Are you fed up with Frappaciono—exasperated with espresso or lousy with latte? Has Starbucks saturation made you crazy for anything but a cappuccino? Or maybe the thought of another slurp of double vendi non-fat nonsense makes you malignant to the point of mocha malice, then take heart—and take yourself to the Iowa Café which is everything Starbucks is not and one of the few bright spots to hit the downtown dining scene in—well, let's just say in a very long time.
In case you hadn't noticed, or care, which would mean you neither live nor work anywhere near downtown Las Vegas—the eating out scene for breakfast and lunch is pretty pathetic.
I wanted to get as far from the Bellagio as I could…so what better way to take a meal and take a bite out of history than by going to the Green Shack. Have you had it with over-priced expense account meals? Interested in walking into a time warp? Enjoy having some tradition with your chicken? Then get down to wide wide Boulder Highway in the shadow of the Showboat Hotel for a glimpse and a taste of Old Vegas while there's still a chance.
Now that the hype has subsided, I thought I'd give you the straight scoop on the restaurants at the Bellagio. Not all of them mind you, but at least the top six opened by some of the most celebrated restaurateurs in the world.
I went up-scale this week and my credit cards and waistline took a real beating courtesy of the Bellagio. Some of my best times have been at Petrossian, the world famous caviar bar located in its lobby.
HERE’S A QUIZ. WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE, JEAN-GEORGES VONGERICHTEN, NOBU MATSUHISHA, JULIAN SERRANO, ALAIN DUCASSE, MARC POIDEVIN, AND JOACHIM SPLICHAL HAVE IN COMMON--ASIDE FROM HAVING DIFFICULT-TO- PRONOUNCE NAMES.