(aka The Vegas Vacation Part V)
Previous Man v. Food locations I’ve taken the time to visit:
- The NASCAR Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Shula’s Steak House in Miami, Florida
- Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’ Chicken And Waffles in Atlanta, Georgia
- The Jack-N-Grill in Denver, Colorado
- The Buckhorn Exhange in Denver, Colorado
- The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia
That’s right, kids. We ate at two (TWO!) Man v. Food locations when we visited Las Vegas last month. I can safely say that this was EASILY one of the best meals I’ve had out of the seven eateries we’ve been to so far. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I love shellfish and I love spicy food. Walking in with this in mind made Hot N Juicy Crawfish an all around win from the start.
It should also be pointed out that we discovered, during our honeymoon, that Shannon thoroughly enjoys crawfish. She tried it for the first time when we drove through the bayou in Louisiana. (See this photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomcroom/2082644345/)
If you look closely, you’ll note that one bag contains a potato and the other has a piece of corn. They put the vegetables in with the steam and the spice to soak it in, too. Another element not to miss in the photo? The table is covered with a plastic bag. When you’re partaking in serious shellfish action like this, they EXPECT you to make a mess. And we did:
In that mix is also a pound of shrimp seasoned the same way. The shrimp, in order to convey the freshness, are served with their heads still on. Have you ever seen a shrimp’s head? It’s disturbing. I had to remove them for Shannon before she’d eat them.
They call the seasoning I had on my crawfish and shrimp “Hot n Juicy Special.” Me? I call it EPIC. I would definitely go back the next time I’m in Vegas. It’s worth the excursion outside of the strip.
Added note: seriously, folks. The seasoning is epic.
Epilogue: I’m not kidding here. F***ing EPIC. For real. Go. Try some. Partake in the epicness.