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Baazar Meat questions

Daily specials. Chalkboard.

about 5 hours ago
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José Andrés' Ku Noodle May Go, Griddle Cafe May Change at SLS Las Vegas

Rumors of the owner's discontentment were obviously more than rumors. Too bad. May have to pay them a final visit Saturday morning.

about 5 hours ago
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José Andrés' Ku Noodle May Go, Griddle Cafe May Change at SLS Las Vegas

...is anyone else charging such a price for Ramen? I can't say it is something I seek out, so I really don't know. The food doesn't suck, at all, at KU - imo, they execute better than Bazaar does.

1 day ago
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José Andrés' Ku Noodle May Go, Griddle Cafe May Change at SLS Las Vegas

Fact is, no yelper or 'foodie' wants to pay $17 for Ramen when they can get it for $8 on Spring Mountain - regardless of how good the quality or the product utilized. KU was doomed from the start largely because of what it is, and where it is located.

Cleo is decidedly different, quite unlike anything else in Las Vegas. By and by there is always a crowd on weekends, though I cannot speak to weekdays. Katsuya is similar for crowd...though I've not been...and it is not really a place on my 'short list'

1 day ago
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Move over Ronalds - Ace Donuts just upped the ante for the west side of Las Vegas

Bigger Fritter = Better Fritter!

Jan 26, 2015
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Trying to pick that one weekend brunch spot...

Been to the others in order to say that definitively? I have.

Jan 25, 2015
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Urban Turban?

...it was really quite bad, and for the owner to 'call me out' on Yelp afterward claiming I 'didn't understand' their cuisine was outrageous.

Jan 25, 2015
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Baazar Meat questions

Look into Hearthstone, perhaps, as they're doing ribeye aged anywhere from 1-4 months recently.

Jan 25, 2015
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Good casual food in Vegas (bunch of rock climbers looking for just really great casual food)

Hearthstone at Red Rock. Nearby, excellent, and casual with a great vibe. Not cheap, but they actually CARE about their food unlike the "BBQ Joints" of which there are no 'great' ones in Vegas.

Jan 25, 2015
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José Andrés' Ku Noodle May Go, Griddle Cafe May Change at SLS Las Vegas

Eater is a rag, like the National Enquirer of food, so who knows how true this is? That said, Ku has had trouble finding its audience. Too bad as their GM is a lovely person and the food is quite good.

Jan 25, 2015
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Pot Liquor Contemporary American Smokehouse

I've been. Review is in the blog. We went shortly after they opened and it was good, with room to improve. I personally prefer Rollin' Smoke, but I think Pot Liquor CAS has more potential to become 'great' as the smokers gain age and the team learns new tricks.

Jan 25, 2015
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Trip Report - D.O.C.G., Border Grill, Julian Serrano, MoZen Bistro, Bellagio Buffet, Panevino, Jean Phillipe Patisseire

It is one entrée.

Jan 25, 2015
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David Clawson Restaurant - easily the best restaurant in Henderson...and not far from the best in Nevada.

The man can cook, no doubt. I need to head back down there.

Jan 25, 2015
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Trying to pick that one weekend brunch spot...

Veranda, Hearthstone, Bouchon, Yardbird, Border Grill - in that order.

Jan 22, 2015
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Short trip and relatively short report

Good report. :)

Jan 19, 2015
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Here now, in search of Sweets!

Skip Carlo's Bakery.

Drive to Bounjour Bakery for French Pastry.

Also consider Suzuya, and don't miss Art of Flavors.

Jan 19, 2015
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Buffet Brunch, Giada and LOS or do I have it wrong? Plus..which downtown restaurant is a must eat?

There is not a single 'must eat' restaurant downtown, though Hugo's Cellar remains a throwback and was quite good when we visited.

Jan 19, 2015
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Rose. Rabbit. Lie. - a stunning meal with entertainment to boot.

$30

Jan 19, 2015
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Wanting to eat good without breaking the bank

Shaanxi went out of business.

Monta is the Ramen place you speak of.

Can't get anywhere near Sage for $40...

They have no car, and considering cab prices it'd cost them $40 to get to/from Monta...

Jan 15, 2015
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Wanting to eat good without breaking the bank

Yo cannot touch Ramsay for $20pp

Jan 15, 2015
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suggestion for causual weekend lunch (not brunch)

Yardbird - they have some eggs, but he Chicken is where its at.

The porchetta and eggs at Hearthstone is 'destination' worthy, or for something less 'large scale' consider MadeLV or Honey Salt.

Forte is an interesting option, as would be Border Grill or El Sombrero downtown.

Fat Choy, Rincon, and China Mama are all great options, too.

Jan 12, 2015
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Best chef's tables or private dining on the strip?

Can't say the view is good, but the private room food and service at Carnevino was beyond reproach when we went.

Jan 11, 2015
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best meal in Las Vegas?

Best is subjective. Having been to Robuchon only in the US and both Gagnaire and Savoy in both US and Paris (Gagnaire's Sketch, also, in London) I'd say they all compare favorably to the originals overseas. That said, when in Vegas, do something "Vegas" and delicious - consider Carnevino, Rose. Rabbit. Lie., Raku followed by Sweets Raku.

If not - then Twist. :)

Jan 10, 2015
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Best value upscale dining in LV

Time to get your saeye eyes checked. He asked for a few sub-$100 spots, AND one once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Thanks for playing.

...and by Andres I meant exactly what I said, Andres. Monte Carlo.

Jan 09, 2015
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Best value upscale dining in LV

Steak + Italian + Once-in-a-lifetime = Carnevino. Not everyone's favorite, but the Riserva steak definitely qualifies for once in a lifetime. Alternatively, there are the big French temples - Twist, Savoy, or Robuchon. Le Cirque is also excellent and I enjoyed Andres. Steak at Gordon Ramsay Steak was excellent, and Bartolotta can easily 'break the bank.'

For fish - Aquaknox is superb.

Other on-strip 'musts' that are under $100 each would include Sage, perhaps Rose Rabbit Lie depending on appetite, Veranda for Brunch. The options expand dramatically with a car.

Jan 08, 2015
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Ryuki and Pierre together one last night at Twist - a truly impressive meal topped with truffles

Without a doubt the most "straight forward" meal I've had at Twist, and also the most delicious. With Ryuki leaving on Saturday the 10th I urge those who've not been consider investing in the experience.

Jan 07, 2015
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BIG Eaters Need a Vegas Strip Steakhouse - Recommendations Please

If you're doing a cab ride anyhow, why not Herbs & Rye? You can go during the 1/2 off 'happy hour' and get some good meats at a good price in big portions, plus have plenty of money left for their cocktail list.

Jan 06, 2015
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Twist or L'Atelier (or possibly E by Jose Andres)?

Just went to Twist. It was my best meal there to date (blog post pending,) but with that noted Ryuki Kawasaki is leaving for his own kitchen in Bangkok as of 1/10/15 and the new chef will not be installed until early February. While I doubt much will suffer, there is always a chance that such flux could make for a less than perfect experience.

Jan 06, 2015
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Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, an import already outperforming the original.

...they do not pre-cook it, but okay...more for me. :)

Jan 05, 2015
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Cleo at The SLS - bold but balanced, sleek yet sophisticated

Glad you enjoyed it. IMO it is the most interesting and 'necessary' spot at SLS.

Jan 05, 2015
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