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Mar 19, 2010 06:22 PM

Around the Convention Center

I'll be attending the CTIA conference at the Convention Center next week. Will be around for 5 days and though I'll be busy during the day, I'm looking forward to some good dinners. I'm also staying nearby at the Hilton Vacations Suites and will not be driving so I'm looking for places I can walk to. I'll probably take one day/night and go to Chinatown, but do not want to pay for a cab for every meal. Plus, I'm on a per diem so nothing extravagant though I'm willing to chip in a few dollars out of pocket if needed.

Lastly, any suggestions to pick up a quick bite for lunch? I'm assuming the CC will have plenty of fast food and lunch options. Any favorites? I'm usually allergic to hamburger chains...unless it's In n' out. Thanks!

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  1. You are in luck from your base location - just a short stroll to Commercial Center (albeit not a necessarily pleasant one), and that brings into play some quality options at favorable price points like Lotus of Siam and Komol for Thai; Namaste for Indian; Tokyo for Japanese/Sushi; Birrierria Jalisco if goat stew can work for you; and Jin Mee BBQ for Korean. All but Tokyo are open for lunch. And right across Sahara from Commercial Center is Cafe Heidelberg, for decent German. The Hilton itself does not offer anything all that special.

    1. You're pretty well screwed in that location. If you have any sort of kitchen in your suite you may want to cab it to the closest supermarket (Albertson's at Sahara and Maryland Prky.) to stock up on breakfast supplies. That would be the fastest and cheapest way to eat breakfast prior to getting to the CC. There is a cafeteria in the center hall at the CC. Expect to pay about $15 for a sandwich and a drink there. Much like an airport, they know you're a captive audience and they will exploit you.

      For dinner there are many choices along Sahara besides to really good suggestions in the previous post. Tony Romas, Marie Callendars, Pamplemouse and few fast food stops,

      And if you're never been to the venerable Peppermill, the Strip is sorta kinda within walkihg distance.

      Keep in mind that both the Hilton and the Convention Center are both stops along the monorail. That opens up all kinds of choices at Harrah's, Bally's or any of the Prix Fixe meals at many restaurants inside the MGM. Just something to consider.

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      1. re: shamu613

        Piero's, on Convention Center Drive. A legend, and not just for its osso buco.

        1. re: Friend of Bill

          Thanks all. Will be making reservations for Lotus of Siam.

          Lotus of Siam
          953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104