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Must do things in Las Vegas!

If you are looking for the greatest restaurants and the best entertainment, then Las Vegas Strip is a must! Las Vegas Strip has the best shows, clubs, speakeasies, and food you can find. I have been to Las Vegas through the years, and my recent visit was last month.

Entertainment

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Shows

The best surreal acrobatic shows such as “O”, KA, Michael Jackson One and the recently opened show Mad Apple recreated by the entertainment company Cirque du Soleil can be found on Las Vegas Strip.

Also, if you like America’s Got Talent you can find shows from previous winners and semifinalists like Piff the Magic Dragon, Tape face, Mat Franco and Shin Lim. In addition to the individual shows, there is also America’s Got Talent live show with performances by The Clairvoyants, Deadly Games, Dustin Tavella, Kodi Lee, and others.

Recently, we went to see the Absinthe show located under a circus-type of tent outside the Caesars Palace. The Absinthe show mixes circus, and burlesque and is more for adults 18 and over.

Nightclubs

The best nightclubs are inside Las Vegas Strip hotels making it very convenient because you don’t have to leave your hotel. Sometimes you can enter for free if you see a club promoter during the daytime. If not, you can purchase a party pass wristband that gives you access to the best clubs showcasing some of the most famous DJs.

Don’t like clubs but still want to go somewhere to listen to music and have some drinks then the Speakeasy is for you. Some speakeasies can be found inside Cosmopolitan, Mandalay Bay, and other hotels. It’s really cool trying to find them but even cooler when you get to go inside.

Food! My favorite subject!

The strip has the best food and celebrity chef’s restaurants making it a foodie’s paradise! You can find American, Mexican, Italian, Asian, French, and other cuisines. I mainly eat seafood when it’s not a cheat day but once maybe twice a week when I’m on vacation, I indulge in eating pizza, pasta, burgers, tacos, and steak.

One of my favorite seafood restaurants is Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. It is located inside the MGM Grand hotel. I usually order the special of the day, but you cannot go wrong ordering from the regular menu where you can find Chilean seabass, creole seafood boil, chicken, and pork dishes. I love their complimentary basket of small cornbread they are delicious.

For Italian, my favorite cuisine, I have a few go-to restaurants from regular restaurants to celebrity chef’s restaurants. Non celebrity chef’s restaurant but still really good Italian food can be found inside Eataly located in Park MGM. Eataly is a new concept that has smaller restaurant counters as you would find in Italian food markets. There is a seafood market counter, Roman-style pizza, paninis, pasta, and more. The food at the restaurant counters is made to order and they give you a buzzer that lets you know when the food is ready. They are perfect if you are in a hurry but if you don’t mind waiting you can go to their sit-down restaurant. Pizza e La Pasta which serves pasta and Neapolitan-style pizza. The best gelato, cookies, and pastries can be found in the market inside Eataly.

In the case of Italian celebrity chef restaurants, my favorites are Giada by chef Giada De Laurentiis and the recently opened Amalfi by chef Bobbie Flay. Both restaurants have delicious pasta, chicken, meat, and seafood dishes. On our recent visit to Amalfi restaurant and had the shellfish fritto mixto, and charred octopus for an appetizer. Spaghetti Limone (a spaghetti with lemon flavor and dungeons crab with Calabrian chili) for the main dish. And for dessert blood orange cheesecake everything was very delicious. (pictures above)

Latin-American cuisine- For really good Mexican food I recommend Border Grill by Food Network chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Fenige located inside Mandalay Bay. I have been there for lunch and dinner on several occasions both during cheat days and not. Their guacamole, carne asada tacos, ceviche, and seafood molcajete are very delicious. Another of my favorite restaurant for Latin American cuisine is Chica by chef Lorena Garcia. I really like Chica because the menu is influenced by Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombian and other cuisines giving me plenty of options I can select from. I like their Peruvian ceviche, guacamole, arepa basket, seabass a la plancha, and other dishes.

Recently, I visited Bazaar Meats by Jose Andress a James Beard award-winning chef. I have been following chef Jose Andress because of his humanitarian efforts during hurricanes and other natural disasters. Don’t let the name of the restaurant fool you they don’t just sell meats; they have many dishes from Spain. I really enjoyed our experience in Bazaar Meats I had the Rossejat Paella-style Pasta with shrimp and my husband had the rack of lamb with a side dish of asparagus with romesco sauce. Everything was super delicious!

Best restaurant with a view! Spago by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has delicious food with the best view of the Bellagio fountains show. We have been to Spago for dinner during the night not only the food is amazing, but the view of the Bellagio fountains show is very cool to see when sitting outside. I recently found out that they serve brunch during the weekend, and we had to visit. The food was great, and the view was cool even if the fountains were not on, I still recommend going. Another restaurant that serves really good brunch during the weekend only is Giada.

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