried a place on a whim and it happened to blow all of our expectations.  Otentic on Washington near fifth is a quiet little place away from the histle and bustle of Ocean drive, and from the outside looks nothing out of the ordinary.  

We sat down and ordered up four mains and a charcuterie board to share as a starter.  A gorgeous wood board arrived filled with delicious meats, delectable cornichons and tangy dijon mustard dipping sauces.  The charcuterie disappeared relatively quickly.  With each bite our excitement for our mains grew and grew.

As we finished up our charcuterie, we chatted and drank some delicious wine as we patiently waited for our mains to arrive.  The seared salmon delicately seasoned and served with a deliciou…