I FOUND MY FILL IN BLUEBERRY HILL

Greetings sports fans and welcome to another Monday morning edition of Vegas Valley Sports Beat. That plucky little sports column that dares to ask the burning questions like, will President Trump be impeached for fake overdue parking tickets after Democrats in Congress fail at every other attempt, or will an overdue library book be the downfall of the leader of the free world? We are the watchdogs who delve deep into the major issues in a tireless effort to find out why your chewing gum loses its flavor on the bedpost overnight.

As we go to press with this article this morning the clock has just struck midnight on October First. It has now been two years since the senseless mass shooting here in Las Vegas and many events are scheduled for remembering the victims this morning. I was in the hospital with a number of those victims and had the opportunity to speak with members of the staff who were on duty that night at Sunrise Hospital where more than 200 gunshot trauma victims were treated.

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It is an absolutely gorgeous day here in the Las Vegas Valley and I’m currently sitting in front of Best Buy somewhere in Las Vegas. I have just come from Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant on Flamingo Boulevard right here in lovely downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. As many Las Vegas residents and surely many visitors to our Fair City know and appreciate already, Blueberry Hill is one of, if not the best, sit-down, family restaurant in town, hands down. You can bet your last taste bud on that.

Just the other day someone asked me on True Mastery at true.com what my five favorite eating places were in Las Vegas. Blueberry Hill ranked among those top five as a stand-alone favorite for casual family dining. I was delighted when it was decided we would have breakfast there this morning and I would get this opportunity to give Blueberry Hill a proper review. Which, by the way, they well deserve.

As usual, blueberry Hill was packed wall to wall, even on a Monday morning but we were quickly ensconced in a booth and before you could say “boo!” Allison, our lovely young waitress who has been with Blueberry Hill for 10 years, was bringing coffee and shortly after that, she took our order.

Even with such a huge crowd, our food came quickly. It was just as we had ordered it, it came to our table well prepared, it was piping hot, and it was oh so delicious that I simply can not tell you. You will just have to go to Blueberry Hill and taste it to believe it. Believe me when I say I do not exaggerate when it comes to restaurant reviews. If I go somewhere to eat and the service sucks and/or the food tastes like old cardboard, believe me, I have absolutely no problem saying so. This was definitely not the case today. On the contrary. The menu at Blueberry Hill is so vast and varied that there is sure to be a dish to tempt and whet even the most discriminating appetites.

This is my second time dining at Blueberry Hill and the second time was even better than the first. Something you wouldn’t think possible but it was just that. The coffee was the best part for me because I had to leave the house this morning with only one cup in me and a long day to go. The coffee to my delight tasted like the coffee I make for myself at home. I like it strong enough to keep the neighbors awake all night. When I have to pay for coffee it had better be good. It was all that and a corned beef hash omelet.

At $11.99 this corned beef hash omelet might seem pricey to some but at Blueberry Hill nobody can honestly say that you do not get what you pay for and then some. To put it in perspective consider the size of the coffee cup pictured here. It belongs on the bridge of an Aircraft Carrier in front of an Admiral it is so big. It almost dwarfs everything around it except for the omelet itself which was massive and savory as it could be. The diced potatoes were not dicey at all they were well seasoned, cooked to crispy perfection, and delicious and I was only able to eat half of what was on my plate. Anybody who knows me knows that I am a man of large appetites but at Blueberry Hill I once more met my match and was forced to tap out for the second time in a row.

The first time I ate at Blueberry Hill I had the blueberry pancakes and I thought I was going to burst at the seams from trying to clean my plate. They were indescribably good but I simply could not do it. Looking through their menu is like taking a stroll down mouthwatering memory lane and I have yet to discover the depths of decadence on the dessert menu because I could not eat another bite of the main course.

My companion ordered the Santa Fe chicken omelet which came with three buttermilk pancakes and he did not even manage to eat one of them before he too was tapping out and asking, Alison for a to-go box. Our total bill for breakfast for four came to $35.35 for the two of us which I have to consider was quite the bargain considering the size of the portions and the quality of the food and of course the friendly service of their wonderful staff-members such as Alison.

I must confess that I ate the rest of my omelet while writing this article and it was just as good cold as it was when I first got it this morning. That is rare I think in these days of fast-food grab it, grub it and go gratification. Thank you to Blueberry Hill for making this such an easy and thoroughly enjoyable review to write, and a very special thank you for her outstanding service to the city, to Blueberry Hill Family Restaurants, the pride of Las Vegas, and the brightest star in this 5-star review. Miss Alison.

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Vegas Valley News and Vegas Valley Sports Beat remembers and honors those who lost their lives and their loved ones on this morning of October 1, 2019.  We pray that their friends and families will find peace and friendship in the sacrifices those 58 persons made, and pray that we who yet remain might live in strength, love, and unity so that they may rest in Heavenly peace. In loving memory.