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mtchef Oct 19, 2009 12:11 PM

any really intresting food shops(markets) there? (looking for odds and ends for a weekend retreat).
also looking for a lunch spot while we wait for friends flight.

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    Dave Feldman Oct 26, 2009 09:34 PM

    There's a whole thread on this subject: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/637009

    1. SDGourmand Oct 22, 2009 02:12 PM

      I haven't been here but I have heard great things.


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      1. re: SDGourmand
        mtchef Oct 24, 2009 04:05 PM

        any1 know where to get truffle porducts?
        ie butter tapenade fresh

      2. kathyvegas Oct 19, 2009 04:50 PM

        There's a nice selection of Asian grocery shopping in Chinatown on Spring Mountain at Arville. The major grocery store there, Ranch 99 is an Asian supermarket with an interesting take out cafe with some fairly exotic fare. A bakery adjacent to the market in the attached mini mall has a Chinese bakery with terrific char siu steamed buns and other Chinese pastries. If Mexican is more to your taste, Mariana's on W. Sahara is another full service supermarket and also has a nice Mexican bakery and an interesting authentic take out cafe. For a few others (British, Filipino, etc.) here's a link for you http://lasvegasfoodadventures.wordpre...

        If your tastes are a little more conventional, there are several Whole Foods and Trader Joes in the Las Vegas Valley that may be close to where you'll be staying, Google them for the locations.

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        1. re: kathyvegas
          mtchef Oct 22, 2009 11:57 AM

          i think ranch 99 should work for most of my needs. im also looking for some good seafood. truffles. and wyagu got any suggestions?

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