Thursday, May 16, 2013
Jaleo has is my favorite dining experience on the Strip; apart form the most excellent food, I love the ambience of the restaurant and service is impeccable. Chef Jose Andres has a magical take on Tapas, a direct influence from his mentor, Ferran Adria of El Bulli. His restaurant in LA, The Bazaar, has more of an avant garde conceptual Tapas line-up, while Jaleo has both traditional and contemporary dishes in a stylish casual environment that promotes a convivial dining experience. It's a great place to take friends and special enough for that romantic evening.
Las Vegas, Nevada USA 3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Finally, Monta has opened up on my side of town; no longer do I have to traverse the I-15 and hazard Desert Inn Road with all the wonky crazies that can't drive for squat, all just to gamble on whether I'll be seated immediately (22 seats) or get to wait outside with the throng of addicts like I'm outside a methadone clinic in the Tenderloin...
And to be quite frank, with ALL the Ramen joints popping up like hedgehogs in town, I'm almost over it....almost. My first love is Monta, and I have a sweet spot for the food and the people who have been terribly authentic and hospitable. I have never had a bad experience there, and the food is on point!
And it's is soo damn close, I could stop by here almost everyday which is all too tempting. It's right beside my Japanese food store, Japan Creek, (same owners) which happens to be right next to my gym! Talk about pure evilness...
As of right now, there's no signage, so you'll just have to remember that it's next to Japan Creek; the most awesome Japanese food store in Vegas. Albeit compact, they have the best produce for Japanese dishes, as well as Sushi grade fish, Pork and Beef sliced for Sukiyaki or Shabu Shabu. All just another way to sidetrack me off my clean diet, but really, I only really workout so that I can eat the things I love....it's a build/destroy existential quagmire that I secretly believe adds an insensible depth of character...or I'm just difficult and stupid-whatevs...
Las Vegas, Nevada USA 9310 South Eastern Avenue, Desert Sands Plaza, Las Vegas, NV 89123, USA