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learning2 Oct 15, 2013 03:07 PM

Coming to Vegas area [Henderson] for the winter. Leaving the Colorado mountains for the winter, but not forever. Can anyone recommend some good restaurants? I know, Vegas is loaded with them! Perhaps something off the strip? A hidden Gem?
Thanks, learning2.

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  1. BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: learning2 Oct 19, 2013 07:49 PM

    May help if you include some specifics IE; cuisine, price, formal, casual, etc..

    For subs , try What A Sub in the black mountain business park. 50 different ones with in house made ingredients.

    El Jeffe's is pretty good for Mexican, and I hit Lucille's BBQ when I get over that way.

    Best thing to do is just start exploring the area. That is how I found Lucille's, I kept smelling some que on the way home from work, so one day I opened the truck windows, and literally followed my nose.

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      Philber RE: learning2 Oct 20, 2013 12:33 PM

      “Henderson” covers a lot of ground with many folks referring to the entire Green Valley, Anthem, Henderson, Southeast Vegas area as “Henderson”. Having said that, there are many good choices in these areas. Here’s a list of some:
      • Todd’s Unique on Sunset Rd
      • Penn Thai House on Sunset (past the freeway heading East)
      • Buon Gusto on Horizon Ridge (hole in the wall Italian)
      • NAGA Thai on Horizon Ridge
      • Table 34 on Warm Springs
      • Settebello Pizzeria on Green Valley Parkway
      • Bachi Burger on Windmill

      1. Steve Green RE: learning2 Oct 21, 2013 12:37 AM

        If you look at the board a bit, you'll see that the hands-down Vegas favorite is Lotus of Siam on East Sahara. Skip the lunch buffet; order from the menu. Best Thai around.

        Second on Bachi for burgers. For BBQ, we like Rollin' Smoke on Highland.

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          Beach Chick RE: Steve Green Oct 21, 2013 05:16 AM

          Lotus of Siam is beyond fab..
          Concur on the menu vs buffet.
          Don't let the divey shopping center scare you.
          Peppermill is an old school fave of mine.

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          lvnvflyer RE: learning2 Oct 22, 2013 06:57 AM

          Some other choices that are off the strip:
          Yonaka --sushi and other interesting cooked choices
          Goyemon --best AYCE sushi
          Chada Thai--a terrific Thai choice in Chinatown
          Todd's is very good; we usually sit at the bar, which is very friendly.
          A new place, Sammy's (same ownership as Sammy's Woodfired Pizza, but a bit more varied menu and nicer atmosphere) on Green Valley Parkway
          There are a number of 'locals casinos' in the area; in Green Valley Ranch, the steakhouse, Hank's, has a great happy hour, and there is also an okay Italian restaurant, Terra Verde. I also think the Chinese restaurant, China Spice, is good for very traditional Chinese (and they also do take out). At Sunset Station, also in Henderson, the oyster bar is okay.
          There is pretty tolerable dim sum at a place called East Ocean, on Eastern, in a strip center we call the mall of all restaurants; also in that mall are a chain brewpub, BJs as well as a nice Thai restaurant, Pin Kao, and a couple of good breakfast options. Across the street is another good pizzeria (although I prefer settebello, mentioned below), Grimaldi's.

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