Union, Las Vegas

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending Blog World Expo in Las Vegas with the IZEA crew. We had an incredible time at the event, but one of the highlights of my three days was dinner at Union, located in the Aria hotel. I was invited to be a guest of The Light Group by my friend Manya for a private VIP dinner with some great people including Jason Keith, Chris Heuer, Kristie Wells, Justin Levy, Stefanie Michaels and Scott Stratten. The company and conversation was great (and got even better as the night went on), but the food was ridiculous.

Manya started our meal with mini kobe beef burgers, multiple orders of surf and turf and an assortment of other little appetizers. Everything was going well, then we moved on to the main event and I made a critical mistake. When I asked the waiter what to order he suggested the tomahawk rib eye steak, but after trying the kobe mini burgers I made the decision to ignore him and order the American kobe flat iron steak. That was stupid.

When the first tomahawk rib eye steak came out it was a spectacle. Not only did it smell amazing it looked like a weapon you could carry into a medieval battle. Our table quickly dubbed it the meat hammer. It was beautiful in every way and tasted fantastic. My kobe steak was good, but the meat hammer put it to shame. I was definitely out-ordered, and if Scott and I were forced to take arms I am afraid he would have had a superior weapon.

Tongue Tip

  1. Always go with the waiter’s advice, especially at a nice restaurant.
  2. If you can secure the private dining area at Union (seats 20) go for it. It is incredibly cool.
Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy is an American entrepreneur. He is currently the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of IZEA, a technology company that provides software for influencer marketing.


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