Category: Experiences

  • Brocation in Phoenix, AZ

    My brother and I recently met up for a 5-day long vacation together in Phoenix, AZ. About 4 months ago, I decided it was time for us to see a major college football game. I’d never seen one (having only played at the Division III level) and my brother had only been to one before […]

  • Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris

    Angela and I decided to try something different this year for Thanksgiving. Because we were in San Francisco until the day before the holiday, neither one of us really wanted to spend time preparing a home-cooked meal. As such, we ventured out to the Las Vegas strip (which was a nightmare to drive on) and […]

  • Javier’s Mexican Restaurant at Aria

    The other day, Angela and I were on the strip looking for somewhere to eat lunch. We had originally planed on stopping at Todd English’s Olives at the Bellagio but we accidentally walked the wrong direction and ended up not making it there by the time it closed for lunch. As such, we made our […]

  • Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football – November 19, 2012

    They lost, let’s not talk about it. This was us before our hopes were crushed:

  • Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas

    Last Saturday night Angela and I went to Mon Ami Gabi and enjoyed a nice dinner. I wasn’t really expecting much after learning it was a chain (and after our experience with another notable premium chain restaurant earlier this month in Ruth’s Chris) but dinner was very tasty. Special shout out to Theresa for the […]

  • The Best Cupcakes in Vegas

    Nick and I stumbled upon a Las Vegas gem – the Retro Bakery. The bakery is run by a husband/wife team and I think it’s really neat that one of them has been there every time we’ve gone in. It’s just a friendly little shop that specializes in amazing cupcakes (way better than any of […]

  • Renaissance Festival Disappointment

    Wow, the renaissance festival that we went to was awful. I think I had expectations that were totally out of line with what a renaissance fair actually is. In my mind, it was going to be a somewhat interesting and educational experience that would show off the garb and customs of cultures during the renaissance […]


    Nick and I treated ourselves to an amazing dinner at Michael Mina’s STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay (while also working on our 101 list item of eating at 18 different restaurants on the Strip). Our meal started with duck fat fries (as a ‘contemporary’ replacement to a steakhouse’s standard bread basket) served 3 ways: Old bay […]

  • Museum Day!

    Nick and I hit out some more items on our 101 list on his latest off day. The forecast was for 100+ degree weather and over 25% humidity, so we decided to take care of some indoor items – Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Bodies…The Exhibition and Shark Reef Aquarium. The Natural History Museum was…underwhelming. […]

  • Fun Stuff Around Las Vegas

    Yesterday was my first full day off in a while where I didn’t do any work all day. Angela and I decided to take advantage of it and go do some of the things we’ve meaning to try around Las Vegas. The first thing we did was check out a Polish Deli we had heard […]