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quick Vegas roadtrip update: LOS, Moni Ami Gabi, Sam Boyd Stadium, and a Tonopah tip!


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quick Vegas roadtrip update: LOS, Moni Ami Gabi, Sam Boyd Stadium, and a Tonopah tip!

janet of reno | Dec 23, 2005 11:06 PM

Had a great time in Vegas watching the Bears. Just some quick updates: Despite the loud talkers (see Not About Food) we enjoyed our meal at LOS greatly. It is our stated goal to try different dishes every time we eat there. On Wednesday we enjoyed the spicy chicken soup from the Northern Menu. Its a clear broth soup, with lots of vegetables and herbs. It would be great for a cold. One word of warning: the "spicy" comes in part from whole serrano chilis in the broth. I had quite a jolt when I bit into one! We also had BarBQued Pork and the whole ginger fish (pompano....after deciding the catfish was too big.). Delicious. No desert: they didn't have mangos. I guess its not the season. Sigh. I couldn't get our group to agree on the 25 cent martini lunch at Commander's Palace, and hubby wanted onion soup, so we settled for Mon Ami Gabi. The weather was warm enough to sit on the sidewalk and watch the world go by. I had oysters (a British Columbia variety) and the soup...hubbie had escargot and soup...and we shared an order of vanilla bread pudding for desert. Perfect! We were still too full to eat much at the game, but did have a decent hot dog. Also, a comment: other than the six dollar beers, should you need to eat at Sam Boyd stadium you will find at least the prices very reasonable for that kind of venue: I think the hot dogs are three bucks, and good hot chocolate for a dollar. Finally, two hints from the road trip: As I stated in my other post, check out the jerky in Beatty from the Jerky place. (only one in town). And if your journeys should take you through Tonopah, your best bet for lunch may be the Mexican restaurant on the north end of town, El Marquez. Not the best Mexican I've ever eaten, but certainly not the worst either. The chips weren't home made, but the salsa was, and it was some of the best I've had lately. I had huevos rancheros. There were no tortillas under the eggs, but they did come with lots of fresh hot corn tortillas on the side, the eggs properly runny, and the ranchero sauce was tasty (and no gloppy cheese!). The beans were good, but the rice was hard and left uneaten. BTW, their coffee was the best I had anywhere on this trip, including the espresso at Mon Ami Gabi. Maybe they did this for Christmas, but the beans were ground with a touch of cinnamon. Yum! We drank four cups each and practically flew the rest of the way home to Reno! Inexpensive and friendly service.


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