Fellow hounds. I am deep in the process of selecting restaurants for our traditional T'giving trip to LV. We've tried many of the places commonly mentioned here on the board on previous trips. In addition, given the economy and other factors, money is tight (so what else is new?). So this time, my thought is to go for one total blowout meal, and keep it very value conscious otherwise, on and off strip, but still good quality. I want to emphasize out of the way choices we haven't been before.
So here's the plan. For the blowout I've reserved space at the kitchen loft table at Restaurant Charlie. Hardly economical, but you see why we need to economize otherwise. We've done both of Joel Robuchon's places, Picasso, Alize, and Alex in the past.
Among the places I'm considering otherwise are these, and I'd love to hear any and all comments about them, especially if there have been any changes lately:
Sushi at Oyshi, which supposedly does a good made-to-order AYCE for $26.
Coffee and snack at Espressamente Illy.
Pizza at Grimaldi's Coal Fired (I've never had the pleasure of coal-fired pizza).
Mexican at La Mexicana (Dave Feldman fav)
Late night drink at Peppermill for the old LV experience; maybe follow up with a stop at Luv-it.
Breakfast (shared portions) at Hash House a Go Go (Have done Bouchon and Verandah)
One dinner at Panevino, or perhaps Table 34, or Mimmo Ferraro
A burger at Burger Bar.
Some noodles at Noodles.
Thai: We've done LOS several times and it's great, but have been thinking about Archi's or Pin-kaow for a change of pace.
Comments on these and other suggestions along the same lines would be welcome.