Driving thru Vegas, where to stop for lunch...
I'm driving through Vegas next week (both ways) about lunch time. I don't want to spend a lot of time, but I do want good food. What do you locals think would be a good stop. My first thought is to hit one of the Spring Mountain Pho places.
613...Thanks for pointing that out, I checked the Blue Ox Tavern out on Yelp and it had one good review. However, it also had a couple of things I wasn't looking for; bar top video gaming (I know all the bars in Vegas have them) and Midwestern food (which is what's available in Vail & Eagle River Valley). Any chance I get to have ethnic dishes, I take.
Their Blue Ox is named after their roots in Minnesota and my "handle" is after my favorite ski run at Vail.
Mint Indian Bistro (nee "Himalayan Cuisine"):
offers a tasty array of northern Indian, Nepalese/Himalayan dishes, and a decent beer and wine list.
About 5 or 6 blocks East of the Strip on Flamingo, on the north side of the street tucked in an ugly little shopping center behind a Jack in the Box.
They used to be this kitschy little place with orange walls and Tibetan prayer flags, and they always had cheap and good lunch specials- I used to go there often when my office was on that side of town.
Their head waiter, who I think was working himself through school, seemed to eventually graduate and buy the place so he could "class it up"- which basically equated to changing the seating layout and putting more subdued paint on the walls, and changing the name from "Himalayan Cuisine" to "Mint Indian Cuisine".
I went there with a friend recently, and it was pretty much the same menu, same prices, same blend of tasty himalayan/indian dishes.
The momo are tasty, as is the rebel lamb curry.
heck, I've never actually had a bad meal there.
Barring that, go West on Spring Mountain from 15, keep driving past "Chinatown", several blocks until you come to a Checker AutoParts store on the north side of the street. Directly across from it on the South side, is an Italian deli/grocery store/cafe. Their food is amazing. I'm sorry I can't remember the name. But you won't be sorry.
Or you can easily stop anywhere in Chinatown for Korean BBQ, Pho, or Banh Mi.
Thanks for all the suggestions, I did Siagon 8 on the way to LA and Bruno's on the way back. Both perfect for "road food". The Pho was terrific and I wasn't made to feel like an outsider. Bruno's was like being back in Chicago, great sandwiches and the setting made me feel like and minor character in the Soprano's.