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Xmastime in Vegas-- Family-Friendly Joints...?


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Xmastime in Vegas-- Family-Friendly Joints...?

rjw_lgb_ca | Oct 8, 2013 10:00 AM

Last year convinced us that Xmas at home-- specifically, hosting a Xmas Eve party with family criticizing just about everything-- isn't all it's cracked up to be. My husband and I are going to Vegas.

But not by ourselves. Oh no. All indications are that my sister, her husband and her children (21, 17, 15) will be coming too, along with our mother (nearly 80 and in fair health, although a bit cranky) AND, possibly, my mother-in-law (76 and ornery, but sweet).

The Strip is cheap during Xmas, so we'll probably all be staying at the MGM Grand. Basically all cuisines are fine (but no offal, please!), and we may have at least one car at our disposal (we may fly there-- my preference--, if airfares from SoCal drop a bit).

At the very least we will need someplace halfway decent but not crazy-expensive for Xmas dinner. Is there anything that might come in less than $50 per person (including wine, but before gratuity) that's not too far from the Strip (or on it)?

Lotus of Siam is a place I'm dying to try, but we may have resistance on any spiciness beyond "discreetly piquant and tastefully hot". Is LoS still good if you're not blasting up the spice?

Is there anything notably Chow-worthy AND suitable for a three-generation family not too far from the Strip, or maybe Downtown? I suppose we must hit Fremont St. at some point, so suggestions for Downtown are welcome.

Thanks in advance!!!

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