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Old 02-17-2019, 05:13 PM   #5576
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Re: Las Vegas Casual Dining Thread

IMO Casual is somewhere you don't have to get dressed up to go and you're not paying nearly $100 for a steak with no sides etc.

Hell's Kitchen at Caesars would be a posh night out for us. We just want to go somewhere in jeans and a collared t-shirt with sandals/sneakers (for the dude) and jeans and a nice top for the ladies.

Will make a note of the above recs, cheers all
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:11 PM   #5577
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I have to agree. I think <$40 a plate is my idea of casual (in Las Vegas). It's <$25 where I live. I realize other people live differently than I do. Like I know there is not a chance I would go anywhere that was >$100 per person for food. Just not worth it to me.
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:22 PM   #5578
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IMO Casual is somewhere you don't have to get dressed up to go and you're not paying nearly $100 for a steak with no sides etc.
There's almost nowhere where it's 100/steak. Cut is one of the more expensive places, and most of their (non-wagyu, 20-ish oz or under) steaks are in the $70 range. And if you share food, you don't need 1 steak per person. Get sides, apps, etc. 5 of us went to Echo and Rig last night and got a bunch of apps/sides, a couple salads, a fish, 10 jumbo shrimp, 2 smaller/medium-sized steaks and a 45oz tomahawk ribeye. Bill was 351 + tip. No corkage and we drank 4 really nice bottles of wine. It was fantastic.

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We just want to go somewhere in jeans and a collared t-shirt with sandals/sneakers (for the dude) and jeans and a nice top for the ladies.
You can dress like this nearly everywhere in Vegas, even if some places you might feel underdressed.

Echo and Rig, Herbs and Rye, or Cleaver would be my recs based on everything you said except for the sandals. I usually wear a jacket and jeans when I go to these places, but you wouldn't feel out of place at all in a golf shirt and jeans, even with sandals. You'd be severely underdressed in beach- or pool-wear, but you'd be underdressed in that at Outback too.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:47 AM   #5579
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Went to Mabelís highly unimpressed. They donít have baby back ribs which are my favorites. Got the spare ribs which were the smallest ones Iíve ever seen, and not particularly good. Brisket was pretty good, did like that. All the sauces were very underwhelming, and I had the fried potatoes which were maybe a 6/10. They give you white bread with the meal which may have been the highlight actually as it was quite good and dumping the brisket in there was nice. And they also give you sauerkraut w jalapeŮo in it and that was quite good and sweet pickles which were also good, but, would not go back and expensive.

Jessie Raeís, Rolliní Smoke, and John Mullís Roadkill Grill are all better and way cheaper. Weak sauce (literally) Symon.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:12 PM   #5580
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hit up dirt dog on south rainbow today for lunch and I must say the flaming corn, elote dog and carne asada fries were bomb af
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:12 PM   #5581
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Went to Mabelís highly unimpressed. They donít have baby back ribs which are my favorites. Got the spare ribs which were the smallest ones Iíve ever seen, and not particularly good. Brisket was pretty good, did like that. All the sauces were very underwhelming, and I had the fried potatoes which were maybe a 6/10. They give you white bread with the meal which may have been the highlight actually as it was quite good and dumping the brisket in there was nice. And they also give you sauerkraut w jalapeŮo in it and that was quite good and sweet pickles which were also good, but, would not go back and expensive.

Jessie Raeís, Rolliní Smoke, and John Mullís Roadkill Grill are all better and way cheaper. Weak sauce (literally) Symon.
Damn, good to know. Sorry if i did you wrong. Not completely surprised given our experience, but we left feeling that we had just gone a little awry in our own ordering and that things would be better had we ordered something else.
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Old 03-03-2019, 01:04 PM   #5582
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No, I had to try it either way and I got a $10 off coupon if you spend $40. A friend of mine from Ohio told me she thought the location in Cleveland sucked too, so...thereís that. Maybe, I also ordered wrong, but if ordering ribs at a BBQ place is wrong, then for me itís the wrong place.
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Old 03-03-2019, 02:29 PM   #5583
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I make a lot of bbq and just love it overall. Stick to the fatty brisket and the pig ears and you're going to have a good time. Those are what I would gravitate towards anyway so I see how someone's opinion would differ if they're more of a rib person.
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Old 03-03-2019, 05:30 PM   #5584
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The brisket was pretty good, but not amazing. The sauces, all of them, sucked...and they would have helped everything.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:22 PM   #5585
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We thought the mustard sauce was palatable but not great. The others were worse.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:44 PM   #5586
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We thought the mustard sauce was palatable but not great. The others were worse.

I would agree with that assessment. Wouldnít go back.
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Old 03-07-2019, 02:02 AM   #5587
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Not a big lunch person but honey salt was fantastic.
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:11 PM   #5588
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The brisket was pretty good, but not amazing. The sauces, all of them, sucked...and they would have helped everything.
I've never been a fan of 'que that has to be covered up with a sauce. A good rub and use of smoke SHOULD get all the flavor that brisket or ribs need. Admittedly, I know that some of this comes back to regional preferences, but when I have traveled, I just tend not to find barbecue that matches what I find throughout Central Texas (or that I do in my own smoker).
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:12 AM   #5589
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I know this is said a lot but I went few weeks ago, ate at Secret pizza which was amazing, Tacos el gordo was incredible (uber driver said there was a better place off strip) and Hattie B's I thought was beyond delicious.

As always, Grande luxe for most meals after poker when I wanted something quick and not crazy expensive, Jardins in Wynn was great too, had the forager slice at Aria after I busted out of a tournament, highly recommend.
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:22 AM   #5590
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I've never been a fan of 'que that has to be covered up with a sauce. A good rub and use of smoke SHOULD get all the flavor that brisket or ribs need. Admittedly, I know that some of this comes back to regional preferences, but when I have traveled, I just tend not to find barbecue that matches what I find throughout Central Texas (or that I do in my own smoker).


Iíve come to appreciate some central Texas bbq, especially when it comes to brisket. I do believe other places have better pork ribs.

I would love to be proved wrong by you and that smoker.
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:29 AM   #5591
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Yeah, every Texas BBQ person Iíve ever met loves brisket...and it can be great (though Iíve never had any in Texas), but Iím into reeeeeyyyyyyyyuuuubs.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:30 AM   #5592
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Anyone went to Bazaar lately? Would you recommend it for our trip in March?
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:03 PM   #5593
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Re: Las Vegas Casual Dining Thread

My recent trip to Vegas was simple on dining, but two places I returned to were certainly good.

Tacos & Beer, just down the street from Hard Rock Hotel, it is a great spot I have always enjoyed



Holsteins in Cosmopolitan with their Gold Standard burger (I got mine with blue cheese)



My uber driver said I need to visit Los Tacos, Fuku burger, and Vegas Noodle House
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:41 PM   #5594
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If you are in the southwest craft 595 is a great casual spot. Great beer list and their bar food is among some of the best I’ve had this year, especially the fried spicy chicken sandwich.
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:53 PM   #5595
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Their spicy chicken sandwich used to be one of the best Iíve ever had, then the last time I had it, they went literally insane with the spices and it was awful, almost inedible.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:50 PM   #5596
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It was actually so good, my friend and I ordered one to go as well. Does suck when they don’t nail the heat.

Currently eating at smashed pig, ownership changed, they didn’t keep same recipes and just decided both the shrimp app and especially fish and chips weren’t worth the calories a few bites in and stopped. Music is super loud too, which is not my thing in a restaurant, I won’t be back.
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:54 PM   #5597
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Old Smashed Pig sucked too.

Try anywhere else.
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:42 PM   #5598
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Ono Sushi, by far the best AYCE sushi in Vegas.
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Old 04-14-2019, 04:05 PM   #5599
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Ono Sushi, by far the best AYCE sushi in Vegas.


Because...?
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:35 PM   #5600
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For bbq you have two choices - bossís on green valley and big bís on st rose. Bossís sides suck but the meats are legit and at big bs everything is real good, the best beans Iíve ever had.
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