Settebello Pizzeria – Las Vegas, NV

Settebello Pizzeria

9350 West Sahara Avenue #170, Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 901-4877
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This was a tasty afternoon snack, with great company I have tried merely half their menu.
Settebello’s is what I imagine to be real Italian pizza. Their bread’s aromas and welcoming
atmosphere lures in locals for their delicious variety of pizza’s.

This time I just had a ‘Misto’, which is an assortment of a meat and veggies. This was Prosciutto
and  artichoke hearts in olive oil on their crispy, fresh made bread. Other favorites are their
Margherita Pizza, and Arancini. Their simple happy hour menu is perfect for sharing appetizers
and makes a perfect meal!

Honey Salt – Sunday Brunch

Honey Salt
1031 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
$$-$$$



I have been to Honey Salt on numerous occasions now and this was my favorite dish, thus far! Unique, eclectic vibe, tons of inside artistic scenery seating and an acquaint outside lime green seated patio , craft drinks and locally discovered ingredients coming your way.


The only other menu I’ve experienced, at similar degree was EAT, in the downtown, Las Vegas area. One of the only successful restaurants with the downtown project. Honey Salt, on the other hand is branching out and the partners are opening new restaurants in the Summerlin area. 


Both Honey Salt’s Lunch, Brunch and Dinner menu all have specialty items that are not on any other menu and the breakfast pizza with succulent apple wood, smoked bacon with the right amount of cheese is not a bad way to start your Sunday! 



BREAKFAST PIZZA 
14
scrambled farm egg, spinach, apple wood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese

Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen – Las Vegas, NV

2110 N Rampart Blvd, #110 (SEC of Rampart & Lake Mead)
Las VegasNV89128
http://www.nittayassecretkitchen.com/
(702) 360-8885
Lunch $-$$, Dinner $$-$$$

This is one of the best Thai restaurants in Vegas, hands down. It’s conveniently located around the corner from me, hidden behind Starbucks. This is somewhere you will need to make reservations for, every night of the week. A small, eclectic, family owned one stop shop for your favorite (and new favorite) thai dishes. Everything i’ve ordered is so carefully prepared and tasty, you will not be disappointed! The first time I visited Nittayas, everyone at the bar were locals that return weekly and have tried everything on the menu. Here’s what they recommended!

PS: every thurs is 1/2 off a selection of wine’s (changes)


Unique Spinach Salad– each leaf lightly battered and fried! Served with a spicy cashew dipping sauce


Green Curry (spicy) Salmon with eggplant and zucchini and jasmine rice

Balsamic Glazed Prime Steak, Grilled Asparagus/Artichokes, Fingerling Potatos

I did all my shopping for last nights BBQ at Trader Joes, minus the XL artichokes and prime cuts, compliments of Costco! I love TJ’s during the Fall Season, between new pumpkin cranberry pita chips and their new balsamic glaze, I had tons of ideas to BBQ. 
Grilled artichokes are so easy to make and super healthy, rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants and dietary fibré! Simply boil the artichokes (2 in picture) for at least 20 Min., halve them from the stem, upwards till they break apart and drizzle olive oil, sea salt and set for 10-15min (allow all oil to seep through to make them extra juicy off the grill. Lastly, BBQ on medium for 15-20 min watching carefully to make sure they do not burn! I served this as an appetizer, alongside manchego cheese, flax water crackers and pumpkin pita chips. 
For the dipping sauce- 
1/4 C organic mayo
2  Tsp dijon (or any grainy mustard)
2 Slices of lemon juiced

 Side 1- Fingerling potatos
preheat oven to 450 degrees

2 cloves sliced garlic
1 large shallot
2 tbs olive oil
1 tsp oregano

Mix all ingredients and roast for 20-30min til golden brown

Side 2- Grilled Asparagus
 Rise and cut off the fibrous endings. Toss in olive oil, salt and pepper, grill for 10-15min (watching closely)

Prime Glazed Steak

For the Marinade- 3 Tbs balsamic glaze, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 3 Tbs dijon mustard, sea salt. Let sit in fridge for at least 3hrs

Wait for the grill on high to reach 500 degrees. For medium rare, I grilled ~13 min each side (these were HUGE). Perfection….!

Hummus Veggie Wrap

A little something to pack for a hike at Red Rock. This is super simple, easy to pack and tasty after a few hours of hiking!

1 ezekiel wheat tortilla
2 heaping Tbs of your favorite hummus
5-6 slices cucumber
4 slices romano tomato
1 Tbs goat or feta cheese
1/2 sliced avocado
1 handful of spinach (or any dark lettuce)
Salt and Pepper and a wedge of lemon

Feel free to add any veggies you have on hand!

Mon Ami Gabi, Las Vegas, NV

3655 S Las Vegas Blvd  Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 944-4224


My parents came to visit and brought along two birds from London. I gave my parents a tour of my Summerlin frequent happy hour spots (soon to post) and then had an incredible lunch at Mon Ami Gabi, across from Bellagio’s water fountain show at Paris Hotel. 

I ordered the seafood crepe with jumbo shrimp and sea scallops in a light cream sauce and peas. Along with a few fries from my new British friends hamburgers and a Wynn morning workout, I was completely satisfied. 


Mon Ami Gabi is a beautiful setting, reasonably priced french dining with a non-invasive patio to overlook the heart of the strip.  

Sunday Morning Frittata and Grilled Balsamic Figs/Bananas

So easy and delicious!

2 whole eggs
10 egg whites

Whip in a bowl till frothy

1 whole sliced or diced zucchini
1 cup heirloom halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 C julienned fresh basil
2 cloves diced garlic
salt/pepper
1/4 – 1/2 C diced swiss baby cheese (optional)

Combine all ingredients and cook medium heat on the stove for 2 min, peel the edges away from the rim and cook another 2 min. Place the (oven safe) pan in a 400 degree oven, uncovered for 10-15 min til golden on top.

Top with shaved parmesan while still in the oven. slice and serve! Everyone wanted seconds and THIRDS~~~

Halve black figs and dice bananas at a vertical angle, sprinkle sea salt and marinade in balsamic for 10 min, cook on medium grill for 4 min per side. Serve with honey greek or vanilla yogurt

Savory Cobb

Easy Cobb Craving Recipe!


2 C deep greens (spinach/arugula or romain)
1 C purple cabbage
1/2 C crimini mushrooms
1/2 C diced carrots
1/2 C diced rosemary ham
1/4 C Ricata Salada
1/4 C diced avocado
1/4 C diced tomato
2 slices baked bacon
1 diced egg white
2Tbs Cilantro

Boil water for the egg(s), heat oven to 400 degrees, cook bacon for 15-20min till crispy, chop the remainder of ingredients and add the cooked components at the end. Feel free to add in any veggie ingredients

Add in 1/2 lime juice, or 2 slices lemon juice, 1/4 C balsamic and 1/4 C of yogurt ranch.

EnJOY!

Organic Pizzas

Compliments of Whole Food’s fresh ingredients! I have so much left over and filled three hungry stomachs. Pizzas are fun to make and you can personalize it to the T. 
I made one simple “hawaiian style” and then other with 1/2 pesto artichokes, spinach and fresh mozzarella cheese. Whole Foods semi-cooked (it’s not dough) pizzas made these super simple and quick. 

 Pesto, artichoke heart, spinach, sprinkled pineapple, basil and fresh mozzarella cheese

Canadian smoked ham (WF), pineapple, fresh mozzarella and dried oregano

* Heat oven to 425 degrees. Load up ingredients of your choice on top of A) a creamy white sauce B) pizza sauce (WF) or C) Pesto

cook 15-20 min, keeping a careful eye on the golden edges shaping up= perfection!

Fat Angel- San Francisco, CA

1740 O’Farrell Street  San Francisco, CA 94115


(415) 525-3013

www.fatangelsf.com

$-$$

This restaurant is in the heart of San Francisco. I visited months ago and remember it like it was yesterday. I have since been back to San Francisco and have not found anything like Fat Angel across the state! I caught up with a best friend here after a late arrival flight and with a mouthwatering pizza, zesty salad and a bottle of zin, we made out well under $65. 
Wild mushroom, white truffle oil w/ pecorino-thin crust pizza  
 Endive, apple, candied walnuts, gorgonzola w/ cider vinaigrette salad
I prefer sitting at the bar here, unless its a lunch out on the patio. Service is always much better and I met a wine Sommelier that enlightened me on my favorite types of wine!