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Old 07-14-2011, 06:36 AM   #626
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Re: Las Vegas Casual Dining Thread

So I was bored and I pretty much read this whole thread. The pizza place at the Cosmo is amazing. The top 5 buffets are Wynn, Cosmo, Bellagio, Planet Hollywood, and the M. Someone mentioned that they miss Checkers out here but they have one now very close to Boulder Station on Boulder Highway. Steak N Shake is pretty much the worst..........I guess they are crowded due to cheap prices. Their shakes are pretty good but stay away from the food. It seems like most of you know good food and I will definitely try some new places after reading this thread.

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Old 07-14-2011, 02:38 PM   #627
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So I was bored and I pretty much read this whole thread. The pizza place at the Cosmo is amazing. The top 5 buffets are Wynn, Cosmo, Bellagio, Planet Hollywood, and the M. Someone mentioned that they miss Checkers out here but they have one now very close to Boulder Station on Boulder Highway. Steak N Shake is pretty much the worst..........I guess they are crowded due to cheap prices. Their shakes are pretty good but stay away from the food. It seems like most of you know good food and I will definitely try some new places after reading this thread.
I've only had steak and shake in Illinois but it is definitely not the worst. The burgers are solid with some pretty good quality toppings including nice thick bacon. Certainly not the best but deserves some credit.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:46 PM   #628
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yeah cici's pizza is a step up from cardboard and a step down from pizza hut but is comparable in price to cardboard.
lol this is exactly how i feel

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Is Famous Daves BBQ really that bad?
No, it's passable. But it's certainly not world-class bbq.

I'm all about saving money, but I feel like this thread shouldn't be about the fact that you can get unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks at the Olive Garden on Flamingo. My suggestion is to try to keep this thread to local, non-chain establishments.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:17 PM   #629
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Anyone have recommendation where to find cookies on or near strip? I am thinking of the big one person dessert type. Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:59 PM   #630
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Anyone ever try the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza at the Chicago Brewing Co in the 4 Queens? My buddy told me it's a really great pizza but the dinning room/bar is sometimes filled with cigar smoke. Any other places in Vegas that serve great Deep Dish Pizzas?
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:11 PM   #631
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memphis bbq is hit and miss. I go to the one on warm springs.
the pulled pork is not worth ordering. the brisket is good about 80% of the time. ribs about 60%. I usually find the best quality on weekends and after dinner hours.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:11 AM   #632
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I'm all about saving money, but I feel like this thread shouldn't be about the fact that you can get unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks at the Olive Garden on Flamingo. My suggestion is to try to keep this thread to local, non-chain establishments.
Why? If I'm in Vegas and hungry, I don't care if a place is a chain or not, as long as it's good. Chain snobs are funny - this one gal suggested we eat at a certain place. While there, she kept going on about how great it was - until I told her it was a chain.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:35 AM   #633
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Went to Aria buffet. Terrible.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #634
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Anyone ever try the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza at the Chicago Brewing Co in the 4 Queens? My buddy told me it's a really great pizza but the dinning room/bar is sometimes filled with cigar smoke. Any other places in Vegas that serve great Deep Dish Pizzas?
CBC deep dish not that good. Better than like Pizza Hut, but whatever. Only real passable deep dish in this city I've found is Rosati's.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:32 PM   #635
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Why? If I'm in Vegas and hungry, I don't care if a place is a chain or not, as long as it's good. Chain snobs are funny - this one gal suggested we eat at a certain place. While there, she kept going on about how great it was - until I told her it was a chain.
That's fine. I've eaten at many chain joints in Vegas, and I'm not saying that you should or shouldn't, and I'm not a "chain snob" at all. I'm just saying that if I'm looking to find out about casual places to eat in Vegas, I might search this thread, and reviews of Outback and KFC aren't really what I'd be looking for.

But if I'm wrong, so be it, and please carry on. Sorry for the derail.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:09 PM   #636
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Are you thinking of McRib?

Unless you are in France, where they have McRib-bit.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:23 PM   #637
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Wanting to eat cheap and quick, the fiancee and I went to a local CiCi's today. The cinammon rolls are definitely better warm.

The fiancee has flown on trips without me and there's a Cinnabon in the airport. We stopped there one time so she could get eat and she gave me a bite of their cinammon roll. Wasn't impressed. They were okay, but not as great as she made them out to be.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:45 PM   #638
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Cinnabon is about the frosting, not the roll. This is why pro fatties get minibons with extra frosting.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:07 PM   #639
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Cinnabon is about the frosting, not the roll. This is why pro fatties get minibons with extra frosting.
Wasn't impressed with the frosting either. Not being a long time foodie, I don't have the vocabulary to explain why.

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Old 07-16-2011, 11:52 AM   #640
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Pizza at the SportsBook Deli at Rio was the Worst pizza I have ever had.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:18 PM   #641
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Wasn't impressed with the frosting either. Not being a long time foodie, I don't have the vocabulary to explain why.
I'm no foodie either, but I believe it can be summed up as "dip the big spoon in the 50 gallon tub of crisco, mix with sugar, slather it on bread-like product, serve."
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:28 PM   #642
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Re: Las Vegas Casual Dining Thread

this cinnabon discussion is ****ing hilarious after just watching louis ck
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:51 PM   #643
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Pizza at the SportsBook Deli at Rio was the Worst pizza I have ever had.
It seemed okay to me. Sounds like you haven't many varieties of pizza, because I've had a lot that was worse.
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:41 PM   #644
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Re: Las Vegas Casual Dining Thread

Louis CK describes it perfectly with cinnabon. I always feel very guilty eating one and am mad at myself after I finish it.

The question is, why the hell do I ever have another one???!!!
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:43 PM   #645
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It seemed okay to me. Sounds like you haven't many varieties of pizza, because I've had a lot that was worse.
Sorry to hear that, maybe being from Chicago I am just spoiled.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:33 PM   #646
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Sorry to hear that, maybe being from Chicago I am just spoiled.
Yes you are. Being from there myself I have learned that no part of the country can duplicate the great deep dish pizza. Even thin pizza is pretty shady in most other places around the US.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:16 PM   #647
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Now we have pizza snobs ITT.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:36 PM   #648
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I am a proud pizza snob!
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:11 PM   #649
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:14 PM   #650
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For casual dining is there really any point in eating anything but Lotus of Siam and Sen of Japan? I think not.
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