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Viva Las Vegas: Part 1

According to Trip Advisor there are over 4000 restaurants to choose from in Las Vegas. I was recently in Vegas for a short 3-day trip to escape this year’s extra harsh Ottawa winter. When I booked my trip, the first question I asked myself was “Where are we going to eat?” We planned to stay at Encore at the Wynn so I started there. The Encore Wynn has 18 places to choose from alone. Next, I looked up all of the celebrity restaurants on the strip and turned up another few dozen names including Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsay, Michael Mina, and Giada de laurentiis to name a few. Not surprising, many of these restaurants are booked up many months in...

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Holiday "SOCIAL"izing

Time off from my day-job gave me the opportunity to try some places that I’ve been meaning to visit for a long time. Out of town family were visiting after Christmas and true to our annual tradition of post-Christmas dining out, this year we chose the SOCIAL. Surprisingly, I had never been to SOCIAL before but I had heard great things about it. Our dinner reservation was for four on December 27th. We arrived shortly before 6pm and were seated at a banquette-style table across from the bar. The restaurant has modern décor mixed with exposed brick walls, elegant chandeliers and plush red velvet. Tables were lined with tea light candles adding to the intimate but classy atmosphere. It was...

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