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Roast Suckling Pig at Jaleo vs. Bazaar Meat

The only person I know and trust who has tried both preferred the version at Jaleo, but if you can get off-strip that person also felt Hearthstone trumped both. For my part, Heartstone definitely topped Bazaar, at a lower cost per person provided you can get a group.

about 7 hours ago
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Who's up for LoS dinner May 1st or 3rd? (or both!)

Can most likely make 3/21 work, depending where.

Feb 27, 2015
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Who's up for LoS dinner May 1st or 3rd? (or both!)

Possible in for 5/1

Feb 26, 2015
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Chada Thai

Excellent choices. Should be some great eating. As Dave said, Century Egg Basil is a must.

Feb 26, 2015
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Dinner for one near TI?

Nothing cheap at Wynn or Encore, but from my standpoint anything on-strip is 'close' to TI. Yardbird could be done for your price point provided you did an an app, main, and side or dessert. Buddy Vs is solid, if not wowing, as well.

Feb 26, 2015
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Dim Sum/Seafood

Chang’s Hong Kong Cuisine or KJ at the Rio are, imo, the two best.

Feb 26, 2015
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At Tender Steak & Seafood its all about the game...and maybe the s'mores, as well

Odd that this place gets so little attention, but priced at about 1/2 what one would spend at other Steakhouses on the strip (even before the substantial discount offered on MyVegas) Tender is a gem hidden in plain sight.

Feb 11, 2015
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Dumpling King - Muslim and Buddhist Chinese Cuisine on Spring Mountain, an experience worth seeking out

Seems to be the case. I stopped by after work simply because I was curious and speaking as best as I could (Their English far better than my grasp of any foreign language) one of the servers explained to me that they have "both" Buddhist and Muslim influences, though it appears WWD is correct that the swine free menu is based on the owner's Muslim heritage. I shall update the blog accordingly.

Feb 09, 2015
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Dumpling King - Muslim and Buddhist Chinese Cuisine on Spring Mountain, an experience worth seeking out

This is precisely what I was thinking, but we weren't able to overcome language barriers to be 100%. I saw no buddhist decorations in the space, fwiw, nor anything particularly religious at all. Having dined with 1 American, 1 Filipino, an Italian, and a Japanese lady none of us could confirm. Delicious, no less.

Feb 09, 2015
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The Good...The B&Bad...and the Very Good.....My Reviews

While it is admittedly an n=1 experience, Bardot may just be ready to steal Bouchon's crown for best-in-its-genre, and this is coming from someone who was so disgusted by Mina after Stripsteak that I nearly wrote him off for good.

Feb 09, 2015
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Rose Rabbit Lie overall experience?

Not interactive. See my review here on Chow. It is loud and somewhat unwieldy, but the food is excellent.

Consider seating in the Library if you want a more refined and delicious night out.

Feb 09, 2015
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Dumpling King - Muslim and Buddhist Chinese Cuisine on Spring Mountain, an experience worth seeking out

Perhaps the most unheralded gem on Spring Mountain, particularly considering the fact that they have been open nearly a year, suffice it to say that the food at Dumpling King is every bit as interesting and affordable as that at China Mama - and in some cases even more-so.

Feb 09, 2015
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Meals in vegas

Italian + Seafood = Bartolotta.
Italian Steakhouse = Carnevino.
Red Sauce Italian = Montesano's.
Seafood-centri = Aquaknox.

Feb 08, 2015
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Best value upscale dining in LV

Finally made it to Milos and it is indeed excellent.

Feb 04, 2015
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Save your Money for another Izakaya, do not go to Izakaya Go.

Simply stated, a disaster. 7/7 persons at the meal were disappointed by nearly every plate presented and if the pictures tell 1,000 words the burnt belly should tell you enough.

Feb 04, 2015
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Bardot Brasserie - New for Mina, Classic in Technique, and Generally Stunning

Yep + a $5.7 million dollar facelift.

Feb 03, 2015
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Bardot Brasserie - New for Mina, Classic in Technique, and Generally Stunning

Once a fan of Michael Mina, but twice bitten by issues with service and cuisine here in Las Vegas, I went to Bardot Brasserie with four friends and was very impressed by what we saw. Ordering 15 plates to be shared, and comped the Champagne and Crudite, almost everything we were served rivaled the best of what is offered of French Brasserie cuisine in the US.

Feb 01, 2015
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Baazar Meat questions

Daily specials. Chalkboard.

Jan 29, 2015
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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.

Jan 29, 2015
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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.

Jan 28, 2015
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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'

Jan 28, 2015
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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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