Las Vegas is a foodie’s paradise. This city houses some of the world’s most celebrated chefs all on the Strip and also has some noteworthy dining experiences off the Strip. I love Las Vegas because I truly love to eat!
Let me start off by saying that I am not a foodie. I eat out, I take photos of my food, post them to my social media pages, but that does not make me a foodie. This blog will most likely irk some of the self-proclaimed foodies out there, so I apologize in advance. Just because I do all of the things I just mentioned and cap it off with a #foodie, it does not make me a foodie. It probably makes me a foodaholic or food lover, and fat. I see people post a box of Krispy Kreme donuts on Facebook or Instagram and put a #foodie on it. No, I am sorry. In my opinion, that does not make you a foodie.
If you are going to call yourself a foodie, I have certain expectations:
A True Foodie Spares No Expense when finding all of the newest restaurants and in every type of cuisine; it is almost their mission in life to do so. A foodie should be able to give you recommendations for restaurants and several options on its menu and why. You are not a foodie if you say you like a restaurant but have only ordered one dish.
A Foodie Isn’t Someone Who Just Likes To Eat; it is an experience for them enjoyed on an intellectual, almost sensual level. They are concerned with the taste, texture, and aroma of their food. They talk about the ingredients, how ’delightful’ the melody of flavors are, and what the best wine would be to pair with the meal.
A Foodie Will Understand, On A Deeper Level, Why Something Tastes Good, while a food lover will simply enjoy the dining experience. A foodie will not only know what the ingredients are but also know the history of the dish, cooking techniques, what is in season and never needs the waiter to explain a culinary term on the menu.
Are you a foodie or food lover?