Expectations and Living Up to the Hype

Hype…is it really all that? Is hype a product of a great PR team? Are “people in the know” really that knowledgeable? Who decides what is great, “on trend” and a “must have”? I have never claimed to be an expert on ANYTHING. I know a little bit about a lot of stuff and I…

Lionfish – First Spoonful

Lionfish in San Diego, a partnership between Clique Hospitality Group and Andy Masi, is a place you will want to check out and visit often. The gorgeous dining room and bar are perfect settings for both dinner and happy hour with an eclectic menu. Handcrafted cocktails, small shareable plates, excellent entrée selections and thoughtfully prepared…

Sparrow + Wolf – First Spoonful

  Sparrow + Wolf is my most anticipated restaurant opening in ages. I have waited for fucking EVER to eat Brian Howard’s food again. Since Comme Ça closed in 2015, the only time I was able to enjoy this Chef’s food was at events. Neighborhood Cookery INDEED! Sparrow + Wolf opened last Wednesday in Vegas’…

I Want to Eat at Bouchon Weekly

After my splendid birthday dinner, I have decided that I want to eat at Bouchon weekly. It was everything I wanted and more. For those of you who have been following along for a couple of years, you know I treat my birthday like a national holiday (Moment of Truth – when I was a little…

Aureole – New and Improved

I’ve waited long enough to post this. I apologize for the delay, there are some issues with the website and they are being dealt with. To see ALL of the pics, please visit Good for Spooning on Facebook.  Aureole is new and improved Johnny Church at the helm In December The Hubs and I celebrated…

The Best Things I’ve Eaten in 2016

I KNOW it has been some time since I posted, but in my defense, it IS LeAnneuary and I have been trying to learn to use my new photo editing software with marginal success. I was holding off on posting this to edit all the pics and make them look perfect but that may not…

Vic Vegas Comes Full Circle

Vic Vegas moved to Las Vegas at age 14 and has called the city home since then. After several years of jobs, Vic Vegas comes full circle with the opening of his 7 Sinful Subs shop on Maryland Parkway a few doors down from where he started his culinary journey. He knew he wanted a career…

Photo Blog – Walking Dead Dinner

I rarely post a “photo blog”, but since I promised to share the pics, here it is: Photo Blog – Walking Dead Dinner If you have been following along you know that we hosted a themed dinner this past Sunday to welcome in Season 7 of The Walking Dead. Truth be told, the real reason…

Traveling with Friends and Conch   

If you are lucky, you have a few good friends that you can do anything with, including going on vacation. My friend Laurie earned a trip with the Pampered Chef to Atlantis in the Bahamas and invited her girlfriends, me, Lynn and Janet, to go along with her. We had a great time and I…

Is Inclusive Tipping Really the Way to Go?

Living in Vegas I know I have become spoiled in so many ways. Access to dozens of live performances a month. Fantastic restaurants with varied cuisine. And some of the best service the industry has to offer. With a lot of restaurants across the country talking about including the tip in the check, I have…