Guest Post: Restaurant Review... Mesa Grill, Las Vegas, NV

Thanks to my author friend, Nicole Dunlap for guest posting and reviewing this awesome restaurant!

From budget options to extravagant affairs, Las Vegas offers endless buffets galore that will not only fill up your belly, but dig into your pockets.

Then there are the restaurants.

Almost every chef worth his or her reign on The Food Network Channel has a spot in the city that never sleeps. Of all the choices, I went to Bobby Flay’s “Mesa Grill.”

I will never forget my night at Bobby’s place–and oh yes, we’re on a first name basis. Not that Bobby knows me or anything. But you don’t get intimately involved with the “Blue Corn Lobster Tacos” and not forget the dynamic inventor. The explosion of flavor and subtle habanero heat – because let’s face it, we all know Bobby is known to bring the heat–well, it all just came together for the universe’s best taco since the invention of… tacos! The “blue corn pancake,” what a visually artistic plate, had tender pieces of barbequed duck. Look out Texas. Bobby’s barbeque is in fact spiced to perfection. And that was just the appetizer.

Now you may wonder if I was full, yes of course. But nobody goes to Mesa Grill for the first time and doesn’t succumb to the woes of gluttony. You just stuff yourself and endure. Luckily, my husband was with me so I didn’t have to order multiple meals. I ordered the “Grilled Lamb Porterhouse Chops” while my husband ordered the “Chipotle Glazed Ribeye.” They were almost too beautiful to eat. Manly meals that make you feel strong. As I google eyed these melt-worthy pieces of meat, my heart felt overwhelmed with giddiness. Then, at this moment, I caved in to rationality and allowed my sense of smell, sight, and taste of food to take the back burner. I, alone, to my horror and satisfaction could not determine which of these would taste better. Finally, for the first time in awhile, my husband came in handy. We commenced to sharing both meals and ended our dining experience within a sense of aromatic fireworks.

I shall not lament receiving the bill, but I have a regret. We were too stuffed for dessert. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I will return.

This wonderful experience leads me to one question. How the heck do the judges on Iron Chef eat all that food?

Gluttony at its best.

Mesa Grill:
Located in Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Info about Nicole:

I am the "gumbo genre" author, because books shouldn't be lightly seasoned... I write stories mainly about family, women's issues, drizzled with drama, and peppered lightly with suspense. As a counselor, I have worked with families dealing with issues of neglect, and mental and physical abuse. The Shaw family saga is a homage to all the mother and daughter relationships. Miss Nobody begins with the disconnect of these types of relationships. The second installment, Miss Scandalous, goes through the process of this familial relationship coming together and I will continue to develop their lives for a character driven read. While writing, I've painted a picture of myself, the people, and places that I've come across to create a story where readers can learn about the characters, root for them, hate them, love them, cry for them; and most of all, yearn to flip through the pages to the end of that character's journey.

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  1. Isn't this the greatest place to dine? From the bar to the open kitchen. I eat there everytime I'm in LV. I adore the pork chop. I'd never cook one that thick at home! I've had dessert, but was so full I couldn't really enjoy it. I eat like I may never eat food this good again. And you're right. It is all beautifully presented.

    Great review,

  2. can,t say any thing word except wow ! coz i read here really nice recipe which i want .... and between reading article i love enjoy here...

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