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Blow up Your Taste Buds With the Verbena at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Where will you evening begin for dinner and drinks in Las Vegas? Cocktails before your meal or cocktails after dinner? In Las Vegas you can have a few before and then a few more after.
It’s a flavor explosion along your tongue, in the back of your mouth and on the edge of your comfort zone. You experience everything all at once when you chew on the buzz button and then as you sip on the drink that people often refer to as the flower cocktail your mind is blown by the collision of senses. Salty, savory, sweet and sour seems to take residency in your mouth all at once and the separately.
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The Epicenter of the Meatball at Rao's at Caesars Palace
Meat is always a good thing but meat topped with a rich red sauce and taken down with a giant red wine from the Piedmont region is even better. You can go for the full meal but the experience at the bar is where it is at. In fact, If you find yourself spending longer than you thought you could socializing at the bar you’ll find that you are not alone. The meatball is a combination of veal, pork and beef and then it is simmered in a sauce that a true fan would put on everything. Rao's deserves your attention for a meal in Las Vegas but he meatball has to be your goal.
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Fried Chicken at a Steak Joint at Delmonico's Las Vegas
Dipped in flour and then fried a crunchy consistency that gives way to a juicy package of southern flavors so complete that you find it hard to stop eating. The Fried Chicken at Delmonico’s Las Vegas is among the best on the Las Vegas strip. It is a lunch item and you will be having it at the bar because you’ll want to eat it with your hands. Yes, you can order it in the dining room but it seems a bit rude and disrespectful to the chicken to not grab it with your hands and get intimate with it.
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Lunch at D.O.C.G. at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
If you are trying to lay off carbohydrates don’t even bother trying to do it at D.O.C.G. While they have plenty of alternatives, realistically how could you possibly avoid their pizza? You will be faced with having to say no to a crunchy sandwich filled with pork sausage that is so vibrant with flavor that you'll probably order a second just to eat while sitting on your terrace at the Cosmopolitan. Don't do it, but if you do, try the salmon or the salads or the...what am I saying, have the pasta!Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Sexy Cocktails and the Spicy Fifty at Bound at Cromwell Las Vegas
Plenty of people order the Spicy Fifty at Bound at Cromwell Las Vegas but you really need the Lion's Tale because it is more complex and frankly so are you. You don't need a one dimensional refreshing cocktail that makes you feel like everyday is sunshiny bright. Do you? Maybe you do need the Spicy Fifty. The Lion’s Tale is dynamic, it gives you a little yin with your yang. It feels like the end of ski season collides with beach weather. It is the the best of both worlds. It is like feeling good and then feeling great all at once.
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Ceviche and a Secret Affair at STK Las Vegas
There is something tantalizing about a sexy cocktail shared with a special someone in a dimly lit booth accented with good food. Drop that scenario into the atmosphere of STK Las Vegas and it soon becomes a cross between dinner and a club and a destination dinner. The experience is all about the energy in the room and the tantalizing flavors on the table. The ceviche is spiked with a refreshing hint of the ocean and the cocktail is laced with a nod to indiscretions. That combination is the recipe for a very Vegas meal.
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Salty. Savory. Caviar Tacos at Rose.Rabbit.Lie.
Salty morsels of happiness cradled in a small crunchy taco backed with a cocktail and enjoyed while people dance nearby and music fills the room. That is Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. The entire menu will tempt you but seek out the duck confit pasta and the short rib stroganoff. When you are done head into the library for a cocktail in a cozy room that is just right for a little flirting.
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Tuna Salad at Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
You might have to go to the Dayclub where all the pretty people hang out but I guarantee you that after you taste the Tuna Salad you will not have any problem over eating as you attempt to suck down the entire entree. It’s lite and refreshing but it is a big portion so take someone with you to share. When you are done find a spot by the pool and work on that tan at Marquee DayClub .Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Yusho Poke and Fried Chicken Skin
A little poke’ and a refreshing cocktail and your Vegas vacation will set your mind and body straight. While you are there you’ll need some noodles and some dumplings and some...you might need a bigger appetite. Yusho at Monte Carlo is casual yet refined, while delivering fine dining quality in a laid back environment.
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Escargot at Bardot at Aria
Fancy French from Michael Mina in a beautiful room that makes you wish you would have worked a little harder in high school French class. Maybe you are not a fan of snails but done correctly you realize that your garden is a lot better of a place when garlic and butter are placed in the equation. Bardot at Aria is a journey between bistro and brasserie with a lot of tasty stops in between.
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Sensational Squid at LAGO at Bellagio Las Vegas
The sensational flavors that pop off the small plate menu at LAGO at Bellagio are only rivaled by the fantastic view of the Fountains of Bellagio and the Las Vegas strip. The bar atmosphere in the front of the restaurant gives way to romantic on the outdoor patio and comfortable in the dining room. The restaurant as a whole has a few different personalities and it is up to you to decide who you want to be at Bellago Las Vegas
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Wine And Dine At Aureole Las Vegas
To rely on liquid calories for energy is not always a good idea in Las Vegas so it's best to find a spot that not only has a splendid array of choices when it comes to food but also a massive collection when it comes to wine. Aureole at Mandalay Bay is that place. Just how many wine bottles are on the premises? at last count over 20,000 but really the only important number is the amount of bottles you will have. The Selection is big enough to find the perfect bottle for you.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Old Homestead Burger
How can you argue with 10 ounces of dry aged beef dropped between a brioche bun that has a hint of foie gras that is partnered with duck fat fries and bourbon ketchup. The beef is seared at 800 degrees in a 50 year old cast iron pan that gives the patty a crusty edge while retaining the lovely middle full of juicy meat flavor. The only decision you have left is whether to pair the burger at Old Homestead with a beer, a cocktail or a big bold glass of red wine.
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Fish And Chips And An Innis And Gunn At Gordon Ramsay Pub
Crunchy, salty and so divine that you’ll consider licking your fingers and eating with your hands. Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill is a place that will not frown on your bar food eating habits even if they have tried to take the pub scene to a more refined level. Go ahead it is socially acceptable to treat good food with respect. If you want to diversify order a side of the bangers and mash (they are not a side dish) but act as if you are just looking for a little authentic pub fare. The beer is the bourbon laced Innis and Gunn that pairs perfectly with everything.
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The Best Beef In Las Vegas Is At Carnevino at Palazzo
The beef program at Carnevino is so fantastic that restaurants around the country pattern their own beef programs around this operation. Dry aged beef that pushes the limits of the aging process and delivers an experience that is second to none. 200+ days of aging will change your perspective on meat.
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Have Beer With A View At Double Barrel Saloon
Find a spot on the patio at Double Barrel Saloon for a view of the Las Vegas strip or a booth inside the restaurant if you want to catch a game. Either spot is right for a good time sampling comfort food done up with flare and cold beers.