“Firefly with me…

let’s sangria away…”

Jeni me and sangria

Yes, “sangria” is a verb now.

We had an AMAZING dinner at Firefly, a tapas restaurant, last night. Last time I had tapas, I was kind of disappointed. The portions were supposed to be shared, yet ridiculously tiny (like one wonton with a little tuna on top) and we all left hungry after footing a hefty bill. So not the case last night. While small plates is the concept of tapas, the servings were still the perfect size to share amongst the table, the flavors were outta control, and the ingredients were fresh and high quality. Oh, and the sangria wasn’t too shabby either 😉


Since there were so many things we wanted to try on the menu, we kept ordering little plates for the table in rounds and sharing everything.


(I apologize for the poor photo quality, but nothing says buzzkill like a paparazzi camera at a nice dinner. I am lugging the good camera around with me today though!)

Some of the things we ordered:

-Firefly fries

-Warm spinach salad (one of my favorites)

-lobster escargot

-lobster corndogs (NO WORDS)

-chili shrimp

-chicken skewers

-filet (didn’t try this one but Jeni said if I were to have beef again, that would be the way to do it)

-bacon-wrapped dates

-tuna tartare

-ceviche with chips

and after all of that, dessert plate:

Dessert plate

For the record, chocolate tres leches cake = best idea ever.

Before our feast of happiness, we did a little shopping and stopped at a baby consignment event. It’s called “As You Grow” and comes to Vegas twice a year.


I picked up a few great things for Liv, plus a baby carrier (Boba) for a friend that had been wanting one. 

This morning, we’re off to brunch and then… who knows? These are my favorite types of vacations: nothing planned, just going with the flow and enjoying time with the people we love.

Hope you have a beautiful Sunday! See ya later with pics from the day.



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  1. Debbi on August 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Love Firefly, the one on Eastern is right down the street from my house. Enjoy your time in Sin City!

  2. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on August 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    All that food sounds amazing, and that Sangria looks delicious. So glad you’re enjoying yourself!!

  3. Sarabell on August 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I love the quote at the end. =]

  4. Bryna on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Love FireFly! It is a must when we go to Vegas. Last time we went, in March, we had their Apple and Manchego salad… so so so yummy! And I adore their butter!!

  5. Jenny on August 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    The boba carrier is great!!

  6. Sana on August 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I think there is a Firefly in baltimore, I would love to try it!

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks on August 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    lobster corndogs and bacon-wrapped dates — they get major points for creativity and love the pic of you two with the sangria 🙂

  8. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on August 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I love that quote from above! Such simple things but they have such great impact and meaning behind them!

  9. Cat @sugaraddictsanonymous on August 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    That dessert plate looks divine! I have never had tres leches cake! Going to have to try it now! My sweet tooth is already aching. 🙂

  10. Julie on August 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    The entire menu sounds so good!

  11. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on August 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Lobster corn dogs? That might be the best idea I’ve ever heard.

  12. Melissa (Better Fit) on August 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic place for a delicious meal! And sangria is definitely an excellent verb 😉

  13. Ellie@Fit for the Soul on August 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Wow that middle dessert looks amazing! And it is always a bit awkward to take pics if it’s a nice fancy dinner and everyone just wants to eat, right?! 😛 Luckily some of my friends like to photograph their food as well *phew* haha

  14. Kelly @ My Love Affair with Running on August 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    So true- tapas can be really amazing or waste of money. We have found the best tapas restaurant which we are now regulars at. Portions are generous and produce is fresh and of a high quality.

    Love the 5 rules for happiness.. especially the last 2 rules. I had to learn to expect less the hard way and my life is so much richer and better for it! Just because you may be an overly dedicated friend… not everyone has that view of friendship, so lowering your expectations that little bit keeps everyone happy.

  15. Negar M on August 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I love Firefly! When I lived in Tucson I always went to Vegas for my anniversary celebration (my dream wedding was to elope in Vegas but that didn’t work out so my husband wanted to make up for it).

    I didn’t realize it was a chain until reading the comments…Baltimore? Wow!

    I always got every shrimp dish, whatever had beef in it, and buckets of Sangria. Good times 🙂

    You should try The Egg and I…..it’s like The Good Egg but without Montezuma’s Revenge. I actually only tried the Good Egg after eating at the Vegas spot and realizing the menu looked the same. Even though two people warned me not to :-/ I’m dumb like that.

  16. Will on August 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I’m with Sam. Those lobster corndogs sound amazing!

  17. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on August 5, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I love the ‘5 Simple Rules’. So simple, yet so powerful. 🙂

  18. @pluvk on August 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

    5 Simple Rules… beautiful. And yum! How do you not eat everything on the table??

  19. Lindsay and Timothy @ Fit with Farrar on August 6, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Love the Five Simple Rules for Happiness! Definitely borrowing 🙂

  20. jessie ann james on August 7, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    yeah i love firefly! when i lived in vegas that was always the spot we hit after shows or had family in town! LOVE LOVE LOVE! my favorite is the veggies and lentils!

  21. Sarah on August 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I got really excited when I saw the title, thinking you were going to divulge to us that you’re a Firefly fan! The food pics look amazing, though. Maybe almost as amazing as one of my favorite TV shows. 😉

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