Summer 2018

I’ve been quite active this summer having traveled to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and a few small towns in between.  It’s been great catching up with friends and building on memories.  I’ve been driving Lyft on the side to make extra money for my travel expenses and it’s been amazing meeting so many people from all over the world.  I have truly found a part time business where I can make my own hours and cash in on my rides whenever I want.  Las Vegas has been really good to me and I’m really happy here.   Anyway, I have been slacking on my blog and have so much to share.  I decided it was time to create a consolidated post and highlight some of my best pictures of food, golf, and travel over this amazing summer.  I’ll get into details later…Enjoy.

 

A summer of travel, politics, food, and booze… A silly little poem

I realize as I travel to see old friends I find myself looking up words like wends.  Some old friends appear and others remain at a distance,  while others stay in far off places like France.  The void is filled with new stories and experiences,  while food and drink make their lovely appearances.   I can see that I’m learning more as each day passes and forgetting things like always chasing asses.  I make phone calls and send texts, sometimes just looking for sex .  I stay single always ready to mingle.  The life of a traveler, a foodie, and an alcoholic or maybe you might consider me hyperbolic.  A good life filled with things to do as we talk about Democrats, Republicans and stir the pot full of political spew.   I am happy to have been to the places I know, but I still have so much room to grow.   I spread my love, and message of joy… for a man that is all work you will find difficult to enjoy.

Herradero Carniceria, the best kept secret in Las Vegas…

Wow Wow Wow, this Mexican meat market near my home has me in complete awe.  I have driven by it thousands of times, but never bothered to stop in until a few weeks ago and I was blown away by the selection of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and other items like Mexican pastries.  My first time I bought some carne asada,  cheese, small corn tortillas, and some salsa to make tacos at home.  After the finished product was crafted and brought to my lips for the taste test, my first thoughts after tasting my own tacos was that I had stumbled upon a recipe that  I could literally open my open taco stand with.  It was that good.  Tonight I went back to make a home made salad with chicken and I found the produce to be the freshest I have had in Nevada and the prices were on point.   I will be going back again and again and again.  You can find Herradero at  3655 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103.  

Another Challenge… This time re-marketed

Yesterday was the first day of my new 24 day challenge for 2018, but the company has renamed the challenge the 24 day jump starter that is now part of an 80 day system. I guess if I feel like it on day 25, I’ll continue on and find out what that’s all about, but for now I am focused on getting through the first few days. Yesterday and today went well, I exercised and ate clean, took my supplements, and got some rest. I woke up early today and realized I’m starting to feel different. Kind of like the fat around my face is starting to burn away. To me this is a good feeling because I know I am going in the right direction in terms of weight loss. I was down a pound during this morning’s weigh in. I felt like my body was starting to make an adjustment and I had some moments of coffee with drawl. I forgot how irritable I can get without it, but it’s nice to put the java down and inhale some nice clean water. I went to the store after work and I wanted to eat everything that my eyes laid on, but I restrained myself and settled for some Boar’s Head turkey breast and veggies. I sauteed the combination in olive oil and dusted it with some spices and Bon Appétit baby. Other than that I met some great people today, and learned some valuable lessons.

“The Noodle Man” has got what you need.

I’m glad I checked The Noodle Man out because like most people I love noodles of all shapes and sizes. The Noodle Man is an authentic Chinese restaurant that makes their noodles right in front of you. There is literally a guy from China spinning, twisting, and forming the noodles behind a glass window for all the customers to see. It is a really cool experience to look in and see some guy creating the noodles from scratch and what comes out of the kitchen is awesome. I have been there now four times now for lunch and I look forward to going back. Try their spicy noodles with ground pork or their green onion pancakes. The spicy chicken noodles are lovely as well. You can find The Noodle Man at 6870 S Rainbow Blvd #101, Las Vegas, NV 89118.

Craft your own pizza at PizzaRev

Think Subway sandwiches but with pizza and beer. For just under $10 you can build your own pizza and wash it down with a draft beer on Las Vegas’s west side, not far from Rhodes Ranch. I had the chance to dine at PizzaRev after work with the Daylight crew and we tore up 5 pizzas. It was great. PizzaRev gets two thumbs up for value and cleanliness. You can find them at 7090 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 110, Las Vegas, NV 89118, and two other locations in Las Vegas at 2400 S Rancho Dr Suite #100, Las Vegas, NV 89102, and 1381 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014.

Chuchote THAI Bistro & Desserts

Wow, I can’t believe I have a new favorite Thai place in Las Vegas. Chuchote Thai Bistro and Desserts is the perfect blend of price and quality Thai food not far off the strip. The ice green tea drink was amazing and I ordered the yellow curry with chicken that was on Chuchote’s lunch special. There were about 10 options under $8 that came with rice, salad, and an egg roll. That to me is a killer lunch deal in Vegas and I had to doggy bag half of my meal. You can find Chuchote at 4105 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102. Foodie tip, check in on Yelp for a free dessert.

Rain Rose a Russian Experience in Las Vegas

Rain Rose Restaurant is a family owned Russian Restaurant on Las Vegas’s West side.  They also serve a number of dishes from the Mediterranean.  I chose the chicken kabob, mixed vegetables, the Georgian eggplants, and the village potatoes.  I complemented my meal with a glass of pinot grigio, and the chef treated me to a piece of Napoleon cake as an appreciation for being a first time customer and good friend of Serge whose family owns the place.  Rain Rose exceeded my expectations and you can check it out yourself at 5825 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89146.

Stuffed Eggplants
Napoleon Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you want a good American breakfast in Las Vegas go to Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner is a chain restaurant found on the West Coast of the USA.   They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, pies, salads, and some of the best fresh squeezed orange juice I have ever had.  I go there for one reason and that is for their spicy Italian sausage patties, served with hash browns, toast, eggs or fruit.  There are 3 Black Bear Diner locations in Las Vegas and all over the West Coast, but the one I usually stop at is 6180 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103.   Black Bear is where I take my friends when they want a good American breakfast!