Thursday, March 24, 2011

Photolog: Las Vegas

Pin It Now! Usually vegas trips are filled with endless partying, drinking and many sleepless nights, but not this time. This time around I went off strip and discovered amazing japanese food and cheap gambling (I know it's an oxymoron) and that bingo is stressful. And I swear the casinos pump caffeine into your rooms so that you can't sleep. This is the only time I've been to vegas where I actually got a decent nights sleep because I wasn't staying at a casino. I guess they want to keep you gambling.

The sweetest dog ever (after mine) but he sheds like crazy. My black jeans were covered in hair.

It was surprisingly chilly and windy in vegas..good thing I brought my furry coat (which shed almost as much as the dog).

Batwing dress from The white is completely see through and it ran about 1 size to big at least. I had to pin it in the back so the neckline wouldn't droop below my bust.

Tons of cuffs and rings worn with dress.

Pre dinner drink at the bar. Love it for the girlie color and the extra ginger taste.

A colorful menu.

Seared tuna covered in sesame seeds and skewered with raspberry gelatin.

Julian Serrano's favorite dish apparently (his mom used to make it for him when he was hung over). Fries smothered in sausage and topped with 2 sunny side up eggs. Definitely hang over food.

Seafood paella. Every since high school spanish I've always had a soft spot for paella, this certainly didn't disappoint.

Dinner is not complete without some churros for dessert!

Some amazing rice pudding with bits of passion fruit.

Techno colored bathroom tiles inside Julian Serrano's restaurant.

I'm a pretty light packer and this is pretty much what I wore all weekend with my jeffrey campbell boots and chucks.

Being the japanese food fanatic I am I yelped "izakaya" and came up with Ichiza. The also happened to serve ramen which as a double plus. I was surprised by the number of non sushi japanese restaurants in vegas. I've always read that there were quite a few good ones off strip but never had the chance to go until now. The menu was basically all over the walls so I ran around to look at the selection.

The house ramen delish with a hint of curry flavor. Get the half bowl, the full bowl is humongous.

Sea urchin w/ ponzu sauce. I cannot describe the simple elegance of this dish. I actually saw a picture of it on yelp and had to try it. The none english speaking waitress didn't understand me, so I showed her the picture on yelp. Moments like this make the exorbitant amounts of money I give to AT&T every month to have an iphone worth it.

Beef, almost raw soaking in sauce...enough said.

Copious amounts of honey, butter and ice cream top half a loaf of hollowed out toasted asian white bread. Yum, though my friend said she's had better in LA because they have different flavors. Shall attempt to make this one day.

Same pink sweater and leather shorts, though I consider it a different outfit since I'm wearing different socks. Yup I'm just that imaginative.

Monstrous portions at Hash House A Go Go (Man vs. Food). Not bad but a bit over hyped I think.

Bread pudding at the same restaurant.

That about wraps it up for vegas. Next time Bali and Hong Kong!

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