6.29.2006

Gettin' My Kicks!

So, while all of you were innocently getting up in the morning, pouring caffeine into your tired overworked bodies and heading out the door to work…I snuck away to LAS VEGAS!!!

Tony and I were attending a convention full of professional magicians. Magicians love doing three things – eating, drinking and talking. Besides magic, that is. I saw some really great performances. (If you are a magician, drop me a line and I’ll hook you up with all the dirty details!)

The one thing I will say about Vegas is that I ate too much and slept too little. The time difference always kills me when we head out West, so when we finally landed, we were famished. We checked into our hotel, made our hellos and then headed out to eat at Sushi-mon.

Tony and I had read about Sushi-mon online when doing research on Vegas eats. All you can eat sushi? We were rather skeptical. What kind of quality would you get at an all you can eat place? Pre-made sushi like you would find at the grocery store? Our friend Max, who lives in Vegas, swore to us it was not only was it edible but damn excellent.

Braving Max’s driving skills, we headed off to sushi heaven. Well that is what we hoped for anyway…The store is located in one of the millions of mock adobe strip malls that adorn the desert landscape. When we pulled up, the joint was packed. We hung out and watched folks packing in the food, both at tables and the sushi bar. There were at least five sushi chefs working at the time.



After about 45 minutes, a table opened up and we were seated. Max immediately ordered some miso soup and seaweed salad (excellent, by the way) for all of us, while we looked over the extensive menu. The rules run like this: the fee is $25 per hour per person. You must eat everything you order, or you will be charged full menu price for the items left on your plates.

The menu was huge –not only did they have a full selection of nigri but dozens of specialty rolls as well. We just started ordering tons of different stuff. Max recommended the 911 roll. I think Max just wanted to see if we really liked spicy food as much as we said we did… Boy howdy – was it spicy! But damn good…



We also got a Chubby roll…there were some not so thinly veiled jokes made at the hubby’s expense.


The one item that really caught my attention though was the tempura squid. It was perfect. Light batter, the squid still tender…hmmmmm my mouth is watering now..dammit….


Just when we thought we couldn’t eat another bite, the waitress brought out tempura ice cream. Yes, it is a Japanese version of deep fried ice cream like you would get at Chi Chi’s when you were a kid…but so much better…

We then waddled back to the hotel and collapsed. So – I guess all you can eat sushi can be good…I figure it is not as good as what you would get in Tokyo, but it was a far sight better than what you can get in Columbus. Verdict: Sushi-mon will definitely be on my itinerary the next time we decide to motor West…

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available....

5 comments:

she said...

Las Vegas!! Yeehaw!!! Well, of course you slept too little and ate too much. I would be very disappointed with you if you didn't. I'm going to remember the name of that place for when I go to Vegas. I loves me some sushi, and I could do some serious damamge in a place like that!

Glenna said...

"Ate too much and slept too little"--that's the vert definition of Vegas! The sushi looks fabulous. I think it's addictive. When I first ate it I thought it was good but now I literally crave it more than any other food. Anybody else?

Rosie said...

Sher -

I have never been "too full" eating sushi but this place was the exception... my only regret is that I did not get to eat a larger variety of dishes, especially the tempura, whichw as also part of the all you can eat deal.

Glenna -

I never ate sushi until I was in my late twenties, and it rose to one of my all time favorite foods immediately. Can you imagine if a bunch of us bloggers decended on Sushi-mon? Scary!!

rosie(a different one) said...

rosie, i really like ur page.im rosie too and also like bitchin and food but what woman doesnt.keep up the good work

Rosie said...

Hi Rosie!

I am glad you like my page...thanks for reading...

Bitchin and eatin makes the world go round...It's one thing you can count on no matter where you are from...