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Recommendations Needed ASAP!!! LOS, Dessert, and Bar

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Headed to Vegas in a couple of weeks. Have the following plans but need assistance of you guys.

*Lunch date at LOS. Looking for ideas for what to eat off the menu.

*Dessert one night. Where to go? What to order?

* Bar for drinks and food/snacks/apps after my flight lands.

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  1. FYI, LOS isn't open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

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    1. re: Eric

      Thanks. We are planning on lunch Thursday or Friday.

    2. Sweets Raku for dessert. Order the 3 course tasting.

      1. LOS - Nam kao tod, sai oua(northern style sausage), nam prik noom(green chili dip), crispy duck (panang or chili mint), mango w/sticky rice & coconut ice cream.
        Dessert - Sweets Raku or Yonaka.

        1. Re: Lotus. Two questions. How many of you are there? And have you eaten much Northern or Issan food?

          I'd like to add Art of Flavors for gelato as a dessert option.

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          1. re: Dave Feldman

            There will be 2 of us. No I haven't.

            1. re: rowead

              If you haven't had much Northern food, and want to try it, then I would focus on the Northern side of the menu. The Nam Kao Tod (crispy rice with sour sausage) and Issan sausage (and northern larb, for that matter), as vegasjlt recommends, would be excellent choices. You might want to try the khao soi, a wonderful noodle dish (you can order it with chicken or beef for ten bucks or much more with prime short rib for double that). Your first time around, you are more likely to be interested in the sauce than the protein -- make sure to use the lime and pickled condiments served with the khao soi -- the acid and tartness are perfect complements.

              I hate to leave without some kind of fishMy personal favorite is the hoh mok, either with catfish (for about 15 bucks) or with sea bass (about $25). Both are great.

              But there are 50 dishes there just as good as the above.

              If you have room, definitely go with the mango and sticky rice, with or without the coconut "ice cream" (actually sweetened condensed milk.

          2. This is lunch with my sister at LOS on Tuesday April 22. (the day the wind blew) Clockwise from the top, Northern Larb, Khao Soi with short ribs, Nam Prik Noom, Nam Kao Tod and in the middle Som Thum. Heat level 5. Nam Kao Tod was perfect, Som Thum had a nice burn but the other dishes were very mild. Everything was good, service excellent, leftovers the next night back in OC at my sisters were even better.

             
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            1. re: BeefeaterRocks

              One of the truly great joys of LOS is that just about any of the leftovers, particularly curry or sauce dishes, make simply fabulous omelettes the next day. Sometimes we even over-order with that in mind.

              1. re: BeefeaterRocks

                I'm surprised that the larb and som thum ordered at a 5 were "very mild." And if packed with the chilies intact, they are usually even hotter the next day. You made a selection of dishes for leftovers, with the exception of the Nam Kao Tod, although usually there is no trouble polishing it off the first day!

                1. re: Dave Feldman

                  The Som Thum was the hottest of all five dishes. Maybe because they were packed with the chilies is why they tasted better the next day.

                  1. re: BeefeaterRocks

                    Sorry, I misinterpreted. It's appropriate that the som thum be the hottest if all were ordered at the same level.