Vegas Goodbye - Week 2 / by Krista Boivie

This week, I decided to combine my food and my activities in the same post because I am a little behind with my posts and also because I only went a couple of places.

The first activity was to see Human Nature perform at the Venetian.  Human Nature features four guys from Australia that have been performing Motown classics together for the last 20 years.  It was an energetic, fun-filled show.  My brother Scott and I sang loudly along with the the group for almost every song.  Although the average age in the theater was 60, the audience was lively and fun.  It was a great evening and a fun show for the whole family.  After the show the guys sell their DVD's and CDs and will sign them for you.  Normally, I don't buy show merchandise but in this case we did and the cd is just as good as the show. Ticket prices start at $70 per person.

Now for the food of the week:

  • Restaurant:  Holsteins
  • Location: 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas (Inside Cosmopolitan Hotel/Casino)
  • Ordered: Red Neck Poppers (appetizer), Long Horn Burger and Carbanara Chicken Burger

Review: Holsteins was recommended by one of my students and it has all sorts of crazy burgers and specialty shakes.  I found the food good, but the price of each burger averaged $16+ and for that price I expect to be delighted.  I thought I could get a burger even more juicy at Red Robin for half the price.  If you are in the Cosmopolitan you probably will enjoy it, but I wouldn't make a special trip just to eat there.

  • Restaurant:  Shoku Ramen-Ya
  • Location: 470 E Windmill Ln #110, Las Vegas 
  • Ordered: Gyoza & Fried Rice (appetizer), Tonkotsu Ramen & Abura-Soba

Review: This was the second ramen restaurant in two weeks, but I had read some reviews about their fried rice and I was in the neighborhood.  Their fried rice is AMAZING!  I am not a big rice fan, but this rice was awesome. It was hearty and full of bacon.  Although I preferred the ramen at Anime Ramen, I would return to this restaurant to just eat the rice.  If you find yourself in the southern part of Vegas and want some delicious Japanese food, swing by you won't be disappointed. 

Next week I ventured to Thai and Italian Restaurants...