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Black Bear Diner 6180 West Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, Nv 702-368-1077. Other locations across western states.

This restaurant is a chain like no other. Their food is down home cookin Good…. Large portions are served delicious and hot. The staff is always friendly and make the dining experience fun. Their breakfast can be a meal for the day,,,huge!!!! Their burgers and fries crisp and mouth watering. Our server, Cindi, always has a smile and is pleasant every time we come in. We’ve eatin here probably 30 times on our trips to Vegas, yet I didn’t realize I hadn’t written a review , soooo here it is better late than never. The Black Bear Diner has locations across a few western states. Look them up on their website Stop and enjoy the dinning experience next time you see one. Also Enjoy a HUGE bear claw to go,,,YUMMmmmmmm

5 stars

Overlooking the beautiful 9 hole golf course and RV Parking (wih septic dump included) we sat and ate at the outdoor patio. With a waft of livestock and smokey campfire we enjoyed pre dinner bevies and apps of guac, chips and salsa, and joyful banter. Fine dining included brocolli, peas, asparagus and rice, pork filet sauted in a secret pork spices and broiled to tender perfection, Mario Bartoli spinach and sausage ravioli with his Cherry tomato marinara sauce all over it and romaine salad with lemon juice and 2 year aged parmesan grated cheese. The after dinner festivus consisted of bb gun target practice and a quick round of chip qnd putt wih the Top Cat (and heard it said that we don’t do birdies here- much to the cat’s dismay). As the twilight last gleemed, the chefs (yes there are two of them in the kitchen) made a gooey, but precisely layered combination of Nilla waffers, vanilla pudding, bananas –Cupcake wars eat your heart out!!

7 stars

The Perfect Circle, Original Cupcake Bake Shop  165 N. Glassell Street, Old Towne Orange, Ca.

Made From Scratch, Baked with Love,  WINNER of the Food Network CUPCAKE WARS.

This is the sign in their window, as we went visiting the street used in the Movie “THAT THING YOU DO”"  Like a step back in time to the 50′s and 60′s nostalgia.

The Hours of business were all listed as HAPPY HOURS.  HA HA ! !  ! ! !

We ordered a Chocolate Cookies and Cream, a Banana, a Lemon tart, and Vanilla.

Now at  $3.00 a cupcake, NORMAL sized cupcakes, Not Large or anything, They were all just AVERAGE.  I bake and have to tell you, the Banana was the tasiest. The Vanilla was second best, and the Cookies and cream was just plain dry and BORING.

Cute shop, nice decor, but Not worth $12.00 for 4 cupcakes.

2 stars……

I had a early morning meeting at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Half Moon Bay, Ca.  After the meeting i remembered this bakery in Town i had stopped at a few years back. It was a sleepy Monday morning at 9:30am  and a lot of stores weren’t open yet. i cruised down main st. looking for the bakery. It had a sign out front that said they served breakfast and lunch, so i wandered in. There was a beautiful pastry assortment staring at me, hummmmmmmm .  I ordered an Omelette with Ham & cheese.  It was served with Diced red potatoes, red onions and bell peppers, Fresh Fruit Slices and toast (i had sourdough).  ohhhhhh  so good.  I sat in the covered back patio area, and all of a sudden the place began to get busy and fill up. Everyone was enjoying some breakfast or pastry with coffee.  I Ordered to go, TWO Cinnamon Crisps. 12″ Circles of Flaky crisp delicious pastry with baked on cinnamon sugar…OH YES… these are soooo good and very hard to find these days. I remember getting this when i was a kid…40 years ago ….LOL   I finished off the breakfast with a glass of FRESH, I Mean they just made it, FRESH Orange Juice     Don’t miss this place if you’re in Half Moon Bay … Delightful

5 Stars