Eating out is a luxury I almost never indulge in. When I decided to tackle all the best food joints in town I took to Facebook to ask my Vegas friends their recommendations. Two of the three restaurants I visited in week 1 were on their “must-eat” list.
- Restaurant: Naked City Pizza
- Location: 3240 Arville St, Las Vegas (Inside Moon Doggies Bar)
- Ordered: Not So Wee Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza
Review: Naked City Pizza was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and I knew last summer I had to visit. Their specialty is Brooklyn Style Pizza and this was my first foray into that style. Chef Chris is famous because he makes all the ingredients and you can taste that attention to detail in the pizza. In spite of the bar atmosphere and LOUD music, the pizza is delicious. My terrible picture does not do it justice.
- Restaurant: Anime Ramen & Teriyaki
- Location: 4355 Spring Mountain Rd, Ste 101, Las Vegas
- Ordered: Tonkatsu Ramen, Teriyaki Chicken,
- Dessert: Banana Split
JPop music welcomes you in this fun and eccentric restaurant. In addition to the colorful anime posters and decorations, cosplay waitresses take your order. I haven’t had good ramen since my 2009 trip to Japan and it was as delicious as I had remembered. The teriyaki chicken was also nice, but I found the sauce a little too sweet for me. Feel free to skip the dessert—there wasn’t anything particularly special about the deconstructed banana split.
- Restaurant: Mon Ami Gabi
- Location: 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
- Ordered: Steak au Poivre, Mussels Marinière,
- Dessert: Bananas Fosters Crepe & Profiteroles
Mon Ami Gabi is a delicious French restaurant in the Paris Hotel & Casino. My friend Grace and I spend a leisurely Saturday afternoon reveling in the food. This was my first experience with mussels and I found them delicious—although who can really say when they were drenched in the most delectable white wine sauce. The steak was perfectly cooked as were the crunchy fries. This meal was a little pricey—but oh so worth the experience.