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#31 Merlin

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 05:32 AM

I talked to DB today and they offer the 'Taste of Wynn" early bird menu at 5:30, 6, 6:30. We are going at 6 on Monday. As much as I truly value Evelyn's advice, the DB menu worked best for us given hubby's dietary restrictions. Not to mention they offer a cheese course in lieu of dessert! Yay!

Other than that, hubby is insisting on the Palm business lunch (one of our first dates was the Palm lunch in Houston blush.gif ), and of course a dinner at Lotus of Siam. Just need to figure out where to eat breakfast...

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:21 PM

Ryan Sutton doesn't make any of the $$$ options sound attractive.

#33 Daniel

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:04 PM

Heading to Vegas for a couple of weeks. Anyone have any suggestions..

Looking forward to hitting up some of the usual suspects..Staying at the Palazzo..


So excited to hit up Raku.. I love this place.
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#34 Ron Johnson

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE(Daniel @ Feb 22 2010, 11:04 AM) View Post
Heading to Vegas for a couple of weeks. Anyone have any suggestions..

Looking forward to hitting up some of the usual suspects..Staying at the Palazzo..


So excited to hit up Raku.. I love this place.


Ask Evelyn. She's got all the info on Vegas.



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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:50 PM

High End Vegas round up. Masa, et al.

Then that happened.

 

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#36 Evelyn

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:36 AM

AN high profile closed yesterday in Las Vegas--Restaurant Charlie (Charlie Trotter's restaurant).

ETA: The other restaurant mentioned is still open--a developing story...so, I removed it for now.

#37 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:37 AM

Didn't Trotter leave once before, or am I hallucinating?

#38 Evelyn

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:46 AM

QUOTE(Carolyn Tillie @ Mar 19 2010, 05:37 PM) View Post
Didn't Trotter leave once before, or am I hallucinating?



He did in 1995. It was quite unfortunate. The restaurant was absolutely gorgeous. And, the food his CDC, Guillermo Tellez, was putting out was excellent. Better by far than what you could ever get at the Chicago restaurant. Unfortunately, there was a difference of opinion with the powers of MGM. And, he told them rather than lessen the experience, he would leave.

#39 Rail Paul

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 01:56 AM

QUOTE(Evelyn @ Mar 19 2010, 08:46 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Carolyn Tillie @ Mar 19 2010, 05:37 PM) View Post
Didn't Trotter leave once before, or am I hallucinating?



He did in 1995. It was quite unfortunate. The restaurant was absolutely gorgeous. And, the food his CDC, Guillermo Tellez, was putting out was excellent. Better by far than what you could ever get at the Chicago restaurant. Unfortunately, there was a difference of opinion with the powers of MGM. And, he told them rather than lessen the experience, he would leave.


MGM has bumped heads with other high profile chefs, too. Didn't they have a falling out with Stephan Pyles (Star Canyon) partway through his contract?
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#40 Evelyn

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:07 AM

QUOTE(Rail Paul @ Mar 19 2010, 06:56 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Evelyn @ Mar 19 2010, 08:46 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Carolyn Tillie @ Mar 19 2010, 05:37 PM) View Post
Didn't Trotter leave once before, or am I hallucinating?



He did in 1995. It was quite unfortunate. The restaurant was absolutely gorgeous. And, the food his CDC, Guillermo Tellez, was putting out was excellent. Better by far than what you could ever get at the Chicago restaurant. Unfortunately, there was a difference of opinion with the powers of MGM. And, he told them rather than lessen the experience, he would leave.


MGM has bumped heads with other high profile chefs, too. Didn't they have a falling out with Stephan Pyles (Star Canyon) partway through his contract?



Nope, he was at the Venetian.


ETA: I suspect you are thinking of Mark Miller. When his original lease was up, they raised the rates. He decided not to re-up.

#41 Rail Paul

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 01:24 PM

QUOTE(Evelyn @ Mar 19 2010, 10:07 PM) View Post
(snip)

ETA: I suspect you are thinking of Mark Miller. When his original lease was up, they raised the rates. He decided not to re-up.



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#42 Liza

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:45 PM

Any reports on the Las Vegas farmers' markets?
“And another thing. You don't have to "move on" either. Not until you're ready. People say, Oh, you should be grateful. They say, Oh, it's time for you to move on. I'm like, What are you, a cop with a nightstick? I'll move on when I'm done playing the blues on my harmonica, thank you very much.

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#43 Evelyn

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE(Liza @ Apr 13 2010, 12:45 PM) View Post
Any reports on the Las Vegas farmers' markets?


Yep, we actually have 3 markets--only one that really has excellent produce. Brought about thanks to Mario Batali.

http://www.facebook....asFarmersMarket

The other 2 markets are pretty pathetic. Some have a limited number of 'real farmers'--maybe 8 or so tents. The others are sellers bringing flats from groceries in CA and selling those.



#44 Evelyn

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:23 PM

Though not a farmers' market--there is also Gilcrease Orchard.

#45 Liza

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:27 PM

Thanks, Evelyn. I was about to plan to visit the Tuesday market but if you say don't bother, I won't.
“And another thing. You don't have to "move on" either. Not until you're ready. People say, Oh, you should be grateful. They say, Oh, it's time for you to move on. I'm like, What are you, a cop with a nightstick? I'll move on when I'm done playing the blues on my harmonica, thank you very much.

Really, people will tell you all kinds of garbage. Don't believe it.

You don't have to move on until you're ready.”