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Old 06-14-2021, 05:16 PM   #6351
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Re: Las Vegas Casual Dining Thread

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How does Jamon Jamon compare to Edo Tapas (really good spot imo)
I went to Edo and ordered take out from Jamon Jamon last week.

I had the croquetas in the car and ordered manitas dr cerdo (pork foot stew with chorizo and blood sausage) and callos a la madrilena (cow stomach stew with chorizo and blood sausage)

Having been to Edo like half a dozen times prior I will say that I would now not return to Jaleo of my own volition. Edo fulfills all the checkboxes for it to be a fine dining restaurant for me and within the scope of Las Vegas, a very good one. There is a constant reimagining of their menu based on wanting to explore new techniques, service has a lot of small touches of formality (custom tableware, amuses, changing of plates) use of high quality ingredients, the waitstaff is top notch (formal, friendly and attentive. I was offered and an off menu sherry from 1927 when it became evident to the waiter that I was interested in what I was putting in my mouth. I really appreciated it)

The croquettes at Jamon Jamon we’re excellent. I couldn’t recommend a stew of pigs feet or tripe to other people, but I was happy. I think Jamon Jamon is trying to do classic Spanish tapas without trying to reinvent the wheel in any way. There is nothing wrong with that, but comparing them to Edo is unfair in that regard. Edo will have individual classics that are done by the book like any other tapas place (pan de tomato, bravas patatas, croquettas) that you can compare, but the experience they are aiming for is totally different. I wouldn’t go here with people who are very concerned about value or a date. They don’t have a hard liquor license (apparently you can BYO for the time being), the dining room looks like a tapas place in Spain. You’re there to eat.

I’d go back but there’s novelty in some of the items for me (the offal stews essentially). If I go back for just the tapas I’d feel ripped off. The croquettes were $16 vs Edos $10 (Jamon Jamon had Jamon in them though ) and their vegetable tapas look super underwhelming. They have asparagus with romesco or $14 when they have preserved white asparagus in their deli. Ingredient sourcing is a meant to be a draw of this space and they are not using the best ingredients they can in their cooking).

I’d bet this place doesn’t exist very long so go before it’s gone imo. It doesn’t provide value, it doesn’t provide novelty that most would appreciate and it’s in an awful location. If you don’t care about money youll prob enjoy it

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Old 06-14-2021, 05:30 PM   #6352
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Went to China Mama last night when I was too late for Mian and Shang was way too busy. It was good, but it wasnít great. Would go back, but would search something else out. Was not super pleased w their Dan Dan (Tan Tan) noodles. Oh well.
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Old 06-14-2021, 05:37 PM   #6353
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Magic noodle I think is comparable to Shang. Chengdu Taste worth a shout as well but not had their Dan Dan
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Old 06-14-2021, 09:30 PM   #6354
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Went to China Mama last night when I was too late for Mian and Shang was way too busy. It was good, but it wasnít great. Would go back, but would search something else out. Was not super pleased w their Dan Dan (Tan Tan) noodles. Oh well.
The spicy wontons and crispy beef are key at China mama.
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Old 06-15-2021, 08:23 PM   #6355
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I went to Magic Noodle before, wasnít super impressed, not really memorable. Same with Noodle Man.
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Old 06-16-2021, 02:38 PM   #6356
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had a spicy pork u-wrap from bang bar in cosmo the other night after VGK. Thought it was good. Line at secret pizza was too long and snuck into bang bar just before close. Also got to take a bite of wife's hot chicken from hattie b's and it was also very good. She went 'hot' instead of medium, but i didn't think it was too hot to eat at all.
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Old Today, 04:06 AM   #6357
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Had a weird experience at my first attempt at trying Bang Bar a few weeks ago. My gf and i stop in cosmo to specifically try out Bang bar for the first time so we order the fold up, lemonade, and a rice bowl to share and try each. We place our order at the cashier and i already have out 30 bucks cash to pay knowing its going to be under 30.... or so i thought. The cashier is like its 37 something and im immediately like huh? I recheck the menu prices in case i'm somehow wrong but nope the order came out to 27 and after tax should be under 30. The cashier then gives us some story/lie/scam/who knows about how they haven't updated the menu yet and every item is 3 more bucks than whats posted lol???? I dont know if they really hadnt updated the prices or if they somehow thought we werent going to notice and just pay whatever but needless to say i was pretty pissed and just canceled the whole order and we left.... The End lol.

We end up eating over at this shthole chicken place called Crack Shack that was absolutely horrible but at least didnt attempt to rip us off. The End

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Old Today, 05:24 PM   #6358
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thats bad, sorry. i had no clue if price matched the menu. Just swipe card for overpriced sandwich.
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doesn't sound like much bang for your buck
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I went to Crack Shack in Newport Beach and I really liked it, sad to hear you did not like Vegas location which I havenít tried.

Super lol to not update their menu prices, thatís trash.
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I thought crack shack was great, Yelp agrees too. Idk
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