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5 lunches, 4 dinners

Thanks for all of the input so far.

Felt like I needed to add something really cheap to soften the blow of how much some of the other meals will cost and didn't realize Earl was a chain so will likely sub Fat Choy.

I tried making a reservation at Bouchon for lunch, but it's completely booked. Is it usually truly this booked or is there the possibility of walking in to get a seat at the bar?

Aug 07, 2014
lslao in Las Vegas

5 lunches, 4 dinners

I am getting ready for my first trip to Las Vegas and, after much research on the board/Google, I would like some feedback on the list I have put together. I tried to include a variety of price points here so my husband and I don't return to Boston broke, but still experience some of the best the city has to offer.

Lotus of Siam
Earl of Sandwich


I intend to do the prix fixe at L'atelier and Sage, but was wondering if the omakase at Raku is considered a must-do experience.

I also thought about substituting a buffet in there somewhere because it's all you hear about when you mention Vegas, but it seems like for the cost there are better options.


Aug 06, 2014
lslao in Las Vegas

duck eggs

They do! I saw them there last week, although quite expensive. $5 for a box of 6 eggs if I remember correctly, but were on sale when I had gone buy one get one free. Located in the back left corner of the store, wish I had grabbed some when I was in the area.

Jul 13, 2012
lslao in Greater Boston Area

Truly great cheap eats in Providence RI

Recently went to Asian Bakery for the first time and got their BBQ banh mi sandwich for $4: delicious!

Nov 26, 2010
lslao in Southern New England

Banh MI - Providence

Was looking for a place to get banh mi sandwiches and went to Asian Bakery due to this thread. Asian Bakery on Broad St is still open and the BBQ banh mi is $4 and quite good (when you don't bite on a whole chili pepper).

My mom says that all of her friends get banh mi sandwiches at an Asian supermarket called Am Kes on Potters Avenue, although I have never tried them.

Nov 26, 2010
lslao in Southern New England

Turducken and toufurkey in RI?

This is late, but for future reference, they had turducken at the Walmart in Coventry, RI for around $40. Can't comment on how it tastes, though.

Nov 26, 2010
lslao in Southern New England

Where to find sushi rice and ingredients in rhode island?

Whole Foods in Cranston definitely has sushi rice in the bulk aisle for $1.xx/lb. They also have brown sushi rice if that is something you prefer.

I've seen nori sheets pretty much everywhere, although I don't know who sells it for the cheapest price. I buy nori sheets at the Chinese American Market in Cranston. They also have frozen unagi there if interested (it's already cooked with the sauce, and all you do is boil the vacuum sealed container to heat it.)

May 06, 2010
lslao in Southern New England