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Kosher 10

Las Vegas updated

cappucino | Aug 14, 2014 05:37 PM

Still such a convenient place to vacation kosher. Ordered Shabbbos from Smith's Kosher Experience just a few miles from the La Quinta Hotel which is still next door to the Young Israel. Smith's still has a wicked chicken soup and matza ball, yummy buffalo wings (3 kinds), rotisserie (2 kinds), potato kugel and the rest. Still has the best and cheapest line of fresh Pareve baked goods (yes, pareve) fancy cakes cut in small square servings so you can get a few kinds for Shabbos and enjoy. And, of course, the kosher dept has everything else you need including a Mikraos Gedolos Chumash (long story there) and a good bottle of Merlot. Grilling fresh salmon and excellent steaks from there tonight. The steaks are thick and not too expensive. A pleasure. The Huntridge Soda Fountain is still worth visiting, but we have lost Scott and Jason so... Service is slower than slow and the prices are up a bit so that was disappointing. Jesus (yes, Jesus) is the new cook and he is extremely nice and hardworking, basically doing it all himself. The milkshakes are still the bomb. No lie. Worth the trip for that alone. They do need to think about service just a bit and prices. Sababa is still a pleasure, quick, efficient, nice service. It's Jerusalem in there. Paninis is not worth the bother anymore. Heard the new Nina's cafe is okay, but no rave reviews. We will try Haifa or Jerusalem Grill before we go. Nothing usually changes there. Had a great time at Zion and Bryce, stayed in St. George, Utah. Left the food at the hotel while we hiked. Then grilled the yummy Smith's steaks and ate them in the breakfast room. We do love Vegas, we have to say. Not interested in the strip. Red Rock Canyon, Springs Nature preserve, Zion, Bryce, even the Grand Canyon are drivable. Zion is only 2 hours away and so beautiful. Lake Mead is only a half hour from center of Vegas. Vegas is really about the beauty of the state of Nevada and Utah/Arizona next door. NOthing like it back east.

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