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Talk Italian to me...Scarpetta's or should we go somewhere else?

The only issue with Scarpetta is trying not to fill up on the "pepperoni rolls" and save some room for your actual meal. Lovely place, ask for a table with a few of the fountains.

Aug 02, 2011
Modorecords2003 in Las Vegas

é by José Andrés

We didn't leave hungry at all. Unlike Minibar in DC, which required a burger on the way home.

Jul 12, 2011
Modorecords2003 in Las Vegas

Upcoming Vegas Itinerary, Some New, Some Old

Thanks ellenost and raider. ellenost, were you disappointed with anything at CUT other than the unavailability of Japanese Kobe? We tend to focus more on first courses than steak there anyways (we usually just split a ribeye), and one of our party is insisting on a return trip.

Think we'll swap out Guy Savoy and do Le Cirque instead. We did Bites and Bubbles several years ago and it didn't leave much of an impression. I was hoping it might have improved since.

May also try to sneak in a few bites at the lounge at Sage, provided we can get the foie gras creme brulee at the bar.

Some people diet so they'll look good in a swimsuit in Vegas. We've been trying to lose weight just so we can put it back on next week...

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Le Cirque
Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Jun 22, 2011
Modorecords2003 in Las Vegas

Upcoming Vegas Itinerary, Some New, Some Old

We're in town about twice a year, mostly to dine, and have some old standbys as well as new places we'll be trying. We still need one or two dinners filled in, so I wanted to throw our dining itinerary out there and see if there's anything hounders think we're missing:

Dinners:
CUT
Serrano
Scarpetta
Bouchon
E by Jose Andres (already booked)
RAKU
Bites and Bubbles at Guy Savoy

Lunches and Brunches:
Bouchon
Simon at Palms Place
Lotus of Siam
Hot n Juicy
Milos
Monta Noodle House

Under Consideration:
Le Cirque
Sage
Burger at Bradley Ogden

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Bouchon
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Lotus of Siam
953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Bradley Ogden
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Le Cirque
Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Jun 22, 2011
Modorecords2003 in Las Vegas

Cigars and Scotch club

Co-sign. If this doesn't exist already, perhaps it should.

Jun 01, 2011
Modorecords2003 in Austin

Great BBQ with microbrew

This is new and might be exactly what you're looking for. I have no idea how the 'cue rates, though:

http://austin.eater.com/archives/2011...

May 05, 2011
Modorecords2003 in Austin

Best Bars and Bartenders (Mixologists?) for Serious cocktails

Tigress Pub is also great, and likely the cheapest.

I like the concepts at Parkside, but all too often they don't measure their pours, and the drinks come off unbalanced.

Mar 30, 2011
Modorecords2003 in Austin

New truck on S. Lamar next to Gibson Bar

From Mike Sutter in the Statesman:

"Opening today (March 2): Lukes Inside Out, a trailer next to the Gibson bar in South Austin. Luke Bibby (above) will be doing pork, beef, shrimp, chicken and other sandwiches on French loaves from Phoenica, which he’ll slice in half, coat with Parmesan and toast on the flat-top grill. That cut side then becomes the outside of the sandwich, hence Inside Out. Bibby, who made his name as a music caterer for Willie Nelson and ACL among others, said the sandwich menu will include Szechuan fried chicken with sesame slaw, chipotle-rosemary grilled shrimp with blue cheese and honey, even one with chocolate bread, chocolate cream cheese and bacon. Prices will run $7-$8, which includes herbed Parmesan chips. Also look for “Armadillo eggs”: roasted potatoes wrapped in bacon with spicy sauce on a bed of spinach and smoked-onion vinaigrette for $4. The trailer will be open 4 to 11 p.m. daily, with longer hours on the horizon, Bibby said. 1109 S. Lamar Blvd. 779-7489."

Mar 03, 2011
Modorecords2003 in Austin

CHOW Tour Austin, Your Thoughts On Where to Go?

Bat Guano is right. One of the only places that uses mesquite is Cooper's, and you see how that turns out.

Jan 21, 2011
Modorecords2003 in Austin