May 24, 2014
Rib Sampler from Old Carolina Barbecue Company

Sampled at the Berea National Rib Cook-Off; Old Carolina was the winner of “most tender” and “best meat” in a super official poll of our team of tasters.

Rib Sampler from Old Carolina Barbecue Company

Sampled at the Berea National Rib Cook-Off; Old Carolina was the winner of “most tender” and “best meat” in a super official poll of our team of tasters.

May 19, 2014
Khachapuri at Compass Rose in Washington, DC

Served Adjarian-style with cheese, a raw organic egg, and a pat of spring butter - which is then all combined table side.

Khachapuri at Compass Rose in Washington, DC

Served Adjarian-style with cheese, a raw organic egg, and a pat of spring butter - which is then all combined table side.

May 17, 2014
Chili Half-Smoke from Ben’s Chili Bowl inside of Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Chili Half-Smoke from Ben’s Chili Bowl inside of Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

May 16, 2014

In addition to all of that over-the-top delicious food (the dates being the best, in my opinion); we also ordered the shrimp in a garlic tomato sauce, deep-fried potato-wrapped chorizo (I know, right?), shaved Iberico ham, chicken croquettes with béchamel, and lemon-olive oil steamed mussels.

A really great experience… It got me thinking about the best meals I’ve ever had, and now I’m compiling a list. This is currently the odds-on favorite for the top spot.

8:05pm
  
Filed under: Vegas Food Personal 
May 16, 2014
Dátiles Con Tocino at Jaleo inside the Cosmopolitan. Las Vegas, NV.

Fried dates wrapped in bacon.

Dátiles Con Tocino at Jaleo inside the Cosmopolitan. Las Vegas, NV.

Fried dates wrapped in bacon.

May 16, 2014
Carne Asada Con Piquillos at Jaleo inside the Cosmopolitan. Las Vegas, NV.

Grilled skirt steak with piquillo pepper confit.

Carne Asada Con Piquillos at Jaleo inside the Cosmopolitan. Las Vegas, NV.

Grilled skirt steak with piquillo pepper confit.

May 16, 2014
Mini Pepito De Ibérico at Jaleo inside The Cosmopolitan. Las Vegas, NV.

Spanish sliders made from acorn-fed, black-footed Ibérico pigs of Spain with ibérico bacon.

Mini Pepito De Ibérico at Jaleo inside The Cosmopolitan. Las Vegas, NV.

Spanish sliders made from acorn-fed, black-footed Ibérico pigs of Spain with ibérico bacon.

May 16, 2014
Paella Valenciana at Jaleo inside The Cosmopolitan. Las Vegas, NV.

Chicken, rabbit and green beans.

Paella Valenciana at Jaleo inside The Cosmopolitan. Las Vegas, NV.

Chicken, rabbit and green beans.

May 16, 2014

Had probably the best meal of my life last night at José Andrés tapas restaurant, Jaleo, inside The Cosmopolitan. Didn’t get pictures of everything but here are some highlights…

May 15, 2014
Uni Nigiri - Simon Restaurant, Palms Place.

Uni Nigiri - Simon Restaurant, Palms Place.

5:06pm
  
Filed under: Las Vegas Food Sushi 
May 15, 2014
Family style pasta ridiculous-ness at Scarpetta. We did this exact set-up twice over; with an extra Short Rib Agnolotti the second time just because. And this was after the polenta and farro risotto we shared as an appetizer.

Family style pasta ridiculous-ness at Scarpetta. We did this exact set-up twice over; with an extra Short Rib Agnolotti the second time just because. And this was after the polenta and farro risotto we shared as an appetizer.

May 11, 2014
Henry Hill has a lot going on today.

Follow along at @SundayMay11th

Henry Hill has a lot going on today.

Follow along at @SundayMay11th

4:47pm
Filed under: Food Ziti Film Twitter GoodFellas 
May 6, 2014
Shrimp & Grits at Hodges in Downtown Cleveland

Everything about our meal there (and the 2 for $40 deal which included an appetizer and bottle of wine) was top-notch. Definitely inclined to make repeat visits there soon.

Shrimp & Grits at Hodges in Downtown Cleveland

Everything about our meal there (and the 2 for $40 deal which included an appetizer and bottle of wine) was top-notch. Definitely inclined to make repeat visits there soon.

May 4, 2014
Homemade Poutine. Blame Canada.

Homemade Poutine. Blame Canada.

9:39pm
  
April 28, 2014
The amazing steak at Casa Escobar in Antigua, Guatemala. 

Three of us shared a platter that included Sirloin, Strip Steak, Short Ribs, and Tenderloin. The steaks came to the table still sizzling, the wine was good, and the service was incredible. The meal debuted at #2 in my all-time restaurant meal power rankings. As my manager at work would say: “That’s STRONG!!”

The amazing steak at Casa Escobar in Antigua, Guatemala.

Three of us shared a platter that included Sirloin, Strip Steak, Short Ribs, and Tenderloin. The steaks came to the table still sizzling, the wine was good, and the service was incredible. The meal debuted at #2 in my all-time restaurant meal power rankings. As my manager at work would say: “That’s STRONG!!”

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