My Top Vegas Eats On and Off the Strip

Hello from Las Vegas!

I know what you’re probably thinking, what the hell are you doing blogging in Vegas? Why aren’t you out partying? Well, the partying days are over lol. I’m more about eating all the great food, sipping cocktails, and playing a game or 2. Truth is, I’m not so keen on the “typical” Vegas experience. I’m more about just relaxing here and wearing comfortable clothes haha! I didn’t even bring heels this trip.

We’re here for 2 specific reasons: 1. I have family here and wanted to spend some time with them for Christmas. 2. I got offered a free room. As you guys know, for me the best way to experience a city is through food and we have every intention of doing so this trip. We’ve been here tons of times so I’ve kind of created my own list of places that were memorable for me on and off the strip. We’re going to hit some of the places on the list below, but also going to hit some new ones.

One thing I love about Vegas – there are a lot more choices for late night eats here than home! It makes sense since we all know that Vegas is a 24 hour city, but you can find almost any food open at 1 am. Korean food, Japanese, Mexican, Chinese, Wings…the list goes on. In our area of LA all you’ve got is fast food, maybe Mexican food, and Thai food. Anyway, without further ado, here are my recommendations for places to eat in Las Vegas (on and off the strip).

On the strip:

  1. Buffet – Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace. This is my favorite buffet. By far. We’re not to this buffet this time because we’re going to the buffet at the M hotel this trip I just have to say how much I like this buffet. The hype is real for me. I LOVE seafood and this buffet has it all. If you’re a seafood lover like me, go here.
  2. Prime Rib – Planet Dailies. We had this at our last trip. And OMG, this is the best value on the strip. THE BEST DEAL. $10 and you get prime rib with you choice of potatoes and steamed vegetables.  You have to go from late lunch/early dinner and it’s while supplies last. But OMG, their prime rib was cooked to perfection.
  3. Cocktail – Uva Bianco cocktail at LAVO Restaurant, Venetian. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to LAVO. But their Uva Bianco cocktail on their drink menu is SO good! Memorable enough that I had to put it on this list.

Off the strip:

  1. Aloha Kitchen. It’s been a while since I’ve been here too, but this place is good for Filipino/Hawaiian food! Their Adobo Omelet put them on the map but everything I’ve gotten there is good.
  2. Buffet: Studio B Buffet at M Hotel. I’ve been here once maybe 5-6 years ago, and we’re planning on going again this trip. But I hear from everyone this is a great buffet to go to. I’ll review it when I post our recap.
  3. Fast Food: Sonics Drive In. Ok, I don’t love Sonics. But we don’t have it in the Valley. So whenever we come here I go.
  4. Oxtail Soup: Market Cafe at California Casino. This is THE place to go if you want some comfort soup. Cheap and delicious, that’s all I need to say.
  5. Container Park: Oaks and Ivy, The Perch. I haven’t been here yet, but I hope to. Truth be told we rarely ever leave the strip in Vegas which is why we haven’t been here yet. But I need to put it on my list. I think the concept of Container Parkis genius. And though I haven’t been there the 2 locations up top are the places I would visit. 🙂



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Our Vegas Getaway

Let’s just say that I was looking forward to this weekend. It was our first vacation together for 2013. I was excited to get away from LA, get away from thinking about work, and just have a good time. But nooooo, my body wouldn’t let me do that would it. NOPE.

The day before we left I started feeling weird but I just thought it was the aftermath of the sickness I had just a week ago. By the time we were leaving for the airport I was getting worse and worse at such a fast rate. When we touched down in Vegas I started the cold sweats, was far into the sniffles, and starting growing a temperature. What a great way to start off the weekend right? Instead of celebrating with my brother-in-law, my hubby, and our friends I was sleeping in our hotel room. I was completely KO’d for the first 2 days. Here’s me trying to look excited and happy lol!


With Charlie’s brothers talking about how good the oysters were in SF I just HAD to have some. So Charlie took me to Oyster Bay at the hotel. Definitely nothing like say….Hog Island but it satisfied  my craving. I was happy 🙂



Though I forced myself to go out on Saturday night I’m glad I did. I just would have felt like it was a complete waste to not at least try to enjoy myself one of the nights. So off we went into the night. We had dinner at the new buffet at Caesar’s Place, Bacchanal. One word: YUM. Then we headed over to Cheateau Night Club at the Paris Hotel. I quickly learned my body wasn’t having any alcohol but nonetheless the company was great 🙂


The end of the trip got better and better, of course. The less sick I felt the more fun I had. I was in the mood to walk around more (and in Vegas you know you better be willing to go a lot of that lol).





All-in-all, good trip! Didn’t get to party as much as I wanted to, but it was kinda what I needed. I’m just glad to be back home! Here’s a shot I took from the plane of Downtown LA.


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