Review: Yardbird Las Vegas 2017

My family recently enjoyed a meal at Yardbird Las Vegas and it was absolutely incredible. The restaurant is known for its fried chicken, and it was some of the best fried chicken that I have ever had. Yardbird is located inside of the Venetian and it’s recommended to arrive with a reservation.

Chicken Wings and Okra at Yardbird Las Vegas

My brother ordered the chicken wings with okra. The chicken wings were good (I would have preferred the sauce on the side but he enjoyed his meal) and the okra was delicious. We ended up ordering an extra side order for the table.

Fried Chicken and Watermelon at Yardbird Las Vegas

I ordered the chicken plate (not chicken and waffles.) I really enjoyed the chicken – the breading was perfect – so delicious that I was eating it on its own. I saved the chicken for the dipping sauce, which was a mix of sweet and spicy. The biscuit was good but standard, and the spiced watermelon was really tasty. I ended up giving my watermelon away to my family as it’s not really my thing.

Cornbread at Yardbird Las Vegas

I also ordered a side of corn bread which I loved. The cornbread was nice and warm and the perfect compliment to the fried chicken. I definitely preferred it to the biscuit. I ate mine with honey butter that had come with the biscuits and it was a great combination.

Every single one of us loved Yardbird and highly recommend a visit. It was probably my favorite meal in Vegas and I will definitely be back next time I am in town.

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Travel Review: The Stable Cider Bar

One of my newest favorite things in life is drinking a delicious cider in London. I have had several ciders throughout the years but I’ve never taken a liking to them – they are usually too sweet and too low on alcohol to be worth the full feeling that comes along with finishing a glass. However, I tried several different types of cider in London this pas week and enjoyed most of them. My favorite experience was at The Stable cider bar, located in Whitechapel.

When we first arrived the bar/restaurant was rather empty, but that changed quickly. By the end of our visit, all of the tables were filled and everyone seemed to be having a lovely time.

We were sat right in the middle and we ordered our first drinks.

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The two ciders in the back belonged to friends and they enjoyed them. Mine (front) was a sweet cider with 7% alcohol content. Needless to say, I loved it. It tasted like delicious alcoholic apple juice. I would love to shout it out but the bar does not have their cider menu online.

After we finished our pints, we decided to order the sampler tray. We were not in love with it but did our best to do our jobs and finish our drinks. We did have some thoughts on the drinks that we wanted to share with the world.

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  1. Kingston Black 7.2%: I personally did not enjoy this drink and I immediately remarked “IT TASTES LIKE HAM” as soon as I took a sip. Marina agreed, “There’s something off,” she said while making a grossed out face. Arian did not enjoy the cider either, and it was the only one to remain unfinished at the end of the night.
  2. Red Hen 6.2%: We all agreed that this was a rather average cider. I can’t remember anything specific about it, so our “tastes average” comment describes just about how average it must have been.
  3. Hawked 5%: This taster led to a rather lengthy and well thought-out discussion. Upon trying the drink, Marina opined, “It’s okay, not nice.. But okay.” When I asked what the flavor was, she responded, “Mothballs. No, not mothballs. Mildew.”

    We may have become a bit more intoxicated at this point, as the quality of the comments dwindles and the alcohol percentage was not included in the notes.

  4. Devon Gold: “Good.”
  5. Lilly’s Strawberry: “Strawberry and smokey.”

All in all, the sampler was not very good. We managed to drink most of the cider, but didn’t enjoy a great deal of it. However, we do still recommend checking out The Stable and trying out a few of the ciders that might suit your tastes.

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Cheers!