EATING LAS VEGAS: Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House is kicking it up a notch… BAM!

Now, I don’t always wear a button-down shirt to dinner (unless it’s a bowling shirt, bro!), so when I do, it’s gotta be because I am dining somewhere legendary. We’re talking Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, deep in the belly of the MGM Grand, where they’re serving up real-deal dishes like crab cakes, baked lobster and even a 16 oz prime ribeye… But I had to start with a dish that’s got the man’s name on it: Emeril’s New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp.

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Dude, these shrimp were sooo outta bounds, bro! Nice and firm with some char from the grill, served with a brown gravy that kicked it up a notch. I figured I probably couldn’t just pick em up and eat em in a classy joint like this, so I cut em up with a knife and fork — some of these babies were big enough for three pieces!

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Up next, we’ve got some more shrimp — along with some little chunks of homemade andouille sausage in the Carolina Gold Jambalya. This jumbo gulf shrimp is a whole ‘nother animal, though — tender, juicy, cooked to perfection. And the sausage adds a nice little bite. I was worried this dish might be spicy, but while it does have a bit of a kick, it was actually more temperature hot than face-melting…

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While they do have a much, much longer wine list, Emeril’s also has a few decent craft beers on tap. This one’s called Bluffing Isn’t Weisse, a nice, fruity Hefeweizen from Vegas’ own Bad Beat Brewing. Dude, this beer goes nicely with shrimp and has subtle notes of bananas…and bananas is good!!!

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Speaking of bananas: When it comes to dessert, I had to go with Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie. (Again, it’s got his name on it, and all…) And man, was that ever the right choice. Bananas were perfectly mushy, piled high with whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top, and caramel drizzle on the plate. I think this dessert was meant for at least two people…but you KNOW I polished it all off myself, bro!!!!

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  1. Pingback: Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got shrimp and steak… | Burgers, Bacon & Beer

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