Im in Vegas this weekend with a buddy and we are looking for two types of places:
Strip Mall ethnic - We have been to LOS and Michoacan (not sure if I remember the name right - its the one with three locations). Big fan of the first, not so impressed with the latter (a Mexican restaurant that replaces the traditional cooking ingredient of good old rendered lard with olive oil is not really for me). What should we try next? In particular - vietnamese, chinese, taco truck mexican, afghan or middle eastern, korean, japanese, etc.
High end trendy - We would like at least one high-end meal with great food. However, Im concerned that some of the better restaurants (charlie trotter's, Guy Savoy, Robuchon, etc) will be too formal for our tastes, at least on this trip. My guess is that we will be well lubricated by the time we get to dinner, so what would otherwise be an elegant, slow-paced tranquil dinner is not going to work on this trip. We want a place that is fun and great for people-watching on top of great food. Any thoughts?
Last - any thoughts on oldschool/throw back bars or dives would be well appreciated. We have been to Peppermill many, many times. Anything else we should be checking out? Doesnt have to be on the strip.