Thursday, August 27, 2015

Guy Movies Every Chick Should Watch

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In the first few months of dating, Seth asked me to watch Tombstone and I declined by stating I wasn't interested in a watching a western movie. It's true, I wasn't interested. It's been 10.5 years and I still haven't watched it with him.  He says it's a great movie and I'm being stupid for not watching it, but truthfully I'm stubborn and now it's more out of spite than anything else. :)  But, I must say he has broadened the list of guy movies I've watched and I must say they are really good.

Here's my list of guys movies that every chick should watch (at least once):

1) Scarface (1983)
2) Full Metal Jacket (1987)
3) Pulp Fiction (1994)
4) Heat (1995)
5) The Last Castle (2001)
6) Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003) & Volume 2 (2004)
7) Fury (2014)
8) The Terminator (1984)
9) The Matrix (1999)
10) Rocky (1976)
11) All of the X-Men Movies:  X-Men (2000), X-Men 2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine (2013), X-Men:  Days of Future Past (2014)
12) All the Batman Movies:  Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), Batman Begins (2005),  The Dark Knight (2006), The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My First Week as Assistant Professor

As most of you know I've worked in the hospital for my entire nursing career and recently began a faculty position.  I wanted to give an update on my first week as Assistant Professor.  I've been quite busy getting adjusted to my new position (checking emails, attending meetings, developing curriculum, teaching and meeting stakeholders in the community, learning the ropes of the school/facility).  I was so busy that I forgot to take photos of my office. So without further a do here are some highlights from my first week!

1)  Microsoft 365 is awesome!  Until this week, I never had a use for it in my previous jobs in the hospital or even in my personal life.  When a colleague sends an invitation for a meeting to my email address -- I can click "accept" and BAM it's on my calendar! I like the OneDrive cloud, but I still think I'd rather save everything in one place so it's portable, so I picked up a thumb drive today.

2)  Having MY OWN office is fantastic!  My office is one of the first offices you see when you enter the department, so I have people passing by constantly.  I thought it would be distracting, but it's actually comforting knowing I'm in my own little world, but people are just a few steps away.  I haven't had time to fully decorate, but once I do, I'll be sure to share the photos.

3) I LOVE having two monitors to work on.  Today I had 6 documents open and it was WONDERFUL having two monitors to work on. I swear it cut my time in half.  I wish I had two screens when I did all of my graduate work, it would have made those long papers and discussion posts so much easier!

4) As soon as I arrive to my office, I turn on my computer and put on Pandora and play the Beegie Adair station to set a relaxing atmosphere. Thank you Tawnya for introducing me to such a wonderful station.  During our vacation to Kauai, Hawaii we listened to Beegie Adair nearly every morning before heading out to explore.  During my graduate studies, I listened to this station while working on papers and assignments and found myself to be more productive when it was playing.
LOVE this station on Pandora!
photo credit: (screen shot)
4)  Educators are wonderful and friendly people!  I worked in a hospital for 12 years and there were departments I would walk through and some people wouldn't even acknowledge you. On campus, everyone says "Hello" and most people actually approach me to introduce themselves.

5) My colleague stated her mother graduated from a diploma program and she truly believes diploma and associates programs create confident and successful RNs who can than pursue their BSN degree.  To my knowledge, there are less than 70 diploma programs in the United States and my alma mater is one of them.  Here is a photo of me in front of my alma mater, which goes by a different name now.  Please excuse my pasty white legs!
Photo credit: my mom
During my graduate studies, many of my professors and classmates discussed how Baccalaureate nursing programs are the future of nursing education.  I truly believe in the small class size, one-on-one direction from instructors in the lab and in clinical and the enormous amounts of clinical hours my diploma program provided for me.  Upon my diploma graduation, I immediately enrolled in a BSN program, worked full time as an RN, saved and bought my own home at the end of 2004 and then graduated with my BSN in spring 2007.  Now I've got my MSN and I wouldn't have done it any other way.  Now, it is my job as an educator (as well as other faculty) to encourage students to be successful and continue their education just like I did and many other nurses do.  I've come a long way in my career and looking at my photos of my three graduations brought a smile to my face this evening.
Beebe School of Nursing, Lewes, Delaware 05/2003
Wilmington College, Georgetown, Delaware 05/2007
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada 12/2013
5)  I love the views from the campus! The campus is literally on the side of a mountain.  I have two windows in my office, but it's only of the stairs and some desert landscaping.  I'm lucky enough to only walk out of the building to enjoy the gorgeous mountain views of southern New Mexico.

photo credit:  Jennifer Aho
6)  Nearly all of my colleagues have a quote either taped to their door, floating across their monitor screen saver or written under their name as part of their email signature.  I have some ideas for quotes, but I want something inspiration so students and anyone who reads my email signature knows a little more about me and what I believe in.  Any suggestions for quotes? :)

7) This past Saturday was my first day of instruction. I had a smile on my face and thought: "This is the perfect job for me."  It was only the "housekeeping" day of reviewing the syllabus, but I still felt comfortable in the classroom and I know I've found my niche.  I can't wait for the official lectures and labs to begin!

8)  When I left work this afternoon, I felt VERY accomplished.  Last night, I researched backward curriculum design and felt much better after discussing it with my colleagues who have YEARS of experience.  They were both super helpful, encouraging and positive.  They even asked me to email them the resource I found online so they could share the information with other faculty.  :)  Now, I fell even more accomplished finishing up this blog post after a long day at work.

Please leave a comment or two.  I'd love to hear your ideas for inspirational quotes I could attach to my email signature.  I'd also love to hear your experiences after beginning a new career!  I hope your Wednesday was as productive as mine! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I Can, I Will

Three days ago, I started my new job at the local university!  Before heading off to work on my first day, I asked Seth to "document" my first day of my new career with a photo. (I've traded in my scrubs for business casual! Woo hoo!)

I just finished my third day and couldn't believe 10 hours flew by.  I am excited to begin co-teaching a 16-week course this Saturday AND I found out today that I will be instructing an 8-week course starting mid-October as well as, developing a new course! Eeeek!
This evening, I left work with a headache thinking about everything I need to do this semester, but I know that grad school prepared me for this and I know I CAN do this and I WILL succeed. :)

For educators and others who have ongoing tasks -- how do you organize your enormous list of tasks?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Talkin' Tuesday

According to, Tuesday is defined as: "The most random day of the week. Really, it is.  All the other days have something going for it, but not tuesday." Well, urban dictionary, you're wrong! On this delightful Tuesday, I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Sarah Cunningham of Cunningham Love Story.  

Photo credit:  Sarah Cunningham
What inspired you to start your blog?
I have always loved writing. When I was in the 6th grade, my teacher told me I should be a writer. I quickly realized that writing was more of a hobby than an actual “job description.” I wanted to continue to love it, not despise it. I love reading other people’s blogs though which inspired me to start my own. I thought to myself, “If they can do it, why can’t I?” I think a lot of us are scared that we won’t succeed like other people & that’s why we don’t participate in something we want to do. I decided that I wanted to do something that I enjoyed. That’s why I started my blog.

Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?
Blogging is definitely a hobby for me. It gives me something to do in my free time. I recently finished school & that gave me a lot more downtime. I still work, but I’m not constantly studying or having to run to class. Blogging is a way for me to stay “busy” & keep my creative side in tact.

How do you motivate yourself to keep your blog up and running?
Honestly, I motivate myself by reading other people’s blogs. When I read someone else’s blog & see their perspective on something or an idea they have, it motivates me to continue to pursue my blogging dream. I’d love to be a famous blogger one day, but right now, I am just enjoying the learning experience!

How much time do you spend blogging?
I spend A LOT of my free time blogging. It’s something I really love doing, so it doesn’t seem like a “chore.” I try to publish a post at least 3 times a week. I think that blogging consistently will allow people to become more dedicated readers compared to someone who blogs randomly.

Tell me about your proudest achievement.
My proudest achievement would be when I received my Bachelor’s degree in May. These days, a lot of people are stuck in college forever. When I started, I made it my goal to finish in exactly four years. I wanted in & out as fast as possible. I hit some bumps along the way—I had to go to community college first because it was cheaper, my dad passed away during my freshman year, I wasn’t sure if I would ever get to go to an actual university because of transfer problems, etc. But I did it. In May, I finally got to walk across the stage & get my diploma (or a blue book that would eventually hold my diploma when the university finally mailed them out). I think that is probably my proudest achievement.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to blog (clearly). I also enjoy spending time with my husband, Andrew, & our new pup, Murphy. We’re avid Netflix watchers—probably a little too avid. We also love to drive around & look at houses & talk about what our “dream house” would be one day. It might be kind of weird, but it’s something we absolutely love to do.

Do you have any specific goals for the remainder of 2015?

My goals for the remainder of 2015 are to continue to grow my blog & stay consistent with it. I will celebrate my “one year blog-anniversary” on March 1st, so I hope to have grown my blog quite a bit by then! Other than that, I’m going to enjoy the rest of what 2015 has in store for my family & I’m going to anticipate Christmas time (which is my favorite time of year)!

Check out Sarah's blog here! And while you're there, be sure to check out the interview Sarah did for me.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jenny's Top 10 Must-See Comedies of the 1980s

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When I was a kid, my dad would drive my sister and I to Blockbuster and we'd browse the shelves for three VHS tapes. We'd also stop by the grocery store for Sprite and Doritos and then head home for a family movie night. It was truly memorable "daddy-daughter" time for my sister and I.  

Last week, while Seth's nursing assistant was visiting, we saw the preview for "Vacation" on the TV. She said it looked like a funny movie. I asked her if she knew what the movie was based off of and she mentioned something about some comedy road trip-type movie.  Seth and I were flabbergasted! We couldn't help but laugh and kindly informed her of the National Lampoon movies "Vacation" and "Christmas Vacation." Then I asked if she had seen "A Christmas Story" and THANKFULLY she had seen it. Phew! 

What year she was born? "1995" 
What year did her family move from Mexico to the U.S? "1990"  
My thoughts: "Phew! At least she has good excuses because if she didn't, I was certain her and her parents lived under a rock!"

The reasoning for this post stems from the conversation with this particular youngin'.  Now, I want YOU to log onto your Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video accounts on your smart TVs, smartphones, Apple TVs, PS4s or whatever method you stream movies and have a family movie night watching good, clean comedy. 
I assure you Hollywood doesn't make comedies like they did in the 80s!

Happy Viewing!  

  1. National Lampoon's -- Vacation (1983) & Christmas Vacation (1989)
  2. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
  3. Batteries Not Included (1987)
  4. Coming to America (1988)
  5. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
  6. Big (1988)
  7. The Great Outdoors (1988)
  8. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
  9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
  10. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Movie that Describes My Life

One of my favorite movies of all time is: Under the Tuscan Sun. I own it on DVD and I've watched it so many times that I actually need to replace the DVD because it's worn out and scratched.  Little did I know that I'd start a blog and end-up comparing my life to Frances' (played by Diane Lane).

Frances:  She bought and fixed up a house, worked as a literature professor, literary reviewer & writer and I married the man of her dreams. She had the typical American dream, right? Then something terrible happened... Her husband blindsided her with adultery and divorce, all to find out that he would sue her for alimony and end up with the house she fixed up and paid for while supporting him while he wrote a book.
Me: My life was pretty darn perfect too.  I bought and fixed up a cute little house at the age of 20.  I had a great job working as a nurse, pursued and obtained my Master's degree and married the love of my life.  Then something terrible happened...  Six months after graduating with my Master's degree, we miscarried what would have been our first child and then three months later my husband got in a catastrophic accident severing his spinal cord.
*Both of us:  Two completely different incidents, but both were equally life altering. 

Frances:  After her divorce, Frances was depressed and her friend sent her on a trip to Tuscany because she was pregnant and couldn't go. She knew that Frances needed to get away. Frances pushed back at first and wasn't sure a gay tour of Tuscany was really worth her time. 
Me: We were supposed to travel to Italy two weeks after Seth's accident.  I was depressed about missing my sister-in-law's Italian wedding and not knowing what would come of our lives. Everything was up in the air -- Will Seth walk again?, Where will we live?, Will I go back to work?, Will he go back to work? Will we have a family of our own?
*Both of us: Feeling depressed with an unknown future.

Frances:  Frances ended up buying a villa during her short visit to Tuscany and she fixed it up with hired help.  Despite the language barrier, she befriended the workers and grew quite fond of them as well as others in the town.  
Me: We moved to another state so he could attend spinal cord injury rehabilitation and we lived in a communal house with complete strangers.  I befriended several people and have formed close bonds with them.  I met, Melanie from Louisiana, whom I've grown quite fond of and enjoy spending afternoons shoppings, getting our nails done and having delicious treats (Amy's Icecream).  Sometimes we just needed a break from the communal house! I even had a slight language barrier with my friend, Myrna, from Puerto Rico. She speaks English well, but I enjoyed teasing her if she said something that sounded funny or didn't make sense. After she returned home, she made sure to  inform Seth and I of the quote by H. Jackson Brown: "Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English.  It means they know another language."
*Both of us:  Meeting new people, learning new things about other cultures (Puerto Rico and life in Louisiana) and developing close bonds with wonderful people.  

Frances: Frances got especially close to one of the migrant workers.  He was young and didn't have a family.  She supported him like a mother would and helped him obtain approval from a young Italian woman's family so he could take her hand in marriage.
Me: Just like Frances, I helped someone, actually I helped several people living at the communal house. One night, I utilized my nursing skills to assess a woman, called for help and sat with her and her family in the ER until 3am.  I drove another person to the store because she didn't have a car.  I also provided support for a young lady who was experiencing a miscarriage. I also cooked a meal for a family who was going through a rough time (husband is wounded warrior and wife is sick with cancer).  I'm not mentioning these because I wouldn't have done these before Seth's accident, but I know I wouldn't have met and helped these people if it hadn't happened.
*Both of us:  Felt content knowing we helped people.

Frances: At the wedding of the migrant worker/friend and young Italian woman, Frances met an American writer.  The final scenes are of Frances and the writer enjoying a Christmas supper with all of her friends, thus leading the audience to believe there is a romantic future for them.  
Me: It has been eleven months since Seth's accident and although Seth didn't regain function of his legs, we've made the best of it and are grateful he's still here with us.  We are about to embark on a new chapter in our lives. On Saturday, we moved back to our home in New Mexico and we are starting our "new normal" life together.  I just accepted a teaching position at the local university and we hope to start a family once the dust (from construction) settles -- no pun intended!
*Both of us:  We have unknown futures, but at least we both finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel and we're (thankful) it's not an oncoming train anymore!

What movie or movies best describe your life?

All smiles because we're finally home!
First thing I did was hang up our Red Sox flag. 

We finally made it home!
Thank you Vicki and Lee for making
the 10 hour trek and staying to help us get settled.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Jenny's Best of Vegas/Great Eats Edition Part II

Whether you call Vegas "home" or you are a visiting from other state or outside of the U.S., I've got the PERFECT list of restaurants for you! After living in Vegas for over four years, my husband and I, along with our fabulous friends and family visited numerous top-notch restaurants.  Most of these restaurants are mid-to-high range prices, but you get what you pay for, right? While living there, Vegas prices were just something we got used to. I really hope you will give some of these places a try and enjoy them as much as I did and plan to do in the future!   

Keep in mind this list includes restaurants scattered throughout Vegas (Northwest, Summerlin/Red Rock, The Strip, South of The Strip & Fremont Street areas). 

::Downtown Vegas, The Strip & South of McCarran Airport::
Chart House
Located on Fremont Street inside the Golden Nugget Casino/Hotel
129 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
-Do you LOVE seafood? The seafood at the Chart House is incredible. We celebrated our friend, Kiel's, birthday right in front of the gorgeous fish tank.  It's not the same fish tank that's at the Golden Nugget pool, but still just as pretty. Why not kill two birds with one stone and check out the infamous "golden nugget" and the enormous fish tank outside at the Golden Nugget pool.

The hubby and I after dinner at the Chart House for Kiel's Birthday.  
Can you tell what time of year it was? :)
Photo credit: friend of Jennifer Aho
5 minutes from Las Vegas North Premium outlets 
In Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center
495 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106
-Shopping at the outlets and ready for some tasty Latin food?  Just walk the 
across the street to Mundo. It's open for lunch and dinner; closed on Sundays.
I was never disappointed and loved going for happy hour since it was literally five minutes from my work.
Photo credit: Google Images
Top level of the Stratesphere Hotel & Casino
2000 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
-I went here with my parents and God parents when they visited. The restaurant slowly spins (one hour to complete one circle if I'm not mistaken) so you get views of the entire Las Vegas valley! If you get motion sickness easily I recommend bringing ibuprofen and drinking water to get over the weird feeling.  It helped me and allowed me to enjoy the experience! We booked our reservation before sunset so we could enjoy watching the sunset while dining. The cuisine was very good and we got free admission to the deck (where the rides are located) to get even more pictures.  

My mom and I enjoying the views at Top of the World.
Photo credit: Bill Kennedy

Night view of Downtown Vegas from the
Stratosphere (Top of the World Restaurant)
Photo credit: Jennifer Aho

Sushi Roku
Located in Forum Shops at Caesars
3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
-We celebrated my good friend Sarah's birthday here.  It had a wonderful view of the strip.  The sushi was very good, but a pricey for rolls.  
Me and Sarah at Sushi Roku after a deletable
sushi dinner celebrating her birthday in 2013!

Couple streets east of Las Vegas Blvd
3925 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
-Excellent steakhouse right off of the Strip. I've been here multiple times and I especially loved their pineapple martini! So much so, that my friends and I tried to duplicate the martini at one of our AF Balls. 

Located in Paris Hotel and Casino 
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV
-This French restaurant is a must when you're on the Strip! I have been here several times and even celebrated my friend, Jessica's, birthday with her when she visited from Delaware. I've sat inside and outside.  The outside patio is better in the spring or fall and has good views of the Bellagio fountains.  

Jessica and I celebrating her birthday dinner at Mon Ami Gabi.
Photo credit:  Jennifer Aho

Located at top of Mandalay Bay (on Las Vegas Blvd)
3950 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
-Gorgeous view of the strip from the top of Mandalay Bay.  My friends and I went here before a concert.  I snapped this photo on the bar patio just before leaving the restaurant. 
Gorgeous view of the Strip from the Foundation Room.
Photo credit: Jennifer Aho 

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Town Square Las Vegas                  Summerlin (25 minutes from The Strip)
6515 South Las Vegas Blvd   &     8721 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119                     Las Vegas, NV 89117
-Delectable steaks, but you will pay a pretty penny for it (That's Vegas pricing for you!). We celebrated birthday's for a couple of my friend's at Fleming's, 
although it was the Summerlin location. It's only open for dinner.

Table 34
15 minutes from The Strip (south of McCarran Airport off of 215)
600 E. Warm Springs
Las Vegas, NV 89119
-Our friends Carlie and Justin had been here several times and raved about it, so they took us one night and they were RIGHT!  It was a cute little restaurant with American Cuisine and decently priced wine-by-the bottle list.  While viewing their website for the address, I found something awesome! *Chef Wes Kendrick provides a few tasty-sounding recipes on the Table 34 website!  You're welcome!

::Off of The Strip::
Herbs & Rye
10-15 minutes from The Strip
3713 W. Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Doesn't look like much from the outside, but this restaurant doesn't dissatisfy. It has a dark, rich feel to it. Featuring cocktails dating back to the 1800s.  Although I didn't actually see it listed on their current cocktail list,my friend Amber introduced me to a Moscow Mule at this restaurant.  My steak was pretty darn good too!

Photo credit: Google Images

Vintner Grill
5 minutes Red Rock Resort & Casino, 25 minutes from Las Vegas Blvd (The Strip)
10100 W. Charleston Blvd #150, Las Vegas, NV 89135
-Mouthwatering cuisine.  Wonderful charcuterie and cheese. In 2012, my husband and I enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner here and we celebrated my good friend Tawnya's birthday here in 2013. I went during the winter months. Their outdoor space looked phenomenal! I just never made a visit during the summer months. It's kind of a hidden gem -- it's located in a business park. You will see the "VG" sign on Charleston Blvd, but then you'll turn onto Indigo Drive and then make your first right and drive until you see the sign for the restaurant. 

Northwest Vegas (25 minutes from The Strip)
2620 Regatta Drive, Suite #106
Las Vegas, NV 89128
-Great French restaurant on a lake.  Seth and I loved their charcuterie and cheese.  We went here multiple times. I distinctly remember taking at least three separate couples here because we loved it so much.  They serve lunch and dinner.  Live music several days a week.  There is also a wine shop you can browse before going into the restaurant. 

 The wine drinkers! Matt and I picked out a couple of
bottles of wine for Matt and Lindsey's going
away dinner in August 2013.
Photo credit: Seth Aho
The beer drinkers! Lindsey and Seth giving the
thumbs-up for their beer selection and
happy the waiter put it on ice! August 2013
Photo credit: Jennifer Aho

Mezzo Bistro & Wine
Northwest Vegas; 25 minutes from The Strip
4275 N. Rancho Drive, #130
Las Vegas, NV89130
-My friend Tawnya had a rough day!  She not only had one, but TWO flat tires! So...after we got her car situated, we headed to Mezzo for some much needed wine and pasta!  It's truly a hidden gem in NW Vegas!  

Northwest Vegas (35 minutes from The Strip)
7585 Normal Rockwell, #1, Las Vegas, NV 89143
-We lived within 5 minutes of Leticia's so we went here constantly!  Whether it was just for happy hour or for a meal, I never left disappointed. I loved their cadillac margarita and my favorite dish was the Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas.

Market Grille Cafe
20 minutes West from The Strip     35 minutes NW from The Strip    
7175 W. Lake Mead Blvd    &      7070 North Durango Dr. (at Elkhorn)
Las Vegas, NV 89128                    Las Vegas, NV 89149
-Family owned restaurant. We had a location within 5 minutes of our house so we frequented this restaurant.  We loved the saganaki (greek cheese served on a flaming hot skillet), pumpkin mushroom soup and traditional gyros with yogurt-dill sauce. Simply amazing! When family visited from out-of-town we took them here -- they absolutely loved it!

::Five Star Dining in Vegas::
Located inside Mandalay Bay Resort (The Strip)
3950 Las Vegas Blvd, South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
-Five star dining on the strip. We went here when my sister-in-law and brother-in-law visited several years ago.  We paid a lot of money for the meal, but it was a wonderful experience to do once in our lives. They have a tower of wine with "Wine Angels" who appear to float up and down to retrieve your bottle of wine.

Entrance and wine tower at Aureole
Photo credit:  Jennifer Aho

"Wine Angel" posing for the camera in the wine tower at Aureole.
Photo credit:  Jennifer Aho
Located on the 56th floor of the Palms Casino Resort (5 minutes off of The Strip)
Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
-Our personal favorite, five-star French restaurant in Vegas.  Magnificent view of the strip. I suggest booking the reservation before sunset so you can watch the skyline change before your eyes. Our first visit was during restaurant week and then we returned with our friends Eric and Dana when they visited from NY.  To quote my friend Tawnya, Alize has: "Amazing FAS -- Food, Service and Ambience."  I believe it's rated #1 in Vegas and is my personal favorite!

Sarah and Aaron's mothers enjoying their meal at Alize.
Check out that view of The Strip!
Photo credit: Sarah or Aaron

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Located in Forum Shops at Caesars (The Strip)
3500 Las Vegas Blvd, South
Las Vegas, NV
-Oh my goodness! The fish here is AH-MAZING!  After I moved out of Nevada, I took a weekend trip to Vegas with some of my girlfriends and we went here. I ordered the Dover Sole-Brown Butter Sauce and it was stupendous!  Seriously, the best fish EVER!  I highly recommend this restaurant for their seafood.  If I'm not mistaken, I believe my friends ordered crab and were very pleased with their meals. The side dishes are 'family style' and delicious as well. 

The next time you're in Vegas, I hope you enjoy yourself and splurge on a phenomenal meal that will blow your socks off! I highly recommend budgeting for at least ONE meal splurge, so you can experience what one of the best restaurants in Vegas has to offer. Happy eating!

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