Feed Me Vegas, Baby!

As one of the food capitals in the world, Las Vegas is not just known for its famous seafood buffets. During a recent trip to Vegas, I indulged in so much good food that I just had to share it with you all.

From food court items to celebrity chef restaurants, here is a list of of my favourite food spots in Vegas.

Shake Shack 

I ate Shake Shack three times during my trip and could not get enough. Conveniently located in the centre of the strip, it was hard not to go in when walking by.

  • ShackBurger: Cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, ShackSauce™.
  • Chick’n Shack: Crispy chicken breast with lettuce, pickles and buttermilk herb mayo.
  • Cheese Fries: Fries topped with American and Cheddar cheese sauce.

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In-N-Out

Made a special trip off the strip for this famous burger chain that I’ve never tried before. Yes, the burgers are as good as they say…but the animal style fries with the chocolate shake was a combo made in heaven.

  • Cheeseburgers and fries
  • “Animal Style Fries” from the secret menu: fries topped with cheese, grilled onions, and In-N-Out sauce
  • Chocolate Shake

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Nathan’s Hot Dogs

Conveniently found in almost all food courts, these bad boys are perfect for a quick snack or lunch.

There’s no other way to describe Nathan’s original all beef hot dogs besides being the best hot dogs I’ve ever had. No sauerkraut, relish or onions needed.

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Sake Rok

This place serves Japanese cuisine and sushi amid dances, lip-sync battles and impromptu performances. The Sake Rok staff was engaging and killed it with the dance moves. One of the most entertaining dinners I have ever had.

I’m Philled with Cream Roll: salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado

Girl on the Beach: ebi, snow Crab, cucumber, avocado, topped with tuna and a spicy sauceIMG_0735Salt and Pepper Shrimp: Crispy shrimp with dry miso, garlic, and Shiso ailoiIMG_0744Karaage: Japanese fried chicken with soy sauceIMG_0741IMG_0727

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CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Upscale and chic steakhouse with some of the most incredible appetizers I have ever tasted. Service was top-notch and cocktails were good too.

Bone Marrow Flan: Mushroom Marmalade, Parsley SaladIMG_0637Maple Glazed Pork Belly: Ten Spice, Sesame–Orange Dressing, Rhubarb CompoteIMG_0636Roasted Loup De Mer: Meyer Lemon, Italian Parsley-Sage GremolataIMG_0640New York Sirloin 14 Oz: USDA PRIME, Nebraska Corn Fed, Dry Aged 35 DaysIMG_0638IMG_0642

Gordon Ramsay Steak

Who wouldn’t want to dine at a restaurant created by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay? This is my favourite Ramsay restaurant out of Burgr, Steak, and Pub & Grill.  Everything was exquisite and delicious, especially the mac & cheese. I also died over the cinnamon ice cream that came with the pear tatin.

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Gnocchiblistered heirloom cherry tomatoes, royal trumpet mushrooms, ibérico jamón, mushroom creamIMG_0883Seared Hudson Valley Foie Grasherbed goat cheese pop overs, gooseberry jus, pickled rampsIMG_0887Roasted Beef Wellington: served medium rare. glazed root vegetables, potato purée, red wine demi-glaceIMG_0884Mac & Cheese: served with blue, cheddar, and parmesan cheese, topped with truffle oilIMG_0888Pear Tart Tatin: golden puff pastry, caramelized pears, frangipane filling, and cinnamon ice creamIMG_0891

Jean Philippe

Located inside Aria hotel and casino, Jean Philippe serves an array of crepes, gelato, desserts, and chocolates. I’m always blown away by the life-size displays that are made entirely out of chocolate.

Banana Foster Dessert Crepe: Caramelized bananas topped with powdered sugar and a generous amount of whip cream

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Serendipity 3

Located near Caesar’s Palace, Serendipity 3 serves comfort food that comes XL in size.

Frrrozen Hot Chocolate: A creamy hot chocolate slushy topped with a mountain of whip cream and chocolate shavings.

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Just like there’s something for everyone to do in Vegas, there’s also something for everyone to eat! Coming from Canada, it’s always an adventure trying new foods in Sin City.

I have to admit though, it should be a sin for so much good food to be conveniently located on the Strip. What made me feel a little bit better about my over-indulging was the amount of walking I did…

I can’t wait until my next trip back because there is always something new to try. Until next time, stay delicious Vegas!

Photo credits to Nathan Ng. 

ONE OF THE BEST Burgers South of the Canadian Border

Tucked away at Exit 252 of Highway I-5S sits the best retro-looking burger joint and drive- in. Boomers Drive-In serves delicious burgers, world-famous waffle fries, and ice cream shakes that are to die for! No wonder this place has been voted Best Burger in Bellingham again, and again.

From Vancouver, Boomers is located a 1.5 hour drive away. Yes, you have to cross the border to get there. But I’m telling you, making the trip is worth it. I visited Boomers this weekend, and it was the perfect place to travel to on a cloudy Saturday afternoon.

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Crossing the Canada-US border

Welcome to Boomers! As the sign reads: Anniversary Sale All Burgers $2.99. Loving the retro-look of this place.

You can choose to sit in your car and eat, but I’m not one to devour a messy burger all over the inside of my car. The drive-in experience is super fun, but I chose to dine in today. Due to its anniversary sale, the place was packed with people.

Cute looking and colourful menu inside. Look at all the shake flavours available!

If you are a first timer, go for Combo #1. This includes a Boomer burger, hard ice cream shake, and waffle fries for $7.79. Also known as the ultimate Boomer experience!

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The Boomer Burger is served on a toasted sesame bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and a special sauce. The burger is juicy and the vegetables are super fresh. All the right ingredients to make the perfect, yet simple burger.

The waffle fries are perfectly seasoned and are so fun to eat. As for the hard ice cream shakes: they are creamy, sweet, cold, and addicting! So far I’ve tried Peanut Butter, Root Beer, Butterscotch, and Oreo flavour. Always go for the Oreo, but I heard the chocolate is really popular as well.

Boomers also offers unique burgers such as: Guacamole Bacon, Teriyaki Chicken, Fish, and Veggie burgers.

With their anniversary sale, I couldn’t resist but try the Honey Dijon Chicken Burger for $.2.99. Grilled chicken paired with lettuce, tomato, pickles, topped with sweet dijon sauce, and a slice of Swiss cheese.

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All I have is high praise for Boomers and its food which is fresh and so delicious. I only wish it wasn’t so far from Vancouver, but I guess it makes the visit that much more special. Boomers is the burger joint and drive-in to visit.

Visit Boomers Drive-In at: 310 N Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States