Hendersonville, NV: Review of Sunrise Cafe (near Vegas)

Classic Breakfast at Sunrise Cafe - Photo by Multiculturalcookingnetwork

Classic Breakfast at Sunrise Cafe – Photo by Multiculturalcookingnetwork

If you are looking to get off the strip of Vegas then take a 15 minute drive to Hendersonville to Sunrise Cafe.  By the time 8AM rolls around it starts getting crowded.  You will find a wide variety of choices from turkey sausage to pork from hash brown to eggs, pancakes and French Toast.   The restaurant is spacious with outdoor seating which quickly gets filled during the spring months.  The restaurant also serves lunch.

Dave showing Breakfast

I ordered the classic breakfast which consisted of two large sausage patties, scrambled eggs, delicious hash browns and my choice of toast(sourdough, wheat, white).  I enjoyed my meal.  It was quite hardy yet it didn’t feel or taste heavy.

One can also find items such as burgers, salads, omlettes plus bagels and lox.   There is even a small section on the menu called the lighter side of guilt.    And for those not worried about feeling guilty, look for the old fashion soda and candy section in the restaurant.

Where:  8975 S. Eastern, Suite 6  Las Vegas, Nv 89123

Telefone:   702-257-8877

Hours of Operation:  7AM to 3PM

Website:  www.eatatsunrise.com/

Sunrise Cafe storefront




Las Vegas: Review of Greens and Protiens Healthy Kitchen

Greens and Protiens

I like healthy food but sometimes that thought is not like a love a first sight experience.  Though I was open minded when my friend the health nut pulled into to the driveway of restaurant, I still thought to myself, “It figures.”  However, what I didn’t figure or expect was such a interesting array of choices on the menu.

Kevin ordering

Go to their website and Greens and Protiens with boast of being  a modern, family friendly café offering all your favorite foods with a healthy twist. Sandwiches/Wraps, Pizzas, Burgers, Vegan, Raw and Vegetarian-Friendly meals, Smoothies/Juice Bar, and a full HCG diet menu.  Now the smoothies are kind of expensive but they pack them various ingredients.

Homemade turkey sausage, egg white and tofu fries.

Homemade turkey sausage, egg white and tofu fries.

I ordered the homemade turkey meatballs with egg whites and tofus fries.  It was great.  The sausage tasted light not heavy.  The egg whites perfectly fluffy.  And the tofu fries were the unexpected star with a hint of spice.    Look for light protiens like Bison and ostrich on the menu.   My friend order the cashew chicken salad which is mock chicken salad in a butter lettuce leaf cup topped with Alfafa sprouts and tomatoes and side of divine raw cashew cheese.

Cashew chicken salad

Cashew chicken salad

You won’t find this restaurant on the strip.  It is more of a spot for fit and health conscience locals.

Where: 8975 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Telephone: (702) 541-780

Las Vegas Restaurants: Review of Florida Cafe Cuban Bar & Grill


When you are in Vegas and you want to grab a bite to eat and maybe even dance, check out the Florida Cafe Cuban Bar and Grill.  From the outside, it is not much to look at and in the inside isn’t modern but the food is worth raving about.  My dining partner and I order classic Cuban menu items like the Cubano sandwich and Ropa Vieja.  The Cuban Sandwich is sort of like a Panini and it comes with plantain chips.  I had the shredded chicken style of Ropa Vieja with Cristianos y moros as my side dish.


Both of our meals were satisfying.  I also order the Cuban.  If you don’t know what that is then expect a small expresso type size cup of coffee.  It was strong enough to keep me going and the flavor, “Que Rico.”

Serendipity 3 Restaurants in NYC and Vegas

It’s been around since the 50’s.  The location in New York is known for the famous frozen hot chocolate made even more famous by movie Serendipity starring Jon Cusak.

Other menu items include hamburgers, casseroles, crepes, omlettes, desserts, salads and more.  The menu is full of comfort foods with different cultural influences which have become a part of the American culinary landscape.

Serendipity 3 is located in Manhattan.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Expect the pleasantly unexpected at Serendipity 3 Las Vegas, a casual dining experience worth biting into. Fun and funky is the name of the game at this Caesars Palace Las Vegas restaurant that serves up everything but the ordinary. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and then some – this all-in-one Las Vegas casual dining and drinking destination is known for unique takes on familiar dishes like the colossal dinosaur-sized BBQ Ribs, Monster Meatballs and Spaghetti, Triple Decker Grilled Cheese Sandwich and hundreds of other items, made fresh in their open kitchen daily.

The Fine Dining Restaurants of Vegas “Top Chef”

The Houston Chronicle recently did a piece on Top Chef, recognizing the Chefs and fine dining restaurants of Vegas.  Here is the listing.


Chef Alessandro Stratta’s sumptuous Alex serves what he calls French Riviera dining. We call it stupendous. Everything about the enterprise — the lavish interior, the expert service, the exquisite food — is at the top of its game. Housed in Wynn Las Vegas, home to an embarrassment of culinary riches, Alex offers dishes such as John Dory with fondant potato, ocean trout with charred cuttlefish, crispy pork belly with peas and Serrano ham, braised American Wagyu short ribs with onion jam and roasted squab with seared foie gras. If you’re going for broke, you might as well splurge on the $295 tasting menu, including wines. After all, you only live once.

(Photo Credit/Star Bulletins: Chef Alessandro’s creation)

Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare

There’s a reason Paul Bartolotta won best chef in the Southwest at this year’s James Beard Awards. His restaurant in Wynn Las Vegas has been described by food critics as one of the most breathtaking seafood experiences in the world. Much has been written about the restaurant’s way with sea creatures flown in daily. But the true gauge is your own taste: Go for the whole branzino (sea bass), orata (sea bream) or roasted aragosta (spiny lobster). From the tiny clams in garlic tomato sauce to the seafood risotto to the turbot, Bartolotta is out to impress. And impress he does. The prices may shock Poseidon, but you’ll have to travel far to find a better Italian seafood experience.

BLT Burger

High-end restaurants may be suffering in this economy, which makes a burger (especially a good one) a logical dinner option. Chef Laurent Tourondel, seen in Episode 4, knows from a good burger, and his BLT Burger in Mirage is ready to serve up the quintessential American meal, paired with expert fries and thick milkshakes. The spiffy restaurant makes you feel like a grown-up player while plying you with kiddie comfort foods such as mozzarella sticks, onion rings, nachos, s’mores and Krispy Kreme doughnut bread pudding. Hard to resist, so don’t even try.


Finding Thomas Keller’s bustling bistro in the Venetian’s Venezia Tower is a bit of a chore. But your rewards are many at this grand café from the chef whose French Laundry is one of the world’s most sought-after dining experiences. Bouchon serves up expert French bistro fare, including goat cheese salad, duck confit, roasted leg of lamb, croque madame, brandade, steak frites and profiteroles. It’s homey fare in a casual setting that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bread is heavenly. Don’t miss the rillettes of salmon (and excuse to consume even more bread). The raw bar is ready to serve you oysters and a cold glass of Sancerre. In the middle of the desert, you feel you’re in Paris.


Head judge Tom Colicchio’s posh steakhouse in MGM Grand is probably the ultimate Top Chef restaurant. The same laser eyes that Colicchio trains on contestants are focused on his menu of grilled and roasted meats from the top of the beef heap. But as we saw in Season 6’s episode with Natalie Portman, Craftsteak is more than a temple of cow; it also serves impeccable seafood and the most pristine vegetables. If you’re craving Vegas razzle-dazzle you won’t find it in this rather serious dining room. But you will find expert service and terrific food.

Click to See Info on the following Restaurants Below

  • Daniel Boulud Brasserie, Fleur de Lys Restaurant

  • Joel Robuchon, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
  • Olives-Todd English’s Mediterranean restaurant
  • Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood


For more on this article, visit: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/6756197.html