Eating Out at Emeril’s Fabulous Table 10 in Las Vegas!

By Jodee Weiland

Eating out in Las Vegas is always a delicious experience because there are so many wonderful restaurants and venues to choose from for every meal. Emeril Lagasse has four restaurants in Las Vegas to choose from when eating out, whether you are looking for a casual meal or a fine dining experience! Emeril’s Table 10 at the Palazzo is definitely a fine dining experience for eating out deliciously. When making our reservations, Emeril’s Fabulous Table 10 in Las Vegas is one of our first choices and without a doubt, fine dining at its best!

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We have eaten at most of Emeril’s restaurants in various cities, and Emeril’s Table 10 is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Las Vegas! We always request to eat at the Chef’s Food Bar, where we are able to sit and watch the various chefs cook our meal. From the chefs preparing the soups and salads to those preparing our main meal, watching them create each dish is as wonderful as eating the fabulous dishes they serve you! Each dish is prepared flawlessly, and it is always fun to watch as the professionals prepare all the meals being ordered on any particular evening.

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On this particular visit, I ordered the Cauliflower Soup of the Day, while my husband ordered the Fried Great Lakes Smelt with preserved lemon mayonnaise to start. I chose the Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, and Shrimp, a delicious surf and turf dish with green beans and potato puree for my main course. My husband ordered Steak Frites, a sixteen ounce Angus rib eye steak with crispy red potatoes and classic peppercorn. Both of our meals were absolutely delicious and done perfectly! 

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For dessert, we had Emeril’s famous Banana Cream Pie with chocolate shavings, caramel sauce, and whipped cream. This is one of my absolute favorite desserts at any of Emeril’s restaurants, so this choice was a must for me! But I should warn you, one slice of Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie is so large, that many times my husband and I will share one serving between us. No one will ever go away hungry from Emeril’s restaurant because all of the portions are more than generous. Everything, as usual, was so delicious and prepared perfectly!

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What can I say? Eating Out at Emeril’s Fabulous Table 10 in Las Vegas was eating out deliciously at its best and as always, we were treated like royalty! Whenever someone eats at one of Emeril’s restaurants, they are made to feel like there is no one else in the room but them. The staff, from the hostess that seats you to the chefs, who prepare every part of your meal, to the waiter that serves you, are the best, and each one does their utmost to make you feel as if you are the most important guest there! So the next time you’re in Las Vegas, treat yourself to a gourmet experience by Eating Out at Emeril’s Fabulous Table 10, and enjoy!

A True Gem, Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

By Jodee Weiland

While visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we came across a true gem while eating out! Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is one of those rare finds on the Grand Strand. There are so many restaurants to choose from, but Sole’s Italian Restaurant is not just any restaurant. A True Gem, Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is fine Italian dining at its best with the rich authentic flavors of Italy that so many of us enjoy! http://learnfromyesterday.com We actually dined at this restaurant twice in the ten days we were at Myrtle Beach. Being one hundred percent Italian American, I am very picky when it comes to dining at an Italian restaurant, but with the first bite of bruschetta, I was convinced that this restaurant was the real thing. Carlos Ribera, the chef and owner, and his wife, Patricia, own this restaurant and several more in Florida. The food they serve is beyond delicious and will satisfy any cravings you have for delicious authentic Italian food. http://learnfromyesterday.com Well known for their fine cuisine and restaurants in Florida, when they opened Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, they started from scratch, but in no time at all, this restaurant was winning awards and accolades for fine Italian dishes, just like their restaurants in Florida. While family continues to run the restaurants in Florida, Carlos and his wife are creating a new sensation here in Myrtle Beach. http://learnfromyesterday.comDuring our visit, our meal started off with a delicious bruschetta, done perfectly. This was followed by freshly baked bread served with an olive oil with basil and cheese. Next, a fresh salad with the house vinaigrette was served. All of this was delicious, and we still had our main course coming up! There were so many wonderful choices when it came to choosing our main course, but we loved everything we chose. http://learnfromyesterday.com While eating there, my husband and I enjoyed several traditional Italian dishes plus a few special dishes being served while we were there. My husband loved the Linguini alle Vongole, clams over linguini in a white wine and garlic sauce. This dish was also served with a tomato sauce for those who prefer it. In fact, any dish could be made with the sauce of your choice or adapted to your taste. But why change perfection? http://learnfromyesterday.com I enjoyed the ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese in a pomodore sauce. It was so delicious and exceeded my expectations. You could also have lobster stuffed ravioli if you chose to do so. The menu included so many traditional choices and the specials simply took that to the next level. There were several fresh fish options done in an Italian style and full of rich flavors as well. http://learnfromyesterday.com One special my husband tried was Linguini Malafemina, a seafood medley that had a white fish filet, scallops, shrimp, mussels, and clams. He chose a spicy red sauce with this dish and claims it was over the top delicious! Although it was a spicy red sauce, he said it was just spicy enough for anyone’s palate, while some people might choose to add some crushed red pepper. Actually, this dish could be served with the sauce of your choice, so it could satisfy anyone’s taste! http://learnfromyesterday.comFor dessert, we shared a serving of Tiramisu that was out of this world! It was so delicious in taste and light in texture that it was, in fact, the perfect way to end an Italian meal. But there were several other choices as well, such as cannoli, Italian cheese cake, or chocolate mousse. http://learnfromyesterday.com All in all, I highly recommend this restaurant, A True Gem, Sole’s Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for dinner when visiting the Grand Strand. You will not be disappointed because the food is exceptional and the service is great! This restaurant is a true family run business, so there is a great deal of pride obvious in what they serve you. The feeling of being in an Italian household is felt here as they serve you excellent food and share with you the feeling of family, while welcoming you! So if in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, stop to have dinner at Sole’s Italian Restaurant, and enjoy!

Savor the Flavors of P.F.Chang’s Summer Menu + Enter P.F.Chang’s “Perfect Pairings” Contest!

By Jodee Weiland

P.F. Chang’s Summer Menu looks outstanding! When I first heard of this opportunity to dine out and taste the wonderful items on P.F.Chang’s summer menu, I didn’t hesitate. Why not? Because I love the food at P.F.Chang’s and have thoroughly enjoyed dining there for years with my husband, my family, and on several occasions, with good friends! It’s a very popular dining option for many people and for good reason, one of which is the tasty choice of selections on the menu. Believe me when I say, P.F.Chang’s popularity with so many people comes from the fact that their menu items are delicious and full of rich flavors! Everyone who eats there will Savor the Flavors of P.F.Chang’s Summer Menu and more!

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When my husband and I set out to try P.F.Chang’s Summer Menu, we had a list of menu items from which to choose. Naturally, it would be impossible for the two of us to try them all, but we did our best to try as many as possible. Before we went to dinner, we checked out P.F.Chang’s Summer Menu online. All the choices looked wonderful, so it was hard to decide which ones we would try out. Take a look at our choices and see what you think!

http://learnfromyesterday.comTo begin our dining experience, we chose to share an Heirloom Tomato Salad from P.F.Chang’s Summer Menu. This delicious salad has market-fresh heirloom tomatoes, avocado, with a Thai basil and zesty ponzu dressing. Commonly used in Japanese cuisine, ponzu is a citrus-based sauce. The dressing was perfect, and enhanced the flavors of this light fresh salad of tomatoes and avocado. We’re looking forward to enjoying it again on our next visit to P.F.Chang’s.

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For our main meal, my husband chose the Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Guacamole and decided to pair it with a Samuel Adam Summer Ale. His main course was a yellowfin tuna, seared and served rare, topped with wild baby arugula and green beans in a chili-lime ponzu sauce, served with wasabi guacamole. He loved the this flavorful light fish with a slight kick from the wasabi guacamole and thought it went very well with his Samuel Adams Summer Ale.

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For my main meal, I chose the Chiang Mai Curry Noodles with Chicken and decided to pair it with a glass of S.A. Prum “Essence” Riesling. My meal was sliced chicken breast wok-tossed with egg noodles, Fresno peppers, cilantro and a coconut curry infused broth and then garnished with Brussel sprouts, and topped with crispy wontons. Fabulous and full of rich flavors, when this dish was gently tossed with the crispy wontons, which added a slight crunchiness to the rest, it was absolutely delicious. Being a dish with noodles and such a generous serving, I ended up with some leftover to take home with me.

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Both of the main course selections we made were definitely winners with us and would easily be selected again on a return visit. My husband often tries something new, but I’m a little more hesitant to do so once I find something I love. Since I always seem to order P.F.Chang’s Spicy Chicken, this should tell you something about P.F.Chang’s Summer Menu! Based on this new taste experience, and the fact that everything so far was so good, we didn’t stop there!

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We both decided to order an extra dish we could share, so we could try it out. We knew we wouldn’t finish it, but that was okay with us because we could take it home with our leftovers. Leftovers from P.F.Chang’s are always great the next day. So the final dish we decided to try was the Orange Peel Shrimp. This is shrimp done in a Hunan chili sauce with fresh orange slices and garnished with daikon sprouts. We each had a few shrimps and loved the rich flavor and taste of the sauce used with this dish. We would be taking most of this dish home with us, even though it was hard to resist not eating more of it.

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Overall, our dining experience at P.F.Chang’s was fabulously successful and even though we couldn’t try everything on P.F.Chang’s Summer Menu, I feel certain that if everything else is as good as what we had, you can’t go wrong with whichever dish you choose to have. Every dish is well prepared and full of the Asian inspired flavors P.F.Chang’s is known for at over two hundred plus locations nationwide and the twenty plus international locations. The tastefully done meals they serve every day are the reason for this!

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After our experience of dining at P.F.Chang’s, I recommend doing the same to all of you, and don’t forget to Savor the Flavors of P.F.Chang’s Summer Menu, and Enter P.F.Chang’s “Perfect Pairings” Contest!

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Yes, that’s right! Love food and craft beer? Win a foodie trip to Boston from P.F.Chang’s. They are hosting a contest called “Perfect Pairings.” The contest will run until August 18th. A winner will be chosen by August 29.

Each participant will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card and become eligible for the grand prize of a trip to Boston for an exclusive Sam Adams Brewery Tour for two, followed by a 4-course pairing dinner at the P.F.Chang’s in downtown Boston.

To enter the contest visit www.pfchangs.com/perfectpairings and tell them what two things you think pair perfectly together for the chance to win a trip for two to Boston to tour the Samuel Adams Brewery and dinner at P.F.Chang’s! For example, you might say, “Asian-inspired dishes go with craft beer like Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Guacamole and a Samuel Adam Summer Ale.” Have fun with this contest and remember to get creative! By the way, don’t forget to try P.F.Chang’s Summer Menu first in order to find the best pairing for you, and enjoy!

NOTE: This post is sponsored by P.F.Chang’s, but my opinions are all my own. 
Thank you P.F.Chang’s for sponsoring today’s discussion and for the tasty dining out experience!

A special thank you to those at P.F.Chang’s, in Schaumburg, Illinois, where we had this great meal, especially, Chef Aurelio Rodriguez, Market Chef Jason Klever, and our server, Ismael Salinas! You are all the best for patiently putting up with me while I took photos of each dish and helping me by giving me time to do so! You’re great…thank you!

Eating Maine Lobster Rolls at Clawdaddy’s in Lexington, Kentucky!

By Jodee Weiland

While visiting Lexington, Kentucky, on our way home from the coast, we found great Maine lobster rolls at Clawdaddy’s. The owners fly in their lobsters from Portland, Maine, in order to make authentic style Maine lobster rolls. They proudly state right on the front page of their website, “Welcome to Clawdaddy’s…Where ‘down east’ meets ‘down south’!” The owners are very proud of the fact that they have “lobster rolls that rock!” To be honest with you, both my husband and I agree that Eating Maine Lobster Rolls at Clawdaddy’s in Lexington, Kentucky, is an awesome dining experience!

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These lobster rolls are served on freshly toasted rolls and have no fillers or stretchers. The rolls are baked fresh daily. When you bite into their lobster roll, you bite into large succulent chunks of one hundred percent fresh Maine lobster. All they use on the lobster is a light swipe of mayo on the bun, a brush of melted butter, and a special spice combination. The same is true of their fresh sweet shrimp rolls, Jonah crab roll, and these same standards apply to all their other menu items. All their shellfish comes from the cold waters of coastal Maine. Believe me when I say, these lobster rolls were great!

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While there, we also tried their Maine Lobster Bisque soup, and it was absolutely delicious. Light and rich all at once, this soup was full of flavor and chunks of fresh lobster. This soup is one of my favorites now and with good reason. This soup is so tasty, you won’t want to miss a drop, not to mention it’s a great way to start a meal here for sure!

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Eating Maine Lobster Rolls at Clawdaddy’s in Lexington, Kentucky, is something you will want to do if you’re in town! What a great dining experience for anyone who loves Maine shellfish, especially lobster. The prices are great for a fresh Maine lobster meal that you will enjoy and will leave you satisfied completely. Clawdaddy’s was a great find for us, and we will definitely return again when passing through Lexington on our way to the coast! If you go to Lexington, give it a try, and enjoy!

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Enjoying and Eating on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina!

By Jodee Weiland

Enjoying and Eating on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is the perfect place to visit when you want to sit back and relax! The weather on Hilton Head is perfect in the spring when we visited for eating out on deck areas of restaurants, walking along harbor walkways and piers, or biking along trails throughout the beautifully landscaped plantations and harbours. People will also take cruises to watch dolphins or hire boats to go fishing. On this beautiful island shaped like and described as a foot, you will see people boating, playing tennis, golfing, and jogging from the ankle area of the island near Skull Creek Marina to the toe of the island in the Sea Pines Plantation. The island is conveniently divided into four areas of the foot: the ankle, the heel, the instep, and the toe. Within each, you will find various plantations, marinas, and harbours to visit and enjoy!

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There are so many wonderful harbours and marinas to choose from for shopping, dining, and entertainment when you visit. In the popular Sea Pines Plantation, many people enjoy Harbour Town and all it has to offer. For over thirty years now, The Crazy Crab has offered fresh seafood dining indoors or outdoors while overlooking the beautiful Harbour Town Marina and one of its main attractions, the Harbour Town Lighthouse and museum. All along the harbour walkways, you will see red wooden rocking chairs where people can sit and enjoy the views.

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http://learnfromyesterday.comIf you are lucky, you may be able to catch Gregg Russell, a beloved classic performer at Sea Pines Resort, under the famous Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, entertaining children and adults alike with his concerts. The concerts are all complimentary during the spring and summer, as well as most holidays, and you will love them! He will have both adults and children alike laughing and singing throughout the evening! He is so well loved, CDs of his concerts are sold at the many unique shops in this area.

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Another great place to visit is the Shelter Cove Harbour for free live entertainment seven days a week while you dine at a variety of restaurants, many with waterfront seating and beautiful views of the largest deepwater marina on Hilton Head. Besides the many unique shops along the marina walkway, there are also planned activities like the Art Fair we attended while there. What a great way to experience the beautiful art work of skilled craftsmen, from hand crafted pottery to jewelry to painting and more!

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While in Shelter Cove Harbour, Scot’s Fish Market Restaurant and Bar is a great place to grab a sandwich and/or a drink on the patio dining in the afternoon or a full meal in the evening. The seafood is fresh and deliciously prepared. The Herb Parmesan Crusted Grouper topped with charbroiled shrimp in a lobster cream was delicious. Be sure to start off with the She-Crab soup with just a hint of sherry, another delicious menu item here! In the afternoons, you will find casual patio seating where you can enjoy a grilled seafood sandwich made by the owner himself.

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Another of my favorite restaurant of mine in Shelter Cove Harbour is La Fontana Waterfront Grill. This restaurant is one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at and for me that says a lot. I’m Italian, so I am picky when it comes to eating Italian out. We had such a wonderfully authentic Italian meal here, that we even ordered dessert, which we rarely do. We started the meal with a bottle of Chianti and a simple garden salad. My entrée was the delicious Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, homemade potato dumplings in a tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. My husband had his favorite, Spaghetti alle Vongole, little neck clams sautéed with garlic, extra virgin olive oil and cherry tomatoes in a white wine sauce. He loves this dish, but according to him it was one of the best he had ever had! We then shared a fabulous dessert tray that had tiramisu, chocolate profiterole, limoncello cake, and cannoli. Each and every one of these selections had wonderfully rich flavors and tasted fabulous! This restaurant is a must if you visit Hilton Head.

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In Skull Creek Marina, you will find live entertainment with outdoor or indoor seating as well. One of our favorites in this area of the island was the Skull Creek Boathouse. When we first arrived, we found this restaurant almost by accident. Once we arrived, we knew it was going to be good, because although there was a large parking area, cars were lined up waiting for spots to get in and park. We considered ourselves lucky that we got a space and enjoyed a wonderful meal.

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I loved the Grouper Imperial with Crab Imperial Topping and Lemon Butter Sauce. My husband had a special with grilled Amber Jack. Both meals were so good, we went back another night, but it was so crowded we could not get in to eat that night. We returned the next day for a late lunch. Again it was busy, but we got in because most people had arrived earlier for the Sunday brunch. Instead of brunch, we enjoyed a wonderful late afternoon lunch. I had Pecan Ginger Crusted Mahi Mahi with a Creole Honey Mustard Drizzle, and my husband had Carolina Shrimp and Grits with Sautéed Shrimp, Smoked Sausage, and Tasso Ham Gravy. Both dishes were absolutely delicious, and we would gladly return again when visiting in this area!

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Enjoying and Eating on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is a wonderful choice for people looking for a place to sit back and relax on vacation. The food options are wonderful! There are trails for walking, biking, and jogging all over the island. There are beautiful beaches, harbours, and marinas to spend some time relaxing. Of course, some of Hilton Head’s biggest attractions are all the areas for playing tennis and all the beautiful golf courses available. But you don’t have to play tennis or golf to enjoy all that HIlton Head has to offer, because sitting on one of those red rockers in Harbour Town overlooking the water may be enough for you. It’s the relaxing atmosphere of the island that appeals to most people, while allowing you to sit back and enjoy!