It is time for my annual pilgrimage to LV for the World Series of Poker. Stunningly, last year I actually WON money at the WSOP so naturally I need to give it back. I'll be staying for 2 nights at Aria and 2 at Golden Nugget downtown and driving a rental (last 2 years I drove from Tulsa and stayed longer). I need some recommendations for downtown (think spicy and Asian - mostly but not exclusively) - I tend to be lost for good dining options downtown and my impressions is that a lot of neat places have opened up there recently. Now the WSOP takes place at the Rio and one of m favorite cheapo Asians - Shaanxi Gourmet has closed down - need some good choices closeish to the Rio. I know the Rio does have a cafeteria place that does pho and then there's Hash House a Go Go and also Buzio's. My problem gets complicated because of having to stick to the WSOP schedule - meaning I'll have to eat a couple of meals at the Rio - and then I also have dining credit at Aria. Along the way I'll also try to make a trip to Raku and also to Lotus. Finally, I know folks were talking of meeting up for a meal at Lotus - I think that has come and gone but I'd love to meet a chowhound or two ate either Lotus or Raku - are you out there - Feldman - Uhockey - Zin?