Good Eats on the Las Vegas Strip

We were in Las Vegas for a trade show, and did not have the time for shows or outdoor adventure. We still wanted to experience something new, so we visited a different restaurant every day. With so many restaurants on the strip there is definitely no need to visit any twice.

Guy Fieri’s Las Vegas
New since the last time we visited Vegas, the Guy Fieri’s Las Vegas quickly became one of our favourite restaurants on the strip.

Guy Fieri's in Vegas

If you have watched Guy Fieri’s tv show called Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives this restaurant menu will be no surprise.  Not surprisingly, Adam chose the Original Ringer Burger, and I chose the Trash Can Brisket Nachos. With the addition of the brisket, these nachos were definitely an entrée, and the jalopenos made this meal HOT, HOT, HOT!

Trash Can Brisket Nachoes at Guy Fieri's

After all day standing at a trade show, we were dog tired so we just crossed the road to Caesar’s Forum Shops and headed to the closest restaurant with empty tables. We ended up at Carmines with home-style Italian cooking.

Carmines Restaurant in Caesar's Palace
The only way to do Carmines is to go as a group, so that you don’t waste food. We as a group of 3 ordered a Caesar Salad and a Ragu Linguine and it could have easily fed a group of 6 with no problem.

Unbeknownst to us, we were served one of the final meals at Spago. After more than 25 years, Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in The Forum Shops at Caesars served its last meal on January 27th.

I ordered the Crab Cakes and Shrimp Cocktail as my meal,  leaving room for my sweet tooth. I had remembered from years ago that their chocolate lava cake melted in your mouth, so I ordered the Banana Caramel plate that satisfied my cravings with the lava cake, banana coulis and salted caramel ice cream.

Spago in Vegas

We now say good-bye to Spago and look forward to visiting Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant that will be opened at Bellagio later this year.

Black Tap
Walking through the Venetian Casino we stumbled across a really fun restaurant with neon and graffiti.  After taking a look at the Black Tap menu we knew we would be back before the week was out.

Black Tap at Venetian

We started off with apps such as crispy brussel sprouts (much to Adam’s disgust), guac and chips, and fried pickles.

Black Tap Crispy Brussel Sprouts

We finished up with instagramable Crazy Shakes. Too bad the neon lights wreaked havoc on my photography skills!


Café Gelato
The Café Gelato in the Bellagio is my not so hidden gem that I visit every time I am in Vegas. The Very Berry hits the spot each and every time! In fact, it was so good, I forced Adam to visit twice in the same week.

Cafe Gelato ate Bellagio

We may have not been lucky at the slots, but we certainly lucked out with our restaurant choices.


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