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Aug 13, 2014 07:21 PM

NY Times/Pete Wells Weighs in on Off-Strip Las Vegas

Wells visits many of the obvious suspects, and IMO does the right thing -- namechecks Lotus of Siam and Raku but reviews only places that the Times hasn't covered before, including Chada Thai, Kabuto, Raku Sweets, Honey & Salt, and Carson Kitchen:

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  1. ...he also visited Giada. Clearly he wasn't comped like the local writers. :)

    I like Wells, and am glad to see him giving some good local spots that are slightly less known a spotlight. Going to Check out Carson Kitchen this weekend and MADE LV from the Honey Salt (no &) team next.

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    1. re: uhockey

      Maybe he wasn't comped at Giada, but 3 hounds (2 that liked the place) wrote much more detailed reviews here.

      Not quite sure why you continually take every op to bash.

    2. Dave you were always a fan of Lotus, did you really like Chada too and Raku Sweets ????

      thanks man.

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      1. re: kevin

        Dave loves Chada. Went there with him and I loved it too. Sweets Raku is also superb.

        1. re: kevin

          Yes, Kevin, it's fantastic. And I'd especially order dishes you haven't eaten anywhere else -- I guarantee you'll be enchanted. A big plus is that one of the owners, Aime, is from Southern Thailand, and the Southern dishes, to my taste, compare favorably to the formidable Jitlada in Los Angeles.

          It's been too long since I've been in Las Vegas, and hope to remedy it soon. I just looked at the menu for the first time in a while, and see they've taken my two standbys off the menu. Definitely ask about specials. They're always worth considering.

          And although Bank is in the kitchen, if you ask him to help with wine (or craft beer), unless he's absolutely slammed, he loves to help.