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Beef burek

691  9th Avenue, Manhattan, New York
Ph: (212) 974-0300

One objective of our New York Week with Kids was to introduce them as many different cuisines as possible. Balanika was our choice for Balkan/Mediterranean cuisine and it proved to be an excellent choice.


Salmon ceviche

Sashimi, ceviche - I love eating raw fish - sashimi style or marinated as in ceviche.&nbsp; One of my best memories from a visit to Lima, Peru was eating a very delicate <strong><a href="">ceviche at Rosa Nautica a restaurant located way out on the water.

We chose Javier's Cantina & Grill at Irvine Spectrum for a double birthday  celebration. We arrived quite early, five adults plus two kids, converging on the restaurant directly from work and after-school programs, all of us very hungry. The place was almost full when we arrived (and was equally packed when we we left). We were promptly seated on the patio as we had requested and baskets of tortilla chips and salsa brought out.  We ordered guacamole and  queso fundido to start while we decided on our dinners.

The adults (except me!) shared a Margarita pitcher. I stuck to one...

creamy lobster bisque

A rich lobster bisque and a creamy mushroom soup are my two favorite soups so my natural first choice on the BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurant week lunch menu was the lobster bisque. I had arranged to meet a friend  at BRIO for a leisurely relaxed lunch. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the bread basket of lavoush and crisp bread while waiting for our food.


Western omelette at Original Pancake House

Breakfast at the Original Pancake House was the choice of the youngest member of the family as the best way to celebrate his recent achievement. When we arrived at the restaurant around 9:30 on a Sunday morning it was packed, and patiently-waiting patrons were spilling out onto the pavement to soak up the welcome sunshine. Although we were initially told there would be a lengthy wait, it was actually only a few minutes before a table was cleared and we were seated.

The D Grill at the D Casino Hotel
301 Fremont Street,
Las Vegas, NV
Ph: (702) 388-2400    or Reserve Online

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fresh garden saladCrisp and flaky cod fillets,  succulent juicy...

Nobu Las Vegas restaurant in the Nobu Hotel located within Caesar's Palace is the largest of the 31 Nobu restaurants located round the world from Dallas to Dubai but we were still not sure of being able to be seated when we spontaneously decided to eat there.

We were meeting friends later to see the raunchy  acrobatic show Absinthe in the grounds of Caesar's Palace, and of the several dining options at the massive Caesar's Palace complex  Nobu was our first choice. After leaving the conference hotel where we were staying downtown, we arrived early-ish at Nobu but with no...

Postrio Las Vegas
Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian
3377 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Ph: (702) 796-1110 or Reserve Online

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As the strains of a Verdi aria filled the air of St. Mark's Square, it was easy...

Japonais at the Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Boulevard S,
Las Vegas, NV
Ph: (702) 791-7111  or Reserve Online
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Footsore after a full day of exploring lavish lobbies and displays but exhilarated after our panoramic view of Las Vegas from 550 ft in the air on the High Roller, we were famished as we approached the Mirage Hotel, our last planned stop for the day.


Sensi at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Ph: (702) 693-8865  or book online
It was not just the fresh contemporary style food but service beyond our expectations that made our dining at Sensi an experience to remember. Laurence, our server, was bubbling over with enthusiasm about the menu as he handed us an IPad loaded with pictures and descriptions of drink and dessert options....


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