OK, hounds, I'm going public with something I've already told a few of you. Life has its twists and turns, and mine is taking me to Las Vegas. To live. (No, I haven't decided if I'll change my chowhound handle. "JanetofVegas" just doesn't have the same ring to it...:).
Now that the house-hunting is on, I would like to know about local favorites for food. Not restaurants, necessarily. This board has helped me find a lot of great places, and it appears that my new co-workers have some good food sense as well. I'm more interested in the retail end of things. Are there any good Farmer's Markets? (Year-round or seasonal?). Which supermarkets do you guys frequent (if any?). Butchers? Bakeries? Most importantly, where are the good Indian markets? (and other Asian and/or Mexican markets?). It looks like we'll be on the west side of town, so suggestions there will be especially appreciated. However, I'm open to anywhere....after all, DH's work will take him all over the valley.
Someone told me that there are some good u-pick farms north of town. Farms? In Vegas? These are the kinds of things I want to hear about. Your input is welcome. My searches of these boards find a lot of suggestions for visitors; after all, that's what Vegas is all about, right? But I would love to hear about any gems (hidden or no...) from those of you who live there......
Oh, and permit me one final non-food related question: do locals say "Vegas" or "Las Vegas."? Am I unintentionally committing a faux pas similar to calling the City "Frisco"?