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I write this today as the owner of Blue Fire BBQ, coming across some of the reviews amongst the various web sites such as Yelp, and Google just to name a few. I must address these negative comments which state falsified information. Although the reviews are negative, which there are a handful, I would like to inform everyone that the truth has not been told. The truth surrounding the events that took place have been severely twisted and manipulated in an effort to hurt and destroy the reputation of me along with Blue Fire BBQ my business. The reviews which have been made about a wedding reception have been manipulated, dishonest and exaggerated, in addition I would like to point out that the comments and reviews being made have been done by the same small group of people. I could very easily clear things up right now, however I am a business owner and I have chosen to remain professional and not stoop down to their level. Although I will point out that in Blue Fire BBQ there is surveillance footage which shows the actual events that took place. As I speak about the surveillance footage it should be known that there is footage of two large men who were sent by this wedding party to intimidate and coherence me. Another review which I have found and came across mentions events that took place during a social networking mixer. The social networking mixer was a get together of various bloggers to help promote Blue Fire BBQ, and all attendees were invited by me. Again the truth regarding the events surrounding this social networking mixer have been misleading, not disclosing the actual events of that night. For any person, and or business there is to be a level of respect that needs to be given to one another at all times. Various members who attended the social networking mixer failed to display the proper respect to my staff at Blue Fire BBQ, at one point the guest threw money at me. I do not wish to sound repetitive but again the Blue Fire BBQ surveillance footage has documented the actual events which took place. I would like to take this time to encourage everyone to read all of the other reviews that do not mention the wedding party, and you will see that Blue Fire BBQ is in fact a very good restaurant. At this time I would also like to invite everyone who is curious about Blue Fire BBQ to come join us and have a few drinks at the bar, or perhaps lunch or even dinner, as I assure that you will not be disappointed. Thank you for taking the time to read my response as I do appreciate it. Please remember that not everything you read on the internet is true, have a great day and I hope to serve you soon.
If you love Mexican Food, you definately need to come by and taste Mi Tierra! The chips & salsa are addicting and the beans (i love beans) were perfect! The Tortilla Soup that is on the house is one of the best I've tried. It's a perfect portion of vegetables with melted cheese, sprinkled with tortilla strips in a delicious broth. If you love cheese then a must try appetizer is the Queso Dip with Chorizo. The Chorizo adds a hint of spicyness to the melted jack and cheddar cheese with chile sauce. I give this two thumbs up!! The first meal I tried was the Steak Chimichanga. The steak was delicious and tender, the burrito crust was perfectly crisp and all of the peppers, spices, beans and rice really made the flavors pop! On my second visit, I tried the Chile Colorado with fresh, homemade flour tortillas! It was absolutely delicious especially when you squeeze some fresh lemon juice on the Chile Colorado. On my third but not last visit, (Yes I LOVE this place) I tried the Shrimp al mojo de ajo! If you love spices and garlic, this is the plate for you! All of the delicious flavors are a serious fiesta in your mouth! :) This just might be on my favorite dishes. The shrimp was perfectly sauteed in a Garlic Butter sauce with crushed pepper sprinkled on top. Don't forget to accompany the dish with some fresh guacamole and tortillas. Now, the must try dessert is the Fried Ice Cream! This is some of the best Vanilla Ice Cream my tastebuds have ever encountered! The Ice Cream comes covered in a crisp shell of deepfried cornflakes - it's definately the perfect way to end a delicious meal. Mi Tierra is the place to go when you are craving a delicious homemade Mexican meal without putting a hole in your pocket! ::ARRIBA, AY YA YAYYYY::
I just came back from this place (me and guy friend) which was our first time there and like normal, what to get... We were there watching the PITT vs DEN game (in the bar) and as we were waiting we asked for the HOT SAUCE for our chips and we got what we asked for... we got a small habanero dish and let me tell you, my 5ft 11inch 450lb body wasnt man enough for this.... HOOOOOOOOOOOOT but damn good!!!! BUT, on a serious note, the food is well within reason nothing way off radar. We asked whats the best thing you got? they told us a couple options and we stuck to our guns and we ordered 2 burritos and 2 tostadas . Now, here's where it gets good.. We were about ready to leave and they bartender was like: you guys should really try our deep fried ice cream.. we were hesitant like anyone would be... and this 5ft 11inch 450lb body likes his deserts ALOT... :) So it came out and it was almost 2 inches high in a solid ball of vanilla flavor ice cream with a churro/cinnamon like shell, and some caramel like sauce lightly drizzled on it... and the 2 of us sat there in silence eating this awesome treat. THIS IS AWESOME, AND YOU WILL ENJOY IT, I PROMISE!!!!! Bottom Line: B+ Would I go back: yes Affordable: yes (bank statement attached) Casual Date Friendly: yes Debit Charges (pending)MI TIERRA AUTHENTIC MEX - LAS VEGAS NV - $48.97
this is a great location for a family getaway or Staycation during the winter school break if you are in Las Vegas as a local or want a break from the strip. We stayed one night with two elementary aged children. We stayed in cabin 9,which I believe is one of the largest they have. It is located near the office and parking lot but is set back far enough from the road so there is no noise. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the cabin and the amenities. I was not expecting much to be honest, but was impressed as the cabin had two elaborate four poster beds, a two sided fireplace, two large sofas, a flat screen TV for DVDs, a jacuzzi tub and large dining table. The cabin also has a nice balcony/ deck with porch swing and chairs. We enjoyed the serenity, proximity to the Lodge for dinner and beautiful views of Cathedral Rock. The kids enjoyed sledding in Lee Canyon near the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard resort. You can't beat the fact that it only takes 30 minutes from Las Vegas and you are a world away! Bear in mind this is a rustic setting so the furniture is scuffed and hodgepodge, don't expect more and you won't be disappointed.
My son and I were looking for a good breakfast place during our visit to Vegas and Eat had lots of positive reviews so we decided to give it a try. We showed up around 1pm and there was a 15-20 minute wait. We stuck out the wait and we were both glad we did !!! The menu is pretty small (which I like) and consisted of a bunch of classic comfort food items with a twist. After much debate my son decided on the truffle egg sandwich and I had the chicken fried steak. They were both really yummy and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The portions were pretty generous and I was only able to eat about half of my dish and took the rest home. The coffee was good and the service was really excellent. We also really liked the vibe of the place and the clientele which consisted of primarily young hipsters and foodies. Some of the other items that looked really good were the pancakes (lots of people seemed to be enjoying them), the corned beef hash, the grilled cheese, and the huevos motulenos. We'll have to try them next time, I guess !!!
"Off the Strip - Just Real Food" is a fairly small and cozy restaurant located near the corner of Decatur and Cactus in a Smith's shopping center. The place seats less than fifty. Don't let the humble facility fool you, though; the food here is absolutely, knock-your-socks-off, fabulous. A couple of brothers from Brooklyn run the operation with Tommy being the one out front and Al being the chef in the back in his open kitchen and wielding his magic touch. The menu has an eclectic collection of American, Italian and Steakhouse dishes. Everything that I have had to date (and that's pretty much the whole menu, since I eat there at least twice a week) has been great. Don't miss the Rigatoni Bolognese, the Beef Wellington or the lasagna (if they have it when you're there - it's usually an off menu special). Also, if you somehow saved room for dessert make sure you try the cheesecake. They make it themselves fresh in the restaurant everyday.
MY HUSBAND DID HIS HOMEWORK AND FOUND THIS LITTLE JEWEL IN LAS VEGAS. BY FAR THE BEST QUALITY OF FOOD AND OPTIONS FOR THE BEST PRICE! IF YOU ARE ON A BUDGET BUT DONT WANT YOUR QUALITY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD SUFFER FROM MONEY RESTRICTIONS, THIS IS A DREAM! IT FEELS VERY "HOMEY" AND WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I WERE OUT ON OUR LUCK LAST YEAR AND HAD NO WHERE TO CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING, MEMPHIS CHAMPIONSHIP BARBEQUE MADE US FEEL LIKE FAMILY, LIKE BEING HOME FOR THANKSGIVING. IN LAS VEGAS ITS HARD TO FIND A SENSE OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY AND YOU GET THAT VIBE AT MEMPHIS. WHEN I SAW THAT MEMPHIS CHAMPIONSHIP BARBEQUE WAS THE BEST BARBEQUE AND RIBS IN THE U.S. ON A FOOD NETWORK SPECIAL, I HAD TO AGREE! NOTE: ANOTHER GOOD BBQ PLACE IN THE LAS VEGAS AREA IS LUCIELLE'S SMOKEHOUSE. HOWEVER, IT IS GREATLY OVER-PRICED AND FOCUSES MORE ON SOUTHERN COOKING INSTEAD OF QUALITY BBQ. TRY MEMPHIS CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ, YO'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!
Located at the Mandalay Bay and run by the famous gourmet chef Hubert Keller, this place is a burger connoisseur's dream. Straight up burgers, from a regular old fashioned burger to grourmet kobe burgers. I sat at the bar at the bar while I ate, and it was a week day so the place wasn't too crowded, hence I don't know how to rate the service. But as far as burgers go, if you like burgers, you must go here. For the vegetarians, they have veggie burger on the menu, and for the adventurous, they even have a buffalo burger - and no not the buffalo that accompanies the sauce - I am talking a real buffalo burger. They also have some real funky desserts to match their burger theme. Like a donut burger or a chocolate burger. I didn't try any desserts though. Only thing to watch out for - it may be a place that sells burgers, but its no McDonalds. Don't expect a 99 cent menu. It is a touch pricey.
First off, the chips, salsa, and bean dip on the house were awesome. I could buy a gallon of the salsa alone. I'd drink it straight, if that were socially acceptable. For main dishes, I got the carnitas plate, my girlfriend got the seafood chili relleno. The carnitas were delicious! The meat was tender, juicy, had hints of lime and salt and herbs. I like the great portion sizes and unlimited tortillas. The meal was easily large enough for lunch the next day. My girl's seafood chili had large chunks of shrimp, crab, and fish. It was covered in a delicious cream sauce. The poblano chili wasn't too hot and didn't overpower the seafood. I think I ate half of hers, to be honest. When we got the check, the bill was very reasonable. It's not a McDonalds value meal, but you'll have enough leftovers for lunch the next day. In my mind, that's an awesome deal.
Tacos and beer Tacos and Tequila What better combination. Deep flavored street sized traditional carne asadas, pastors, carnitas, pollos, all made from scratch, with rich fresh ingredients, then go exotic with barbeque, the Texano, curry, the Bombay, wasabi, the Shanghai, pesto, the Sicilian and more, for vegetarians, quinoa, garlic black beans, and don't miss the house specialties with the spicy peanut sauce of the Tofu Nuez, or Tofu Adobo and Tofu Fuma, original recipes from shared ingredients and recipes of the world's exotic beach locales. Community bar. Artistic decor, decorated by members of the community, teak and guanacaste solid timber furnishings imported from Latin America. Low priced, Fast and friendly service and sunset outdoor patio. Student specials, great new artist music, fun night live entertainment.