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Ill be there Saturday-Wednesday. I will probably only make about half of these, but intend to eat smaller things at multiple places. If there is anything I should not miss, or choose to skip, let me know!

Off Strip:
Firefly (HH M-F 3-6)
Lotus of Siam
Kabob Korner (Fremont)
Rincon Criollo
Hofbrauhaus

The Strip:
DOCG
Bouchon (Brunch)
Flur
La Cave
Mon Ami Gabi
Hash House a Go Go
Todd English PUB
BLT Burger
Pizzeria @ Cosmopolitan

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Bouchon
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Mon Ami Gabi
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Hash House
2605 S Decatur Blvd Ste 103, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Kabob Korner
507 E Fremont St, LV, NV

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

Rincon Criollo
1145 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104

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  1. One of my favorite foodie things to do in vegas is to be one of the first people in Bouchon on a weekday morning. I sit outside by the fountain and, if I drift off just a little, I am in France. The coffee, the pastry, heck, all the food, and the atmosphere are as fine as anywhere in the world. Best of all, for you, this fits in well with your eating plan, in that you will be ready for a nice lunch later on.
    If I want a bigger, heavier, and later meal, like brunch then I might go to Hash House. But from a light breakfast to the works, Bouchon is the best early meal in town.

    1. I haven't been to a lot of the places you list, but based on the ones I have been to:
      Don't miss Lotus of Siam -- wonderful Thai
      Skip Hash House a Go Go -- large portions of mediocre food (as many on this board will attest)
      Hofbrauhaus is OK German, nothing special. Loud beer-hall atmosphere, if you like that.

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

      1. I've been to four of the places listed.
        Lotus of Siam. I agree with Steve Green (and probably most other posters). It's well worth going to. If you choose lunch, avoid the buffet; ask for the regular menu.
        Bouchon (brunch). I agree with seal; Bouchon is also my favorite breakfast spot. However, I think it's very good for brunch as well, with a similar but more extensive menu.
        Mon Ami Gabi. I think the food is good enough, but nothing special. However, I love sitting outside (no reservations; first come, first served), watching the people and cars go by.
        BLT. When I ate there, my hamburger was a bit dry; I saw the line cook pressing on the burgers pretty hard. However, other people I trust have had juicy burgers there, and the milk shakes (alcoholic or otherwise) are good.

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        Bouchon
        3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        Mon Ami Gabi
        3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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

        1. Off the Strip: I highly recommend going to Grimaldi's. It is the same owner from Brooklyn and have great coal oven pizza. Crispy, chewy crust and that great coal flavor.

          On the Strip: Did not like Mon Ami Gabi, but the view is generally what people go there for. BLT burger is okay as is Todd English PUB. Definitely hit up Bouchon and Tableau (Wynn) for brunch/breakfast. These two places are easily the best brunch/breakfast spots in town. The Pizzeria @ Cosmopolitan is good for what it is, sort of like cheap pizza done right. Great crust with greasy cheap cheese, but still better pizza than 95% of the places and worth checking out for a slice of pizza.

          I would probably skip FireFly and hit up Julian Serrano or Jaleo for tapas. They are the best tapas in town and the paella and Jaleo is awesome, cooked over wood buring fire. Cannot go wrong with either place, except do not get the paella at Julian Serrano, it is overpriced, takes forever, and it forgettable.

          Hope this helps!

          1. Off the strip, I highly recommend Aburiya Raku in Chinatown, as I've mentioned on this board:

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/784790

            I went to Bouchon for the past Easter brunch and it was wonderful.

            Tina
            http://thewanderingeater.com/

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            Aburiya Raku
            5030 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146

            1. Hofanbraus: below average food and more of an ambiance place if you have a good company (read beer drinkers) I would recommend it.
              Bouchon is good for brunch
              I would skip Todd English pub as even though have good beer selection food is nothing special (not to mention very pricey for a pub)
              I like Napoleon in Paris Casino for live music and their champagne flight.

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              Bouchon
              3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

              1. Larry:
                Great info on BLT Burger -- pressing the burger down is a complete deal-killer for me, especially at that price point. That's amateur stuff.

                A5 KOBE: I agree--Grimaldi's is excellent, but unless they've opened outlets other than Summerlin, Rainbow or Henderson, it's a pretty long drive for pizza - especially compared to the off-strip places OP listed, which are fairly close in.

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                1. re: Steve Green

                  Is Grimaldi's superior to Settebello? I think I'd take Settebello over Patsy Grimaldi's in Brooklyn, but haven't been to the LV outpost.

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                  Settebello
                  140 S Green Valley Pkwy Ste 172, Henderson, NV 89012