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by guest blogger Jackie Valley

The bacon-wrapped stuffed dates are a fan favorite at Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar in Las Vegas.

Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar is a locally owned restaurant in Las Vegas that specializes in tapas and sangria.

I visited: Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar, a locally owned tapas restaurant in Las Vegas. It’s a favorite among locals seeking quality food and a fun atmosphere without the price tag of restaurants on the Strip. (And it has a killer red sangria.)

I tried: Stuffed dates (bacon-wrapped, smoked almond, red wine reduction, blue cheese)

Jackie (right) met up with Kristina, a buddy from college who was visiting Vegas, to try the stuffed dates and other tapas at Firefly. “People are always visiting Vegas, so this place is something they probably wouldn’t know about otherwise,” Jackie said.

Why it stood out: Ask any Firefly fan, and the answer is almost always the same: The stuffed dates beat out all other menu items. That says a lot considering they’re up against several dozen other cold, hot, seafood and meat tapas. Served warm, the stuffed dates are the perfect combination of sweet and chewy — a great opening tapa before the meat and seafood dishes arrive. When I recently introduced visiting friends Kristina and Jordan to the stuffed dates, Kristina’s reaction summed up the experience: “So good, so good. I’m so happy.” The second-floor, patio seats overlooking the Las Vegas valley didn’t hurt either.

It cost: $4.50

Find out more:
Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar
11261 S. Eastern Ave. Suite 200
Henderson, NV 89052
We visited the Firefly closest to where I live, but there are two other locations, including one near the Strip.
fireflylv.com

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