5 Eats Near Vegas that Make you Say YUM

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As some of my favorite dining spots try to figure out how to survive, I have noticed some newbies in town that have made me pretty Happy. Since my favorite foodie places are bakeries and lunch spots, heres a few that will make you a foodie fan. Most are located in Henderson and Summerlin; I can only vouch for Henderson locations if your a local count on making these some staples in your everyday life; if your a tourist give them a try and help out our local community.

Hella Bakery – This is a Greek restaurant and although it says its a bakery, the best meal is Lunch. They have Lamb Chops, Meditarranean Kabobs and Gyros. The food is fresh and flavorfull; the environment is charming. The owner is usually around and he loves to talk so don’t be afraid to go chit chat with him.

Vegas Wine & Cheese – Ok so its not a restaurant. However, if your a Charcuterie fan or just love cheese like I do this is the place to go. They make custom Charcuteries starting at $35 for two people and $50 dollar option for 4 – 6 guests. They can do as much or as little as you want. I highly recommend the Fontina Meat and they have a goat Brie that is AMAZING!!! Kinda expensive think luxury.

The Butchers Block – In the same complex as Vegas Wine & Cheese there is this great butcher, that also has a location in the Summerlin area. If you want some fresh salmon, or a nice sized lobster, this is the place. Take home a burger for the night, they definitely got you with the “Best Burger” in town.

Harvest Bread Company – If you have never been here, you probably dont live in or just moved to Vegas. Fresh baked bread daily, and not just white or wheat. This is actually my favorite place during Halloween the Pumkin Bread is beyond! Try it out!

Bourbon & Biscuits – Do you like barbecue? Well this is a bbq place with smoked meats. Now it is kinda expensive but its delicious. I cant vouch for it all nor the sides but the chicken is finger licking and the ribs are fall off the bone.

Pit Stop – If your up for a drive close to Boulder City is the best little burger place outside of the city. They also have an amazing Turkey Burger and this restaurant has been here for more than 15 years. Try the sauteed mushrooms with it.

Gabi Coffee & Bakery – This is the Hidden Cafe if you have ever heard of it. A heavy anachronistic wooden door and an open sign shows you the way. You will love the ambience as its set up with an atrium feel. The coffees and boboa teas are so pretty.

Sapparo Sushi – I only like this because of the rotating sushi. If your looking for a cool place to bring a date, its interactive and the sushi is fresh.

Mrs. Coco’s – Head down to Lake Las Vegas and jump into a different world. A pink palace with flowers and beautiful decor. A great place for a Galentine party or Bachelorette, maybe take your daughters. They have wonderful coffees and lattes, just enjoy the view.

If you cant tell I love bakeries and lunch spots! Enjoy.. and please let me know what you think.

Things to do in Vegas for Christmas

Bellagio Gardens: It is always beautiful but probably pretty hard to socially distance considering the area size is kind small and a lot of people go to see it. Worth it! Especially for a great snapshot.

Cosmo Ice Rink: Not sure how they do this with social distancing all I know is they are doing it. Probably hard to socially distance but they have great fire pits. You can make s’mores or at least you could before covid.

Ethel M’s: I hesitate to even mention them because they are all booked up reservations only.

Racetrack: What a perfect way to social distance and have some holiday fun!

Area 15: Visit there winter “wanderland” akes place Nov 27 – Dec 3 for all sorts of entewractive immersive fun filled holiday surprises and activities.

The Sand Dollar Christmas Pop Up Bar: This is brilliant, considering it’s just a bar with Christmas decorations. It’s very cute! The drinks are amazing, it is a bar so you might have to put some elbow in when your trying to order. Service is great, people are friendly and fun! Do it!

Santa Baby Pop Up Bar Tivoli Village: Ornament making, Staggered appointment, wall to wall Christmas decoration, drinks, so I guess make a reservation. Entry does cost.

What to do at home if we shut down again.

here are some things to do in case we shut down again:

  1. Read a book! If your looking for a fun good read try Gucci Mane’s new book, easy read and it’s very interesting.
  2. learn how to cook a new recipe. Go on Pinterest and learn to cook a recipe of something you have in your fridge. Take inventory first. Chop everything early so other ppl can help without getting in the way.
  3. learn a dance routine. There are tons of dance programs online right now. Learn some hip hop or salsa something fun!
  4. Yoga! Take an at home yoga class. So calming and relaxing no yoga Matt needed you can use a towel.
  5. Back to school! Go back to school online of course. So much to learn don’t let anything stop you!
  6. gardening. Plant some shrubs, even if you only have a patio. If you can’t keep anything alive try a cactus or succulent that you basically have to try to kill.
  7. Picnic. Go outside and have a picnic. U can make the sandwiches or buy some from subway. Get a bottle of Stella Rosa my fav wine and enjoy some bae time with ur special bae.
  8. Lake. Lake trip! So much fun! I suggest buying a small boat or something to actually do on the water. Also good to have foldable chairs, canopy, ice chest, and grill.
  9. Make cocktails. Learn how to make a cocktail. Such a fun date night!
  10. Don’t get down on yourself if you do nothing. If you been working all your life you deserve it!!
    enjoy! If you can think of anything else let us know!!!

Are Vegas Nightclubs Open during the Pandemic?

The nightlife has changed in Las Vegas substantially. What people will soon describe as the good old days when clubs had dance floors and you could just wait in line to get inside things are very, very different. Currently the nightclubs are set up as lounges, where you can have up to six guests at each table and there is a minimum. At best you could get a no-limit minimum and at worst 1,000 minimum. Its still worth it to do bottle service if you have a group of 4 or more. I like XS for Thursdays (located at Wynn) its also indoor, outdoor. Our suggestion is to find a great host! Our host can be found at Letzgitit.com and if you have any questions feel free to hit us up.

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Things to do in Vegas on Thanksgiving

Gilcrease Orchard – local farm, try the apple cider!

Drive in Movie – how can you go wrong? Weather is perfect around this time.

Mt Charleston – go site see and then eat at the cafe when you get to the top. they have a great place for pictures, very IG worthy.

Laughlin – they have casinos too.. try a staycation.

Worth it Restaurants Over $100 – Giving you views and great food!

Bazaar Meats $95 (SLS/Sahara); Allegro (Wynn); Bouchon Bistro (Venetian); Eifel Tower $89 (Paris); Lakeside $81 (Wynn)

Worth it Restaurants Under $100- Great Food Reasonable Priced and Great atmospheres.

Lawry’s (Off the Strip); Buddy V’s $45 (Venetian); Capital Grille $45 (Fashion Show Mall); Jardin $61 (Wynn); Mon Ami Gabi $50 (Paris); Oscar’s $65 (Off the Strip)

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Vegas and COVID-19, Hows it Going so Far?

Whats Open in Vegas, whats not, what to do since the Rona

Whats NOT Open in the hotels/casinos: No In Room Dining; No Buffets (Might be gone forever);

Whats Open at Hotels/Casinos: Some restaurants with weird hours (Service was just ok); No concierge services; Pools are open! Table Games Open! Some shows have just started to open in MGM and Absinthe. Surprisingly the club was very socially distance, they end up being more like lounges where u can only be around 6 people, but if your looking to dance this ain’t it.

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If your not Scared: Freemont Street!

Things to do if your not Scared: Top Golf, Pools, Brewery, Bellagio Gardens.

If your scared: Wynn or Sahara (SLS) – Very socially distant; sanitized; just overall seemed to be invested in noone getting sick.

Things to do if your scared: Boulder Beach, Jet Skis, ATV Rentals, Gilcrease Orchard (Seasonal), Ethel M’s (Reservation Only), Amazing Parks/Places to hike.

If your looking for a deal: Book during the middle of the week – its dead the deals are killer.

If you want to blow some money for Brunch: Wynn Terrance Cafe Fabulously Fancy; yet id give it $$$ out of $$$$$. Best service in town!

If you want to blow some money on celebrity Chefs: Giada’s & Gordon Ramsey’s is open.

Whats New: Circa; Its pretty a mix of the Cosmo and the Bellagio