Hattie B’s Hot Chicken in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan

The Hot Chicken Sandwich

I can remember my first visit to Nashville. It was here where I tried Nashville hot chicken for the first time at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. While I have had fried chicken countless times in the past, this version was different. The Nashville specialty is made with southern fried chicken tossed in a special blend of seasonings including cayenne pepper. Hot chicken is hot, and will make your mouth burn. But, it’s also smoky, salty, sweet, rich, and most importantly, …

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Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer in downtown Las Vegas

The Firebird served with Fire Fries

It was my last night in Las Vegas and I was craving two things, a spicy chicken sandwich and a local craft beer. These days you can find great spots all over Vegas for chicken and beer including Hattie B’s at The Cosmopolitan, The Crack Shack, and Big Chicken. While these places are great, I needed something closer to my hotel in the Fremont East District of downtown Las Vegas. After a quick search online, I found my spot. I …

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Istanbul Mediterranean at Grand Bazaar Shops on Las Vegas Strip

The Combo Pita Sandwich

I love to eat when I travel. Whether it is ramen in Tokyo, dumplings in Taipei, schnitzel in Berlin, or poutine in Vancouver. But, no matter the destination, there’s another type of food I love to eat. And, that is Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. It’s a universal food easily found in any city. If you look around, you will find a restaurant, food cart, stall, or food truck serving a freshly prepared gyro, shawarma, doner kebab, pita wrap, or …

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Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade on Las Vegas Strip

The traditional Fish & Chips Combo

One of the best fish & chips in Las Vegas can be found at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade on the Las Vegas Strip. This fast-casual eatery, headed by British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, is popular for its fried Alaskan cod, house-made chips using Kennebec potatoes, and signature dipping sauces including Gordon’s Tartar Sauce. I have been wanting to try all of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants in Las Vegas including Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace, Gordon Ramsay …

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Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

The Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger

Ask anyone where to find the best burger in Las Vegas and odds are they will say Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood. If you are one of the few people who don’t know who Gordon Ramsay is, he is a British celebrity chef well known for his television shows and restaurants. You can find the name Gordon Ramsay on multiple restaurants in Las Vegas including Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The Linq …

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Shanghai Taste: Authentic xiao long bao in Las Vegas

The colorful Xiao Long Bao

Over the last decade, I have been lucky enough to have traveled to China many times. On these trips, I have experienced new flavors and foods including authentic xiao long bao. Unfortunately, traveling internationally is all but impossible these days. This means if I want to taste the flavors and foods from my travels, I have to search for them closer to home. If you are looking for Asian food in Las Vegas, you go to one place: Chinatown. Though …

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Dirt Dog at Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s on Las Vegas Strip

The decadent Elote Dog

When I think of Los Angeles street food, I think of hot dogs. The smell of bacon-wrapped dogs, sautéed onions, and peppers being grilled on the streets of L.A by an unlicensed vendor is something I can’t forget. These dogs, known as “danger dogs” or “dirt dogs” are unique to Los Angeles. If you have been to any event in the city, whether a Lakers game at Staples Center or a show on Hollywood Boulevard, then you know what I’m …

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Cornish Pasty Co. in Tempe, Arizona

Close up of the Italian

I can remember my first visit to the Cornish Pasty Co. It wasn’t in Tempe, Arizona but in Las Vegas, Nevada. Just as in Tempe, the Las Vegas location was hidden in a drab strip mall off the beaten path. When I walked through the doors from the bright Las Vegas sun into the dark and dimly lit restaurant, I wondered what I was getting myself into. At the time, even as a well-traveled foodie, I had no idea what …

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Four Peaks Brewing Company on 8th Street in Tempe, Arizona

The Southwest Burger with a side of french fries[

As a baseball fan, I find myself back in Tempe, Arizona each year for spring training. While I am no expert on Tempe, I have witnessed how the city has changed over the years. Each time I visit, I encounter new restaurants, breweries, and sights that seem to pop up out of nowhere. While there are many great places for food or a cold beer in Tempe, I always find myself returning to Four Peaks Brewing Company on 8th Street. …

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Eggslut at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Bacon, Egg & and Cheese Sandwich

One of the best places in Las Vegas for an affordable, delicious, Instagram-worthy breakfast is at Eggslut inside the Cosmopolitan. Eggslut started off as a food truck on the streets of Los Angeles in 2011. Today, the gourmet, upscale fast food restaurant has locations in Southern California, Seoul, Tokyo, London, and even Kuwait City. With its risqué name, bold flavors, and hangover curing egg-centric sandwiches, Eggslut has gained a cult-like following. This includes foodies, Instagram influencers, YouTube vloggers, food columnists, …

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