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Trip Report

Food is made fresh, but with PublicUS now on the scene I really see no impetus to return to M&F.

about 16 hours ago
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Tasting menu for only 1 diner

Twist allows for it, as does L'Atelier.

David Clawson could be a good call, too, as you can shape your own tasting while partner orders as they like

about 16 hours ago
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Just one buffet?

Bacchanal, Wicked Spoon, and Veranda Weekend Brunch are all quite good.

Mar 25, 2015
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best iced coffee near convention center

Sambalatte and Makers & Finders are the only two I know doing a legit cold-brew...

Mar 23, 2015
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New to East Fremont, PublicUS has the potential to be a game changer

Already turning out the sort of pastries that would turn heads in New York, San Francisco, or elsewhere with a menu that seems prone to exploration by all sorts of locals and visitors alike this is about as far as East Fremont has expanded and with careful selection it is well worth the trip.

Mar 22, 2015
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Vic & Anthony's or Hugos' Cellar?

Have not been to V&A but really enjoyed Hugo's Cellar. Go in with the right expectations and you'll be very happy. It isn't Carnevino or CUT quality steaks, but the food is good and the scene is memorable.

Mar 22, 2015
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Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Strongly agree on Peppermill, Hash House a-Go-Go, and would also suggest Fieri for brunch, likewise Serendipity3 and would consider Holstein's, Mr. Lucky 24/7, Pink Box Donuts.

Mar 19, 2015
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Pizza: Pizza Rock, Five50, or somewhere else?

Naked City is a great call. A true 'local' gem. The original on Arville is a great dive, the upscale spot on Paradise is even better with same pizzas and a number of great pastas. Chris Palmeri is an underrated local gem.

Mar 19, 2015
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Trip Report

Agree re: Otto, on all accounts.

Mar 16, 2015
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Off-strip Dining

Settle down kiddo, it wasn't intended to 'insult' you, but rather to say that no one I trust has told me good things so I take any such praise as suspect.

Mar 16, 2015
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El Dorado Cantina - 24/7 Authentic Organic, Non-GMO Mexican Cusine...next to a Strip Club?

Location aside, I have no idea how this place doesn't get more praise here on Chowhound, especially considering the fact that it gets a lot of well-deserved Yelp-hype. I entered a skeptic and walked out more than a little impressed...

Mar 15, 2015
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Off-strip Dining

Hearthstone is legit. Replace Mercadito with El Dorado or El Sombrero. And I haven't heard anyone respectable mention Vintner Grill in...ages. I live 200 yards from the place and have been steered away 10+ times.

Mar 15, 2015
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NIce Birthday Dinner suggestions?

Eater is garbage. A rag that re-posts press reports, and where celebrities got comped.

Andres spots here in Vegas are as good as those in DC, IMO, and perhaps more interesting. KU Noodle does some really cool stuff, as does China Poblano, though both are somewhat pricey for what you get.

FWIW, L'Atelier and RRL are going to cost the average diner as much as Twist...

An off-strip spot that definitely fits your criteria is David Clawson. Inyo may be another.

Mar 15, 2015
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Dinner recs for a Monday and Tuesday (3/23-3/24)

Everything I ate at Clawson was excellent, and I've been to Yardbird 6x since they opened - the only thing I HAVEN'T liked was the mac n' cheese. The Low and Slow Chicken Salad, Mama's Chicken Biscuits, Farmer's Cheese, Skillet Cornbread, and Ribs are all standouts as are all of Vivian's desserts (the chess pie is better than any I had in the south)

Mar 15, 2015
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Dinner recs for a Monday and Tuesday (3/23-3/24)

Can't go wrong with Yardbird, Clawson, or RRL.
Never been to Giada, but recent reports aren't as favorable as prior.
Bazaar Meat is okay, but is closer to "extravaganza" than the rest.
Yusho doesn't get the love it should.
Carson Kitchen is incredibly overrated.

Mar 13, 2015
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anyone been to DB Brasserie?

Went early on. Was not particularly impressed, and have not heard much inspiring recently. Perhaps Bouchon? Carnevino? Delmonico?

I like B&B and Yardbird a lot, but both trend loud.

Mar 11, 2015
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Trip Report - Rose. Rabbit. Lie, Raku Sweets, Bacchanal, Estiatorio Milos

Nice report.

Mar 10, 2015
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Gifting a meal

Marche Bacchus - fits all your criteria. http://www.marchebacchus.com/gift-cards/

Mar 09, 2015
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Honey Cakes Cafe - A Hidden Gem in Centennial Hills, and the best darn Pecan Sticky Bun I've seen in a while

One of those rare 'off the beaten path' spots in Vegas that is absolutely worth a drive for those looking for some of the city's best pastries off (or on) the strip.

Mar 09, 2015
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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.

Mar 02, 2015
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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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