Dinner at StripSteak with Shawn Collins and Missy Ward of Affiliate Summit

Strip Steak Las Vegas

During last month’s Blog World Expo, I was invited to diner with Shawn Collins and Missy Ward. They are the cofounders of the Affiliate Summit. We went to StripStreak at Mandalay Bay. StripSteak is the first steakhouse of famous chef, Michael Mina, who’s restaurant in San Francisco was one of the best I’ve ever dined in.

StripSteak plays host to affiliate bloggers looking for the perfect steak in a modern alternative to the traditional steakhouse. StripSteak features a menu with imaginative interpretations of classic steakhouse favorites using state-of-the-art kitchen equipment. You can choose from three kinds of beef, Certified Angus, American Kobe and ‘A5’ Japanese Kobe. Steaks are cooked on two wood-burning grills and six circulating, slow-poaching chambers. The slow-poaching method enhances flavor and tenderness by heating the meat for several hours at a low temperature, while the mesquite-stoked grills infuse every cut with a subtle smokiness.

Because there were 20 of us, we ordered from a group menu instead of the normal menu. I went with the signature tenderloin done to medium rare. The appetizers, add ons and dessert were fixed and served family style. Other than the perfectly grilled steak, which was extremely tender and juicy, we couldn’t get enough of the fries. They were prepared three ways (Michael Mina likes preparing things three ways) and we just couldn’t stop eating them! The truffle mac and cheese was pretty awesome too.

I plan to try StripSteak again the next time I’m Vegas (next week) and go for the A5 Kobe. It’s quite rare to find a restaurant outside of Japan that served real Kobe beef. I guess the Kobe sellers in Japan will sell it to you if your name is Michael Mina. I want to thank Shawn and Missy for dinner. It was really great.

Strip Steak Las Vegas
Strip Steak Las Vegas
Strip Steak Las Vegas
Strip Steak Las Vegas
Strip Steak Las Vegas


67 thoughts on “Dinner at StripSteak with Shawn Collins and Missy Ward of Affiliate Summit”

  1. Jon says:

    Oh man, poaching a steak sounds so awesome right about now.

    1. Yes these are really looking delicious.

      I always believe that art of serving plays a great role in food. Though taste is everything but however decorating can make any tasty food more tasty and delicious.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        That is a great point! John’s blog is always making me hungry!

        1. d3so says:

          Yeah, John knows how to dine. I always crave whatever I see on this blog.

          1. Then I’m glad to see that you still look skinny d3so 🙂

        2. Abhik says:

          hungry for what? 😉

      2. Abhik says:

        Agree!! You can also charge more will well decorated dishes. :p

        1. D3so, I don’t think you particularly craved sea food and the pho if I remember your comments about them correctly.

          By the way I checked and pho is pronounced fir but without the r which is silent. I also found that there is MSG in the pho as part of the recipe.

          So you were right about the MSG.

          1. Hey John,

            Kobe beef is famous and very expensive. Even is Japan.

            I’ve never heard of American Kobe beef. Is it American beef Kobe style?

      3. Server Admin says:

        Presentation is definitely key! My mouth is watering right now. Looks like a great time.

      4. Robin Gupta says:

        What is the name of second photo dish ?

        Looking very crunchy …

  2. The fries and the beef really look good !

    1. Abhik says:

      yeah!!! like rest of the foods.. 🙂

  3. Dan Lew says:

    Is every american a beef eater?

    1. and we know that you are semi vegetarian … still did not get your answer … what do you mean by SEMI ???

    2. d3so says:

      No. Some Americans are vegetarian, vegan, and so on.

  4. Everything looks delicious. 🙂

    1. d3so says:

      The fries remind me of the ones from burger king.

      1. They may look similar but the taste and ingredients (aside from potatoes) can be vastly different.

  5. Donny Gamble says:

    The food looks absolutely delicious. Hopefully next time I will get invited by someone to StripSteak

    1. Why you are waiting for the invitation … invite me and we will have gala time.

      Just finish the food with paying … lollzzz 😀

      1. Abhik says:

        I am in if you gonna pay 🙂

        1. Why does everyone want to be invited and get a free meal? It should be more interesting to be the one who invites and treats.

          1. I agree to Email List Building, because here most people are blogger and they should not look for free meal or free stuffs.

  6. Exoclyps says:

    Looks really delicious! Want to have some right now!

    1. Yes which one you would love to have.

      French fries or what ?

      1. Fernando says:

        I think he tried to say everything!

  7. That’s not healthy John…

    “TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

    1. John Chow says:

      When is Vegas ever healthy?

      1. Fernando says:

        Having fun? 🙂

      2. d3so says:

        lol that’s a good response. All that cigarette smoke, drinking, and even the food.

  8. Stop Crying says:

    The food on your images look so delicious. I can’t wait to visit StripSteak this coming December.

  9. Boy these foods are really looking delicious and I love the way they served.

    Really awesome … can double the hunger.

  10. Blogging says:

    i wish i was him

    1. Fernando says:

      Dude, come on! Don’t you have great stuff on your life too? 🙂 Come on cheer up!

    2. Abhik says:

      You don’t have to be him to enjoy great foods 🙂

  11. It’s brilliant that you can get such a successful blog that you can just blog about how great your life is because of it! 🙂

    1. Fernando says:

      That’s the dream, isn’t it?

  12. made me hungry , gotta eat something right Now hah Great , thank you to share this with Us 🙂

    1. Fernando says:

      Jesus christ, my mouth is watering.

  13. PPC Ian says:

    Looks like a great meal. I’ll have to try it out next time I’m in Vegas!

    1. d3so says:

      Me too! Whenever i’m in Vegas I always go to buffets.

  14. Fernando says:

    I like the way the put three different fries with three different sauces! That’s touche!

    1. d3so says:

      That’s how you dine with style 😉

  15. fas says:

    Awesome pictures, makes me hungry.

    1. Abhik says:

      It’s not only you!! 🙂

  16. Those fries have to be some of the longest ones around. Is there a difference between the fries on the left/middle and the fries on the right? Because the fries on the right look different.

    1. Yes, do they grow special very long potatoes for those very long fries or are two fries connected seamlessly to give the impression of very long fries or is there perhaps a secret stretching mechanism?

    2. Abhik says:

      The longest fries I have ever seen is at McDonalds.
      They were about 6″ long served with spicy mix and pudina sauces.

  17. Harshad says:

    A video would had been great.

    1. d3so says:

      I’ve noticed that most of the time John doesn’t take video in restaurants. Except for dot com pho.

      1. Abhik says:

        It’s because pictures (or should I say images) always looks better than videos for foods.

        1. It could be that some places don’t like you to take videos there. Pictures take much less time to take and upload too.

        2. Harshad says:

          I agree, but pictures + videos can be good too.

        3. Yes Abhik I have also noticed that Pictures of food look better than videos.

  18. Missy Ward says:

    Glad you were able to make it John. Fun times!

    1. d3so says:

      Could you please get me into affiliate summit west? The only obstacle is that I turn 21 in feb. 🙁

      1. It’s strange that you can have a drivers licence at 16 and can’t go to affiliate summit at 20. Are you sure you have to be 21?

        1. Harshad says:

          You have to be at least 21 to attend Affiliate Summit. It’s mentioned here – http://www.affiliatesummit.com/register/

  19. Thanks for joining us, John – fun times. Those pictures make me want to go back!

    1. Abhik says:

      Why? You were there too!!

      1. Abhik, if you read the post carefully you’d know that Shawn was one of the two people who invited John to the dinner.

        It may be better for you to pay more attention and spend more time reading the post than to give 9 comments about it. At least half of them are useless.

  20. Abhik says:

    Awesome foods.. Man, you are too much passionate about foods.

    1. Like this comment. Utterly useless and contributing zilch.

  21. All Dishes are Delicious and I think these will come in my dream tonight 🙂

  22. Yeah they all were very yammy and I would like to taste it all in my dreams to, thanks for sharing these pics because it makes more closer to your tours and enjoyment and believe me it all makes me full of joy like I personally getting to live the life of dot com company.

  23. ikki says:

    that food look good(y)

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