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Las Vegas Emergency

richardsp Apr 28, 2007 01:58 PM

My wife and I are flying into Vegas tonight at 6pm, and leaving tomorrow at 7am.

We're going to see Prince at the Rio, and I need somewhere to eat nearby. My first thought was N9ne across the street at the Palms, but if anyone can suggest something better on such short notice, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

  1. GroovinGourmet Apr 29, 2007 07:46 AM

    Double Doubles, Fries and Chocolate Shakes at In And Out. Nothing screams rock and roll louder.

    And (like it needs to be said), the Prince show kills. We were at the grand opening and it was fabulous. Best club sound system I've yet to hear.

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      lvnvflyer Apr 28, 2007 02:59 PM

      You may have a hard time getting into N9Ne on a Saturday night....there is a new Italian place in the Rio, I haven't heard much about it yet, but it's from Miami and is reputed to be good. I don't know how late the show is, and whether you are cabbing or have a rental...I'd consider the restaurants in the Forum shops (boa, Joe's stone crab) b/c there is an easy in/easy out valet in the front of the shops that makes it slightly less of a hassle. Similarly, if you have a car, you might think of StripSteak in the Mandalay Bay, b/c there is easy valet parking at Mandalay Passage shops (Burger Bar in the Passage is also good). Just a few thoughts based on miniming hassle....

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      1. re: lvnvflyer
        richardsp Apr 29, 2007 09:41 AM

        Thanks for the advice. We ended up sitting at the bar at N9ne. Very good steak, but the noise! There were a couple of bachelorette parties, and a bunch of kids in for prom. I don't know if I'll be back.

        I will definitely head to the forum/mandalay shops the next time I go and try Joes, and Burger Bar.

        1. re: lvnvflyer
          LaserGecko May 1, 2007 11:15 PM

          I don't know if it's the same joint, but there was an Italian place in The Rio that went so far to be authentic that they paid a hefty premium to get olive wood for use in their woodfired oven. Not cheap at all, but perhaps that's why there could be a "new" Italian place. there

          That comes from my wood supplier who supplies the charcoal and wood to pretty much every place in town.

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