Super Bowl Time at Hi-Score Bar Arcade in Henderson

I am the kind of sports fan truly dedicated sports fans hate. I loosely support a handful of teams based on various states and cities I have lived in. When a team I kind of like has a bad season, I barely notice. When the same team is having a great year and makes the playoffs, I turn into a super fan. I love a good bandwagon, and the party that comes with it.

This year for Super Bowl XLIX, I wasn’t loving either the Patriots or the Seahawks. But I do love quality bar food and a lengthy micro beer list- not to mention entertaining commercials and a flashy half-time show. So Luke and I called a cab two hours before the big game started, and staked a claim to one of four booths in the bar area of our favorite sports bar in Henderson, Hi-Score Bar Arcade. Continue reading Super Bowl Time at Hi-Score Bar Arcade in Henderson

Todd English’s Olives at the Bellagio Las Vegas: A Review

This is the last Christmas Luke and I will spend in Las Vegas. Before we move, we are trying to fit in all of the restaurants we have always wanted to try, but haven’t gotten to yet. We aren’t really “Strip” people, but you can’t deny that Las Vegas houses dozens of world class restaurants, owned by famous and accomplished chefs, all within a couple of miles from each other. As far as casino and hotels go, I have always loved the Bellagio. It just seems classier than other hotels; from the dancing fountain in the front, the constantly changing garden displays, and the piano lounges on the casino floor, it is one of my favorites. All of the restaurants inside the Bellagio also look amazing. One that we have always walked by, but never walked into, is Todd English’s Olives. So for Christmas Day dinner, I made a reservation for me, Luke, and our friend Matt, and decided to do it up. Continue reading Todd English’s Olives at the Bellagio Las Vegas: A Review

Sauce is Henderson’s New Go To Restaurant for Casual Italian Food

I am not the biggest sports fan in the world, but I do love any reason to go eat bar food and drink beer. So when the Giants won the Wild Card and got into the post-season, I dusted off my orange San Francisco Giants shirt and got into the spirit. One of my biggest complaints about the Whitney Ranch area that I live in, is that all of my favorite restaurants that I might like to watch sports at are in other parts of town- Sammy’s, Ventano, and Lucille’s to name a few. So when Sauce opened less than a mile from my home, in the parking lot of the Galleria Mall, I was excited that I might finally have a “neighborhood” bar and grill to call my own. And I have to say, that it doesn’t disappoint. Since its opening in late August, I have eaten here a handful of times and always been impressed with the food. My only hope is that other area locals begin to find this gem that is tucked away out of sight from the road. Continue reading Sauce is Henderson’s New Go To Restaurant for Casual Italian Food

Echo & Rig: Review of a Las Vegas Steakhouse and Butcher

There is nothing that I love more than trying new restaurants. For our first official date night as a married couple, Luke decided to take me out to a steak house that I have had my eye on for awhile- Echo & Rig. Located over on the west side of Las Vegas in Tivoli Village, I first stumbled across this establishment quite by accident. Bored one hot summer Sunday, the hubby and I set off to check out a specialty kitchenware store that turned out to no longer exist. Stuck in Summerlin with nothing but time, Luke took me to Tivoli Village, where we wandered around checking out various restaurant menus on display. Echo and Rig’s butcher shop featuring slabs of meat hanging from the window caught my eye, and I have been obsessed with coming back ever since. Continue reading Echo & Rig: Review of a Las Vegas Steakhouse and Butcher