Hi, friends! One more day until the weekend! Such a great feeling!! I’ll be heading off to San Diego for my first 5K mud run! Being right around Halloween, my friend and I decided to dress up as pigs seeing as how we’ll be all sorts of muddy once the race is over. Pictures will be taken.
Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a dinner hosted by the PR reps at McFadden’s at the Rio Hotel. I recently got invited to join a group comprised of Las Vegas bloggers, writers, and editors, to name a few. Tonight’s meet up included a delicious variety of foods provided by McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon.
I came straight from work, so I was a few minutes late to dinner. I sat right down to a refreshing green beer. That’s what I’m talking about.
I do have a bit of a history with green beer. Two years ago it was my drink of choice on St. Patty’s Day. I ended up getting it all. over. me. My green beer drinking went much better this time around. No spills, green hands, or green mouth. Thumbs up!
McFadden’s has a great feel to it. Very inviting and friendly.
They provided a menu of the delicious foods we’d be tasting for the evening. I couldn’t wait to dig in!
The group started off with Sheperd’s Pie.
Slow cooked seasoned ground beef with carrots, peas, and sweet corn. Cooked in our Chef’s beef gravy, topped with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese.
This was the first sheperd’s pie I’ve ever tried, but anything that’s topped with mashed potatoes and cheese is alright in my book.
Next up, the servers brought around 4 different sliders to sample.
One of my favorites was the Mini Dublin.
Topped with cheddar, bacon, black and tan onion rings, ranch and bbq sauce.
I enjoyed the flavor combinations of the ranch and bbq together. It’s hard to go wrong when topping a burger with a fried onion ring, i.m.o.
One burger that I didn’t get to sample since I was getting way too full was the Mini Marley. This baby looked amazing though.
Seasoned with jerk seasoning and topped with grilled pineapple and Caribbean coleslaw.
I honestly could have eaten the whole plate of these amazing mac and cheese bites. What is it with me and fried mac and cheese??
Beer battered, they had a crisp outside and velvety cheese center. These were my favorite of the night. Comfort food wrapped up in a bite!
As you can see, there was no shortage of food! They kept it coming.
You know what goes great with green beer?? Chicken wings! They had a delicious crunchy coating. They came with three dipping sauces: garlic parm, hot ‘n’ spicy garlic, and Jamaican jerk.
The Southwest Chicken Wrap had a bit of a kick from the jalapenos. Thinking I may just have to recreate this at home.
Blackened chicken breast wrapped in a spinach tortilla with lettuce, cheddar, red onion, jalapenos, tomatoes, and chipotle mayonnaise.
And can I just talk to you about the dessert!?! Guinness Battered Deep Fried Twinkies with Guinness Chocolate Sauce. If this is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Chewy, melt in your mouth, chocolatey goodness. Oh yeah, it was so good I made up a word to describe it.
The food was just amazing and I really enjoy the atmosphere! It is a great pub for both locals and tourists!
And FYI, I will definitely be running today! Thanks for reading!
Have you ever eaten any fried desserts? Have you ever tried green beer?
*disclaimer-My dinner was provided free of charge. My opinions are honest and my own.